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Da Vinci Waldorf School Music Festival

DVWS Music Festival, May 1st, 2016 Video: Our 6th, 7th & 8th Graders Perform “Thuma Mina” As the teacher of music at Da Vinci Waldorf School, I am always intrigued to see what the work of our classes together will become. As I often say at class meetings, we are not so

Recap & Photos: Spring Grades Assembly

We came together as a community on Thursday to watch the grade school children as they presented bits and pieces of all they are learning in school. The first and second graders presented a poem on the treasures of the sea, while demonstrating their eurythmy skills. The third graders

1st, 2nd & 3rd Grades: Maple Tree Tapping, Sap Boiling & Syrup Making!

1st, 2nd & 3rd Grades: Maple Tree Tapping, Sap Boiling & Syrup Making! Grades 1, 2 and 3 has a wonderful time last Friday learning about the tapping of maple trees and the process of making maple syrup at the Spring Valley Nature Center in Schaumburg. They were able to watch t

1st & 2nd Grade Play: “Mother Earth and Father Sun”

1st & 2nd Grade Play: “Mother Earth and Father Sun” The first and second grade play “Mother Earth and Father Sun” was well-received last Friday. The students did their very best dramatic presentation of this story of the seasons, complete with fairies, grea

1st and 2nd Grades—Watercolor Painting

1st and 2nd Grades—Watercolor Painting All grades in Waldorf schools paint with “wet on wet” watercolor. In the early grades it begins as an experience of color. Painting in this way enhances the feeling life, along with other attributes, such as spatial orientation and pa

Recap: Winter Grades Assembly

Winter Grades Assembly Thank you to all the parents who attended, and especially to the students who shared their work, talents, and energies with us at the Winter Grades Assembly last week. It was a delight to see the students share their drama, songs, movements, and verses. The 4th

Winter Grades Assembly, January 28th

Please join the grade school children and faculty for presentations from each grade school class, and stay for social time afterward. Though entertaining, the purpose of the assembly is to give you a glimpse into the unique ways students learn in Waldorf classrooms. It also serves to

Our Christmas Pageant

We had our annual Christmas pageant on Friday, and it was such a beautiful, reverent, and special experience. Throughout the seasons there are festivals of many kinds that are traditionally taken up in Waldorf schools. During this darkest time of year people of all faiths ceremoniousl

Advent Garden

Our Advent Garden, a special experience for preschool through third grade, was held Monday, December 14th. Advent, a time of waiting and becoming, is perhaps the favorite and most precious time of year for children. There is much warmth, anticipation, and loving preparation for the ho

St. Nicholas Day

St. Nicholas Day Celebrated in-school on Friday, December 4th On Friday, St. Nicholas and his sidekick, Ruprecht, visited children in preschool through third grade. The children learned the story of St. Nicholas prior to his arrival. St. Nicholas of Patara was a third century Bishop o