As their third trimester project, Mr. Appel's first grade class studied our community in southern Park Heights. They began with a field trip to the Baltimore Museum of Industry where they learned about community and studied common themes about what makes a community thrive.
The students then brainstormed locations here in southern Park Heights that are essential parts of our own community. They decided together that they would visit the Save-a-Lot grocery store, Pimlico Race Track, and the local fire station (Engine Company #29). The students worked together to develop interview questions for their visits, read books and did research in preparation of each visit, and worked together to write a summary after each visit.
The result of this work is presented here in their Creative City Kids Podcast, which was their culminating project of this long arc of classroom study. We hope you listen and enjoy!
This summer our Branching Out Summer Camp went on a field trip to Ancient Oaks Farm. Read this article to find out more about their wonderful experience and to see some pictures from the event.
Every spring, students from all over the state of Maryland take the PARCC standardized test, including our students here at Creative City. The following link is a helpful resource for parents who are interested in preparing their student for the test.
Happy Holidays from Creative City! If you are still searching for that perfect holiday present, give the gift of Creative City and make a donation to our school in their name. Follow this link to our donation page and make note with your donation concerning holiday giving.
Brassica Fest will be hosted here at Creative City on November 18th by Park Heights Community Health Alliance. Brassica Fest is a community conference on food that offers information on food access, sustainability and all things green and good. To learn more, please check out the website at www.brassicafest.com