The art and science of imagination

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.

3rd Grade: Mats & Hats

3rd Grade: Mats & Hats Our third graders are on their way with their crocheted hats in Handwork class with Mrs. Griffith! They first completed little round mats as practice for stitches and movements they will need for the larger upcoming projects.

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

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

2nd Grade: Form Drawing

2nd Grade: Form Drawing A precursor to cursive writing. Practicing forms in many different ways helps create a feeling for the form. The children walked it in the room, drew it on the board, traced it with their fingers, and shaped it with stones. Then they tried writing.

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

3rd Grade Lyre Lessons

3rd Grade Lyre Lessons Third graders enjoying the beautiful sounds of the lyre.

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

Building Brooding Boxes for the Bees

Upper Grades Farm & Garden Class—Building Brooding Boxes for the Bees The 4th and 5th grade class and the 6th, 7th and 8th grade class have been building brood boxes for the bees. Next week we will continue doing this in Farm & Garden class until we have built the full beehive

3rd Grade Color Studies

3rd Grade Color Studies Third grade is in the midst of various color studies. We have done a few of these—working to balance and blend colors, making them even and vibrant. We spend a great deal of time in third grade doing practical projects and using our thinking (for when engaging