Entries by Lauren Albani

“Pi” Week at LaSalle II!

LaSalle II middle school students celebrated “Pi Week” the week of March 12th ! 3.14 is the approximation of the number pi, which is why we celebrate typically on March 14th, but due to PARCC testing we were able to celebrate the entire week! During the week, students were able to discover all about the […]

Pre-K Goes to the Zoo

Rooms 101, 103 and 104 went to Brookfield Zoo on March 16, 2018. We had so much fun! This trip was our second field trip of the year. “We got to see the Dolphin Show,” said Bijou. The dolphins performed tricks and danced for us. Some of us even were in the “splash zone” and […]

You Be the Chemist

The You Be the Chemist team competed last weekend at North Park University. Nora L. took 5th place out of 52 students and will be moving on to the State competition. The Demonstration team, composed of Alex V., Grant L., Kania W., and Robert Z., took second place out of 26 teams on their understanding […]

Learning about Pets in Room 103

Pre-K Room 103 is having a great time learning about pets! We have been focusing on a different pet each week (fish, cat, dog, bird, etc.) and learning all about that animal. We have read books about pets, done puzzles, sang songs, practiced identifying each type of pet, made art projects, and much more! One […]

Mystery Science in 5th Grade

​Students in 5th grade have been engaged in a new science program called Mystery Science. Each class period, students are presented with a mystery and then conduct experiments to answer the mystery question. Students are currently in an introduction to chemistry unit. Taking notes from the Alchemists, students first tried to find out if magic […]

Students from Spain

Exchange students from Spain spent two weeks in Chicago in March. They had a great opportunity to learn about different cultures by observing classes at school, during their visits to different places in the city and also with their host families. This has been the fourth year that students come from Madrid and now it […]

LaSalle II Basketball

This year the LaSalle II Falcons had six basketball teams. Four of the teams competed in the Network Championships. The 7/8 Girls, 5/6 Girls and two teams of the 5/6 Boys played for the championship. The Girls 5/6 basketball team won. The 5/6 boys played against each other and Team One beat Team Two for […]

Elementary Science Olympiad

Our Elementary Science Olympiad Teams recently competed in Des Plaines. Our teams did well. Below are the competitions in which the students were medal winners. Blue team: Aerodynamics-Second Place Crimebusters-Second Place Junk Cars-Third Place Metric Mastery-First Place Starry Night-Third Place Purple team: A is for Anatomy-Third Place Backyard Biologist-Third Place Bridge or Tower-First Place Mystery […]

Mathletes in Middle School!

Mathletes has begun in middle school! This rigorous math club is designed to make problem-solving fun, challenge students and encourage playful competition. If you are a middle school student that would still like to join, see Ms. Nayvelt or Mrs. Guillaume!

Learning about Paris

French students recently concluded a unit on Paris by recreating famous monuments with toothpicks and marshmallows. Students presented their completed masterpieces in French to the class by sharing the name, arrondissement, and various activities you can do at each monument! Bravo, les élèves !