Two New Garden Students Receive the Kennett Education Award

For the Annual Kennett Education Association Scholarship, two current students at New Garden Elementary School were awarded a certificate and gift card for outstanding academics and school citizenship. Mrs. Gina Brodie and Mrs. Beth Decker acknowledged both of these students in a speech which highlighted their academics and school citizenship.

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Fifth Grade Visits Myrick Conservation Center

New Garden Elementary School’s 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 their journey, the students completed a pond study and learned how the inhabitants of the pond live and thrive in their community.

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The Class of 2033’s Time Capsules

First Graders had a big day! All 300+ members of the Class of 2033 traveled to Kennett High School, where they commemorated a special time capsule created on 2/22/22. The same students will open its contents again on 3/3/33 as High School Seniors! Special thanks to the Kennett Education Foundation for funding this initiative!

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Fourth Grade Creates Self-Portraits

After reading the story “Just Like Me” about different artists around the world and viewing their self-portraits, all of the 4th grade classes decided to create their very own self-portraits and write their own version of the poem “I Am an Artist” by Pat Lowery Collins.

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The Class of 2033’s Time Capsules

First Graders had a big day! All 300+ members of the Class of 2033 traveled to Kennett High School, where they commemorated a special time capsule created on 2/22/22. The same students will open its contents again on 3/3/33 as High School Seniors! Special thanks to the Kennett Education Foundation for funding this initiative!

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Fifth Grade Visits Chester County Technical High School

New Garden Elementary School’s fifth grade students enjoyed their hands-on visit at Chester County Technical College High School where each student received an overview of the more than twenty different programs available at the school. The students were also given the opportunity to jump right into the activities at some of the programs. Some examples included fixing small engines, caring for animals, baking, cooking, working with wood, experience the world of hair and make-up, learning police procedures, caring for young children, trying their hand at HVAC and refrigeration, and learning about different health careers. In each of these areas our students got right into the action – putting on safety gear and learning how to use the tools and equipment. The goal of the visit was to expose students to a variety of career choices for which training can begin in high school. New Garden Elementary School would like to thank the staff and students of the Chester County Technical College High School for a memorable field trip.

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Mrs. Kaely Johnson’s Mock Trial

Mrs. Johnson’s third grade class held a mock trial last week to learn about the Judicial Branch of our government. The case was Brandon vs. The Acme Bike Company. Students had different parts including judge, lawyers, witnesses, court tip staff, defendants, and jury. One student even made a judge’s gavel out of cardboard and a hot glue gun. They had fun and learned a ton about the government!

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Fifth Grade Roanoke Escape Room

The fifth graders recently did an extensive study of the Roanoke Colony. Students tried to discover what actually happened to this colony since historians have many contradicting theories. At the culmination of their study, students participated in an “escape room.” They had to decode messages and examine clues about what actually happened at Roanoke. The average time to “escape” was about 40 minutes. This was a creative way the 5th grade teachers decided to reinforce the key concepts of the social studies unit.

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