Entries by Lauren Albani

Pi Day!

March 14 marks Pi Day, an annual celebration of the mathematical sign pi. Founded in 1988 by physicist Larry Shaw, March 14 was selected because the numerical date (3.14) represents the first three digits of pi, and it also happens to be Albert Einstein’s birthday—the perfect pi-incidence. LaSalle II Middle School math students were busy […]

6th Grade Teambuilding at Windy City Fieldhouse

6th grade students visited the Windy City Fieldhouse last month and competed in a fierce competition of games including Dodgeball, Kickball, Pillow Polo, and Relay Races. Students were broken up into 4 teams and had to come up with team names, chants, and even team colors to wear on the trip! Everyone had a ton of […]

Middle School Buddies

  Middle school students teamed up with the pre-K classes to organize activity stations related to their unit on Pets. The pre-K students listened to a story about “Joe”, made animals out of Play-doh, identified and counted sea animals in the squishy aquariums, made a paper dog and found animals in the mud and gave […]

Leadership Day at The Holocaust Museum

We would like to congratulate and recognize Sydney, Christina, and Juan for their leadership and perseverance. They were nominated and then selected to participate in Leadership Day at The Holocaust Museum. They worked with other 7th and 8th graders, from schools throughout Illinois and Wisconsin, to come up with ideas to promote equality and human […]

Elementary Science Olympiad Team

The students who participated in this years’ team ranged form 3rd to 5th grade. Students competed in events such as Junk Cars, Backyard Biologist, Building Catapults, Wild Weather and other events. LaSalle II placed in 8 out of the 12 events!

Social Emotional Learning

The students in Ms. Anderson’s class, along with other K-3 classes, have been identifying and discussing feelings. We have been using a feelings chart to identify how we feel daily, and introducing different tools such as glitter jars and deep breathing exercises to cope with our emotions. One tool you can try at home is […]

7th and 8th Grade Math Station Fridays

There is no surprise that our LaSalle II middle school students are very unique and exceptional.  Our students are hard-working and work at different levels. To meet students at their needs, we have implemented Station Fridays in seventh and eighth grade.  Typically, these stations are similar week to week and include a game station, computer […]

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 […]