Saturday, September 29, 2012

Bats, Bats, and More Bats!

I am so super excited to do my first ever Bat Unit!! With the switch to Common Core, my K team has decided that we need to switch our focus. We had to cut out a lot of our 'fun' themes and concentrate on non-fiction units. Each unit will be at least two weeks long. I am loving it!!

So starting Monday...we will begin our Bat Unit!! Then, we will be moving into Spiders!

Here is a little preview of some of the activities included...I planned on making this more organized..but it was getting a little overwhelming...Sorry!!

Besides the activities that you can see above, there are also non-fiction aspects to the unit. I had to make a mock version of the graphic organizer since I haven't actually used it yet, but all the pieces are included :)
I would love to hear what you think!! I am putting the unit on sale for tonight and tomorrow. I will also give two of you the opportunity to win this unit! All you have to do is leave me a comment on this post. I will pick two random numbers tomorrow evening (Sunday night) to win!!

120 comments:

  1. Love doing-we do them as part of nocturnal animals. Really enjoy your units as many of us are changing to common core this year. Thanks for all your hard work. DWMom4@aoll.com

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  2. Oh this looks so great! I also get overwhelmed with trying to display the items in a kit. I usually give up showing it all and pick a few.

    Misty
    Think, Wonder, & Teach

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  3. LOVE it...I hope I win!

    Gladys
    teachinginhighheels@gmail.com

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  4. This looks like a wonderful, well rounded unit. I am excited to start my bat (and spider) unit and this would be a great resource. Will definitely be purchasing if I don't win.

    Heather (heathernnance@yahoo.com)

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  5. I love the idea of the bat unit! I did one last year on nocturnal animals ( raccoon , bats, owls,etc.) the kiddos loved it! Your pack is fantastic! Great job!!

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  6. I agree.. non fiction units will help teach common core! Your unit looks fun and informative!
    Karen.strawser@sbcglobal.net

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  7. I would love this! Too cute :)
    Vickie
    vick727@yahoo.com

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  8. I love teaching about bats and would love this unit!

    krishankins09@gmail.com

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  9. This looks absolutely fantastic!! Great job!

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  10. A-W-E-S-O-M-E!

    crhdouglas@gmail.com

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  11. This looks awesome! I too teach Kindergarten in Florida and I am loving common core!

    Mrs.G's Kindergarten in Heels

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  12. This unit looks AMAZING! Bats and Spiders are so much fun and the boys love it. I love your ideas and blog. Thanks for the chance to win!

    :o) V.
    Iteachkidsabc@gmail.com
    :o) V.
    Special Teacher for Special Kids

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  13. Looks adorable :) We've had to do a lot of re-strategizing with the common core too!

    Rachelle
    http://sweetkindergarten.blogspot.com

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  14. What a super cute bat unit! Would love to win it! :)

    The.Teacher.Diaries.K4@gmail.com

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  15. You put a lot of effort into this unit and it shows. Loving it! Who knew bats could be so much fun!

    Pixy Stix and Teacher Tricks

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  16. This unit looks like it is packed full of awesome activities. I like the idea of the non-fiction units. We have very little time for science and social studies so I try to tie these concepts into all areas of our learning.

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  17. OHHH YAY!! I Love IT!! Have a lil guy w/ apsberger's this year and he would LOVE This!!! Super cute!! I would love to win it!

    bettirae@hotmail.com

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  18. You are so creative. Hope to win this awesome pack! gabbi.browne@gmail.com

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  19. Wow this unit looks awesome!

    Vera
    abltadventure@gmail.com
    A BLT adventure

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  20. Woud love to win this unit.....my kids would really enjoy learning about bats and looks like a fun unit to teach!!!

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  21. I love integrating reading,math, science and writing together. This is an excellent unit and thanks for the giveaway!

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  22. I just finished your Five Senses unit this week and loved it! Would love to win this one!
    Tammy
    tlclark925@hotmail.com

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  23. Looks fabulous! Very comprehensive.
    jkmatuch@aol.com

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  24. I would love to have this unit!!! I have several of your products and love them all. You are awesome!

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  25. Yes please Miss Clabby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

    Susan
    smoran892@gmail.com

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  26. This looks great! I agree you have to begin incorporating more nonfiction.
    higgystyx@yahoo.com

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  27. Oh, I would love your bat unit! I love doing bats and owls with my kinder kids.
    Great science in October. I am just starting Common Core and you Have addressed many skills.
    Tonia
    Tvento1313@msn.com

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  28. I too love teaching bats. Your unit looks great. Amy qbeepatte@hotmail.com

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  29. I would love to use your bat unit with my kinders. Thanks for all the work you do!

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  30. I would love to win this. Thank you!!! Angie aholmes2@iupui.edu

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  31. wow! You are so creative. I love your stuff! arbs1020@yahoo.com

    Stacey

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  32. This looks fabulous!!!

