We’ve had an exciting few months filled with dancing and yoga-loving teaching artists, creative scientists, and math-inspired visual artists visiting our schools and giving our kids hands-on projects and real-world learning experiences. Enjoy a few of the highlights! ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Beye Art Start Teaching Artist LeKeya Shearrill led Ms. Schweigert’s second graders at Beye in […]
The 4th grade students took inspiration from distinctive skylines from across the world in the Architecture Adventure project.
Adult LEGO builders faced off in two challenges – build a car and build a landmark – and the competition was fierce (but friendly)!
Nearly 90 Oak Park area children joined us for Arboretum Adventures, our first ever BASE Camp on the Columbus Day holiday.
Oak Park Education Foundation is excited to introduce BASE Camp’s newest offering, Arboretum Adventures.
Watch the 12 Bar Blues — as interpreted by Mann 2nd graders in the classes of Ms. Beljung, Mr. Kaegi, Ms. Poteracki, and Ms. Weck.
The style was pioneered by Frank Lloyd Wright, but has since been adopted and adapted by others.
It’s common knowledge that kindergartners like to move. Asking them to sit still in a classroom for long stretches is a tall order. Enter Corey Nagel. As part of OPEF’s Art Start program, this dance and preschool instructor had Mann kindergartners moving. But not willy-nilly movement. Instead she subtly encouraged them to think about how […]