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11 Feb 2022

Biweekly Update: February 11th, 2022

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This week in humanities class we prepared to write Research Paper 3: Black History Month and discussed the selected readings from our Latin textbook, Ecce Romani. Students researched and presented their findings about their civilization’s economies, and next week we’ll be discussing labor and social classes. In science class, students continued their study of different body systems (this week they focused on the cardiovascular system), and in health class, Brian …

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Biweekly Update: February 11th, 20222022-03-10T19:21:30-05:00
28 Jan 2022

Biweekly Update 1/28/22

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In humanities class we wrapped up our unit on monumental architecture and started to study government. Next week, students will research the government systems of their ancient civilizations before we move on to economics and social classes. In science, students started their anatomy unit and built our school skeleton, Germey! In Mathtivity today students did a ‘communicating about math’ activity, and in Skills Workshop they are currently doing individual reflections using the Subject of Self curriculum. …

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Biweekly Update 1/28/222022-03-10T19:21:30-05:00
14 Jan 2022

Biweekly Update: January 14th, 2022

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This week at Four Winds we enjoyed a sense of normalcy, with all teachers in attendance and almost all of our students. In Humanities class students chose and have started researching the Ancient Civilizations they’ll be studying for the rest of the year, and in Science class students have started studying in Anatomy and Physiology. In addition to their regular studies in math, Latin, geography, and vocabulary, students are working on …

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Biweekly Update: January 14th, 20222022-03-10T19:21:30-05:00
17 Dec 2021

Biweekly Update December 17th, 2021

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This week in Humanities class we wrapped up our semester-long prehistory unit! When we come back from the break, students will choose the ancient civilization that they will each be studying for the rest of the school year. In science, students wrapped up their genetics unit, and will be starting anatomy on Tuesdays in January. On Thursday afternoons through February 10th, Brian Melanson from Whole Children/Milestones will be leading our annual health class! He says, “This year in …

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Biweekly Update December 17th, 20212022-03-10T19:21:30-05:00
3 Dec 2021

Biweekly Update: December 3rd, 2021

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This week at school students started reading Sun Horse Moon Horse by Kathleen Fiddler and began writing their second research paper of the school year. In Humanities class, we’ve wrapped up our agriculture unit and are preparing for group projects about ancient villages, city-states, nations, and empires. In science class, students are finishing their unit on cells by making cell models out of clay and a stop motion/claymation about mitosis. Today in Mathtivity students learned about balance, in Skills …

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Biweekly Update: December 3rd, 20212022-03-10T19:21:30-05:00
12 Nov 2021

Biweekly Update: November 12th, 2021

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This week in Humanities class we began discussing agriculture. Next week we’ll discuss the history of humanity in North America (including ancient North American agricultural techniques such as “slash and burn” or “the three sisters”). We’ll also discuss the popular Thanksgiving myth vs. what actually happened. In science, students kicked off their cell unit by completing a scavenger hunt to find pieces of cells, which were then assembled in a cell puzzle. Next week, they’ll move …

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Biweekly Update: November 12th, 20212022-03-10T19:21:30-05:00
6 Nov 2021

Weekly Update: Monday, Nov. 1st – Friday, Nov. 5th, 2021

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This week in humanities class we wrapped up our discussions about hunter-gatherers and the end of the last ice age, and began our unit on agriculture. In science class, students have finished their unit on evolution and will begin to study cells next week. Pictured, students enjoy the fall weather by playing “fishy fishy cross my ocean”.

Weekly Update: Monday, Nov. 1st – Friday, Nov. 5th, 20212022-03-10T19:21:30-05:00
29 Oct 2021

Weekly Update: Monday, Oct. 25 – Friday, Oct. 27, 2021

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This week at Four Winds School was Halloweek! We had a cozy, rainy day in pajamas on Monday and saw some crazy outfits on Tuesday. Students enjoyed a day off on Wednesday while teachers had professional development workshops in the areas of suicide prevention and CPR. On Thursday some kids dressed up as each other, and in science class students continued their taxonomy mini posters.
Today we have …

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Weekly Update: Monday, Oct. 25 – Friday, Oct. 27, 20212022-03-10T19:21:30-05:00
22 Oct 2021

Weekly Update: Monday 10/18 – Friday 10/22, 2021

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This week in humanities class we studied Hunter-Gatherers and Prehistoric music and art. (Pictured below, students make “cave paintings” using actual pigments made from rocks near actual cave-painting sites!) In science class students started working on taxonomy mini-posters as a continuation of their study of evolution. On Friday, Becca offered an extra essay workshop to help some students get caught up on their essays before the end of the biweekly: it was so effective that we may …

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Weekly Update: Monday 10/18 – Friday 10/22, 20212022-03-10T19:21:30-05:00
15 Oct 2021

Weekly Update: Monday, Oct. 11th – Friday, Oct. 15th, 2021

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This week, students started reading The Boy With the Bronze Axe by Kathleen Fiddler and began writing Reading Response 1: The Magician’s Nephew by C.S. Lewis. In science, students extracted DNA from strawberries and discussed the requirements of life (and if viruses fulfill those requirements or not).
Today in Mathtivity, students asked and worked to answer the question, “How do we know how old things are?” (Pictured, Althea and the students discuss the ages …

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Weekly Update: Monday, Oct. 11th – Friday, Oct. 15th, 20212022-03-10T19:21:31-05:00
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