by Brenna Winkelman In a recent poetry unit, 1st and 2nd grade Jungle class student’s discovered how to see the world through poet’s eyes. Students accomplished this in their poem about an object by turning their factual observations into original, fresh, new, and unique ways. Within these poems students realized how their own personal views of an object engage their peers, because they had never seen the object in the.. Read More
FSMN alumnus Alex Christensen’s commentary for the Star Tribune “Questioning the ‘greening’ of America“ challenges us to ask “What is green?” Alex is currently a student at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota, studying Environmental Studies and Spanish.
Every year, Friends School of Minnesota third and fourth graders host an evening Poetry Café for friends and family. Students present the Writers Workshop poems they spent the fall writing and serve treats to raise money for charity. This year’s Bayou classroom Poetry Café was a big hit!
Community is a core Quaker value and is a part of every school’s life. What do 1st and 2nd graders think about community?