The art and science of imagination

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

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

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

Annual Music Recitals—Thursday, March 3rd

All are invited to the student music recitals on Thursday, March 3rd, at 7:00 p.m. at the Wauconda Area Library! Come one, come all to the Wauconda Area Library and hear the beautiful music presented by the students in 4th through 8th grades. From the 4th grade on, our orchestra stude

6th, 7th & 8th Grade Magazine

6th, 7th & 8th Grade Magazine The sixth, seventh, and eighth graders have been hard at work over the past few weeks creating a school magazine. With the help of Mrs. Fiskum and her journalistic prowess, the students were able to write, caption, illustrate, and format a wonderful n

6th, 7th & 8th Grades: Sculpture & Clay Modeling

6th, 7th & 8th Grades: Sculpture & Clay Modeling Half-size heads Using terra cotta clay, students in 6th, 7th and 8th grades created half-size heads modeled after their own noggins. This one is Ben Hurt-Haller’s. You might not recognize the child in the end result, but t