PPPCS is now officially a Green School! Take a look at the link to learn more about how we qualfied! Amazing work by all of our students!
I hope everyone can make it out on May 17th to see our Historic Field Day! Not only with the historical marker be unveiled for the Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail but we also have the pleasure of listening to our fifth grade Fife and Drummers play for us! They have been practicing very hard! Thank you Mr. Otto for working so hard with our students!
Some students spent this years’ Service Day helping Audubon by planting native plants in the wetland garden in Patterson Park.
Our fifth graders are continuing with their preparation for the Historic Field Day on May 17th as part of their Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail community service project with the National Park Service. Today students used their Math and Science skills to carve out muskets used during the War of 1812 and the Battle of Baltimore. We take the boat out on the water this Thursday! Everything they are constructing will be used in the film! Thanks for all your help Mr. Hendrick!
Whether it be first hand on trips aboard the "Snow Goose" or from a laptop at our desk, students have been conducting research on the health of the Chesapeake Bay all year. We have been graphing the turbidity, salinity, and dissolved oxygen levels specifically. We started with just the Patapsco but have now expanded our research to Annapolis and Jamestown. This link will provide with you with more infomation on just how we do it! A big thanks to NOAA for allowing us access to their buoys!
Over the course of the next few weeks, the fifth graders will be preparing for a film that will be a "reenactment" of the Battle of Baltimore. The film will be shown at the Historic Field Day here in the park on May 17th as part of the unveiling of the marker for the Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail. Yesterday in art class students utilized Math and Art skills to recreate the American Flag (Can you guess how many stars we had in 1814?) and the British Flag that will be used in the film. The fun is just beginning!
Today we completed about 15 more yards of stenciling added a few more texts. Sixth grade will be coming by this afternoon to finish the project. We will check back in tomorrow to see the final product!
Imani Robinson waited all year before she decided to join the football game we play with fifth graders on Monday, Tuesday and Friday afternoons. Yesterday was her first game. Without a doubt she had the best play we have seen all year. On one long run she left 3 or 4 defenders laying face first in the dirt with some of her amazing moves! We are eagerly anticipating her performance this afternoon!
Yesterday we started the stenciling for the Harris Creek Project. It was cold and very windy but our students worked together for two hours to get a good portion of it completed! We are very proud of the patience and teamwork they showed throughout the morning. We will be heading outside again today to finish!
On Friday students prepared for the Harris Creek project. Students walked over the top of the now underground creek and found evidence that there was a creek below them. (saturated ground, cracks in sidewalk, depressions in the earth). Next students created their own examples of what they think the stenciling finished product should look like and present them to the entire 5th grade. Today we will vote on our top 3 and begin painting!
Welcome to the 5th Grade Blog!
This blog is dedicated to the fifth grade at Patterson Park Public Charter School in Baltimore, MD. Our hope is that this blog will keep students, parents, and anyone else interested up to date with all that we have going on during the school year. Let us know what you think!