The art and science of imagination

Kindergarten Graduations 2016

Thursday, June 2nd was Kindergarten Graduation in our Sunflower Garden and Apple Blossom Garden Classes. Congratulations to our seven “Mighty Oaks” who have crossed the bridge and left our early childhood program and will be welcomed into first grade at our Rose Ceremony i

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

Early Childhood Field Trip

On March 21, the Early Childhood classes embarked on a field trip to Spring Valley Nature Center in Schaumburg. The children enjoyed feeding cows,  feeding chickens, petting horses, climbing trees, learning about farm life, tapping maple trees for sap, and taking in the great outdoors

Wonder Garden—First Hike!

Our littlest ones went on their first hike this week!

Monkeying Around in Early Childhood

Monkeying Around in Early Childhood Children enjoy the challenge of working their way across the monkey bars that Mr. Haller built for our play yard. This is a wonderful hand-eye coordination and strengthening activity for children.

Hike day in Early childhood!

Hike day in Early Childhood! Running and rolling down hills and tossing our wishing sticks into the fire. We each toss a small stick into the fire and make a wish or send off a prayer.

VIDEO: Early Childhood: Enjoying Winter Recess

Early Childhood: Enjoying Winter Recess Joy abounds in this video clip from late January. Climbing, sliding, chipping away at the ice with shovel and hammer, running, hiding, and simply having a good time! A little snippet from early childhood winter playtime outside at Da Vinci Waldo

Early Childhood Moment

Early Childhood Moment Big fourth graders helped some young ones in our kindergarten tie “butterfly bows”.

Early Childhood Moment

Early Childhood Moment Early childhood to students played (acted out) the story of “Grandfather New Year and His Four Children.” Here are the Seasons’ Four!

Early Childhood Moment

Early Childhood Moment Imagination in Action Free and imaginative play in one of our early childhood classrooms. A whole group of children playing together with a unified focus and goal of creating a bus!