The 7th grade explored the design cycle with an Invention Convention. Each student examined their surroundings to identify a “problem” and developed several avenues to solve it. The students then created a prototype and worked with their peers to identify the aspects of their solution. The students continued to develop their solutions into working prototypes. […]
About Lauren Albani
Dr. Albani is the Principal of LaSalle II Magnet School
Entries by Lauren Albani
Room 115 recently worked on abstract watercolor. The students masked off areas of 3″x3″ watercolor paper with a resist (rubber cement), then painted individual squares by wetting small pieces of bleeding tissue paper in the areas not masked. Tissue was removed resulting in unique color concentration and flow. Each artist selected an abstract fireworks graphic […]
We had several students participate in the 9th Annual Midwest Chinese Student Speech Contest. Students were required to recite a speech in Chinese and were judged on pronunciation, delivery, and expression. Our school had three participants and all of them earned a medal. Gold: Gabby I. and Ruby V. Silver: Danny M. Congratulations to our […]
Fourth grade students took science to a whole new level when they attended two learning labs at the Museum of Science and Industry. Students learned Newton’s Laws and experimented in the Colorful Chemistry lab. Through observation and hands on activities 4th grade students left with a wealth of new scientific knowledge!
The students in Room 213 have been navigating their way around the city via the CTA this month. They planned out their routes, using various websites and apps, and decided the best use of their money when buying Ventra cards, passes and lunch. On one trip the students traveled to the southside to visit Kenwood […]
The 3rd Graders in Room 102 have been learning all about fractions. They created different visuals to represent them including flip books and number lines.
This month we hosted our Chinese exchange students from the Beijing Foreign Languages School. Our exchange students visited City Hall, the Shedd Aquarium, the John Hancock building and more! A huge thank to Ms. Aquino for all of her hard work in planning and organizing this exchange. Also, a sincere thank you to all of our […]
This month our 1st Graders have been teaching the school about Black History Month. Each day over the loudspeaker a 1st grader has been reading a short biography of influential African Americans. Great job to our speakers!
Room 103 is finishing a unit on colors! For the past month we have been learning to identify colors in a number of different ways. We have read books about colors and practiced identifying both the color and the object while we read. In our classroom, students have the opportunity to answer orally or by […]