DVWS geography


All Grades – Glimpses from Beach & Nature Exploration Day

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…


In the Classroom 5/6/2017

Early Childhood: Kite Flying A sunny, windy May day is perfect for flying a kite with the early childhood children! 1st Grade: Spring Spring is in the air, and in the first grade painting lesson of a blossom, and on the chalkboard for their enjoyment. 1st & 2nd Grades: Arithmetic…


In the Classroom 4/29/2017

In the Classroom 4/29/2017

Please enjoy this glimpse into what our students have been learning and doing this week! Early Childhood: Worms & Millipedes The natural concentration of a child focused on nature. A child-created habitat for millipedes, and another for worms. 1st Grade: Scarves The first graders completed their knitted scarves this week…


7th gade 8th grade African Geography

7th & 8th Grades: African Geography

7th & 8th Grades: African Geography As part of our African geography block, each student in the seventh and eighth grade class was assigned a country in Africa to research and present a main lesson on. This included a review of the presentation given the day before, a presentation of…


In the Classroom, 3/10/2017

Early Childhood King Winter has left his throne on the nature table. He is making his slow exit out of Early Childhood rooms, each day progressing to a new place. Early Childhood: Hike Day On Monday our Apple Blossom Garden class took a walk to the magical woods. They had…


4th Grade Norse Mythology

The flip side of the chalkboard drawings you saw here last week, these were rendered by our fourth graders, re-created from the teacher’s chalkboard drawings. The images came first to the children through storytelling. The children listened as their teacher brought a lesson through story, taking it into their imaginations, creating…