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Discovering personal greatness in pre-school through grade 8 students - Burlington, Vermont

Teacher Talk: Maker Club – Up Up and Away

October 24, 2018

The of Maker Club for Kindergarten to grade 3 students of the year has concluded with the release of the student-made five foot tall hot air balloon.

 Students cut out and glued the tissue paper panels together during the last two club meetings. The balloon was embellished with students’ tissue paper hands upon which they had written their names. The first two launches saw the balloon sail across the playground and come down in the corner by the swings. The balloon only continued to rise from the third and final launch, clearing the tree tops and sailing off into the beautiful blue sky. The hot air balloon was one of three projects the students crafted in the first session of Maker Club.  Students also created LED lighted antenna headbands and solid model designs for 3D printing.

Tricia Finkle

Make Space Teacher