1-2-3 Come Do Some Bat Activities With Me
The writing prompt, “Driving My 5 Senses Batty” is an interesting way to reinforce the 5 senses, which in turn helps students be more descriptive in their writing.
Because this is a topic students easily identify with, they will be excited to get down to the business of writing!
You’ll love the versatility of this bat packet; as a variety of options make it easy to diversify your lessons for various abilities, grades & skill levels.
As always, patterns come in black & white for students, as well as full-color, so that teachers can quickly & easily make an example to share. I’ve also included my completed worksheets as a real time saver.
Samples not only help explain things, but act as a catalyst for excitement.
Anytime I add a bit of craftiness into our writing block, my students are engaged and focused from the get go, which is why I designed a “cave topper” as well as a “bat dangler” to add extra fun & pizzazz to their writing worksheet.
Younger kiddos can simply write or dictate a one-word answer to a classroom helper, or assign this as homework to be done with parental help.
If you have older "reading-helper buddies" you can also do this activity with their assistance.
My kiddos absolutely love working with our 5th grade friends, and the feeling is mutual.
Encourage older students to write in complete sentences, giving several examples.
Completed projects make a striking bulletin board or hallway display, so I’ve also included 2 posters to enhance things.
Use the "definition poster" to introduce your lesson,
Including adjectives, enhances students' writing, so I designed 10 fall-themed describing worksheets that will help your students practice this skill.
Students write a "describing" word in each of the boxes on the themed worksheet, which include bats, school, apples, pumpkins,spiders, leaves, sunflowers, scarecrows, turkeys, and pilgrims.
These worksheets make a nice Daily 5 fall writing activity, and can also be inserted into a writing folder or journal.
I've also included an adjective definition anchor chart.
Well that's it for today. Thanks for stopping by.
I’m Diane from Teach With Me, hoping you & your students will go batty over learning.
Wishing you a fun-filled time of it.
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1-2-3 Come Do Some Apple Craftivities With Me
Yippie Skippie! I just finished a brand new apple packet. You will LOVE covering all sorts of standards, in one fell swoop of fun.
Make writing more interesting, by adding a bit of craftiness to students’ work, with one of 3 options to choose from. They both fit lots of levels & ages.
One of my teacher friends is going to do 2; another is giving her kiddos a choice of all 3.
When you simply add a crafty aspect to writing, children are excited to get down to business, and give you better effort. Bonus: completed projects make an awesome easy-peasy bulletin board.
You can reinforce a variety of standards with these super-fun “apple sense” craftivities: practice descriptive writing, with the use of adjectives, while teaching the 5 senses, using an apple!
For more apple science, skip labeling an apple on a different worksheet. Instead, kiddos simply label their completed writing prompt!
Now that’s the time-saving I’m talking about; building vocabulary, reinforcing writing skills, & covering the 5 senses & apple science, all at the same time! Woo hoo!
The first "craftivity" features a top & bottom apple, with the core in the middle as the writing prompt.
For that finishing touch, add a school picture. For extra pizzazz, make the leaves 3D.
I've added a larger teacher template, plus a completed sample, so that you can quickly & easily make an example to share with your students to help explain what you want them to do.
The other writing prompt craftivity is a "flip the flap" apple.
The "skin" is the outside that's slit up the middle, so that the flaps, flip open to reveal the inside "flesh" of the apple, with the finished writing prompt on it.
I've also included a completed teacher sample for this project too.
Finally, to simplify things, you can skip the flaps & have students just complete the prompt, then color their apple.
Personally, I love the addition of the flaps & I think your kiddos will too.
The packet also includes:
* A “parts of an apple” poster.
* A 5 senses poster
* A 5 senses worksheet
* An apple cider opinion writing prompt worksheet
* A “Definition of an adjective” poster &
* An adjective graphic organizer worksheet
* As always, directions, photographs & completed samples, so you can quickly & easily make an example of your own.
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In celebration of 600 TpT followers, here's a set of 7 apple-themed number puzzles. They reinforce numbers 1-10, as well as skip counting by 10s to 100.
Well that's it for today. Blogging took much longer than expected, so I'm bookin' outta here to get a zillion and one other things accomplished, before the weekend's over!
Wishing you a stress-free and relaxing afternoon, filled with all that makes you happiest.
"Education is the most powerful weapon that you can use to change the world." -Nelson Mandella