Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Up, Up, and Away!

One of our guided reading groups read a book towards the end of the school year called Up, Up, and Away. We learned about the history of hot air balloons and students also made a connection to the Wright Brothers' attempts at flight, which we read about in another guided reading group.

I told them about a festival in July of every year called the NJ Festival of Ballooning. I'm not the only one who  thinks you should do it - check out this NJ Monthly list of 52 things every New Jerseyan should do this year! It's #1 on the list! We'll see if we get any Flat Stanley or Oliver K. Woodman pictures back from the festival!

If you're interested, get your tickets fast! (Click on any of the pictures on this page for more info.)

If you can't get there, you can watch this video from last year!

or you can watch this even cooler time lapse video!

Remember, it's a science lesson on gases too!

On a literary note, I just loooove this adorable book (with the same title as our guided reading book) for teaching adverbs!

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