    Mary
    Mrs. Lirette's Learning Detectives
    mary.lirette@yahoo.com

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  33. Your unit looks awesome. I just added it to my wishlist but I would love to win it.

    ✰ Stacy

    Simpson Superstars

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  34. Love it!
    Marcy
    marcy_sunding@hotmail.com

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  35. would love to win this for my class!
    molly_27@hotmail.com

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  36. Would love to win! If I do, I will be using it next week!

    rmariemuniz@hotmail.com

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  37. I am going "batty" over it! I hope i win!

    Erica

    Sprinklestokindergarten.blogspot.com

    erica_crowder0612@yahoo.com

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  38. Looks great. We're starting owls next week. Then on to bats and spiders. I'd love to win!

    meemsickle@gmail.com

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  39. A bats unit is so much fun! I'd love to win :)
    catherine.bilotto@gmail.com

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  40. Looks like a fun unit!
    gwen

    learningwithmrsbrinn@gmail.com

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  41. This looks like a lot of great stuff! My kiddos would love this!

    mfeikert@embarqmail.com

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  42. I have been searching the web for great ideas to use this week to teach bats. This would be awesome to have. Thanks for sharing.
    R. Smith
    smithrc563@aol.com

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  43. Looks awesome!! I love your blog. Juleeblair@Comcast.net

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  44. I have so many of your things on my TpT wishlist and this will be added as well! It looks like a wonderful resource. I'm going to cross my fingers and toes that I'm extra lucky tomorrow night. :)

    Thanks for the chance!
    Taryn Ryan
    Taryn.Ryan@fairfieldsfuture.org

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  45. Great unit!! Thanks for sharing, hope to win it :)

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  46. This looks great! It's great that you can create things like this to use in the classroom.

    Carla
    bcc_carla@yahoo.com

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  47. This looks awesome!! I am so jealous that I am not this creative or dedicated to create units like this!! Thankfully to you and all the other wonderful teachers out there who create things my students also enjoy it all!

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  48. Fantastic units. We still have 1/2 time kinder, but we try to fit in as much of the interesting stuff as we can.
    mrssandrac@gmail.com

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  49. So.reading my mind. I also teach kindergarten and wanting to begin a bat unit but lack that awesome creative mind that you ave. would love to use this unit with my students!

    kmclaird83@gmail.com

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  50. Wow! This unit looks amazingly awesome!!!!

    Debbie
    kisforkinderrific@gmail.com
    K is for Kinderrific

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  51. Love it! Hope I win!!! :)
    Smatadam@gmail.com

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  52. This looks incredible!!! You are always so thorough in your units! I know my kiddos would love this. :-)

    Karyn
    Kideducator@comcast.net

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  53. This looks awesome! Would love to win it!

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  54. This looks great!! I've never done a bat unit before.... but I'd love to start ;)
    acupcakefortheteacher@gmail.com
    ❤Teri
    A Cupcake for the Teacher

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  55. I think this unit would be great for my classs. We can not celerbrate halloween but studing bats would be a fun way to stay in the spooky halloween spirt.

    Lori

    littlelori0411@yahoo.com

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  56. wow! great unit :)

    lorinademello@hotmail.com

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  57. I love all of the fun things that come with fall...including learning about spiders and bats! I would love to use this with my kinder kiddos!!! :)

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  58. I would LOVE this. I love teaching bats!

    smontano9@cox.net

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  59. I would love to have bat activities. I have a few kiddos that are terrified of spiders, so I have to rethink my October activities.

    Valerie

    Zputty@gmail.com

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  61. Wow - your bat unit looks awesome! Would love to teach this unit!

    Stef @ Miss Galvin Learns
    stefanie.galvin@gmail.com

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  62. Love learning about bats. This is awesome!

    Michele
    glassyglen@morrisbb.net

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  63. This unit is AWESOME!!! I LOVE the incorporation of non-fiction.

    Kim Schnabel
    teamschnabel@yahoo.com

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  64. This unit looks great! Thanks for your hard work!

    hayleyyarbrough@hotmail.com

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  65. All of your units are awesome!
    trishf@snip.net

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  66. Hope I win this great unit! I've bought several of yours and they're great!
    mcoker@tds.net

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  67. I forgot to tell you today's my birthday, hint, hint! ;-)
    mcoker@tds.net

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  68. Oh oh oh I need this unit. I'm in charge of bats for my team. I hope I win.
    Poolsideteacher@gmail.com

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  69. Would love love love this unit! asklar@mail.usf.edu

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  70. It looks like another AWESOME unit!!! I'd love to use it in my classroom! :) Congrats on rockin' it out!!!

    Elizabeth
    Mrs. Hodge and Her Kindergarten Kids

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  71. I definately need this unit! My team decided to do a bat unit but haven't started planning it just yet so we need some great ideas in a hurry!Hope it is my lucky day!

