Becca Lipton

About 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.

December 2018

Weekly Update: December 10th-14th, 2018

2018-12-28T00:48:38+00:00

School News

In humanities class we finished Chapter 2 of The Mayflower and did some timeline review. We explored this awesome resource showing territories and language groups of Indigenous/Native People in the Americas (and Australia). Next week we will be doing some cool map and timeline activities, as well as reading Chapter 3. Many students have finished their papers comparing the sea voyage described Celia Rees’ Witch Child to the voyage the pilgrims made on the Mayflower, and most students have started reading Joseph …

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Weekly Update: December 10th-14th, 20182018-12-28T00:48:38+00:00

Weekly Update: December 3rd-7th, 2018

2018-12-09T16:23:45+00:00
School News
Most students will be finishing Joseph Bruchac’s Winter People by the end of next biweekly. In humanities class we finished Chapter 1 of The Mayflower by Nathaniel Philbrick. In science students are continuing to study Eloise’s land form/watershed model and should still be working on their moon journals at home at night (we know, it’s been so cloudy!).

Health Class with Brian

In health last week students finished discussing gender stereotypes and biases with 

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Weekly Update: December 3rd-7th, 20182018-12-09T16:23:45+00:00

Weekly Update: November 26th – November 30th, 2018

2018-12-03T01:51:54+00:00
School News
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 …

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Weekly Update: November 26th – November 30th, 20182018-12-03T01:51:54+00:00

November 2018

Upcoming Week!

2018-11-24T18:32:41+00:00
This Week Upcoming
There is no news this week since we didn’t have school, but here’s a glance at what’s coming up next: Monday we resume health classes with Whole Children‘s Brian Melanson. We will also hopefully finish up the work from biweekly 5, which we didn’t get to finish before the snow day and break. Tuesday and Thursday will be humanities class, in which we are finally …

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Upcoming Week!2018-11-24T18:32:41+00:00

Weekly Update: November 12th-16th 2018

2018-11-17T20:05:24+00:00
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Weekly Update: November 12th-16th 20182018-11-17T20:05:24+00:00

Weekly Update: November 5th – 9th 2018

2018-11-11T16:26:47+00:00
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, …

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Weekly Update: November 5th – 9th 20182018-11-11T16:26:47+00:00

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

2018-11-05T01:04:11+00:00
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 …

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Weekly Update: October 29th-November 2nd h 20182018-11-05T01:04:11+00:00

October 2018

Weekly Update: October 22nd-26th 2018

2018-10-27T21:14:28+00:00
News 
Filming of Franny the Pumpkin, the play written and directed entirely by students, is underway at Four Winds School. The project is entirely student run from rehearsals to costumes to filming! Keep an eye out this week for a sneak peak of the trailer on our Facebook page!

Filming “Franny the Pumpkin”

In other news, we had a great time visiting the Pequot Museum yesterday! Check out our video …

Weekly Update: October 22nd-26th 20182018-10-27T21:14:28+00:00

Weekly Update: October 15th – 19th 2018

2018-10-21T11:45:10+00:00
News
In Humanities students are studying the book Weetamoo: Heart of the PocassetsWe’ve discussed primary sources vs. secondary sources, and are working on distinguishing fact from fiction while reading historical fiction novels. Students are also working on their first research paper and will be learning how to format Works Cited pages tomorrow afternoon.
We had a great time at the UMass Multibands pops concert on Friday. Check Facebook for an album of the trip later this week!
Support Four Winds

This wonderful parachute …

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Weekly Update: October 15th – 19th 20182018-10-21T11:45:10+00:00

October 8th-12th 2018

2018-10-14T16:56:20+00:00
School News

The Columbus Day mock trial went extremely well! On Monday the students worked in small groups to prepare their parts as defendants, witnesses and lawyers, and on Tuesday afternoon we transformed the classroom into a court room for our proceedings. Afterwards, the students switched to the role of jurors for the deliberation process. Who did they decide was to blame for the enslavement and genocide of the Taino people? The students have voted and the results are in: Christopher …

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October 8th-12th 20182018-10-14T16:56:20+00:00