The light table was another area for children to use their imagination while counting and testing their manipulative skills this month. Small laminated bats could be placed in the tree or fly around the moon. Bats, moon and background are made out of tissue paper. This allows the light to shine through for a night time effect. Tree branches are fashioned from brown masking tape for the bats to hang on.
While some children recited “Five Black Bats”, others talked about bats being nocturnal and looking for bugs in the dark. A good opportunity for dictation that could lead to a journal activity.