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Wyoming Second Graders Band Together With Colorful Creation

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Oriole Park Elementary second graders recently stretched a colorful chain created from tiny rubber bands down the school hallway, past classrooms and lockers.

“It’s almost as long as the hallway,” said second grader Abby Kramer.Second grader Olivia Potter shows off a red, white and blue section

Students hold up their creationRubber band looming is all the rage among elementary school students who fashion colorful bracelets using many patterns with plastic looms.

Students in teacher Danielle Terpstra’s class wanted to take their crafting a step further. They spend break times adding band after band using a plastic loom to create a 50-foot chain.

“I want to make the longest chain in world,” said second grader Maya Wiltrout.

Students continue to add to their creation, working together to loop and pull the bands.

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Erin Albanese
Erin Albanese is associate managing editor and reporter, covering Byron Center, Kentwood, Wyoming and Grand Rapids Community College. She was one of the original SNN staff writers, helping launch the site in 2013 and enjoys fulfilling the mission of sharing the stories of public education. She has worked as a journalist in the Grand Rapids area since 2000. A graduate of Central Michigan University, she has written for The Grand Rapids Press, Advance Newspapers, On-the-Town Magazine and Group Tour Media. Read Erin's full bio


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