CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCIA) — Students at Barkstall Elementary School are creating their own version of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade. These 2nd graders are putting together their own balloons based on characters in books.
As a class, they read the book Balloons Over Broadway, which explains the history of the parade. All of the kids designed their own floats in groups of three. They also had to think of possible problems that could come up while they’re putting it together.
“At this age, you know, there’s still a lot of me time, so they’re really forced to have to use their words, and they kindof find their roles. They have one person that’s in charge of getting the supplies. Another one wanted to do the design. So they all kindof find a spot that works best for them,” said teacher Kendra Brauer.
All of these balloons will be part of a student parade in the hallway at Barkstall tomorrow. It’s open to all parents and starts at 2 p.m.