Entries by Lauren Albani

Bonjour LaSalle II!

This year at LaSalle II we took French to a new level by practicing French deeply. We have spent some more time on each unit in order to enhance long term learning. We believe that this “Deep practice” has deepen the students’ understanding of the language and allowed for oral and written communication in class. […]

2nd Grade Entomologists

Second Grade has been turned into an Entomology Laboratory! We have been busy studying a few of the many millions of insects on our planet. Some insects we have in the classroom include mealworms, silkworms, ladybugs, caterpillars, and an ant farm. We have come to know firsthand the life sequences of all these insects. In […]

1st Grade Art

1st graders created paper cut collages inspired by Henri Matisse. We studied positive & negative space, color contrast, and juxtaposition. They used both the positive & negative pieces to create interesting and balanced compositions. We also used bright colored shapes to contrast with the black background.

CPS Seal of Biliteracy

This year LaSalle II was selected as part of a pilot program and our 5th and 8th grade students had the opportunity to earn the CPS Seal of Biliteracy. In order to qualify, student had to demonstrate proficiency on the APPL test. This provides a pathway to the State Seal of Biliteracy that students can earn […]

Elementary Science Olympiad Competition

The LaSalle II Elementary Science Olympiad team competed this past weekend. Overall, we placed in 9 out of 12 different competitions. Aerodynamics: Pharaoh A, Evan B, Daniel T – 3rd Place Anatomy: Taelor P, Biko H, Evan B – 3rd Place Backyard Biologist: Giulia B, Maia W, Samia J – 3rd Place Bridge Building: Arielle […]

GoCPS High School Application Process

Over the years, the district has heard from families about the importance of having a choice in selecting which high school provides the best match for their child’s needs. We’ve also heard that applying to high school can be frustrating and confusing. So this year, Chicago Public Schools has completely revamped its high school application […]

Learning about Kimonos

Students in room 123 created their own kimonos after reading Suki’s Kimono this week. Before creating and designing their own, students learned about the history of Kimonos. Originally, kimonos translated into clothing in Japanese. Recently, the word has been used to describe traditional Japanese clothing. They are made of material that is suitable for all […]

Writing Workshop in 1st Grade

Writing Workshop is a model for writing instruction and practice in the classroom. During the workshop time, students learn to write through varied activities. Writing Workshop exposes First grade students to the organization and thought required to create a story, write about a favorite topic, or share information and opinions. First graders in Room 109 […]

Middle School Math

The sixth and seventh graders are currently working on a project to conclude our statistics units. The 6th graders are doing a study on the student population at LaSalle II, and were able to choose a topic of their choice. The students developed statistical questions to learn more about LaSalle II students. They came up […]