Batty for Freebies, a Contest, and Come Meet Me!

02 November 2013
Last we started Bats and we will continue on with the unit this week!   I updated a my Batty for Bats TpT file to include a file folder word wall, a few little centers, more informational writing papers (see my informational post for more ideas), and bat lifecycle activities.    Please, redownload if you have already purchased.   If you have not purchased, you can check out the file here!

I pulled a few pages from the packet to give you some freebies.

My full Batty for Bats file includes an interactive Bat Life Cycle.

The Roll and Write a Word Center is meant to be used with Kiddocubes.  I love mine and I love them even more because a teacher friend of mine created them.   You can win your own set by entering at the end of this post.

For more on bats check out...

We only just started our bat unit towards the end of the week.  Halloween and finishing up our pumpkin informational writing took priority.

I was introduced to this new schema chart by a consultant for my district.  The kids LOVE moving the post-its over when we confirm our schema.  The cards are included in my Batty for Bats Packet.

Bats are perfect for introducing students to informational text features!  We began two weeks ago with pumpkins and now the students run up to me everytime they see a bold print word or a heading.  They get so excited!   Click here to go to my post and snag the cards below. 

Do you live near Oak Lawn, IL?   If so, I would love to meet you.  I will be presenting at the Conference for Illinois Kindergarten Teachers.  I taught Kindergarten before I taught first grade and I have been a presenter for my own teacher center for years.  For more information, click the link below!


Now on to the contest!  Would you like to win your own set of Kiddocubes and a unit of your choice from me?  Enter below! 

a Rafflecopter giveaway
*For the pin it option, just pin anything from this post and paste into the entry.


  1. What image gets pinned - when I tried to pin it told me the image was invalid! Thanks!

    1. Thanks, for letting me know. Try again now.

    2. I've tried pinning it also and no luck!!

    3. You need to paste the url of my page:

    4. You need to paste the url of this specific post:

    5. I pinned it - thanks!!! I clicked on the batty for bats freebie picture and it talked about the giveaway :) I am so excited about this giveaway and have my fingers crossed I win!!!!!!!

  2. There was nothing to pin so I pinned the picture of the cubes. Here's my pin!

  3. Thanks so much for the bat freebies! We did bats a couple of weeks ago but I will wishlist it for next year!

  4. Thanks for the chance to win! The cubes look fabulous! The ideas to use them are endless!

  5. I love how you used post-its on your modified KWL, so the kids can move them after they have learned about the topic. So smart!! Thanks for the freebies, ideas, and giveaway! You rock! :)
    Teaching With Style

  6. I saw those Kiddo-Cubes in another post of yours, and I LOVE them! I want to win a set! I know they would get used in my classroom! Your friend is so creative to think of that!

    Also, you said you got the bat life cycle graphics from Whimsy Workshop. I feel so silly, but I went to her shop looking for them, and I couldn't find them. Did she make them exclusively for you or something? I wasn't sure if I just missed them or if they weren't available.

    Thanks for the opportunity to win!

    Blooming In First

    1. She made them for me and will probably put them into a packet eventually.

  7. Love your giveaway!! Hope I win.. Thanks!!


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