Posted on November 26th, 2013 in Featured, Uncategorized

Fifth grade students in Room 22 at Homecroft Elemenary recently read Balloons Over Broadway, a biography that introduced students to Tony Sarg, the creator of the original balloons for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.  Students spent time researching the history of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and how Sarg developed the concept of floating balloon “puppets.”  As a higher order thinking activity, the class took their findings of these “moving balloons” and attempted to design and create one of their own using marshmallows, toothpicks, and M&Ms.