The art and science of imagination

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

4th & 5th Grades: FIELD Trip!

Our fourth and fifth grade class enjoyed a visit to the Field Museum in Chicago on Monday, February 29th. Relaxing on a dinosaur’s thigh bone!  

3rd Grade Holi Celebration

Holi is a spring festival in India and Nepal, also known as the festival of colors. The third graders celebrated on Thursday, March 24th, using special, non-toxic paint to creatively paint themselves, as per tradition. Fun was had by all!  

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

3rd Grade Smoothie-and-Granola Fundraiser

This past Friday, the third grade held a Smoothie-and-Granola Fundraiser. The class is currently in a measurement block—with a focus on time, size, weight and amount. As both cooking and farming are also a major part of the third grade curriculum, the class decided to raise funds for

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!