The Garrett County Board of Education voted on January 12, 2021, to accept the Superintendent’s recommendation to remain in the “red model” in which students are learning virtually. Students will begin transitioning back to in-person learning when the Garrett County metrics are at 5% or less positivity rate and 15 or less per 100,000 for 14 consecutive days.

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There have been 1,750 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Garrett County. Current metrics from the Garrett County Health Department are: 7-Day Positivity Percentage: 11.92%; 7-Day Case Rate Per 100,000: 30.03.

Please continue to check our website and the GCPS Coronavirus Updates page for more information.


Elementary School

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Crellin Elementary School
115 Kendall Drive
Crellin, MD 21550
Phone 301.334.4704

First Grade

Mrs. Gilpin- First Grade

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Mrs. Gilpin and her first grade students make frequent visits to the barn to interact with our animals.
First grade students used shredded paper to fill the boxes where the hens lay their eggs.
They noticed that when running around the barnyard the hens would lay eggs in the sheep's straw.
Students decided to set up an experiment to determine if the hens preferred to lay eggs in the shredded paper, straw, or a mix of the two. 
Students are collecting data each day and documenting which boxes the hens are using the most. 
Students keep track of the data on paper.
Students take the data collect on paper and transfer it to the computer. They use an Excel document to keep track of the data. One student was taught how to input the data then taught the other students. Students have learned how to create pie graphs with the data for analysis.