This month District 97 students have been hard at play and work, both of which mean they’ve been learning! Students in Ms. Schweigerts class at Beye Elementary School have been working with theater director LeKeya Shearrill to create a video that shares their knowledge about the life cycle of the butterfly. Students started out as […]
Around here, April showers don’t just bring flowers, they bring scientists! On April 3, Dr. Elizabeth Goodman visited Ms. Baker’s class at Beye. Dr. Goodman spoke with students about geology and passed around samples of different types of rocks, such as obsidian and basalt. She talked about how these rocks might have been used in […]
Thanks to Camille Wilson White, art from OPEF’s Art Start program is now hanging in the Oak Park Area Arts Council Hall Gallery at Village Hall. Artful Portraits (Brooks), Why Triangles? (Irving), Who Are the Peacemakers? (Lincoln) and Meditation, Yoga & Creative Practices (Beye) represent just the beginning of the wonderful and thoughtful work from […]
Teaching artist Jonathan Franklin worked with students in Ms. Louthan’s second grade class at Beye Elementary School on an Art Start project linking math concepts to art. Students learned the basics of fractals and Sierpinski Triangles to create landscapes, abstract designs and ‘pet’ cats & dogs! Who knew math could be so much fun.
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 […]
How do you design a sailboat with LEGOS to glide as fast and far as possible using only the wind power of a box fan? Beye 3rd graders took on that challenge in true competitive spirit as part of OPEF’s Geared Up Program, in which all District 97 3rd graders learn about force and motion […]
Dr. Stark, a biology professor from IIT, teaches an air pressure lesson with Mr. Manus’s 4th graders during a Science Alliance residency.
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.