Sunday, October 7, 2012

Informative Writing and Bat Freebies

We began learning about bats this week.  I love teaching about bats.  Even though I think they are kind of gross, they truly are useful animals and I like to clear up the common myths about bats. 
You can see my posts from last year about bats by clicking HERE and HERE.
I have placed all of my bat freebies into one packet.  Click on the picture below to head on over to Teachers Pay Teachers to download for FREE.
Here are some new items that we completed this year and I have included in the freebie above.

Before completing our writing above, I introduced Informative/Explanatory writing. (Common Core Standard W.2)

These go along with my "What is Narrative Writing?" posters that you can find HERE.
You can download the Informative Writing Posters for FREE at Teachers Pay Teachers by clicking HERE.


Jen R. @ The Teachers' Cauldron said...

I totally did the 600 mosquitos last year! :) the kids loved it!

FirstGradeBlueSkies (Jennifer) said...

I love the bat pack!
First Grade Blue SKies

Jill said...

I am doing bats this week, thank you.


Sarah Paul said...

I love these posters and the bat stuff! Thanks:)

Sarah's First Grade Snippets

Alicia said...

This is a great unit for October. I wonder if I could get a pet bat to take care of the mosquitoes around here.. haha!

Alicia @ Today's Objective

Caitlin said...

I did these activities with my class last year, and I already did them again with my class this year! They love it :)

Kindergarten Smiles

Tina McV said...


Lisa Giuliano said...

Thank you times 3! I love the anchor charts on writing! You're a peach!

Mrs. Wright said...

Thank you for the bat freebies, and the anchor charts. This is my second yr and 1st and thanks to blogs like yours my instruction has improved. Thanks for helping improve instruction for students across America!

First Grade Journal

Lisa Mattes said...

Thanks so much, Jodi!!! I must say I'm not so much in love with bats after we had more than 40 living in our fascia after getting a new roof. There were FOUR bats flying INSIDE our house at the SAME time. Two flew out (the adults) the open doors and the two babies didn't. One of them climbed through a tiny vent in the back of the stove and got petrified when I made brownies. The other one stuck around for a few nights...there's a whole story behind getting that one back outside.

However - I am sooo glad they love mosquitoes!!!
Growing Firsties

Mrs. Raby said...

Thank you so much for the freebies! I am loving your ideas!

ally trew said...

Thank you SO much! Love this freebie! Check out my new blog-

Ktbug said...

Jodi--you are always so generous in sharing your hard work!! Thank you so much!!

Aimee said...

Thanks for putting this together! I used your mosquito activity last year and the kids LOVED it!! The visual is amazing! Once we finish up with spiders this week, we're moving on to bats. Thanks again!

Primarily Speaking

Teacher and Life Long Learner said...


Mindy said...

I found you through the freebielicious blog and am your newest follower. Thanks for sharing.

Mrs. Wathen said...

I love the posters. I have the narrative ones hanging in my room:) Thanks for always being so generous!

The Resourceful Apple

Rachel Seymour said...

Thank you so much for this wonderful freebie! My kiddos loved it and I just blogged about it for my Fantabulous Friday Freebie! :)


Mary Lirette said...

600 mosquitos? Oh my! Thanks for the freebies!

Mrs. Lirette's Learning Detectives

Linda Nelson said...

Hi, Jodi!
What a great freebie! I featured it on my blog today as part of "Fistful of Friday Freebies".
Thanks so much for sharing!

Linda Nelson

Mrs. Yazzie's Classroom News said...

Thanks so much for your freebies ... the Informative Writing posters and Narrative Writing posters. What a great way to help kids learn/remember the difference.

My only thought was this: On the 2nd page of your Informative pack (Informative writing is nonfiction.) there was one clip art that just jumped out at me--the Indian with the feather head dress. Having lived/worked on a Native American reservation for the last 20 years it just seems a bit too stereotypical.

It's your choice as to whether you change out the picture or not. But I thought you at least deserved another viewpoint.

Thanks so very much for providing these resources.

(P.S. I tried sending this message to the email address listed on the last page, but my email provider said it was an invalid address.)

Kelly Miller said...

Perfect! We just started bats today. Thank you!

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