The art and science of imagination

6th, 7th & 8th Grades—Class Trip to Ohiopyle State Park

The 6th, 7th, and 8th graders went on their class trip to Ohiopyle State Park in Pennsylvania last week. Class trips in Waldorf Schools are curricular in nature and begin in the 3rd grade, once the children are approaching the 9-year change. In the 3rd grade the class takes their firs

Minerology & Geology

6th and 7th graders studying and analyzing rocks from Illinois during their Mineralogy & Geology block.

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

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

The bees have arrived!

The 4th/5th grade class (left) and 6th/7th/8th grade class (right) tending the bees. They opened up the hive to find out if the queen was released from her traveling cage.

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

6th, 7th & 8th Grades: Light Catcher Window Hangings

6th, 7th & 8th Grades: Light Catcher Window Hangings The 6th, 7th and 8th graders are studying world geography in their main lesson block, and so Mrs. Ecklund explored that theme with the recent class art project. The students each created a light catcher window hanging with the g

RECAP:Music Recitals, 4th-8th Grades

RECAP:Music Recitals, 4th-8th Grades The students showed great delight in performing for their audience last Thursday night. All of the students performed with great presence, and the audience enjoyed the beautiful sounds!                

6th, 7th & 8th Grades: World Geography

6th, 7th & 8th Grades: World Geography The 6th, 7th and 8th graders are studying world geography through the lens of formation and processes of water, land, heat and air. We have explored how rivers, wind and rain have carved the landscape (canyon painting) and how forces of heat