Entries by Lauren Albani

Learning about Pets in Room 103

Pre-K Room 103 is having a great time learning about pets! We have been focusing on a different pet each week (fish, cat, dog, bird, etc.) and learning all about that animal. We have read books about pets, done puzzles, sang songs, practiced identifying each type of pet, made art projects, and much more! One […]

Mystery Science in 5th Grade

​Students in 5th grade have been engaged in a new science program called Mystery Science. Each class period, students are presented with a mystery and then conduct experiments to answer the mystery question. Students are currently in an introduction to chemistry unit. Taking notes from the Alchemists, students first tried to find out if magic […]

Students from Spain

Exchange students from Spain spent two weeks in Chicago in March. They had a great opportunity to learn about different cultures by observing classes at school, during their visits to different places in the city and also with their host families. This has been the fourth year that students come from Madrid and now it […]

LaSalle II Basketball

This year the LaSalle II Falcons had six basketball teams. Four of the teams competed in the Network Championships. The 7/8 Girls, 5/6 Girls and two teams of the 5/6 Boys played for the championship. The Girls 5/6 basketball team won. The 5/6 boys played against each other and Team One beat Team Two for […]

Elementary Science Olympiad

Our Elementary Science Olympiad Teams recently competed in Des Plaines. Our teams did well. Below are the competitions in which the students were medal winners. Blue team: Aerodynamics-Second Place Crimebusters-Second Place Junk Cars-Third Place Metric Mastery-First Place Starry Night-Third Place Purple team: A is for Anatomy-Third Place Backyard Biologist-Third Place Bridge or Tower-First Place Mystery […]

Mathletes in Middle School!

Mathletes has begun in middle school! This rigorous math club is designed to make problem-solving fun, challenge students and encourage playful competition. If you are a middle school student that would still like to join, see Ms. Nayvelt or Mrs. Guillaume!

Learning about Paris

French students recently concluded a unit on Paris by recreating famous monuments with toothpicks and marshmallows. Students presented their completed masterpieces in French to the class by sharing the name, arrondissement, and various activities you can do at each monument! Bravo, les élèves !

Connecting Ancient China to Chicago’s Chinatown

Students in 6th grade have been studying ancient civilizations this school year. Since they are currently studying ancient China, as an extension event, students will travel to Chinatown to visit the Chinese American Museum of Chicago. At the museum, students will learn about the rich history of migration from China to our great city of […]

Blackhawks First Stride Program

Students in 4th and 5th grade had the opportunity to participate in the Chicago Blackhawks First Stride program. Students arrived to receive their Blackhawk credentials and were taken to the locker room where they found their name on their locker. Students were also taught how to ice skate and participated in classroom activities relating hockey […]

Science in 4th Grade

The 4th grade participated in the Colorful Chemistry Lab at the Science and Industry Museum! Students observed the different states of matter and learned about chemical reactions. This hands on lesson in a working science lab gave students a formal experience in chemistry using science inquiry.