Sunday, March 27, 2011

Kite Themed Mini Unit

My absolute favorite activity to do with my kids in the Springtime is to have them build their own kites and fly them. I put together some kite themed activities to do the week of our kite project. At the very end of the unit are instructions on how you can do the "Build a Kite" lesson.



I hope you like it! What is your favorite Spring project?

P.S.: Thanks to everyone who has entered My Very First Contest, and a BIG thanks to Erica Bohrer who is giving away her Jelly Bean Math unit from her TPT store!

If you have not entered, do it! Contest will end Wednesday. :)

13 comments:

  1. Cute Jenna! In answer to your question about my students' handwriting. We don't have a program (it's up for adoption) and I barely have time to teach proper letter formation, but I emphasis neatness on final projects and most of my students aim to please.
    Thanks for always commenting on my blog. I am not as successful at blogging at you, but I am learning from you and others! I love your blog!
    ~Kim

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  2. WOW!!! could you have thought of more things to do with kites?! you are awesome!! thanks so much for sharing :)

    Outfitted and Inspired

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  3. Excellent! So many different options!

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  4. HAHA! Hadar, yeah I love kites!

    Kim, You are absolutely fabulous! Everyone who reads this comment, go to her blog:

    Mrs. Saylor's Log

    She has a TON of great ideas!

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  5. LOOOOOVE this! Can't wait to print it out! Thanks for sharing!

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  6. You are a genius! Everything in your unit could be applied in my first grade class. I especially like the Build Your Own Kite Project. I could not come up with a Family involvement project for March. This would have been excellent. I am saving this for next year. Thank you for sharing.

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  7. Thanks for posting. :) I will printing this out!

    Amber

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  8. What a FUN idea! And WOW-- all of the activities you have with it! Awesome!

    Brenda
    http://primaryinspired.blogspot.com/

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  9. This is a little random, but I was wondering if you could tell me how to have my comments showing on my blog like yours.

    Thanks!

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  10. Mrs. Morris, Will you send me the url of your blog. I tried to get to it by clicking your name but it says your profile it private. Thanks!

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  11. Ahhhhh bummer! I just wrote you a long comment and then it wouldn't post :( This time I'm copying it just in case! In the last few weeks I have becom a blogaholic...I now have about 140 blogs in google reader! Yours is the first one that I have gone through all the way thoroughly. I've gone through the comments and found other teachers blogs. Next week is spring break and I plan to launch my own teacher blog. I'll let you know when I do and I hope you will check it out. I LOVED your /oo/ game! We have /oo/ spelling words in third, but they are obviously longer/bigger. I was wondering if you would be willing to email me a blank tissue sheet in word along with the name of the font you used (& where you got/purchased it) so that I could modify the game for my third graders? Thank you for all the sharing you have done! Saving & tryin' to post again!
    Nancy Wilson
    nancydwilson@hotmail.com

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  12. Wow! This is amazing! My kids will have a lot of fun doing these activities. I would never have thought of this! I love all of the skills that are being reviewed. It's one of those units that's so much fun, they forget they're learning :).

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  13. Jena- where do you get your font (? is that what you would call it?) that allowed you to put handwriting lines in your kite?

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