Monday, October 18, 2010

Creatures of the Night

Last week we learned about “nocturnal” animals.  Even though we read books about many different animals, we spent the majority of the time learning about owls and bats. 

On Monday we worked together as a class to make a KLW.  We began by making a list of the things we know about bats and some things we would like to learn about bats.  We read lots of bat facts  and made a book of our own.DSCN2488 DSCN2489 DSCN2562DSCN2490 DSCN2491 DSCN2492

On Wednesday we learned about owls. . .owl factsDSCN2538  DSCN2517 DSCN2518  

During center time we made owl art projects and hung them in the hallway with the stories we wrote last week about animals that live in the woods.DSCN2539

We also made cat art projects at the art center this week.

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We put nocturnal animals in ABC order and drew pictures of each animal in their habitat.DSCN2479DSCN2476DSCN2499

We used letter tiles to build real and nonsense short vowel words.DSCN2478DSCN2498

We unscrambled bat facts sentences and wrote them using our neatest handwriting.  We also drew a picture to go with each sentence.

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We sound spelled short vowel words.  Then we used lowercase stamps to stamp the word on our paper.DSCN2496DSCN2542DSCN2511

We listened to a story called Creatures of the Night.  Then we wrote a fact about one animal from the story that is nocturnal and drew a picture to go with it.DSCN2502

We also played addition Bat BINGO.  We rolled two dice to create an addition problem.  Then we got to find and mark the correct answer on our Bat BINGO card.

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On Friday we watched Stelleluna.  In the story a baby bat named Stelleluna is separated from her mother when they are attacked by an owl.  Luckily, she lands safely in a bird nest and is taken in by the mother bird.  The mother bird agrees to keep her if she promises to behave like a good bird.  Stelleluna discovered that even though she is similar to her new family there are still many differences.DSCN2561

After the movie was over we discussed the similarities and difference between birds and bats.  Then we cut out sentences that described birds and bats and glued them in the correct column.     DSCN2559 DSCN2560  DSCN2555

We wrapped up the week by writing about all the things we learned about bats.

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1 comment:

Carrie said...

Your Stellaluna activities look great. Do you sell them or have them available to download?