One of the things I love about teaching is sharing a passion for writing and good books. This week we are looking at a beautifully written book, Bat Loves the Night by Nicola Davies. We watched a video interview of the very engaging author telling about how she writes her books. I found a lesson plan that makes an anchor chart of her very descriptive writing and the kids were right there with me today as we delved into the book. What a feeling that is, to finally have it all come together. It has been an elusive feeling this year but one I will continue to pursue. Today we are going to read bat poems and web all of our ideas and attempt to write a poem about bats ourselves. Amazing what is possible, even when one doesn't like bats!