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15 01, 2021

Weekly Update: Monday Jan. 11th – Friday Jan. 15th, 2020

2021-01-15T20:23:15+00:00

School News

Monday in humanities class we discussed current events and started processing what happened at the capitol on January 6th. Tuesday was the first of six health classes with Brian Melanson from Whole Children, and on Wednesday students continued to practice group roles in Mathtivity. On Thursday in science class students continued studying simple machines and started preparing for their upcoming projects. Students should have finished reading Treaties, Trenches, Mud, and Blood

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Weekly Update: Monday Jan. 11th – Friday Jan. 15th, 20202021-01-15T20:23:15+00:00
7 01, 2021

Weekly Update: Monday Jan. 4th – Friday Jan. 8th, 2021

2021-01-07T22:48:54+00:00

School News

This week in humanities class students presented their group projects on social justice issues and in our last essays class, students peer edited their research papers (the final draft of which is due tomorrow). In Mathtivity, students learned about different group roles and how to work as a team, and in science, students continued their study of simple machines. Tomorrow students will finish Biweekly 7 and write their self evaluations.
Next week …

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Weekly Update: Monday Jan. 4th – Friday Jan. 8th, 20212021-01-07T22:48:54+00:00
2 01, 2021

December Vacation 2020-2021

2021-01-02T18:53:32+00:00

School News

We had a great time doing our annual (student organized) gift exchange on the day before December Vacation. After two weeks off, we’ll be back from our December vacation on Monday, January 4th, with a brand new plan and remote learning platform. Instead of Discord, we’ll now be using Rocket Chat, and following this new schedule:

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December Vacation 2020-20212021-01-02T18:53:32+00:00
18 11, 2020

Weekly Update: Monday, November 16th – Friday, November 20th

2020-11-18T23:09:45+00:00

School News

This week in science students started learning about simple machines. In essays class we practiced making works cited page, students continued to learn about Math in Minecraft in Mathtivitiy, and on Thursday in Book Club we learned about hair discrimination and white privilege. Tomorrow will be in-person so we can finish the biweekly together and take down the tent for the winter!

Upcoming Dates & Events

November Vacation: Saturday, 11/21 …

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Weekly Update: Monday, November 16th – Friday, November 20th2020-11-18T23:09:45+00:00
12 11, 2020

Weekly Update: Monday November 9th – Friday, November 13th

2020-11-12T20:40:16+00:00

School News

This week in science, students made ooblek and designed experiments to test their oobleck-related hypotheses. In essays class, students peer edited each other’s essays and worked together to improve their 2nd drafts. We enjoyed a day off on Wednesday in honor of Veteran’s Day, and on Thursday students completed Jamboard projects on famous African Americans mentioned in our book One Crazy Summer about the Civil Rights Movement in 1968 Oakland. We’re gearing up to eventually work on remote group projects, …

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Weekly Update: Monday November 9th – Friday, November 13th2020-11-12T20:40:16+00:00
6 11, 2020

Weekly Update: Monday, November 2nd – Friday, November 6th, 2020

2020-11-06T17:16:03+00:00

This week was Hattie’s first week back full time from maternity leave, which means science classes started on Monday! Humanities class will be on pause until November Vacation, and instead we’ll be doing some community building activities during that time as well as project time. On Wednesday, students learned about Minecraft and Math in Mathtivity with Alehtea, and on Thursday we discussed chapters 8-14 of One Crazy Summer. On Friday we all finished our biweeklies together in the tent while …

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Weekly Update: Monday, November 2nd – Friday, November 6th, 20202020-11-06T17:16:03+00:00
1 11, 2020

Weekly Update: Monday, October 26th – Friday, October 30th, 2020

2020-11-01T11:50:25+00:00

This week at Four Winds School we continued our study of social justice by discussing human rights, and finishing up our unit about immigration with a “Virtual Field Trip” workshop with the Tsongas Industrial History Center at UMass Lowell. On Friday, we enjoyed the snow and ended our day with pumpkin carving.

Click here to see our COVID plan/schedule for Monday, November 2nd through Friday, November 20th.

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Weekly Update: Monday, October 26th – Friday, October 30th, 20202020-11-01T11:50:25+00:00
23 10, 2020

Weekly Update: Monday, October 19th – Friday, October 23rd, 2020

2020-10-23T14:20:08+00:00

Update 10/20: Based on feedback from students and parents, Four Winds School will make the following changes to our Monday, Sept. 14th through Friday, Oct. 30th plan for the period of:

Monday 11/2 through Friday 11/20

  • Add twice daily check-ins with students using Discord: once every morning after Writing Time to confirm students’ daily plans, and once after the afternoon class to see how the day went. We …

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Weekly Update: Monday, October 19th – Friday, October 23rd, 20202020-10-23T14:20:08+00:00
10 10, 2020

Weekly Update: Monday, October 5th – Friday, October 9th, 2020

2020-10-10T16:40:23+00:00

This Friday students finished up their work for Biweekly #2. It was chilly in the morning in our outdoor classroom, but one of our families brought in hot mint tea to keep us warm! Next week we’ll set our goals for Biweekly #3, and continue our social justice unit in humanities class. Have a great weekend!

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Weekly Update: Monday, October 5th – Friday, October 9th, 20202020-10-10T16:40:23+00:00
2 10, 2020

Weekly Update: September 28th-October 2nd, 2020

2020-10-02T12:12:46+00:00
Thank you to everyone who donated money or books towards our reading curriculum this year! After finishing Bread and Roses, Too by Katherine Paterson, we’ll be reading the following five books: One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams Garcia, Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales Treaties, Trenches, Mud, and Blood, All But My Life by Gerda Weissman Klein, Number the Stars by Lois Lowry, and A Kid’s Guide to America’s Bill of Rights by Kathleen Krull. As always, …

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Weekly Update: September 28th-October 2nd, 20202020-10-02T12:12:46+00:00
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