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David Hecht, Classroom Assistant

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Middle School Soccer 2013-14

Friends School of Minnesota soccer is open to all FSM students in grades 5-8. Our teams are co-ed, and we play other teams from League of Independent School Teams (LIST) schools. The mission of LIST is to promote the development of skill, teamwork and sportsmanship, to build community and foster friendships between the various schools and participants, and to encourage students to play. The league is based on the principles of mixed-gender.. Read More

The Science and Art of Minnesota Birds

Third and fourth grade students recently completed a multi-disciplinary study of Minnesota birds. We started with a science unit taught by 3rd-4th grade teacher Kak Jarvis and Environmental Education Coordinator Kris Bennett. Students conducted individual studies of a native bird species of their choice. Research included identification tips such as body size and shape, feathers, beaks and feet, as well as habitat, range, and behavior. Using Powerpoint and voice recording,.. Read More