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Newbridge Students Learn to Love the Earth

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Students grabbed clipboards and pencils and headed outside on April 23 for an Earth Day scavenger hunt around Newbridge Road Elementary School.

Fourth graders in Dawn Teti and Caitlin Pugliese’s class learned about ecosystems and renewable and non-renewable resources in science in advance of their scavenger hunt. Students had to find certain objects that corresponded to these topics.

For ecosystems, they were on the lookout for pollinating creatures, such as bees and butterflies, and also searched for blooming flowers. They also easily found renewable resources, like the sun and the wind, and noticed machines that use fossil fuels for energy. Fourth graders did their best to find as many of the 12 items on their scavenger hunt lists.

Second graders in Jennifer Campbell’s class had discussions about the different acts they could take to help save the planet, such as recycling. They also discussed the resources that plants need for survival. On their scavenger hunt, each student picked up a blade of grass, a leaf and a rock. Back in the classroom, they then measured these objects.

Kerri Maxwell’s second graders made bird feeders from pipe cleaners and Cheerios, which they hung outside of the school. They also planted Shasta daisies in small pots filled with soil, which they will keep in school for a few weeks to provide with sunlight and water. With the right amount of love and care, Ms. Maxwell said the flowers should bloom just in time for the children to bring home for Mother’s Day.

Famous Females in Focus at Newbridge

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From kindergarten to sixth grade, students completed research projects on famous females to celebrate Women’s History Month at Newbridge Road Elementary School.

Kindergartners did poster projects on notable women from multiple eras, from Joan of Arc who was born in the 15th century, to 20th century figures like Rosa Parks and Princess Diana. They included biographical information and accomplishments.

Fourth graders created posters with quotes from famous females, and fifth grade classes created “We Are All Woven Together” quilts, which each student contributing a piece to highlight a different person.

In sixth grade, students completed “All About” pamphlets about some lesser-known figures who had significant achievements or made important contributions to society. Aleeza Azeem learned about Julia Bowman Robinson, the first woman to serve as president of the American Mathematical Society, while Sean Roderick research Alice Ball, who discovered a treatment for leprosy.