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Found Object Insects

First and second grade students have been studying insects in science and art. We watched butterflies and mealworms go through complete metamorphosis. We closely observed every stage in this process and recorded our observations using both pictures and words in science journals. We also explored many different mediums during this study in order to deepen our learning and understanding of insects. Children explored drawing pencils, black line pen and watercolor,.. Read More

Painting Unity

Third and fourth grade students worked in groups to create paintings using circles as a unifying principle. We talked about various symbolic meanings of circles, including unity and community. After some initial brainstorming, each student had several designs. Then, in groups students looked for common elements in their drawings and tried to come up with a theme. It was difficult for some groups to agree at first, but eventually they.. Read More

8th Grade Capstone Video Wins!

Friends School of Minnesota’s 8th grade capstone project “Love is Love: Defeat the Amendment” wins the New Media category of the Brooklyn Friends School’s Bridge Film Festival 2012  Judges’ Choice Award! Congratulations, 8th graders!

8th Grade Capstone Project is Finalist for the Bridge Film Festival 2012

Twelve student films have been nominated for a Brooklyn Friends School’s Bridge Film Festival 2012  Judges’ Choice Award. Friends School of Minnesota’s 8th grade capstone project “Love is Love: Defeat the Amendment” is one of the three finalists in the New Media category. Congratulations, FSM 8th graders! And the Nominees Are… Narrative Integrity – Brooklyn Friends School Post Office Romance – George School The Journey of George – Brummana High.. Read More