6th grade students in Mrs. Barbee's class are tracing images for their invasive species posters. These posters were hung around the school to bring awareness to the many invasive species currently harming the Chesapeake Bay.
Skype a Scientist
In Ms. Reed's 7th grade classes students use technology to engage with scientists! Not ony do they learn from the experts, but they also help them reduce their carbon footprint by not having them travel all the way to the school!
Every year BPMS welcomes Arlington Echo in for a special lesson on how water purity can be determined by macroinvertebrates. One brave 6th grader in each science classroom gets to show off the macroinvertebrate anatomy at the end of each lesson!
Recyclable Art Collage
7th grade students identified pollution and trash as a major problem for our waterways. In order to demonstrate their message, they upcycled trash and other recyclable materials in order to create a visual of the animals harmed.
Weather Pressure Systems
How does a PVA school demonstrate their learning best? Through art integration of course! 8th grade students are using water colors to show how high and low pressure systems affect different landscapes.
Cells and Viruses
All 6th grade students participated in making a mural from upcycled fish tank stones and other odds and ends in order to demonstrate the differences between cells and viruses, and how viruses affect cells. This mural was presented and donated to Harbor Hospital Health Park in Brooklyn Park, MD
in Math 7
In order to learn scale model drawing, all Math 7 students learned about the folk art practice of upcycling screens from our artist in resident John Lempieri. We learned that this practice has brought beauty and art to the streets of Baltimore since 1913!
All 6th grade students collected and studied data on mosquito virus transmittion, and learned where mosquitos breed. This photo is of Ms. Sammartino's class completing a chalk talk in order to assess and share what they know about mosquitoes.
Yoga for Mindfulness
Not only does yoga give you strength, flexibility, and mind-body awareness but it can also help you relax and re-energize. Here Mrs. Brutvan's 7th grade health classes step out of classroom and onto their mats.
With the amazing facilitation of Mr. Heyanka, all 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students in the Mission to the Stars classes seeded, transplanted and grew different types of vegetables! Students were also tasked with maintaining the pH of the water and adding three different types of nutrients at different growing stages.