Ms. Sowa
Grade 2
Clinton Avenue Elementary School
Port Jefferson Station, New York


Our class had lots of fun and we learned so much about the Wright Brothers first flight! We watched a video, read books and participated in many different activities.

We watched the video This is America, Charlie Brown-The Wright Brothers at Kitty Hawk and we read many books about the Wright Brothers. Our favorites include: The Wright Brothers by Pamela Duncan Edwards My Brothers Flying Machine, Wilbur, Orville, and Me by Jane Yolen, To Fly, The Story of the Wright Brothers by Wendie Old, and First Flight, The Story of Tom Tate and the Wright Brothers by George Shea.

First, we wrote stories and made illustrations about our own first flights. We had lots to share with each other! We went online to study more about the Wright Brothers. With a partner, we read two online picture books; A Picture Book About the Wright Brothers and The Timeline of Flight. Afterwards, we took the online Wright Brothers Quiz to see how much we learned.

In class, we created our own alphabet picture book on Kidpix about the Wright Brothers, From A to Z, a Picture Book About The Wright Brothers' First Flight.  Click HERE to see our slide show. We also made our own timelines and participated in some fun online games. Of course, we each created our own paper airplane and then we graphed which airplanes flew the farthest. Then we tried to figure out why. These were our results:

The planes that flew the farthest were: 1st Lucas' plane 2nd (tie) Crystal's and Bianca's planes 3rd Michael P.'s plane 4th (tie) Maria's, Nicky's, Selena's, and Tyler's planes.

Lastly, many children brought in and shared items about the Wright Brothers including many newspaper articles, a North Carolina State First Flight quarter, and photographs of visits to the Wright Brothers Memorial at Kitty Hawk. It was a High Flying Experience of learning so much about Wilbur and Orville Wright!

Our Own First Flights

When I was about two years old, I went on a plane to Florida.  I went with my mom, dad, Aunt Sue, Uncle Pete, and my cousin Peter.  I sat on my mom's lap and drank my bottle.  The flight was on Delta.  I was happy on the plane especially when I ate Cheerios.  We were in the air for about 2 1/2 hours.  Then we landed and went to Disney.  I'm going on a plane again after Christmas.  I can't wait to look out the window and see the clouds.


My trip on an airplane was to Florida.  I went with my family, Aunt Noreen, Uncle Billy, William and Erin.  On the plane I looked out of the window a lot.  Everything looked very small.  I also colored and read books.  Erin put make-up on me too.  I felt very happy to be on a plane.  We went to Disney World too and went swimming.


My first trip on an airplane was to Portland, Oregon to visit my cousins.  I played with my Gameboy, colored, read books, ate and slept.  My whole family flew together.  We flew on American Airlines.

When we took off it felt like a roller coaster.  I put my arms up in the air.  We were very well behaved.  At the end of the trip the pilot came back to meet us.  Mom and dad were very proud.


 I'm on Jet Blue Airlines to go to Florida with my mom, dad and my brother Joey.  On the plane we watched television.  When we were on the plane I felt scared because I don't like planes.  We watched all different shows on the plane.  We played games and colored and for snack we had blue potato chips.  That was cool!  That was my plane trip last year.