The art and science of imagination

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

Spring Chicks!

This week the third graders welcomed six baby chicks to the world!  The children helped incubate them, and eagerly anticipated their arrival, while learning about their development every step of the way. Helping eggs to hatch and then taking care of the chicks as they grow touches on

3rd Grade Play: “The Child of the Nile”

Last week the third graders presented their play for this year—”The Child of the Nile,” by David Blair.  It’s the story of Moses from Hebrew Scriptures. During this year they have spent a great deal of time exploring Hebrew legends and learning about the Israelites a

Wonder Garden—First Hike!

Our littlest ones went on their first hike this week!

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

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