For the past two months, Friends School of Minnesota 7th and 8th graders have been studying the art of Spoken Word Poetry in their Humanities classes. The unit evolved into a journey for our students that challenged them to express their own truth through poetry meant to be performed. The unit helped students achieve both writing and public speaking benchmarks.
Friends School of Minnesota seventh grader Reese blogs about their humanities class field trip to the Minnesota State Capitol.
We cannot express enough how proud we are of our 7th and 8th grade students and their work this year on History Day! On Sunday, eight students from FSM participated in State History Day at the University of Minnesota.
Congratulations! Your Roots & Shoots group, Friends School of Minnesota Student Council, has been selected by Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots to receive the Project of the Week award for your “Project Home” project.
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.
Enjoy a gallery of Friends School of Minnesota 5th and 6th graders’ “Chalk Talk.”
Wow! We can’t express enough how proud we are of all of the 7th and 8th grade students. Our FSM History Day was a success, and FSM students did an outstanding job showcasing their hard work! Months of research and hard work were evident in each student’s project.
Last February, I had the opportunity to participate in the Educators New to Quakerism retreat at Pendle Hill, just outside of Philadelphia. Pendle Hill is a Quaker study center that offers various programs in a community guided by Quaker testimonies.