Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Kite Making M10

Today the 7 year olds had some crucial instructions to listen to. Fold here, cut on the diagonal, reinforce the corner. etc. I gave the children old donated posters to make their kites out of. The paper was heavy and may withstand a few attempts at flight out in Wellington's wind.
I gave them demonstrations about how to make both of the simple kites. But no matter how many times I showed some children, they didn't grasp the details until they did it themselves, and only then did they understand what they'd missed.
Several 'old posters' ended up in the recycling, but all the children finished two kites.

 The little kite which we hung in the classroom.

 The bigger kite which the children have taken home and hopefully try flying.

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