Kites - January 14

Let's Go Fly A Kite Learning

Friday, January 14, 2022

Today is Ratification Day, International Kite Day, World Logic Day, and National Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day.

Today's Birthdays
Songs of the Day
Today's Theme: Kites


  • 1784 - Congress ratifies the Treaty of Paris with Great Britain, ending the Revolutionary War.
  • 1952 - The Today Show debuts on NBC.
  • 1954 - Joe Dimaggio and Marilyn Monroe are married at San Francisco City Hall.



  • David Grohl - Sesame Street - Here We Go Song - LISTEN
  • LL Cool J - Sesame Street - Addition Expedition - LISTEN
  • Mary Poppins - Let's Go Fly a Kite - LISTEN

THEME:  Kites

  • Grades PreK-1 - Sesame Street - K is for Kite (1:12) - VIEW
  • Grades PreK-1 -  NHPBS Video - Crafts for Kids - Make an Awesome Shapely Kite (0:50) - VIEW
  • Grades PreK-2 - PBS LearningMedia -  The Cat in the Hat -Kites Need Oodles of Wind! (1:59) - VIEW
  • Grades PreK-3 - PBS LearningMedia - Kid Vision - Kites Field Trip (8:50) - VIEW and DO
  • Grades PreK-3 - PBS LearningMedia - STEM in 30 - Kites (29:14) - VIEW and DO
  • Grades 4-8 - PBS LearningMedia - SciGirls - Kites (8:27) - VIEW and DO
  • Grades 4-5 - PBS LearningMedia - Khan Academy - Quadrilaterals: Kites as a Geometric Shape (5:38) - VIEW
  • Grades 6-12 -  NHPBS Video - It's Okay to Be Smart - The Shocking Truth About Ben Franklin and the Kite (8:01) - VIEW
  • Grades 8-12 - PBS LearningMedia - Career Spotlight: Kite Designer (Available in Spanish) (3:17) - VIEW and DO
  • Grades 8-12 - NHPBS Video - The Art and History of Kites (24:51) - VIEW

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