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  72. WOW! This looks awesome! I love doing non-fiction units, but I've never done one about bats. This would be fun to teach!

    Sara
    Miss V's Busy Bees
    ventrellasara@gmail.com

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  73. This looks great!! :)

    Elisabeth
    elisabethdelk80@gmail.com

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  74. The change to Common Core is meaning changes for all of us. But it doesn't look like you have cut your "fun themes" to me. Great job on making the new standards work for you!
    abqgreene@gmail.com

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  75. Very cute!
    courtneycanant@gmail.com

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  76. What a great giveaway. October is my favorite time of year for teaching themes. Hope I win! :) amymcelveen@yahoo.com


    Whooo Loves Kindergarten

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  77. Looks like an amazing resource! I am starting my bat unit next week, and woukd love to win it! You truly are creative! ellen.yucht@imagineschools.com

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  78. Your students are going to love this! Enjoy...

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  79. Love your blog and always look forward to your posts! Your bat unit looks amazing. Put it in my cart in case I don't win!!

    Thanks for sharing.
    Stacey White
    swhite@cfc.k12.wi.us

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  80. WOW! This would be perfect to tie into Halloween!! Fingers are crossed! :o)

    Cindy
    ccfirstteacher@gmail.com

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  81. Ou have such creative ideas to teach Common Core!! Thanks for sharing your beautiful creations with us all!

    Sheila
    cockerill7@gmail.com

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  82. I would love to add unit to my classroom! I am a first year Kindergarten teacher and looking for ways to incorporate themes along with common core into my classroom!

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  83. This looks great!
    lraines78@gmail.com

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  84. Wow! Bats and Spiders! A whole month of cool activities! My kidlets are already enjoying some of your previous units, so thanks!

    lynnesp@aol.com

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  85. I love this time of year. I also teach my kinders about bats and spiders and would LOVE to include this unit to my resources.

    Thanks so much.
    BJ

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  86. This looks so fun! I'd love to win!
    dbtrout@hotmail.com

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  87. This is the first year I am using a daily 5 routine and I live finding things to use. This is fantastic for October!! It's great for small and large group activities!! I'm crossing my fingers!!!

    Msbethy23@yahoo.com

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  88. I love October and teaching all about bats, owls, spiders, etc... This unit looks "fa-boo-lous!" *groan* :)

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  89. Love this! And would be perfect for the next couple of weeks!

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  90. Super cute! Bats are such a fun non fiction unit this time of year :)

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  91. Super cute! Bats are such a fun non fiction unit this time of year :)

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  92. I love it!!!just what I was looking for this coming month!!I hope I win. zrivera36@gmail.com

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  93. I would love to win this unit! I am new to kindergarten and need lots of new materials.

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  94. Love your graphic organizer for the bats unit, looks like a fun unit!

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  95. The unit looks great! My students would love the bat graphic organizer. Thanks for your hard work!

    Michelle
    maskew35@comcast.net

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  96. This unit looks amazing! I switched grades this year & just found out we do bats in October. I would love to have this. Thank you
    dbednarsk@yahoo.com

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  97. Great job Caitlin! i'm excited about it!

    Colette
    coletteschmeling@yahoo.com

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  98. This looks amazing! Thank you for creating and sharing!!!

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  99. This looks amazing! Can't wait to try!

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  100. Kids love nonfiction units! Your unit looks great!
    ~ Amy
    ahunt@narragansett.k12.ri.us

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  101. Looks like a fun unit!

    Darla
    eduk8or@hotmail.com

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  102. Your kiddies are going to love learning about bats. We just finished spiders and they couldn't get enough of spider facts. They loved saying 'arachnids'. Hope to win your bat unit. :)

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  103. Looks great!
    Would love to win!
    Wendy
    scubaisfun1@hotmail.com

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  104. You unit looks cute! Would love a chance to win it :)

    Jessica
    j_bialon@hotmail.com

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  105. I would love to win this unit!

    Krista
    kgpink (at) aol (dot) com

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  106. I am so thankful that there are wonderfully talented teachers like you who are so willing to create and share. Thanks.

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  107. Your unit looks awesome! I wish I had your talent! Thank you for creating units like these for those of us who have different talents. :)

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  108. Your bat unit looks awesome!!

    Katie
    katiesspence@hotmail.com

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  109. I was so happy to see this unit you created on Bats. My K team will be doing a unit on Bats in a few weeks and this would be PERFECT to use!

    Thanks~
    Lauren Cusick
    lauren.cusick@capital.k12.de.us

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  110. Wow - this looks like so much fun and so thorough!! It would be so exciting to win!! Good luck to all!

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  111. What a great unit! I will be visiting your store!

    I am your newest follower! Come visit me at www.AisforAfterschool.blogspot.com

    -Jenelle

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