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Bats and Number Bonds: Schedulin’ Sunday

This week we’re kicking off  our Bats Research Project and learning about word families as well as using number bonds to decompose numbers to 10!   Click the image to download my lesson plans!

bats kindergarten activities

 This week we’re starting our Bats Research project!  We will learn about bats, where bats live and what they eat.  We will draw bats and label bats.  And we will do fun bat art projects and make a bat snack!  And of course we will read the beloved Stellaluna!

Our bats research project kicks off with a  schema map!   We will share what we already know about bats (our schema).  As we learn about bats we add new learning!

bats kindergarten unit

 For the research part of our bats research project, we do a read aloud and record all of our information on our thinking maps and class charts!  The students then record the information in their bats research journal!  This week we’re doing a tree map, labeling bats, and doing a bat word web!  We’re also including higher order thinking and critical thinking with a true/false sort!

 kindergarten bats lessons

We will also be making these fun bat art projects this week!

These cylinder bats are always a favorite!  And they look great hanging from the ceiling!

kindergarten bats art ideas

Directed Drawings are a must do in our classroom!  They are great for speaking and listening skills, following directions and working on spatial recognition!   The results are always awesome!

Foodie Fun Friday:  Oreo Bats

For this week’s Foodie Fun Friday we’re making Oreo bats!  Oreos, Doritos, Twizzlers and M&Ms!   Super easy and cute and yummy!

bat snack ideas

For more bat fun check out this post!  (Tons of ideas, pictures and freebies!)

This week we continue with our TKS BOOTCAMP CURRICULUM and  WORD FAMILY BOOTCAMP and learn to use our sounds from ABC BOOTCAMP to read and write word families!   This is when we apply ABC BOOTCAMP to blending words and reading and writing words!

tks bootcamp curriculum

word families word family bootcamp

Word Family BOOTCAMP works a little differently than ABC BOOTCAMP in that we do each of the word families for 2 days instead of 1.  Day 1 is a circle map where we come up with words for the word families and day 2 is when we build the words and write the words.  We do 2 word families each week.  Friday is a word family sort for an assessment!

Check out this blog post to see a video of WORD FAMILY BOOTCAMP in action!

Bat Freebies!

Visit our bats  post to get all of these great freebies!

bats poem

Bat Books!



Math-Decomposing Numbers To 10

This week we are introducing decomposing numbers and number bonds.  We introduce decomposing numbers as a way to learn how numbers can break part.  This leads into subtraction where we take away!  We do lots of hands on activities for decomposing numbers and number bonds!  And we’re using our Snapping Numbers creation to practice decomposing numbers!

We are continuing learning to decompose numbers with number bonds!  We will use our giant number bond on the floor, our giant paper number bonds and our giant bowling set!  Pretty much this week’s math is all giant sized!   This week we’re focusing on number bonds.  As we decompose numbers the students will complete their number bonds recording sheets!

decomposing numbers

decomposing numbers with number bonds

For more decomposing numbers ideas and lessons and activities, check out this post!

decomposing numbers

 This week’s Mad Science Thursday is Dancing Worms!

This week’s Mad Science is all about  dancing worms!  We will make a hypothesis about our worms!   We will use baking soda, vinegar and gummy worms to make our worms dance!

kindergarten halloween science experiments

All of our science experiments are available in our Mad Science creation!

These are the creations we are using in our classroom this week!


kindergarten bat lesson plans

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