Monday, December 16, 2013

Hello Four Winds Volunteers
This is a very busy time of year to fit Four Winds into our crazy schedules.  
We have had very cold weather = playground closed = Indoor Recess!!!
This is a great opportunity to present Four Winds during indoor recess.
If you find yourself with an extra hour in your day, give your child's teacher a call.
Blessings for a happy and safe holiday season.

Sunday, November 24, 2013


Calling all Four Winds Volunteers:
The skulls unit is ready.
Be advised there is no food on the cart, so if you are interested in using pretzels or carrots sticks for the 'how teeth work segment', you will need to bring in your own snacks.

***Please make sure to check in with the teacher for food allergies in the classroom.***

Four Winds can be a great indoor recess activity!!
Sometimes the wintery weather keeps classes indoors for recess,   perhaps make arrangements with the teacher to be 
"on call" for Four Winds.
The Bees Unit will be disappearing December 5th.  If you have yet to present, it's not too late :)
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday and safe travels!!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Next Four Winds Training

830-1030 am.
looking forward to seeing you there.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Training Workshop - Tuesday, October 8th

Tremendous Trees

Training held at SATEC



Four Winds Training Workshops



 Tuesdays 8:30-10:30 at SATEC 

September 10th -  The Buzz on Bees
When you watch bees flying from flower to flower gathering nectar and honey, you can see what it means to be "busy as a bee." Honeybees have a complex social structure that is fascinating to study. We'll look at the anatomy of bees, study their honeycombs, and discover the different roles within the hive. And of course, we'll enjoy a sweet snack, thanks to the hard work of the honeybee.

October 8th - Tremendous Trees
Most of us have a favorite tree, one we watch change through the seasons and grow through the years. But what makes a tree a tree? We'll look at the different parts of a tree and how these work together to produce energy for growth, move water from root to twig, make new rings of wood. If you could interview your favorite tree, what questions would you ask it? 

November 12th - Skulls and Diet
What can we tell about an animal by looking at its teeth, the structure of its skull, the shape and size of its eyes? Skulls tell us a great deal about the habits of an animal. We'll look at a variety of skulls to compare herbivore and carnivore adaptations, thinking about what the shape and structure tell us about the animal itself.

January 14th - Bird's Bodies
Bird's bodies come in a gazillion shapes, sizes and colors. Each bird species is adapted to survive in its own particular environment. Looking at different birds and comparing their characteristics and behaviors gives us a wonderful opportunity to see how structure and function go hand in hand in the natural world.

March 18th - Calling all Owls
Imagine the challenge of finding a tiny mouse in the grass in the dark. Now imagine that if you don't find it, you'll be very, very hungry! As nocturnal predators, owls face some challenges in finding food and a mate. We'll look at some of the characteristics that help owls be successful. And we'll determine where on the food chain owls fit when we dissect a pellet to see what these nighttime hunters are eating.

Buzz on Bees Unit Ready!!!

Bee Unit Ready

There are bees (not alive) on the bee cart.  There are magnifying lenses for observation.  Please review the orange binder with all the bee info.  If you run out of bees (because the get dismantled), please let Heather Smith or Rachel Carr know in order to get more bees.