We are the Middle School Student Council Environment Committee. The Environment Committee got started because all of us wanted to see more trees be planted at Horton Park, across the street from our school. We’d seen many be cut down because of disease this year.
Friends School of Minnesota 5th and 6th graders had a great three night trip to YMCA Camp St. Croix and to Lake Country School Land School in Wisconsin. The focus was environmental education but as with all school trips, everyone learned so much more about working together, communicating, and building community.
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.
The eagles are back! Third and fourth graders have been keeping an eye on the Decorah, Iowa eagle nest web cam since February.
Many schools feel pressure to use every minute of the school day to teach “academic” subjects, and so recess hits the chopping block, along with arts and other essentials. At FSM, we have recess for every student, every day. Why?
Each time my kindergarten class and I are outdoors together there is value and great learning going on. I take my kindergartners outside often, to the park, side of the schoolyard, and hiking to the community garden.
Seventh and eighth grade students are visiting Minnesota’s Crosby Farm Regional Park along the Mississippi River once a month for the entire school year. This interdisciplinary exploration combines math, science, geography, and writing with a focus on environmental education.
My Prairie class students do! Owls are the topic of our first student-generated project of the year.