Students had a great time helping Audubon plant some native plants in the Wetland Garden and the Butterfly Garden on Thursday afternoon. We learned about the importance of having more plants in the park to provide a habitat for birds, insects and other small animals as well as the difference between native plant species and invasive species. Several students exclaimed, “This is hard work, but it’s fun too!” The staff at Audubon were very happy to have such fantastic workers to help them with the task!
Today students learned about the importance of wetlands in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed we live in. Ask your children about the activity and why wetlands are so important to the health of the Chesapeake Bay! To learn more about Maryland's water ecosystems read pp. 122-123 in their Science book with them tonight. We have personally already visited many of the ecosystems mentioned in the book! (Assateague Island, Chesapeake Bay)
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!