The strengths of the one-room schoolhouse meet the challenges of the 21st century.
An independent middle school for students in grades 5 through 8.
12 07, 2021

Monthly Update: July 2021

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is seeking help, donations, and expertise in the following areas!

  1. Substitute teachers
    We had a small sub list before the pandemic, but all of them have moved on to other jobs and/or moved away! If you know anyone who is interested in subbing at Four Winds, please have them email us at fourwindsteachers@nullgmail.com to set up an interview! We pay $25/hour.
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Monthly Update: July 20212021-07-12T21:29:36+00:00
8 06, 2021

Monthly Update: June 2021

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School News

  • Graduation: What a delightful graduation ceremony we had, and great weather too! If you would like to see the pictures that Alethea took during the ceremony, you can view them in this album on Facebook.
  • Interior Renovation: Thank you SO MUCH to our families for all their help on Sunday. I can’t believe we took down the tent and completely emptied the Quiet Room …

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Monthly Update: June 20212021-06-08T20:06:57+00:00
28 05, 2021

Weekly Update: Monday, May 24th – Friday, May 28th, 2021

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School News

Can you believe that this week was our last week of classes this school year!? On Monday students made fire snakes in science class, and on Tuesday in Humanities class students presented their Branches of Government and Checks and Balances group projects. On Wednesday in Mathtivity students chose from various fun math activities to do in groups, and in Thursday’s Humanities class we discussed civics and civic duties. In Skills Workshop today we’ll discuss goal setting and …

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Weekly Update: Monday, May 24th – Friday, May 28th, 20212021-05-28T17:43:48+00:00
21 05, 2021

[Weekly Update] Monday, May 17th – Friday, May 21st

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School News

On Monday afternoon students did low key math activities, instead of an official Mathtivity class, and on Wednesday in science class we made ice cream! Yesterday humanities class, students worked on their group projects about the three branches of government and checks and balances. This morning students will decide on and do their student-led activity, and this afternoon in Skills Workshop we will discuss …

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[Weekly Update] Monday, May 17th – Friday, May 21st2021-05-27T13:13:36+00:00
14 05, 2021

Weekly Update: Monday, May 10th – Friday, May 14th, 2021

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School News

This week in Science class students did an experiment about density columns, and in Mathtivity students did two of NASA’s “Space Math” problems for kids. In Humanities we’ve been studying the three branches of the US Government as well as checks and balances. Students finished the outlines for their Amendment Opinion Essays or Supreme Court Case Research Papers, and are 2/3 done with the book we’re reading, A Kid’s Guide to America’s Bill of Rights. In Skills Workshop …

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Weekly Update: Monday, May 10th – Friday, May 14th, 20212021-05-27T13:19:50+00:00
7 05, 2021

Weekly Update: Monday, May 3rd – Friday, May 7th, 2021

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School News

This week, students did an explosive experiment in science class (check our Facebook and Instagram pages next week for pictures!), and did math puzzles in Mathtivitty class. In humanities we started our government unit and learned about democracy. Students started their essay outlines about an amendment to the US Constitution or a historical supreme court case, and continued to read A Kid’s Guide to America’s Bill of Rights. On Friday in  Skills Workshop  we discussed consent and boundaries.

Also, …

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Weekly Update: Monday, May 3rd – Friday, May 7th, 20212021-05-27T13:15:28+00:00
30 04, 2021

Weekly Update: Monday, April 26th – Friday, April 30th, 2021

2021-05-27T13:16:55+00:00

School News

In Science on Monday we started our chemistry unit by playing a game about phases of matter. In Humanities we finished up our 20th Century Wars unity with student presentations about Eastern Bloc leaders on Tuesday, and a mega review Kahoot and discussion on Thursday. Next week we’ll start our unit on Government and politics! To compliment this, students are currently reading A Kid’s Guide to America’s Bill of Rights. Unfortunately this book doesn’t have an accompanying audiobook, so students might …

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Weekly Update: Monday, April 26th – Friday, April 30th, 20212021-05-27T13:16:55+00:00
16 04, 2021

Weekly Update: Monday, April 12th – Friday, April 16th

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School News

This week in science class students finished their unit on electricity and circuits: after vacation, we’ll start chemistry! In humanities we studied the aftermath of WWII and started studying the cold war. Today we watched Hidden Figures, and after vacation students will give their Eastern Bloc leader presentations. (Additionally, Effie and Mac will give a special presentation about the Space Race, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the Berlin Wall!)

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Weekly Update: Monday, April 12th – Friday, April 16th2021-05-27T13:18:32+00:00
9 04, 2021

[Weekly Update] Monday, April 5th – Friday, April 9th, 2021

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School News

We had a great first week back at school! On Monday in science class, students experimented with wires, batteries, and lightbulbs to learn about circuits. In humanities class we studied American home front and Native American involvement in World War II. Students are finishing up their Holocaust reading response essays and have started reading our new book, A Kid’s Guide to America’s Bill of Rights by Kathleen Krull.
Friday morning we …

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[Weekly Update] Monday, April 5th – Friday, April 9th, 20212021-05-27T13:21:11+00:00
31 03, 2021

Weekly Update: Monday, March 29th – Friday, April 2nd, 2021

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School News

This week students had Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday off so the teachers could prepare for our transition back to fully in-person learning. On Thursday, April 1st had in-person school: during the day we reviewed in-person school rules and expectations, as well as safety precautions, such as fire drills, lock down drills, and covid safety guidelines. On Friday, April 2nd we started a big timeline project, set up the outdoor tent and tables for the spring, and enjoyed …

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Weekly Update: Monday, March 29th – Friday, April 2nd, 20212021-05-27T13:22:08+00:00
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