AIM on Mondays

Second Grade Know & Go

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.

Watch our fliers soar!

Sign language!

We also spent some time learning how to sign, " What is your name?" and then I gave them an ABC sign chart to work on how to sign their own name.