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In the Classroom 3/3/2017

Early Childhood In the Wonder Garden, free play is flowing, with many water themes like “the deep ocean” and  “super-heroes at the water park.” 1st Grade: Handwork Students are moving along on their scarf knitting. 1st & 2nd Grades: Painting A painting of Anansi the spider from the first and second grades. 2nd Grade: Beeswax…


In the Classroom 2/5/2017

Da Vinci Waldorf Service Learning As our pilot program for service learning continues, students are engaging in some wonderful community activities. As part of our service learning curriculum, the seventh and eighth grade class is developing a relationship with the residents of Liberty Arms Independent Living Center in Wauconda. Last…


In the Classroom 1/20/2017

EC: Finger Knitting Our “Mighty Oaks” in the early childhood program working on finger knitting. Making treasures! EC: Beeswax Modeling Little hands in the early childhood program making beeswax stars and snowflakes for King Winter! 1st Grade: Color Study Color stories about the interplay and character of each color. In this…


In the Classroom 1/13/2017

Snow Mountain Apple Blossom Garden enjoyed snow mountain and the snowy path adjacent to our school before break. Father Winter’s and Brother Wind’s chill in the air did not stop the mountain goats and penguins in our class from enjoying outdoor play! 1st & 2nd Grades First graders are learning…


Santa Lucia 12/13/2016

Our Santa Lucia celebration was Tuesday, December 13th. As is our tradition, the oldest girl at Da Vinci Waldorf School led the procession. Santa Lucia was an Italian saint from the island of Sicily. She is the complement to St. Nicholas during this time of Advent, representing Divine Love. She…


In the Classroom 12/9/2016

First Snow Students enjoyed playing in our very first snow of the year! Early childhood students built a snowman (and one of them was caught sampling the snowman’s nose!) Grades children enjoyed a massive snowball fight. Waldorf children enjoy outdoor play in all seasons, and love every minute of it!…


In the Classroom 11/11/2016

Recess Fun A spontaneous mixed-age game of jumping from stump to stump around the fire ring during recess! Wonder Garden Wonder Garden children finishing up their lanterns for the upcoming lantern walk. Apple Blossom Garden Shown here, the little ones are finger knitting the string handles that will hold their…


5th & 6th Grades: Starved Rock State Park

5th & 6th Grades: Starved Rock State Park The fifth and sixth graders enjoyed a trip to Starved Rock State Park near Oglesby, Illinois this week, enriching their study of geology with real-world exploration. They enjoyed hiking French Canyon and Tonty Canyon (especially the waterfall.) They also toured the Illinois…