In science class we just finished learning about cells. Students first got to use microscopes to look at the cells in the skin of an onion, the wing of a butterfly, the stem of a carnation, and the scale of a fish! Students loved looking at these organisms through the microscope. Ask you child if they can tell you the difference between animal cells and plant cells!
Yesterday 5th grade visited Ft. McHenry to take part of the living flag. Over 6,000 students from around the state came together to create the largest living flag in our nation's history! What a special day to be a part of. The living flag was organized as a way to help students celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Star Spangled Banner and Baltimore's role in the War of 1812. Our students learned a lot as we waited to form one of the white stripes in the American Flag. Ask your child why the flag looks a little different than it does today. Some of our students even made the news! Be sure to check out the links below to take a look. Enjoy!
-Two of our very own 5th Graders were quoted in the: Baltimore Sun
-Click here to watch the video of the living flag formation
-WBAL's coverage of the day
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!