Tag Archives: 2nd Grade

In the Da Vinci Waldorf classroom: End of a great year!

Summer is drawing us outside into its splendor. The last weeks of school have been filled with many adventures and final curriculum blocks. The May Faire was a wonderful celebration of community life and the glory of color, song, and dance. The year culminated with a kindergarten ceremony sending our young ones out of the […]

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The Best School: a student’s perspective

WBEZ radio in Chicago wondered what a “high quality education” means to students themselves. They asked asked students to: Imagine the best school in the world. Describe what it would be like. How does that compare with the school you go to or went to? Da Vinci Waldorf (formerly Water’s Edge Waldorf) alum Olivia Love-Hatlestad […]

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In the classroom 2-3-14

Early Childhood     The circle time in early childhood is a winter movement adventure (see photos above) where we go on a journey “O’er mountain high and bridges low…ever onward we must go!” The children walk across a balance beam “bridge” over an icy river below. We move from fine motor activities to gross […]

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In The Classroom 11-13-13

Dear Parents, This time of year brings an opportunity for deepening in learning. Routine and rhythm have been established in the classrooms creating a calm and order that can allow class work to flourish.  A new level of interest is active both in students and teachers. We can see this in the activity of small […]

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Picture of The Week: Student Work

Below are images of just a few of the wonderful pieces the 2nd & 3rd graders have done of different “dwellings”.  The detail that some of the children went into with their work was terrific!  As always, click on the image to view it in a larger version.

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Class Update: 2nd & 3rd Grades

The 2nd and 3rd grade have been experiencing busy, creative days. We have just wrapped up our shelter block, and the students have created together two class projects, an igluviak house of snow, and an Earth Lodge. Their independent shelter projects are due after returning from Memorial Day. Each child will choose to build one […]

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