The children in fourth grade have been enjoying the powerful images from the Norse Mythology. The story of the mighty Yggdrasil tree became an open road to the nine worlds, as it shared its wondrous beauty with us. We followed Loki to Jotunheim, met the guardian of the sacred well, watched the Norns spin the threads of destiny and laughed at Thor’s quick temper.
Fourth graders have worked hard during their Local Geography block on their penmanship and writing skills. They found delight in map making and hearing stories about Native Americans.
Engaging imagination in clay work and painting!
On Friday, September 8th, the students and teachers of Da Vinci’s grade school enjoyed Beach and Nature Exploration Day! They ventured to Adeline Jay Geo-Karis Illinois Beach State Park in Zion for a day filled with exploration and fun.
We are extremely grateful for the transportation by bus, which was made possible by a $1,000 biodiversity grant received from Illinois Department of Natural Resources, the Independence Tube Corporation, the Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Foundation, the D. F. and M. T. Grohne Family Foundation and the Illinois Conservation Foundation.
Students took time to explore the local terrain and learn about the land and wildlife of northern Illinois. They enjoyed a hike through forests and along the beach, observing their surroundings as they went. There was a scavenger hunt and a group lunch. The very cool weather prevented the planned swimming treat, but students were able to wade and splash in the water and had a great time in the natural surroundings.
Many thanks to our teachers for enabling such a special outing for our students, and thanks to Mrs. Kristine Fiskum for the excellent snapshots of the day!
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