The art and science of imagination

4th & 5th Grades—North American Geography

Our 4th and 5th graders recently completed in-depth state reports as part of their North American Geography block. Much more than a simple report, this was a multi-layered learning experience that included the use of research to write a paper, learning how to grid and draw maps, use o

Inside the Classroom 5/1

Be a fly on the wall through these captured moments inside a Waldorf classroom. 7th Grade Poetry, “The Poachers’ Victims” In the past man feared what was once called a predator. Now predator fears prey. Pink is a despicable color, White is what makes them rich. 12,00

4th & 5th Grades present “The Epic of Gilgamesh”

This year’s 4th and 5th grade play is based on an ancient Mesopotamian poem, widely regarded as being the first story ever written down. It is a story about a man who was born of Shamash, the Sun God, and the beautiful princess of the cruel king of Uruk. After this king attempts

¡Una Fiesta FUNdraiser Exitosa!

¡Una Fiesta FUNdraiser Exitosa! (A Successful Fiesta FUNdraiser!) Thanks to the generous contributions and efforts of this dedicated community, the DVWS Raffle and ¡Fiesta FUNdraiser! netted over $40,000 in profit for our school! THANK YOU ALL for selling those raffle tickets and comi

3rd Grade Introduction to Violins

The 3rd grade is off to a great start with their violin block! In Waldorf Schools, we first bring the music from our own body through the voice. As we move up into the grades, the musical experience moves further through our breath as we play our first instrument—the flute. From here,

6th/7th/8th Grades’ Play: “The Velveteen Rabbit”

Class plays in the Waldorf school serve many purposes. Through our annual class plays, beginning in first grade, we build many skills. In the lower grades we recite our plays mostly in unison and through a deep sense of meter. This process of learning is proven to create myelin—a nece

4th & 5th Grades: FIELD Trip!

Our fourth and fifth grade class enjoyed a visit to the Field Museum in Chicago on Monday, February 29th. Relaxing on a dinosaur’s thigh bone!  

6th, 7th & 8th Grade Woodworking

Our 6th, 7th and 8th Graders have gathered wood for their woodworking projects and are beginning to saw and shape the pieces. Students chose their pieces of wood with their projects in mind, and are learning to identify natural elements in the wood that can add to the aesthetic of the

Spring Chicks!

This week the third graders welcomed six baby chicks to the world!  The children helped incubate them, and eagerly anticipated their arrival, while learning about their development every step of the way. Helping eggs to hatch and then taking care of the chicks as they grow touches on

Wonder Garden—First Hike!

Our littlest ones went on their first hike this week!