After viewing over 40 images of famous architecture from around the world students at Irving had the chance to recreate their favorites, thanks to Architecture Adventure. Working in small groups, the 5th graders used recycled and found objects to create structures including the Taj Mahal (India), Neuschwanstein Castle (Germany) Falling Water (Pennsylvania), Petronas Towers (Malaysia) […]
Scientist Chris Ferrigno of Rush University Medical Center visited with Ms. Kauneli’s third grade class at Irving last week and provided a real HANDS ON experience. Several kids were very informed about shark cartilage but were surprised to learn some of the places where humans have cartilage – not just your nose and ears! Students […]
It was anything but a typical school day for a group of enthusiastic Irving Elementary students, who ventured to Rush University Medical Center this week to construct prosthetic hands and poke their fingers though the aorta of dissected sheep hearts. Susan Tresselt’s second graders and Lauren Kaunelis’ third graders, along with a group of parent chaperones, […]
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 students are learning about some common local house styles, and will build their own houses after the tour.
As a part of the Science Alliance program, Craig Hendee from the Middle East Falcon Research Group visited to talk about falcons and an ongoing Mongolian Artificial Nesting project.
Adult LEGO builders faced off in two challenges – build a car and build a landmark – and the competition was fierce (but friendly)!
The students learned about the native birds of Oak Park – where they lived, what they ate, their unique features – and then went on a bird-watching walk.
Nearly 90 Oak Park area children joined us for Arboretum Adventures, our first ever BASE Camp on the Columbus Day holiday.