Last week in humanities students started their group presentation projects on industrial growth. The four groups are covering the topics of textiles, machines and engines, workers rights, and iron. Next week they will start their research papers on their topics and give their presentations in the form of a poster or Google Slides presentation.
In science, David Boles came back to visit to debrief after the Green River Clean Up and to lead a short juggling workshop! Many students opted to bring their juggling balls home afterwards, so feel free to encourage them to keep practicing! See pics of the juggling workshop and more this week on our Facebook page!
Industrial Heritage Walking Trip, Friday 10/11 1:30-3:30: On Friday we will be walking into Turners Falls to meet with Al Shane from the Museum of our Industrial Heritage. After a discussion at the Great Falls Discovery Center, we’ll be heading down behind the old mill buildings near the canal to scavenge for old tools from the factory!
Walk-a-thon, Monday, October 14th, 1:30-5:30pm: After a half day of classes in the morning of October 14th, 2019, Four Winds School will be hosting our first ever Walk-a-thon fundraising event from 1:30 to 5:30pm. This event is a student-initiated fundraiser to help benefit Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, who are the descendants of the first Native Americans that the Pilgrims interacted with upon their arrival in the 1620s and were our topic of study in humanities class last year.
In addition to the fundraiser, this event is intended to be an alumni and family reunion day, in response to feedback that we should hold an open house type event on Indigenous People’s Day, as many people have the day off from school/work. Therefore, in addition to the walking and donating, there will be food, festivities, and, for the first time ever, Four Winds merchandise and swag for sale (the proceeds of which will benefit the school). Swag includes t-shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies, tote bags, travel mugs, and water bottles, as well as the haiku/nature photograph calendar that the kids made with local photographer Rachel Roy. Hope to see you all there!
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