Entries by Lauren Albani

SY18-19 Yearbooks

Yearbook Orders- Due 4/30   Be sure to order your yearbook for SY18-19. Cost is $22 and orders and payment are available online only. The deadline to place your order is April 30th.   http://www.portraitspluschicago.com/lyearbook/lasalle-ii-yearbook

4th Grade Mi Ciudad Projects

Students in 4th grade showcased their understanding of 2nd quarter’s theme: En la Ciudad by designing and building a 2D or 3D model based on their own city, our city of study (Buenos Aires) or a fictional city. The students used their city models to discuss with their classmates the various activities to do, places […]

Bring Culture Into Classrooms

While ushering in the Lunar New Year, LaSalle II Chinese language students began their annual Chinese dance training with Lingling Pao, the artist-in-residence. Upon hearing the news that the Chinese dance training would soon begin, every student, whether boy or girl, in a lower or upper grade, eagerly wanted to find out which day would […]

1st Grade French Project

First graders helped with a fun project in French class recently and made flags for the French speaking countries of the world. We used their wonderful props and took some photos for our class yearbook page.

Black History Month

Our 8th grade students reflected on the contributions of African-Americans throughout history. Please click below to read their reflections.   https://drive.google.com/file/d/1BwMlBhPQegqRVYNJ5kHnpeccgnjPJy5P/view?usp=sharing

4th Grade STEM Activities

Students in 4th grade recently participated in part 2 of the Chicago Blackhawks First Stride program. In addition to getting some great exercise and learning skating techniques on the ice, students were engaged in a classroom STEM activity with LEGO Education Solutions. Students used LEGO bricks, motors, and an online programming tool to ignite their […]

Welcome to our visitors from Beijing! 

Our exchange students from the Beijing Foreign Language School arrived last week and we are so excited they are here! This week they visited the John Hancock building, the Chicago Art Institute, the Shedd Aquarium, and City Hall. A huge thank you to Ms. Aquino for all of her planning and to our families for […]

4th Grade Multi-Media Cityscapes

  The the 4th grade class created cityscapes inspired by the work of Rob Dunlavey. Their creations were based on dry media design details for the architectural elements, and also the study of perspective and proportion. For the background sky element, they used watercolor in either warm or cool tones and collaged planetary and wind […]

1st Graders Visit the Museum! 

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. […]

Analyzing Historical Maps in 7th Grade Social Studies

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, […]