What a shame about your display – I was so interested in following its development, and I will cry with you.
Thank you for sharing this.
Interestingly, given the topic, questions(s) and priority skills for Year 1, I’d be inclined to focus on Investigate – from what we know about things that fly, what kinds of questions will we need to investigate to help us try to build something that flies?
The priority skills that stand out, then, are:
Wonder: With help, begins to develop questions to be answered in shared research
Investigate: Identifies facts about a topic, idea, or problem
Express: Uses emergent writing and drawing to express facts and simple answers to questions (this does not prevent them from applying what they have learned to making a kite – again, this depends on subject area content, time available, etc. – and the practical outcome could be more or less explicit depending on the context)
Combined with your ideas so far, this pretty much works through the entire process.