“Why are there so many plants at Longwood Gardens that are not native to this area?”
“Does that tree produce cones or flowers?”
Those are just a couple questions from the curious minds of New Garden Elementary School’s third grade students during their field trip to Longwood Gardens. In the morning, they applied map skills during an orienteering activity, a navigation race using a map and a compass. We are happy to report that all groups made it through the gigantic maze successfully! Next, the hungry explorers got a chance to eat lunch together. Finally, the rest of the afternoon was spent touring the Conservatory, tree houses, Peirce-duPont House, and Children’s Gardens. It was an educational and fun day spent right here in our amazing Kennett Square!
New Garden Elementary School fifth grade students recently visited the Myrick Conservation Center. Their visit was divided into two parts. For the first half, students were engaged in a variety of problem-solving experiences. These activities were designed to break down barriers, foster teamwork, and identify potential leadership among students. During the second half of their visit the students took a sensory journey around a pond. During the journey, the students completed a pond study and learned how the inhabitants of the pond live and thrive in their community.
This year at New Garden Elementary School, as we enter the building we are greeted with the quote of the day. These quotes are intended to inspire, encourage, and lift the spirits of everyone in the building … children and adults!
Our principal, Susan McArdle, got the inspiration for the quotes over the summer. “I have always been inspired and encouraged when I read a positive saying, especially when it becomes personally meaningful or you can say, ‘Oh my gosh! Isn’t that the truth! These could be words to live by!’”
The quotes that will be used this year will be short, simple, inspirational, cute, attention grabbing, and thought-provoking. Children need to be equipped with positive self-talk just as much as anybody else. So the next time you enter New Garden Elementary School, be sure to look for our daily quote board located outside the main office.