Friends School of Minnesota fifth and sixth graders are off on their class trip. They will be away three nights studying Minnesota History and environmental education.

Fifth and sixth graders get ready to board to bus for their trip.

Each spring the 5/6 graders embark on a 3 night 4 day field trip to connect their classroom learning with real life experiences. This year they will be traveling to a YMCA camp for a fun day of community building led by YMCA staff and an overnight stay in rustic cabins. They will also spend time at a school farm in Wisconsin and learn about edible plants, survival skills, animal care and wool working, plus some time working in the greenhouse.

Overnights are integrated throughout our curriculum starting in first grade.  Trips are an important element of progressive education at FSM – and a lot of fun!

– Jeannette, Assistant Head of School