Oh My Word! My kiddos absolutely LOVED our Bat Research Week. I knew they would love learning about bats, but I still wanted to take the opportunity to set the stage to engage these little learners and boy did they love learning in the Bat Cave last week. I covered every possible square inch of table space in my classroom with black tablecloths. I hung the purple lights around my Smartboard. I hung bats from the ceiling (thank you Target $ spot). I bought each student a glow bracelet to use on our first day of learning. I turned off most of the lights when the students entered so that the glow bracelets would really pop. I played bat sounds over the speaker system. The kiddos were absolutely over the moon excited!!!