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Balloons Over Broadway

Posted Date: 12/04/2019

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Mrs. Barnard’s second grade Enrichment classes are doing a lesson this week called “Balloons Over Broadway”.  In this lesson, students are introduced to the process of STEM projects and how they help build perseverance, risk taking, goal sharing, competition, and shared responsibility skills.

They read the book “Balloons Over Broadway”  and then discuss how balloons in the Thanksgiving parades have changed over the years.  The first week of the project students work in small groups to design a float balloon they would like to see in next year’s parade.  Next week they will begin to create a prototype of their design using specific materials.  The last week of the project the students will test their designs and make improvements to them based on their observations.