Working For The Weekend: Getting Out Over MEAIt's MEA week and that means many kids are off of school Thursday and Friday. Here are some fun things to check out during the long weekend.
Excellent Educator: Dawn Slattery At Orchard Lake ElementaryIt is hard to tell who is most excited at Orchard Lake Elementary in Lakeville for this week's Excellent Educator -- the teacher or the students. The students scream and shout for their teacher Mrs. Dawn Slattery, a veteran teacher in the classroom, and she embraces new techniques to engage students.
Working For The Weekend: Get Into The Spooky Spirit!Halloween is just around the corner. The season of screams and scares is here. There are plenty of events going on around the Twin Cities this weekend to get you into the spooky spirit!
Excellent Educator: Red Pine Elementary's Laurie HermanMost elementary school teachers are responsible for about 25 – 30 students. This week's Excellent Educator has about 25 times that amount.
Working For The Weekend: Harvest & OktoberfestsThe work week is winding down and that means you may already be Workin' for the Weekend. Here are five ways to celebrate the fall season.
Excellent Educator: Lucy Craft Laney's Phebe CarrThis week we paid a visit to Ms. Phebe Carr at Lucy Craft Laney Community School in Minneapolis. Carr loves to give hugs to her kindergartners, but others wanted her to feel loved too for all she's done for the school and students. It's why she is this week's Excellent Educator.
Get Movin' Monday: The Best Things To Buy In OctoberWe're already first seeing Black Friday ads and leaks, so you might feel the need to abstain from making any purchases, but there are deals you don't want to miss out on.
Working For The Weekend: Fall FestivitiesIt is going to be a beautiful fall weekend! And we have a variety of ways to celebrate fall, beginning with a pumpkin patch!
Excellent Educator: Erik Malm At Maple Grove Senior HighErik Malm teaches 12th grade physics during the school day at Maple Grove Senior High, but his passion for science spills over after class. It's his after-school club, which is winning awards and giving students a unique hands-on learning opportunity, that makes him an Excellent Educator.
Working For The Weekend: Entertainment Best BetsWCCO's Kim Johnson has some ideas for things the beer lover, the do-gooder, the weightlifter and the bargain shopper can all enjoy.
Excellent Educator: South View Middle School's Katy KobanyThe school year is in full swing and teachers are already doing excellent work in the classroom.
Working For The Weekend: Last Weekend Of SummerAutumn may not officially start until Sept. 22, but we're already looking ahead to the fall season! From fall festivals to fashion, we have you covered with a variety of things to do this weekend.

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