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By Raye Lyn Bird
Advisor 

Burlington's own parade of Thanksgiving floats

 

November 24, 2017

Rebecka Carlson, Burlington third grader, tells about the balloon "float" she made.

Who doesn't love a parade? Oh, the excitement, the noise, the colors, and the thrills of seeing something new. Burlington third- through sixth-grade students learned about the history of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade this year and its tradition of thrilling parade-goers for almost 100 years. They watched a video of the parade's history and read the book "Balloons Over Broadway" by Melissa Sweet. The students then made their own creative floats from balloons and string and shared them in their own "parade of floats."

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