Last weekend we helped nine Girl Scouts learn our model of conflict resolution. They will use the process on a trip with 36 high school girls to visit historically black colleges.
Recently, I had a conversation with a few parents who asked me about FSM’s expectations for student behavior. I think it might be helpful to share what we work toward as a school, regarding behavior.
Friends School of Minnesota teachers Janet Thometz and Chad Kampe presented at the ISACS Annual Conference in Louisville last week. Their session, “Teaching Sexuality and Gender in Grades K-4” was attended by over 30 teachers and administrators from ISACS school.
Friends School of Minnesota will host its second celebration of the United Nations International Day of Peace on Friday, September 21.
Friends School of Minnesota alumnus Josh Draves-Kellerman (2006) visited the 7th and 8th grade music classes on Thursday, May 17th. Josh is now a bassoon performance/music education student at the University of Iowa and will be entering his junior year this fall.
A few months ago I found a big wrinkled piece of paper in my mailbox with a list of names, written in red marker. It was a petition from a group of 3rd and 4th graders asking that the school change its policy which prohibits Pokemon/Yugioh cards (and other similar games).
In third and fourth grade social studies, we explore Quaker values and how students can try to implement these values in their lives. These include Integrity, Community, Simplicity, Stewardship, Justice, Equality and Peace as well as the idea that “There is that of God in everyone.”
My office is located in the heart of the kindergarten hall cubbies. I love it when they poke their heads in and say howdy.