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Batty About

What are your students batty about? Reading or writing? Math or music? Science or spelling? Autumn or art? Whatever it is, you can create a batty bulletin board to showcase their work.

DIRECTIONS

  • Invite students to choose and read a book about bats. One of the books listed below might be an appropriate choice for your primary students.
    • Bats, by Gail Gibbons
    • Bat Loves the Night, by Nicola Davies
    • The Bat-Poet, by Randall Jarrell, illustrated by Maurice Sendac
    • Stellaluna, by Janell Cannon
    • Shadows of the Night, by Barbara Bash
    • The Story of Echo the Bat, by Ginger Butcher (an online adventure, also available in print)
  • Ask each student to write a paragraph about the book he or she has read. Students might describe a character in the book, write a brief summary of the story, list five facts about bats, and so on.
  • Provide each student with a bat shape book page printed on white drawing paper (Click here for the bat shape-book template.), and a slightly larger bat shape cut from black construction paper.
  • Have students copy the final draft of their paragraphs on a shape book page, and then glue that page to a black construction paper bat.
  • Display the bats on a bulletin board titled "Batty About Books."

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