MES Floats with Creativity

MES Floats with Creativity
Posted on 11/25/2019
Balloons Over MESMerriwether Elementary students created characters to parade around the halls of MES. This project was inspired by the book, Balloons Over Broadway, written by, Melissa Sweet. Classes read the book, which describes the history of the puppeteer of the Macy’s Day Parade. Students were then given the task to create their own character to parade around MES. Sam Buyle, second grade teacher, noted, “This was a great project. The students loved learning the history, but also, they loved building their designs. Giving students choices while giving them the ability to problem solve and critically think is always a great teaching day!” Students created all types of characters from The Three Little Pigs to the ever popular, Olaf, from Frozen. Opportunities for students to stretch their thinking, take risks, and be innovative are ways that MES are helping their students to become Edgefield County graduates.
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