Tried to fly
Scoffed and scorned
By Beverly McLoughland
This poem was our introduction to the Wright Brothers. Students talked about what they already knew about the Wright Brothers, and then the children and a partner read one of the various books we had in the classroom. They took notes, shared the information, and finally chose five important facts for a Kidspiration creation about Orville and Wilbur. Here is a sample of one of our creations in Kidspiration. Click here to download the file.
For homework each child used an 8 ½ x 11 piece of paper to create an airplane, and the next day we measured how far our airplanes flew and graphed the results.
Everyone made a poster to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Wright Brothers, and we learned about quilting templates as we made a paper airplane quilt.
Finally we combined our individual ideas into an acrostic poem about the Wright Brothers.
the toy plane with rubber band motor got them
Last but not least was a review of information about the Wright Brothers with matching, concentration and hidden words