Elaina Barbaro and Donna Abraldes
first grade students of Mrs. Abraldes and Miss Barbaro's class at Taylor Avenue Early
Childhood Center had fun studying all about bats. We learned about where bats live, what
kinds of foods they eat, and how they use echolocation to help them find their food. We
were shocked to learn that there are 1,000 different kinds of bats that come from all over
the world and vary greatly in size.
HAVE A BATTY GOOD TIME!!!!!!!
|There are about 1,000 different
kinds of bats in the world. If bats wake up in the middle of winter they can starve
to death. Bats find food using echolocation. Did you know that bats are
mammals and they are the only mammal that can fly? It is true.
|Don't be afraid of bats
because they won't bite you. Bats won't hurt you. Don't wake up a bat in the
winter because they can die because they can't find food. There are about 1,000
kinds of bats in the world. Bats come from around the world. Bats eat
different food. They eat fruit, flowers, fish and insects.
|Bats fly. Bats are
mammals. Bats can see in the dark. Bats hang upside down.
|EEK..EEK..bats are mammals.
Bats sleep upside down. Do you know what bats eat? They eat bugs, fruit
|Vampire bats only drink a
little of blood and you wouldn't feel it. Don't worry they won't suck your blood,
only cow's blood. They make noise to see and feel. The noise comes back to
them, and then they know that there is something in their way, like a tree.
|Don't be afraid of bats because
if they are coming at you they will go over you. Bats sleep upside down. Bats
can fly. Bats are mammals. Bats come from around the world. Vampire bats
drink the blood of animals. Bats hibernate in the winter. They find food by
using echolocation. Did you know any of this? That's some things about bats.
|Did you know that there are
1,000 different types of bats? There are 3 different kinds of Vampire bats.
They suck animals' blood. Fruit bats eat fruit. There is a kind of bat called
the Flying Fox, because it looks like a fox. Bats come in different sizes.
The Bumblebee bat is only 2 inches long. The wingspan of the Samoan Flying Fox is 79
inches. Many bats are being killed and are in danger of becoming extinct.
Most bats live in caves. Most bats are harmless. I think bats are very
interesting, don't you?
|Bats are mammals. They
are very inteeresting. Bats make noise and you can't hear it. The noise helps
the bats catch insects by locating them. Bats sleep upside down during the day.
Bats sleep in a cave. You should not be afraid of them.
|There go some bats. Bats
are mammals. They sleep upside down and they are nocturnal. Bats can fly.
Bats are all different sizes. The smallest bat is the Kitti's Hog-nosed bat.
The largest bat is the Flying Fox bat. I learned a lot about bats. Did
you? If you would like to learn more about bats go to your local library.
There you will find more bat information from books. You can also find more about
bats on the Internet.
Do you know
what bats can do? Bats can fly. Bats sleep upside down. Bats are
mammals. They have very thin wings. They're delicate. If a bat comes in
your house, they won't bite you. Just open a window or a door. There are over 1,000
kids of bats. Bats are all kinds of sizes. Do you know all about bats?
|Bats can fly because its night
and they look for food. If you see a bat don't be scared of it because it will fly
over you. Now I have to go watch TV for awhile. I hope you learned about bats.
|Bats are night creatures.
All bats are mammals. The Ghost bat's fur is white and its thumbs are yellow.
It has yellow ears. It also has a yellow nose and tan wings. That's all
about the Ghost bat. This is a particular bat that I wrote about, but there are
thousands of others you can learn about.
|EEK...EEK...Did you know bats
fly at night? Bats swoop down to get fish. Bats eat different foods.
They eat fruit, flowers, fish and insects. Bats sleep upside down. There are
about 1,000 different kinds of bats in the world. Bats are all different
sizes. Vampire bats drink the blood of animals. Bats are very special.
You can look up on the Internet for facts from my class.
|Squeak...Squeak..goes a Samoan
Flying Fox. That is one of the biggest bats ever. Bats sleep upside down.
There are about 1,000 different kinds of bats. Bats can fly. If you see
a bat don't be scared. Bats come from around the world. They hibernate in the
winter. Bats help to control insects. They find their food with echolocation.
If they wake up in the winter, they can starve to death. Vampire bats drink
the blood of animals. Now you know about bats.
|Don't be afraid of bats because
they don't bother you. They just eat bugs for you. They are the only mammals
that can fly. Baby bats are called pups. Some bats wrap their wings around
each other when they begin their winter hibernation.
|EEK...EEK...Did you hear that?
It is a bat. Bats fall into two main groups: megachiroptera, which are large
bats: and microchiroptera, or small bats. Each species of bat has it's own look,
size, shape and color. In South America bats are fish eaters. When a fish
comes to the surface or breaks out of the water, the bat swoops down and hooks the fish
with the claws on its feet. They are great.
|EEK...EEK...Is it Halloween?
No, it isn't. It doesn't have to be Halloween for bats to be around.
When bats come out and if they come near you, they will fly over you. Vampire bats
only suck a little bit of blood from animals. There are over 1,000 types of
bats in the world. Did you know that bats sleep upside down and some eat
insects? And they catch flies and are good? Hope you like them now. So,
don't be afraid of bats.
|Did you know about bats?
Well, I do. Bats sleep upside down and they can fly. Vampire bats drink the
blood of animals. Bats are nocturnal animals. Bats are mammals. Did you
learn about bats?
|EEK...That is what bats say
when they need to be sure that they fly over you. Bats have different faces.
Bats sleep upside down. Bats are mammals. Bats sleep in caves. Do you
know that bats eat fruit and bugs? Have you learned about the fruit bat? I
hope you had a nice time learning about bats.
|EEK...EEK...Do you know what
that sound is? I do. It's a bat! Do you know a lot about bats?
Bats use echolocation to find their food. They sleep upside down. If bats come
near you they will just fly over you. So don't be afraid. Don't be afraid even
if they are near you. I'm not afraid of bats. Do you like bats?
They don't bite you. Don't go into their cave when they hibernate because if you wake them they could die. I hope that you learned a lot about bats.
|EEK...EEK...What is that sound?
That is a bat eeking in a cave. It is dark there. They sleep upside
down when they are sleeping. The cave is black as a thunderstorm. Bats are
very important because whatever type of bug you are allergic to, the bat could eat it.
I like bats. Do you like bats? I hope you like bats. They fly in
the dark. I must be going because I have more bat things to do. See you later,
bye-bye. Oops I forgot! Remember that they are important. Bye-bye.
|Who hangs upside down in caves?
A bat does. If you never read about bats...you are reading about them now!
Did you know that Vampire bats only drink a little blood from animals, not from
people? Ha ha ha...Look at that, a bat scooped its dinner up in its bottom.
Now are you afraid of bats? I don't think so.
|EEK...Ahhhhh! A Bat!
Don't be afraid of bats. I know some facts about bats. Bats are
mammals, some eat fruit, they are the only mammals that can fly, and they don't bother
BATS ALL FOLKS!