The rescue of the baby bat

Antonella Maric, 2B:

On the fourteenth of November, I went to my classroom and put down my schoolbag. Suddenly I saw something black on the ceiling. I showed it to my friend and she said it was a bat. I took a few steps backwards. Somehow the whole class found out about it and my classmate told a teacher. She said we should wait four our teacher because she also teaches Biology. When she came, we showed her the black thing and she said it was a baby bat. Suddenly the janitor came with a ladder and a small box with holes. He climbed onto the ladder and slowly tried to put the bat into the box. Our headmistress was also there. Then I asked if I could wait outside because I was scared. After a few tries, the bat was finally in the box. We think the bat flew into the classroom through an open window. Then our English lesson continued as normal. The next day out teacher told us that the bat was still alive. That was a crazy lesson!

Elias Klecker, 2B:

On Tuesday, the 14th of November, we arrived in our classroom early in the morning. Everything was fine like every day. Suddenly we saw a little bat hanging around on the ceiling. Perhaps it came into our class through an open window. We were very excited about the baby bat. Some children of our class were scared and wanted to leave the room. At that moment our English teacher Prof. Fuchsgruber-Spath arrived and calmed us down a little bit. Fortunately she is also a Biology teacher and knew what to do. Our English teacher organized a box with holes from the janitor and put a wet cloth into the box. The janitor climbed onto a ladder to reach the little bat. He took the animal with a cloth and put it into a box. We were very happy that the baby bat was rescued.

Paul Mandl, 2B:

I thought it was a normal day but when I came into my classroom, something was wrong. There was an abnormal dark spot on the ceiling. A classmate asked, “Is this a bat?” Then a teacher came in and told us that it was really a bat. “What, a bat in our classroom?”, I thought. “It can’t be real. A few minutes later our English teacher Prof. Fuchsgruber came in and all students said, “There is a bat.” Prof. Fuchsgruber noticed the black thing on the ceiling and called the janitor. The janitor brought a box with holes and a wet cloth. We were all a bit scared. Then the janitor put the bat into the box with holes and but the wet cloth inside so that the bat also had something to drink. So we rescued the baby bat and after school when it was dark, Prof. Fuchsgruber let the bat fly out through a window. We were wondering how the bat came into the classroom – maybe through the window, maybe not.

Antonia Rinner, 2B:

One Monday morning, we walked into our classroom and a girl saw a bat on the ceiling. We fetched a teacher and showed her the bat. We turned off the lights and tried to remain calm. The teacher said we needed a Biology teacher. Our English teacher who we had in the first lesson was also a Biology teacher. When she came into the classroom to start the lesson, we told her everything that had happened so far. The bat was still a baby. Our teacher called the school caretaker and the headmistress. Our teacher also called the “Wild animals in need association”. They told her to put the bat into a box with holes and add a wet cloth to it. Our teacher should then try flying with the bat in the evening. We did all that and the bat could fly away in the evening, so there was a happy ending.

Hanna Murakami, 2B:

In the 14th of November we found a bat on the ceiling of our classroom. It slept near the lights. Of course they were turned off. We suspected it got in through an open window. I think the baby bat flew into our class during the parent’s evening the day before while someone let some fresh air into the room. A classmate of mine got a bit scared and was sure that it could wake up and fly into her face. My other classmate and I tried to assure her that the bat would never wake up and that there was no reason to fly around her head. However, she kept her distance from the baby bat and said, “Safe is safe.” The funniest thing for me was that a boy named the bat “Bobine”. As the first lesson started, we immediately told our English teacher that we found a bat in our classroom. She was a bit surprised about it. Since everyone pointed to the bat, it was not difficult for her to find it. She called the wild animal rescue team because she wanted to make sure to do the right thing. Then she also called the janitor to let him help. As he came into the classroom, he had a ladder and a box with him. Prof. Fuchsgruber told him that the wild animal rescue team said that he had to pick the bat with a cloth and put it into a box with holes so that the bat could breath. But the janitor did not have a box with holes. He only had a box without holes. To drill holes through the plastic box, he went away for about 15 minutes. During this time, our headmistress came into our class to ask us questions which we had to answer – of course in English and in full sentences. Then as our janitor finally came back to our class with the right box, he climbed onto the ladder. He took the baby bat and put it into the box. At that moment we saw that it moved a bit. We all ran to the box to see the sleeping animal. You should have seen it. It was so cute!