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Halloween is the time when we often think of scary things. One of the most common Halloween symbols is the bat. This set contains activities that can be used in a variety of ways for Grades 1 through 5. This set contains:
SEVEN Songs and Poems
Introduce a song or poem to the class each day of the bat unit. Have the class chant the song or poem back to you.
Put students into groups of 3 or 4 students, and give each student a poem. Have them read the poem to the class, and put sound effects into their presentation.
EIGHT Pages of Reading Assignments
Read and assign the readings as a class or read to the class.
Give each group of students a section to summarize on the “Types of Bats” reading assignment. Have them present their summary to the class.
SEVEN Page Easy Reader
Read the “Facts about Bats” booklets as a class. Have students cut out the pages and draw pictures to go with the words.
EIGHTEEN Task Cards
Task cards that focus on writing, word work, research skills and art
Complete each task individually, in small groups, or as a class discussion.
One worksheet uses a map of the world and has them colour coding areas where bats live. Student will have to research where the bats live on the computer or in a book.
One worksheet has eight word problems based on bat facts. Have students complete the entire sheet, or have groups of students complete one questions and share their thinking with the class.