Flying High at Great Neck Road

Flying High at Great Neck Road photo

It was a day of high-flying, hands-on activity for third-graders in Kaileen Spadaro’s class at Great Neck Road Elementary School on Nov. 20.

The students began by reading “Balloons Over Broadway” about the New York City Thanksgiving Day parade. As part of a STEM-based Thanksgiving activity, the students were tasked with constructing their own balloon floats. Working in groups, the students chose their designs and used construction papers, boxes and other materials to get them to float atop a cardboard box. 

After they completed their floats, the students marched through the cafeteria to show off their creative designs to the kindergartners.