What’s better than a message of encouragement first thing in the morning? On a beautiful morning, Mr. Troy Harris’ fifth grade students walked into their classroom to find a wonderful surprise – encouraging messages written on their desks. Smiles soon appeared as students began to read the messages of their peers. Classroom community is definitely being established in this classroom.
Mrs. Kimberly Hall’s and Mr. Troy Harris’ classes have once again teamed up to be buddy classes for the 2018/2019 school year. This partnership benefits each grade. For the third grade students, they get an extra hand with their work and get to know other students in the building. For the fifth grade students, they get to practice being role models for their impressionable buddies.
New Garden Elementary School’s After School Sports Club meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays with Mrs. Shannon Sweeton. The group plays sports and games that focus on team building, sportsmanship, and fitness. Some of the games they may play are kickball, dodge ball, and basketball. It is a great way for students to participate in physical exercise, while learning how to get along with others and meet new friends.
The Big Brothers program is a mentoring program that introduces children to the workplace at an early age. The program allows the children to experience the corporate world and have a window into their future careers. Through these one-on-one relationships, children come to understand the educational requirements they will need to achieve success in their future professions. New Garden Elementary School has been fortunate to have partnered with Exelon Corporation over the past three years to offer this amazing experience for students.