Charles Elementary School

701 Menchville Road · Newport News, VA 23602 · Phone: (757) 886-7750 · Fax: (757) 988-1673

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To make the courtyard as educational as possible, the students painted panels that correspond to the Virginia Standards of Learning. The art work hangs on the outside walls of the school building. These strong visual images help students learn about plants, animals, life cycles and water cycles that occur in our outdoor pond ecosystem. They are beautiful as well as educational.

Animal Cells


SCI 5.5 - Animal Cells

A butterfly home is hanging beside the panel.




Butterfly Metamorphosis


SCI 2.4 and 3.8 - Metamorphosis of the butterfly




Frog Life Cycle

SCI 2.4 and 3.8 - Life Cycle of the Frog

Water Cycle  

SCI 3.9 - The Water Cycle

Parts of a Flower  

SCI 4.4 - The Parts of a Flower

Click on the part of the courtyard map you would like to learn more about.   Enjoy your visit to our courtyard!

Courtyard map

SOL Panels Garden Can O Worms Planters Pond Tables



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