Weekly Update: November 5th – 9th 2018

School News
We had the pleasure of having parent Emily Ailing come to school for our ‘field trip’ this Friday! She worked with the kids on some cool things about Latin and the development of Indo-European languages. Thanks Emily! We love having parents, grandparents, and community members come in to work with the kids. These experiences not only enrich our curriculum but also strengthen the bonds of our wonderful community. If you’re interested in doing any educational activities with our students, let us know!
Emily teaches the kids linguistics!
Speaking of visitors, we had another great health class with Whole Children‘s Brian Melanson on Monday, further exploring the nuance of boundaries and consent. We won’t be seeing Brian for a little while due to Veteran’s Day and November break, but we can’t wait to resume health classes with him later this month! 
 
Health class with Brian
For science class, students should still be completing their moon journals at home. They’ve been working on their morning and afternoon air and water temperature graph as well as their sunrise and sunset graph at school. In humanities we’re about to wrap up 1500s Americas and start Nathaniel Philbrick’s abridged-for-kids version of his New York Times Best Seller, The MayflowerDuring academic work time, most students have finished their essays on Weetamoo: Heart of the Pocassets by Patricia Clark Smith and have started reading Witch Child by Celia Rees. 
Upcoming Dates
  • No School (Veteran’s Day Observed)Monday, November 12th. See you Tuesday!
  • Open House: This Tuesday (11/13) from 6 to 7:30pm
See our Facebook event for more details.
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Author: becca

Becca earned her bachelor’s degree in music education from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2014 and taught in the public school system before coming to Four Winds in 2015. At Four Winds, Becca helps students with academic work during the morning work period, and leads humanities discussions in the afternoons. She manages the school’s Facebook as well as this website, and also runs the summer writing and art camp.

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