Excitement resonated throughout Dayton Avenue Elementary School’s gymnasium as students in grades 3-6 prepared to fly their balloons in a Macy’s Department Store-like parade during the second annual Balloons Over Dayton event.
A collaboration between STEAM and library classes, students worked on their balloon designs for the past two weeks. In library class, the students read Melissa Sweet’s “Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy’s Parade” and developed a concept and theme for their own balloons. During STEAM class and in the school’s new MakerSpace room, students created a balloon out of recyclables. On Nov. 20, the students paraded their designs through the perimeter of the gym, accompanied by the masters of ceremony Emma Rivera and Scarlett Krieger, to the cheers of schoolmates.
Not only were the balloon designs awesome, the students had a great time seeing some of their characters and quirky themes come to life.
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