Dressed in t-shirts adorned with international flags and symbols, New Garden Elementary School’s second grade students presented songs, reports, and brochures reflecting their study of “Coming to America.” It was a month devoted to a study of foreign countries and the life-changing journeys of immigrants coming to America.
With a focus on non-fiction text, the students secured interesting facts and data, shared individual reports and brochures. During music classes, the children practiced a variety of songs from the countries they studied, and with the help of parent volunteers simple white t-shirts were painted with the flags of many different lands. The culminating activity was a presentation for parents followed by ever popular snacks. The multi-generational smiles throughout each classroom were a fine tribute to a job well done!
“Without hesitation,” said Mrs. Carol Davidson, “Yes, I think Taya Wuchter should be recognized for February’s Student Spotlight.” Here’s what her teacher had to say about her.
Taya is in my third grade class this year, and she is wonderful. Taya is hard working, helpful, and always does her best. No matter what the assignment is, Taya is hard at work. She asks questions, takes risks, and checks over her assignments to make sure it is the best she can do. You can tell that she takes pride in her work and wants to do well.
Taya is also helpful. She is more than willing to help other classmates by answering questions, explaining a problem, or sitting with them to buddy read. She always has positive things to say about her friends and goes out of her way to make everyone feel special.
In addition to being a star student in my class, Taya is very active at home playing with her five siblings. Taya wrestles for Kennett, and has won many matches and tournaments throughout the past four years. In addition, she plays on the Blue Demons field hockey team. Although she is athletic and loves to play, Taya’s favorite thing to do is read!
What I love most about Taya is her willingness to do whatever is needed without wanting anything in return. She is an amazing student and I feel lucky to have her in my classroom. Thanks Taya for being such a wonderful role model for others.
New Garden Elementary School had the privilege of seeing a performance by the Delaware Children’s Theater. The shows centered around Alice, who was upset because her teddy bear stopped talking to her. Along the way, she recruits the assistance of the Mad Hatter (who was really no help at all) and other characters from Fairy Tale Land, including the pink fairy and a real-life princess! Not only was the performance a special treat, but a former New Garden Elementary School student was part of the show. For more information about the Delaware Children’s Theater, as well as a schedule of upcoming shows, visit http://www.dechildrenstheatre.org/.
Mrs. Joan Viscuso has many wonderful things to say about January’s Student Spotlight. Her thoughts are below.
When thinking of a student to recognized, it is easy to think of Austin Guyer. He is so helpful to me and to all of his classmates. Whenever something has to be done and Austin sees that there is a need, he jumps right in to take care of what needs to be done. Austin jumps right in to help his friends when they are in need as well. In addition to explaining how to do things and helping to put things away, Austin is a positive influence.
“I would be lost without Austin,” Mrs. Viscuso says. “I have never had a student who almost reads my mind and gets the jobs done. He always does things without asking for anything in return. Perhaps Austin didn’t know I was watching his awesomeness, but I was!! Thanks Austin for being you and for being a role model to others.”