First Grade Know & Go

What is your name?

Today started with a new challenge with sign language. I taught them how to sign, "What is your name?" and then gave them an ABC chart to practice spelling out their name.

Kites, kites and more kites!

Our main focus today was on the Ancient Chinese invention of the kite. Together we brainstormed a couple of theories as to why and how the kite was invented and then we read a presentation of the common theory of their invention. We took some time to discuss what makes a kite fly (lift, thrust, drag and gravity) and dove a little deeper into what thrust is. We had enough time to build our own thrust fliers and tested them out. Next week we will do a couple of experiments on them so I didn't let them take them home yet!

Watch our fliers soar!