Weekly Update: October 29th-November 2nd h 2018

News
We had a great Halloweek this year. Check out this photo album on Facebook to see pictures of some of the great costumes that appeared at school this week. Unfortunately the kids mostly didn’t want to be photographed in their onesies, so that particular style is sadly underrepresented in the album. 🙂
Our first health class last week with Whole Children‘s Brian Melanson was great. I think the kids all felt really comfortable with him and we’re all looking forward to tomorrow’s class.
Health Class with Brian
In Humanities we last week we did a little Weetamoo and timeline review and then carved pumpkins. This coming biweekly we’ll be digging into the Americas during the 1500s and what led to the events of Nathaniel Philbrick’s The Mayflower, which we’ll start reading after November break. Students have finished reading Weetamoo and are about to start Witch Child by Celia Reese.
In science this week students started working on flip books showing the movement of tectonic plates from Pangaea to the present, and will continue to work on them next week. In addition to tracking the rock we now know as Gill, Ma through the ages, students have also been diligently recording air and water temperatures, the time of sunrise and sunset, and (hopefully) the moon!
Looking Ahead 
  • Friday, November 9th: Emily Ailing will be treating us to “an afternoon of Latin/linguistics fun!”
  • Monday, November 12th: No School – Veteran’s Day Observed
  • Tuesday, November 13th: Open House 6pm-7:30pm 
  • Monday, November 19th-Friday, November 23rd: November Break
  • Friday, November 30th: Afternoon field trip to the Beneski Museum of Natural History at Amherst College
Open House
Open Houses are an opportunity for current students to hang out after school hours, for parents to mingle with each other and check-in with us, a chance for alumni to come back to visit, and time for prospective students visit and learn about the school. Check out (and RSVP to!) our event on Facebook and please help spread the word! Thank you!
Support Four Winds School
Like us on Facebook and Instagram!  Click here to donate.

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.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *