Batty for Bats!

 This week we are setting our heebie jeebies aside and teaching our class all about bats! Our first graders are batty for bats, so we will have a great time learning all about these flying mammals. We even have a class visit scheduled with a real bat and their owner! Creepy cool, huh? 
(We are kind of freaking out...EEEK).

We flew through prepping our Bat Bits unit. 
Here's What's Included
Bat Label Me
Bats Can-Have-Are
Bat Facts
“Bats, Bats, Bats!” Build a Poem
“Bats, Bats, Bats!” Little Book
“Bats, Bats, Bats!” Fluency Building Bookmarks for Little Book
Counting by 5s
Bat Craft

We wrote a poem called, "Bats, Bats, Bats!" which we will recite and rebuild in our class pocket chart all week long. 
During independent work time, they will use our poem fill in to spell the missing words from the poem and illustrate. They will also see this poem in our Bats, Bats, Bats! Little Book which will test their reading comprehension skills as they have to illustrate the pages to match the text. 

Christy made this cute bat craft to help our kids who still need help cutting and following directions. Plus, it's fun...But, we are told we aren't allowed to use the "f" word in our lesson plans...So it's a fine motor/following directions skill builder activity...
AKA Bat Craft to you fun teachers. ;)

You can click below to fly over and take a closer peek...
Plus, we created a free bonus Batty for Bats opinion writing activity for you. You can download it for free from our Bat Bits ~ Across the Curriculum Activities product preview in our TpT Shop. 
We will add this to our Sharing Pages plans for this week, thanks to a great idea from one of our readers! Fly on over and grab yourself a copy too...

Fluttering Through First Grade


  1. I'm trying to download the Bat Sharing Page freebie and it's not working. When I click on the "click to download" pic, it's just brings up a jpeg of that. Thanks!

    1. Hi Julie,
      The links have been fixed...But here's the direct link to download the freebie (just download the Bat Bits product preview) just in case.

  2. This looks absolutely batty. Love it!

  3. I teach about bats in fall every year. I can do a bird/bat comparison, spooky ideas and why we have them, etc. I just found this resource on bat math, science activities, vocabulary at I particularly liked the 2 lesson starters.

  4. Hi girls,
    How cool for your kids that you have a real bat and owner coming out...perfect for non fiction text and getting them into expository writing. #scarybutcool
    Teaching and Much Moore


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