Weekly Update: December 16th-20th, 2019
We made it through the last week of school before break! In science, students learned about trash and recycling, and in humanities class we started transitioning form learning about the industrial revolution to our upcoming unit on slavery by learning about the cotton gin.
Students sort compost and recycling out of the school’s trash!
The advent of the cotton gin and its effect on the northern textile industry
On Thursday, we had our 2nd annual (student organized) holiday party at lunch time. It’s cool to watch student-initiated projects come to fruition, especially in a way that brings the community together!
Upcoming Dates and Events
Starting on the Monday after vacation, we’ll be doing a weekly textile workshop at project time with local artist, fellow educator
, and Four Winds board member Anna Logowitz. Anna will cover topics that align with our humanities and science curricula, including the history of textiles and concepts about upcycling and creative reuse. She will then help the kids learn how to use old fabrics to make new seat covers for our very threadbare chairs, culminating in a grand reupholstering project that results in beautiful new seats!
Here’s where you come in: we need fabric! We’re hoping that (after the holidays) every family can look through their old and used clothes and fabrics to see if anything can be donated to this project. In particular, things that are too tattered and stained to donate to a charity or clothing drive would be great for this project, but we’ll take anything. If we end up having a surplus of clothing at the end, we’ll donate it to a local survival center on behalf of the school. Please let us know if you have any questions about this educational and productive project!
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