Sunday, 25 October 2015


As an introduction to a Science Topic that we will cover later in the year, the Grade Twos have been spending the week before Halloween learning about bats.  Growth and Change of Animals is a topic that everyone enjoys researching and finding out about reptiles, insects, birds, amphibians, fish and mammals.  Here is a link to a blog post from last year when Oak Hammock Marsh helped that class learn about bats.

Sometimes I wonder how I was ever able to teach without the internet.  YouTube videos about bats were a big hit that could prove very educational for my readers and non-readers alike.  They could hear the sounds made by bats and watch their movement, something books could never give us.  Getting the students interested in the topic will give them a purpose for reading to find out more and expand their vocabulary with words like mammal, hibernation and echolocation.  

Jamie's family was so generous to share the pumpkins from their garden and we decided they should make wonderful bat decorations with a few embellishments.
We know that learning about bats will make us less afraid of them!  Happy Halloween!

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