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
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
Friends School of Minnesota’s 8th grade class has been included in OutFront Minnesota’s 25th Anniversary Celebration. The students are award recipients in the organization’s 25 Under 25 Awards. Their video was nominated because of the strong message, and their leadership as youth in talking about why marriage is important for all families.
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!
Yea-we did it! All the third and fourth graders produced a great play: The Fairy Tale Never Told. Students brainstormed, wrote, rehearsed, and staged the play. This intensive drama unit is an opportunity for the students to take part in something that is made possible by all 35 of them working together!
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
Enjoy a gallery of Friends School of Minnesota 5th and 6th graders’ “Chalk Talk.”