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Mar 17, 2011

Kite Capers Week in Review

Imagination is the highest kite one can fly. ~ Lauren Bacall

This week's exciting Download N Go was new Kite Capers.

In Kite Capers, we headed over to the NASA website. We learned some of the science and math behind kites. That was mostly for older children than the littles, but very interesting.

Kite Capers' daily objectives were:
Day 1: What Is a Kite?
Day 2: The History of Kites
Day 3: Kite People and Places
Day 4: Science Secrets of Kites
Day 5: Goodies and Gadgets of Kites

I love flying kites. Right now, with a ton of snow and our wind gusts of up to 80 MPH, we aren't quite ready for kite flying. It won't be long now though and I'm really looking forward to getting a kite up again soon. Even though we couldn't fly a kite, we did head out to a helicopter and pinwheel class to make something we could fly.

National Kite "month" is from March 26 to May 1, 2011. So get your kites ready for lots of springtime fun! I'm thinking about trying my hand at this centipede kite. Or maybe I will just trot out to the hardware store and get a new dowel rod for our big kite.

And just as an aside, doesn't Alexander Graham Bell look like Santa?

(Photo removed - you can look him up yourself.)

Download N Go is a lapbooking/notebooking unit study series created by Amanda Bennett. Intended for grades K-4, my four year old loves them as well! DNGs are formatted for a five day study, but with suggested reading and your family's favorite rabbit trails, it could easily expand well beyond that. They are bright and colorful and chock full of information. One thing I really like is the special DNG video page that youtube videos open up in. DNG units each have five daily objectives with components for a smart little lapbook, clickable links to videos and websites, vocabulary, history, geography and more.

I just spend an hour or so reading the introduction and searching our library's online catalog for some books. I print some lapbook sheets, depending on our needs for the week and do some cutting. The rest is done for me!

You can purchase your copy of Kite Capers for $7.95

To see what Kite Capers every once else got into, check out the blog hop here.

I was provided with a copy to use in exchange for my honest review.

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