Tuesday, October 7, 2008

we're going BATty!

After calendar time we reviewed SQUARE and we did a little "square dancing". We danced, jumped, marched and walked around the square to music and when the music stopped we had to FREEZE! They did a great job. I bet some of you didn't know your child could hold still for at least 5 seconds, huh?! :) We also danced in, outside, and on the square.

Then we looked at our picture bank of Halloween things and added words. We decided to focus on BATS today. We did a picture walk (we looked only at the pictures and talked about what was happening.) of Stellaluna by Janell Cannon.

Then we learned a few bat facts:
  • Bats can be found in most parts of the world.
  • They live in forests, deserts, jungles, and cities.
  • There are over 900 different kinds of bats.
  • They come in all sizes, from the bumblebee bat which is the size of a jellybean to the Bismark flying fox whose wingspan is the size of a man!
  • Bats can be separated into two groups: fruit eating bats and meat eating bats.
  • A long time ago, people used to think bats were birds, but they are mammals!
  • They are special because they are the only mammals that know how to fly!
Then we used watercolors to paint a bat either brown or black. We'll finish them Thursday so they can bring them home to decorate!

After a yummy s'mores snack, we played "Is it black?" We had a black bucket with different items in it. They took turns choosing something from the bucket and telling us if it was black or not.
We reviewed Hh. We sang our song and looked at some pictures that started with the Hh sound.
Then we had a haunted house picture that had a number on it. The kids took turns adding ghosts that matched the number.


Kates said...

what a fun day! mk talked and talked about it!

Laura and Jimmy said...

:) yay!