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Fall Harvest Celebration with the Hi-Rise

Middle school students and teachers joined the Hamline Hi-Rise Garden Club and other hi-rise residents for the 2nd annual Fall Harvest Celebration. Our neighbors grew raised bed gardens to promote healthy eating with a Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP) grant. Last Monday, everyone gathered on their patio for light refreshments. The garden club assisted other residents harvest the produce and enjoy the fruits of the season. The event coordinator Ann Dwyer Tranvik from.. Read More

May in the Library – 5th Grade Book Talk

May is packed for Friends School of Minnesota middle school students. The Friends School Plant Sale is almost here! The middle school will head over to the Minnesota State Fair grounds to help set up and work the sale. Sixth, seventh and eighth graders are also hard at work taking standardized tests so fifth graders student have extra time in the library!

Middle School Book Talk Titles, October 2012

Throughout the school year, I do Book Talks with middle school students where I introduce a variety books that might be of interest. Here are a few titles from my most recent Book Talks… 5th and 6th grade Book Talk titles: The Valley of Secrets, by Charmain Hussey Lunch-Box Dream, by Tony Abbott Wild Wings, by Gill Lewis Tuesdays at the Castle, by Jessica Day George The Apothecary, by Maile Meloy.. Read More