I love these balloons and have used them for the past 4 years. We spend the first week of school working on them and getting to know each other. I then hang them from the ceiling and they stay there all year long. The kids love to work on them. At the end of the year when I take them down, they love to see what their thoughts were at the beginning of the year!! Excellent product!!
By 4th Grade Fabulous from , CT
I have used this product for the past two years at the beginning of the school year. Students love answering the questions on them and adding their artistic style to the balloons. These look great hanging from the ceiling! I love that they are 3-D!
By Mrs. D Knows Best from , KY
Creative Writing Project
My students and I are loving this project. We started answering the questions and coloring it the first week of school. Although I have never used this project before, the students are loving the way they get to introduce themselves to the other students in middle school through a creative project such as this. We are all looking forward to the finished project hanging up and down the hall and classroom.
By from , NC
My students loved this activity!!!! I used these with my third graders in March, after we'd all been together for a long time and had bonded. I created a roughdraft template with the questions so the students could complete the written responses first. I was blown away by the thoughtfulness and depth of every child's responses. Then they sketched various illustrations/symbols to demonstrate their responses. After that, I passed out the 3-D balloons and gave students a week to work on them during class and at home. Each child took pride in sharing their final product with the class as they placed it under the projector camera, read each section, and then answered any questions other students asked about their project. I even completed one and was the last one to share. Since it was my first time using the balloons I wasn't sure how it would turn out, but this turned out to be my favorite activity this year. The balloons hung from the ceiling in the class for rest of the year and everyone loved them! I'm glad I purchased two sets last year because I will definitely use them again this year.