New Garden Elementary School students celebrated 100 days of learning by participating in activities centered around the number 100. In Mrs. Kimberly Hall’s first grade class, her students paired up with Mr. Troy Harris’s fifth grade class to complete 100th day STEM activities. In addition, many students and teachers came to school dressed as if they were 100 years old. It was a day filled with learning and fun.
On a chilly winter morning, things really heated up at New Garden Elementary School with a pep rally from a member of the Harlem Wizards. All students and staff were encouraged to wear yellow and purple. One student went even further and got purple and yellow braces! The Wizards’ player, DJ, hyped up the audience and encouraged everyone to attend the Harlem Wizards versus KCSD staff basketball game. All proceeds from this game will benefit Kennett High School’s MiniTHON, a club based on Penn State’s THON, in their effort to support research research for pediatric cancer.
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.
The Kennett High School Mini-Thon raises money for children with pediatric cancer and is modeled on the Penn State THON philosophy. This year, to raise money, the group will be hosting a basketball game. Members of the Kennett Consolidated School District faculty will play the Harlem Wizards at Kennett High School on February 10 at 6:00 pm. Come out and support a great cause! For more information, please see the flyer below.
New Garden Elementary School’s Jump Rope Club is modeled after the American Heart Association’s Jump Rope for Heart event. The goal is for students to learn to take care of their heart by practicing different jump rope skills. Second and third grade students are invited to participate each year in this energizing after-school activity with Learning Support Specialist Miss Hannah Lee and Third Grade Teacher Ms. Erika Smith. Each week students learn new skills, and continue to practice the tricks they have learned in previous weeks. Students learn to jump using the individual, or short ropes, as well as the long rope. Some of the short rope skills include the side swing, skier, bell, jogger, and even a partner jump. On the long ropes, students learn to jump in and out, and also get a chance to try double-dutch. The kids really enjoy creating and naming their own unique tricks as well.
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 and competed in 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. The afternoon was spent touring the conservatory, the tree houses, the Peirce-duPont House, and Children’s Garden. It was an educational and fun day spent right here in our amazing Kennett Square!
New Garden Elementary School fifth grade students took a trip to the Museum of the American Revolution recently as a culminating activity to their study of the American Revolution. According to the museum’s website, “From the early stirrings of colonial unrest in the 1760s to the decisive Patriot victory at the siege of Yorktown in 1781, the stories told throughout the Museum of the American Revolution offer a dynamic look at the nation’s founding era.” Students received a guided tour through the exhibits and each exhibit complemented their classroom study. It was the first time many of the students visited the museum and many expressed an interest to return again in the near future. Information about the museum can be found at https://www.amrevmuseum.org/ .
What’s better than a message of encouragement first thing in the morning? On a beautiful morning, Mrs. Gina Brodie’s third graders walked into their classroom to find surprise messages written on their desks. Then each student left kind messages for their teacher and for each other. This year’s theme in Mrs. Gina Brodie’s third grade class is “Be Bold, Be Kind.”