Entries by Lauren Albani

6th Grade Science Planting Day

Ms. Hoefle’s 6th Grade science classes spent a mild and sunny morning in late May weeding, mulching and planting in the Wolcott side playground. The 6th Graders planted vegetable plants and seeds, such as tomatoes and carrots, in the white planter boxes. They also planted some native plants, like the stinky Nodding Onion which gave […]

8th Grade Spanish and French Art Gallery Walk!

After exploring artists and styles of both French Impressionism and Spanish Cubism, students were challenged to select a local or global theme and demonstrate it through their own artwork. Students selected themes ranging from: pollution, climate change, poaching, domestic violence, depression, religious intolerance and many more. Students presented their artwork in the target language to […]

8th Grade Scavenger Hunt

This week, 8th grade students participated in a Scavenger Hunt in throughout the downtown loop area! Students worked in groups through an online game, Urban Adventure Quest, to decode ciphers, navigate the streets, locate landmarks, and find answers to trivia questions. They earned points along the way, and competed against each other to victory. Congratulations […]

Seal of Biliteracy

CPS is the first district in Illinois to create a CPS Seal of Biliteracy Pathway award to recognize exemplary 5th and 8th graders who are studying world language or enrolled in Dual Language programs- providing students with comprehensive programming to develop literacy skills and fluency in both English and another language. More than 1,700 5th […]

World Language Performances

This week our World Language students had the opportunity to show off all they learned in their Artist-in-Residency program. The program is generously funded by the PTO and exposes students to different cultural aspects in the language of their study.

Daily Fix-It in 1st Grade

1st graders have been hard at work learning to recognize and fix grammatical errors in sentences. “Daily Fix-It” is a part of our everyday classroom routine. During this time, sentences written incorrectly are displayed on the promethean board for students to “Fix”. Students have to figure out the grammatical mistakes (e.g capitalization, subject/verb agreement, ending […]

Learning Arabic Calligraphy

Students in grades 5, 6, and 7th have been working with our Artist in residency in creating a very artistic Arabic pieces using the Arabic calligraphy. Each student had about 7 sessions of practice in order for them to reach this great level of art. Our Arabic students practiced Khat al- Nasakh style as it […]

Room 222 Celebrates Cinco De Mayo

In honor of our school’s mission of “providing students with the highest quality of programs across core subject areas and educating them about other cultures”, Room 222 Celebrated Cinco De Mayo! Students in room 222 learned about many famous Hispanics who influenced the culture in positive ways. Our videos and articles highlighted famous Hispanics like […]

French Exchange Trip

Nine students in 7th and 8th grade just returned this week from a 2 week trip to France! Students stayed for 9 nights with their host families in the town of Angers, about 2 hours outside of Paris. Students explored the town in depth, visiting museums and castles for which this region of France is […]

Butterflies in PreK!

Now that spring has finally arrived, the preschool students have been learning about butterflies. The first grade class invited us as they released their butterflies which provided real world experiences and many learning opportunities! One of their favorite activities was butterfly symmetry!