Friends School of Minnesota science teacher Stephen Moe received the Minnesota Academy of Science – 2013 Seagate Science Mentor Award. The award recognizes Steve’s outstanding work with FSM’s middle school students and their science fair projects. Congratulations, Steve! Minnesota Academy of Science – 2013 Seagate Science Mentor Award The Seagate Science Mentor Award recognizes middle school and senior high school science teachers who promote science education in their schools and.. Read More
This year, kindergarten students have been studying food, gardens, and farms as a theme. Collaborating with other teachers, we have been exploring our theme through all sorts of activities. These explorations have fueled a deep curiosity about bees. As our bee project unfolds, it is a wonderful example of progressive education in action.
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
Science takes on many forms in first and second grade and is an important way for young children to explore the world, nurture their curiosity and develop skills of observation, investigation, and thinking.
Fourth grade math was filled with 10’s in January. We learned about exponential growth through the use of bit cubes. We built structures that represented ten, hundred, thousand, ten thousand, hundred thousand and a million cubes.
In 4th grade math, we are exploring the concept of volume. Without revealing the formula, students tried to determine the volume ( in cubic centimeters) of many objects around the room, including one of the students.
As we prepared for our Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration, my kindergarten class had many discussions about Dr. King. Students asked important questions about race, identity, and values. My hope is to create an ongoing dialogue with students where they can freely explore, express, and appreciate their uniqueness and beauty, amidst their similarities and differences.
What’s everybody doing on a Friday at Friends School of Minnesota? I decided to walk through the building and snap photos of school life at about 1:30 p.m. Pretty neat what goes on around here!