Long Island Elementary Students Create Their Own Thanksgiving Day Parade

Kids in one Baldwin elementary school are giving the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade floats a run for their turkey.

At Brookside Elementary, second graders are working with kindergartners on creating balloons for their own Thanksgiving day parade. Teachers say it’s a mix of engineering, art, and collaboration under the guise of fun.

“They’re having fun which is what kids should be doing while learning,” said kindergarten teacher Jessica Piccarillo.

Second-grade teacher Lauren Maywald said she paired the kids up by their interests, with second graders acting like mentors for their younger counterparts.

“They worked together, used materials to decorate and create the balloons,” said Maywald. “children learn so much

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