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Gone Batty!

Hi Friends!! I wanted to stop in today and share a few ideas and resources to get you through the month of October without going batty! : ) Affiliate links are included to save you time.

In Writing Workshop, we have been practicing expository writing. We have spent lots of time really learning how to research, organize information and writing! There are SO many fun expository topics to learn about. This week we focused on bats! We used a circle map to record our research.

 I like to create the circle maps for my students to use to save time and frustration. My students used their iPads to access research databases and we read some bat books too. Here are our favorites:



After our research was complete, we used the circle maps to complete our expository writing. I love when see my students using words like mammals and echolocation in their writing.



We also incorporated bats into our Reading Workshop too! Stellaluna is one of my all time favorite read-alouds! We used the story to practice retelling and made a cute bat craft to go with it. 




Everything can be found by clicking the picture below!


We have also been learning parts of speech. So far, we know about nouns and verbs. 


This word sort is perfect for a word work center, super simple to prep and FREE. Download it by clicking the picture below. 


Spiders scare me to death, but I love adding them into our October learning! They are perfect to teach adjectives.... 







Don't forget about your sweet custodian this time of year either! Show him or her some love with this editable little gift tag. Add your name, print and attach it to some candy or another little treat! 



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