In humanities class we finally started reading The Mayflower by Nathaniel Philbrick. In science students started experimenting with the model watershed and should still be working on their moon journals at home at night.
In health last week students discussed gender stereotypes and biases with Whole Children‘s wonderful teacher, Brian Melanson. We only have three classes left with him this whole school year! We continued the conversation on Tuesday in skills workshop last week we had a really good conversation about gender identity. On Friday the kids did a great job on our volunteer trip in which we helped clean up the Literacy Project in Greenfield! We feel lucky to have such a great group of kids who can have really mature conversations and do good in the community.
- Afternoon field trip on Friday, December 14th: Beneski Museum of Natural History at Amherst College
- December Break: Monday, November 24th – Friday, January 4th
- Next Open House: Wednesday, February 13th from 6 to 7:30pm
Winter “field trip” days
Due to possible cancellations or poor driving conditions, it becomes difficult to schedule our field trips every other Friday in the winter. Therefore for the winter months we watch videos relating to our curriculum on the first Friday of every biweekly. Some movies we’re going to watch this winter include “American Experience” – We Shall Remain: After The Mayflower and a few episodes of Neil DeGrasse Tyson’s Cosmos. Our regular Friday field trips will resume in the spring!