Do some "Spring Cleaning" with your tired math activities and incorporate some different strategies to involve students more actively in creating meaning. Technology links provide some good mathquest activities.
Use this lesson plan to learn facts about kites, construct kites, and be safe flying kites. Links to additional sites provide construction plans and how to keep kites flying. NOTE: This site contains advertising.
Use the numerous craft ideas to teach children how to be creative and recycle while making art. Join for a nominal fee and receive additional art projects, art units tied to curriculum, and discounts on art and crafts. Membership is not required to use the many art projects.
Learn how kites overcome gravity to fly. There are several lesson plans that use kites to introduce math and science concepts. Includes many instructions for making your own kite out of everyday materials. There is information about the history of kites and pictures of kites from different countries. Also learn why April is National Kite Month.
These sites are about Passover and explain the history and traditions of this Jewish holiday. Learn about the steps involved in having a seder, the symbolism behind the foods that are served, and what foods are not acceptable to eat. There are craft ideas, songs, clip art, and Passover e-mail greeting cards. Includes a link to eThemes Resources on Hanukkah and Easter.