Kindergarten Darlings has created a unit that your students will enjoy. Students will love learning about spiders and bats. This unit introduces students to factual information about these animals. While learning about spiders and bats they will learn about double checking their work to see if "It Sounds Right" and if "It Makes Sense". These are tools that will guide students to be be better readers and better writers. It is important that young students get lots of guided practice on this skill. In addition there are many reading and independent work activities that require no prep and are ready to use in your classroom tomorrow. There are 2 sorts that will fit into your Words Their Way activities. Students can sort by beginning sounds (Bb vs. Ss) and by rhyme ( -at vs. not -at).
To keep the theme going during math, students will enjoy completing the spider count book (making sets), the spider count (counting sets) and Bats vs. Spiders graph.
1. Build a sentence: build sentence, write sentence, draw a picture (Bats fly in the night.)
2. Sort: Bb vs. Ss
3. Bat Label: teacher version, 3 student versions (body parts, 2 sentence structures – bats have and bats ____)
4. Bat Sort—are, can, have (teacher and student version)
5. Bat Non-Fiction Writing
6. Sort: -at vs. not –at
7. Building CVC words –at
8. Bat Count: printable, counting sets
9. Build a sentence: build sentence, write sentence, draw a picture (Spiders have eight legs.)
10. Build a sentence: build sentence, write sentence, draw a picture (The spider made a web.)
11. Spider Count Book: Make sets 0-10, I can see __ spiders, spiders to glue onto webs.
12. Spider Sort – are, have, can (teacher and student version)
13. Spider Non-Fiction Writing
14. Simple sentence Match- This is a …, -at word focus
15. Simple sentence Match – bat focus, sight word focus: can
16. Graph: Which do you like the best – bats or spiders?, printable and headers for class graph