Our naturalist, Ms. Jessica, came today to talk about bats and how
they are helpful to the environment.
She started off by reading "Stellaluna" by Janell Cannon.
|The children had fun trying to hang from their feet just like Stellaluna.|
Ms. Jessica said the scientific name for a bat is Chiroptera "hand wing"
because the skeleton that supports the wing is composed of
the animal's elongated finger bones.
She had a finger bat puppet to show us their wings.
The children closed their eyes as Ms. Jessica
moved around the room and shook a shaker.
She was demonstrating how bats hear and find bugs at night.
They pointed to where they thought the sound was coming from.
|We played the bat echo game.|
|Ms. Jessica also brought in wooden pieces to make a bat house that the children helped put together.|
|Each one had a turn hammering the nails into the side of the bat house.|
|Very good eye - hand skills were taking place.|
Now that the bat house is complete we will find a place outside to
hang it and watch to see if any bats decided to make it their home.