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Every time I think of bats,
I think of an old Sesame Street clip
that had the Count singing
about bats.
Know which one I'm talking about?
Ha! And now YOU are going to be singing it for the rest of the day!

Here are some Bat related activities for you littles this week. Use them in the classroom, or send them home for them to enjoy on Saturday (Halloween) morning.
This set of emergent readers... 
...includes 3 different levels so that you can differentiate with your littles.
Check out some of the pages included in this resource:

If you're wanting some quick, simple crafts to do, here are two that don't require too many extra supplies. They are quick and easy for a last minute center or party idea.
My kids had a blast putting these together and hanging them around the room.

If you're looking for a quick break to clean up from a craft or center time, put on this quick informational video about bats. I know it says Discovery Girls...but if you don't mention it, I guarantee your boys will be so interested that they won't even notice...or mind! 

The next activity is a FREEBIE and includes five sample sheets of a larger resource. The reason I'm adding it in with bat resources is that some of the pages have bat graphics on them. 
So you can be reviewing various math and reading concepts, while still sticking to your bats theme!

These are some of my favorite fictional books about bats.
There are some great resources that go with the Swallowing Bat Lady story. I posted about them a few Halloweens agos. You can read about it here. There are some additional bat crafts, snacks, and activities on that post as well!

Til next time,

November is almost upon us! 
I know, I know...Halloween is still a few days away...
but I'm thinking ahead on your behalf 
(and maybe I could sense your 
Friday-Halloween Party-Full Moon 
anxiety from here).

I've put together some activities that
will have you relaxing (and recouping?) this weekend instead of fretting about the new week.

This November Quick Prints pack... 
...has 45 print outs for you to use in centers, as morning work, homework or even for your sub tub. It includes a wide variety of activities including skip counting, measuring, rhyming, short vowel practice, patterns, ABC order, and so much more. 

Here are a few thumbnails from this pack: 

Another favorite for this month is the
It's packed with 25 Common Core aligned math and literacy practice. They are set up so that you can review/teach/go over the skills on Monday, and the students will then be able to work independently Tuesday-Friday. 

Here are a few thumbnails from this pack:

You can get BOTH of these sets combined in one large DOUBLE PACK for a discounted price.

Print these out this week...before the Halloween that your mind can sigh come Friday afternoon, knowing that you have a wealth of activities for the kids to do come November. 

~Til next time

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