School News

On Monday we continued our textile workshop series with Anna. They’ve finished covering the history of textiles and why it’s important to upcycle old fabrics, and next week will begin to make new seat covers for our chairs! On Tuesday we took a morning field trip to UMass Amherst to see “We Shall Overcomea celebration of African-American music and the civil rights activists who have been inspired and electrified by these songs.” Afterwards we let the kids run around Unity Park in Turners for a while, which was a fun treat.
Thursday brought another great health class with Brian from Whole Children. The kids finished their posters on the six elements of a healthy relationship (consent, boundaries, respect, trust, communication, support) and presented them to the class. They then discussed what makes a relationship unhealthy (they’re unsafe, uncomfortable, or don’t feel good). Next week we’re taking a break because Brian will be in Oregon, but the following week they will continue to work on identifying and labeling red flags in relationships, including a discussion on sexual violence (at an age appropriate level, without getting too in depth). 

Upcoming Dates and Events

  • Environmental Science Guest, Montserrat: Friday, February 7th

  • February Vacation: Monday, February 17th – Friday, February 21st
  • Environmental Science Guest, Iso: Friday, February 28th
Additionally, we’ll be having the upcycling/textiles workshops with Anna Logowitz on Mondays (instead of project time) through the end of February, and health class with Brian Melanson on Thursdays (instead of science class) through the beginning of March.

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