Friends School of Minnesota students are loving our new art room! This past month, 5th and 6th graders worked on their drawing, painting and observational skills while creating a series of drawings of an object of their choice. Middle school students have art two times a week for 45 minutes. If you would like to come see the new art room and the.. Read More
Today in kindergarten Spanish class, we made “árboles” con colores del otoño. We made autumn trees in Spanish! Students made leaves (las hojas) by hand and glued them together to create a fall tree. We were inspired by the glorious autmun maple trees outside our new Spanish classroom windows! ¡Feliz otoño! Happy autumn! Sara, Spanish Teacher
Third and fourth grade students recently completed a multi-disciplinary study of Minnesota birds. We started with a science unit taught by 3rd-4th grade teacher Kak Jarvis and Environmental Education Coordinator Kris Bennett. Students conducted individual studies of a native bird species of their choice. Research included identification tips such as body size and shape, feathers, beaks and feet, as well as habitat, range, and behavior. Using Powerpoint and voice recording,.. Read More
Simplicity, stewardship and water were the themes of Friends School of Minnesota’s 21st Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration. Over 700 parents, alumni, relatives, Friends, and friends came to see the all-school performance on January 18, 2013 at University of St. Catherine’s O’Shaughnessy Auditorium in St. Paul.
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 will host its second celebration of the United Nations International Day of Peace on Friday, September 21.
Enjoy a gallery of Friends School of Minnesota 5th and 6th graders’ “Chalk Talk.”