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!
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!
In addition to our Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail project we are doing, we also have our "Harris Creek Connected" community service project we will be completing in April. Local artist and graphic designer, Ben Peterson, has plotted out the entire project of which we are one piece. Harris Creek currently runs underneath the park by the tennis courts and the ice skating rink. Everything we do effects Harris Creek which in turn effects the Chesapeake Bay. All that trash that goes down the storm drains goes through the creek and into the bay. Hopefully with this project our community can be better informed and not litter in the park and streets. Baltimore is such an incredible city with such a rich history. This is just another way to connect the past with the present through Art, Math, Language Arts, Science and History. We can't wait to get started! Visit Ben's blog on the project here.
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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!