The art and science of imagination

In the Classroom 10/21/2016

Hike Day Hike Day in Sunflower Garden. Wonder Garden Glimpses Miss Kelly providing a bit of TLC to start the day—soul food! 1st & 2nd Grades: Extra Lesson Extra Lesson brings “Wool Winding” to first and second graders. This exercise develops both a sense of left and ri

In The Classroom, 10/7/2016

Early Childhood: Apple Picking and Dragon Fire Early childhood families went to Royal Oaks Apple Orchard on Monday, October 4. A good time was had by all and many apples were picked. Many apples were also eaten! On Tuesday, early childhood had a bonfire that was referred to as “

In The Classroom 10/2/2016

Early Childhood Our early childhood children are enjoying the time we all share together on the playground in the morning and afternoon.  Visit our blog to view larger images. 1st Grade: Fairy Tales   First graders hard at work with images from fairy tales. From these stories a living

In the Classroom 9/18/2016

1st and 2nd Grades: Cooking Class The first and second graders enjoyed cooking class this week, making use of our new “teaching island” outside the kitchen. They loved preparing their birthday celebration meal, which consisted of lemon-herb bread and homemade ice cream! 2n

Graduation 2016

Graduation 2016 Friday, June 3rd, we gathered together to say goodbye and good luck to Grace, Sadie, and Iris.  The day was beautiful—warm and sunny—setting just the right mood for our celebration. Mrs. Julian, Mrs. Dudeck, Mrs. English and Mrs. Paulsen spoke from the heart, recountin

Eleanor of Aquitaine, by Iris

Eleanor of Aquitaine, by Iris During today’s ceremony, our graduating 8th Graders each treated us to a special project they worked on just for this occasion.  Please enjoy Iris’s clay sculpture of Eleanor of Aquitaine and the accompanying history of this strong woman of the Midd

Our Class Trip, by Sadie

Our Class Trip, by Sadie During today’s ceremony, our graduating 8th Graders each treated us to a special project they worked on just for this occasion.  Please enjoy Sadie’s story of the 6th, 7th and 8th Grades recent class trip (and the beautiful artwork she created to a

In the Classroom—May 30, 2016

Old Stomping Grounds Last week the 1st, 2nd & 3rd graders went for a “hike” to their old stomping grounds from kindergarten. Newer students heard the stories from those who had build forts and hideouts in these woods. A good time was had by all!   3rd Grade Crocheted Hats The

8th Grade Machine Sewing

The girls have worked hard to complete the dresses they will wear for graduation. The project began with a pattern and fabric selection field trip to Vogue Fabrics in Chicago. Steps along the way included sizing, measuring, cutting the pieces, assembly, lining, fitting, sewing it all

Michael Hedley Burton at DVWS

Storyteller, author, and playwright Michael Hedley Burton visited our school this past week and treated the children and faculty alike to his storytelling. Originally from New Zealand, he now makes his home in Sydney, Australia. Students from Early Childhood through eighth grade were