1. We did our bat/owl compare and contrast project this week. I really love this project because we do more than just a cut and paste activity. The kids create a 3D owl and bat which REALLY cements the idea that owls have feathers and bats have fur because they glue these items upon their 3D animals. They also create a paper owl and bat as well as a Venn diagram. We read tons of books about owls and bats which gives them a great foundation for creating their owl/bat projects.
Their 3D owl and bat is created from a Styrofoam ball glued upon an upside down cup. Details are added with tacky glue. The wings are traced upon foam and glued to the back of the cup.
HERE as a google doc. The templates for the owl and bat are found in my Fall is Here Winter is Near packet which you can find by clicking the images below.
2. We will be honoring Veterans all day on Wednesday. We DO have school on Veteran's Day. We spend the day learning about our military as well as participating in an all school Veterans' day ceremony. Our kindergarten will be making this Veteran's Day book.
If you are interested in my Native American packet, you can find it by clicking the image below.
5. And finally........for those of you who wish for seasons..... I thought I would share with you a reason for why seasons are not always so much fun.... We have two beautiful trees in our front yard, but in the fall when they drop their leaves.....ugh.... They are WORK and that's what I did early this morning... raked and raked and raked... then bagged them all up. I have to say that the bagging is the worst BUT it's done... at least for awhile!