Entries by Lauren Albani

2nd Grade Goes to the Zoo

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 […]

3rd Graders Learn About Poems

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 […]

New ELA Curriclum in Middle School

Sixth and Seventh grade students just completed the first section of their new curriculum, culminated with the writing of a nonfiction narrative essay! Sixth grade answered the following prompt: “When did you have to use your imagination to find another way to do something?” The seventh grade answered the prompt: “What unexpected event shows how […]

French Exchange Visitors at L2! 

We had the pleasure of hosting exchange students and teachers from Angers, France the last two weeks in October. Sixteen students came from Collège Mongazon to stay with host families at LaSalle II. Since the French students travel back to France the day before Halloween we decided to throw them an American Halloween-themed going away […]

4th and 5th Grades State at MB Ice Arena

The Chicago Blackhawks offer a “First Stride” program for students in 4th and 5th grades.  The program is split into two parts.  One part introduces students to ice-skating.  The second part has students working on Chrome books using STEM activities. Students and teachers had a wonderful time and were treated to skating with Jamal Mayers; a member […]

7th Grade Team Building

For the second year in a row, our 7th grade students attended a team building workshop at the Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Center (LUREC) in Woodstock. They played games, took on physical challenges, and learned to work collectively. The teachers’ favorite part was when students were unknowingly split into groups that paired them with […]

6th Grade Trip to Second City

Last week our 6th grade students participated in a two hour communications workshop at The Second City. They got to play improvisation games which included creating objects with their collective bodies, inventing stories from scratch, and learning to be aware of those around them. Students got their middle school tenure off to a bang with […]

CPS Volunteer Policy

We love our volunteers at LaSalle II and our school would just not be the same without you! We appreciate the time and support that all of you give to LaSalle II and we want you to be able to continue as a volunteer this school year. As we have mentioned, CPS has a new volunteer application. […]

“Forced from Home” Refugee Exhibit

This year our 8th graders will be writing  content for our website to order to share their experiences throughout the school year. For this week, the students wrote about their recent field trip to an exhibit called “Forced from Home.” Forced From Home is a one-hour guided tour through an interactive exhibition designed to educate […]