Entries by Lauren Albani

Learning about the Water Cycle

Students in third grade created a story board to describe the major stages of the water cycle. Stories were written in first person as students described each stage as if they were a raindrop. They described the precipitation stage as the moment they fall from the sky as rain, sleet, snow, or hail. As they […]

Preschool Buddy Program

Our preschool students have started a buddy program this year with upper grade students. Our AM students have 5th grade reading buddies and our PM class has 6th grade math buddies. The experience provides children with stimulating opportunities for learning and skill development. We have already seen the positive effects such as increased turn taking, […]

Helping Others

The students in 213 have been on several field trips over the last two years and have taken notice of the number of people in need, who we encounter along the way. We discussed the best ways for our class to help them out and decided to make “goody bags”. The teachers, students and their […]

Rock Painting

The ability to S.O.A.R is only as strong as the community that supports it.  We foster an environment of: Safety so our students become appropriate risk takers encourage an environment of Ownership so they become partners in their own learning encourage them to persevere and Achieve and that they Respect diversity making LaSalle II a […]

Collagraph Printing

8th Grade studied printmaking and focused on collagraph printing. Student began by created images by collaging cut card board pieces, this became their printing plate. The plate images ranged from abstract, architectural, nature inspired, or human/animal form. Students learned about traditional printing techniques and proper material terms. Then we printred the plates with block printing […]

Congratulations Christopher P.!

Christopher P., an 8th grader, was featured on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon with the GE Fallonventions. He was selected to present his invention from the Invention Convention that he created last school. He also competed at the National Competition in Washington D.C. with his invention last Spring. You can view the segment by clicking […]

WGN Teacher of the Month- Mr. Taff

Mr. Taff, our middle school science teacher, was selected as the WGN Teacher of the Month. He was nominated by one of our 8th grade students, Gene M. and was recently featured on the morning news. You can view the segment by clicking the link below. We are so lucky to have him on staff […]

Buddy Bench

The LaSalle II Buddy Bench is finally here! Ms. Sapieka has been keeping the bench company and making some new friends in Room 113, but we are happy to announce that it has been permanently installed on our playground. Ask your child to fill you in on what our Buddy Bench is and how to […]

CCC Message of Unity

Chicago Children’s Choir has created a new mural to send a message of unity that features one of our 6th grade students, Varun S. The mural can be found off the Kennedy Expressway at Ashland.