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How Many Woodchips Should a 4th Grader Order if a 4th Grader Could Order Woodchips?

How do you make learning geometry skills, specifically calculating area, perimeter and volume fun and “real”? First you learn and practice those skills on paper and then your (amazing) teacher, Kak, tells you she has a project in mind–new woodchips for the playground. First, 4th grade math students used adding and multiplying skills to determine the overall area of the playground. Then they discussed volume and imagined what the playground.. Read More

FSMN Quarterly Friends Circle

Featured in this Edition In Celebration of the Everyday Moments–by FSMN Head of School Rick Juliusson See Highlights from the Past Year AND the Past 30 Years–Follow Us on Facebook and Instagram Creativity, Collaboration and the Arts–Collaboration is Essential for Both Children and Teachers by Eileen Galvin Our Students Are Speaking Up to Make a Difference–Several Students Were Published This Year (read Eva’s ’19 article, “The Trump Administration’s Attack on Transgender.. Read More