First grade students visited Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry during the month of December. Students learned about the museums beloved annual celebration of of more than 50 trees and displays representing the holiday traditions from cultures around the globe. Students also experienced thrilling museum exhibits featuring hands-on learning and state of the art technology. […]
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Dr. Albani is the Principal of LaSalle II Magnet School
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The 7th grade students are completing document based writing. They are looking at historical maps and determining what these maps tell you about the map maker – his or her understanding of geography, what their culture was like and their purpose for creating it. Here is a sample of work from one of our students, […]
We just finished the Fitnessgram testing in Physical Education so we decided to give the kids a chance to take a break from the norm and we are playing different “creative” group games. For the next few classes, we have taken the CHOPPED approach. For those that are unfamiliar with the television show, Chopped is […]
Two of our students, Lucy L. and Vaeda V. showed their giving spirit byt raising money for LaSalle II at a recent community event. The money will be used towards helping to cover field trips costs of students in need.
The second grade had been learning about Native Americans. Students made representations of Native American homes, clothing, and artifacts. They also wrote paragraphs to describe their project in full.
After reading the novel, “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time” in class, the middle school students in 213 went to see the play at Steppenwolf Theater. Following the play, the students were also able to participate in a discussion with the actors. The novel and play were both thought-provoking, funny and sad […]
Learning how to multiply and divide are the most important math skills that third graders learn. During the month of November, students in Room 120 have been very busy learning multiplication strategies and practicing fast facts every day! For a few days, they actually changed their name to a multiplication problem! Children were able to […]
Thank you for the tremendous response to last week’s Student Council Toy Drive! As a whole, our students collected nearly 700 toys which will be given to families in need. A note on the donation location; unfortunately Lurie Children’s Hospital was unable to accept our donation due to the fact that some of the toys […]
2nd grade went to the Brookfield Zoo just before Halloween. They enjoyed observing different animals in their habitats and loved spending the day outside with the beautiful fall colors. Students had a great time bonding with each other, and many parents were able to join us for this fun fall day. It was a great […]
After reading the story Penguin Chick, students worked on Cinquain Poems. They learned that a cinquian poem consists of five lines. The first line includes the subject. The second line includes two adjectives that describe the subject. The third line includes three verbs ending in -ing. The fourth line is a four-word phrase followed by […]