First graders are batty over bats! During Daily 5, students love reading bat books and determining if they’re microbats or megabats.
Students analyze the bat faces. “It’s a microbat. It has big eyes and a nose like a fox,” Ricardo says. “You mean megabats?” Estefany questions him.
Today the first graders continued a closer study of specific bats. The students got into groups of 3-4 to help each other look for interesting facts on the iPads about Little Red Flying Foxes to complete their Bat Field Guide. We went over a few text features such as larger subtext titles and looking at pictures to better understand the information.
We love using the iPads to learn!
It was quite a challenge to locate key words and information to fill in their guides, but with some guidance from the teacher and peers, the first graders persisted through their third bat study.
Here are some student reflections at the end of the day:
“I learned that Little Red Flying Foxes drink nectar.” – Brisia
“Little Red Flying Foxes have long tongues to eat.” – Giovanni
“They’re good flyers.” – Jimmy
“The flying foxes have to stay away from barbed-wired fences because they can get hurt.” – Brayden
-Ms. Dang’s class