The Writings of Middle School ELA Sixth and Seventh grade students are in the process of completing their first units in the Pearson Realize textbook! Sixth grade will begin writing their first essay of the school year. It will be a narrative nonfiction essay! Over a two-three week span, students will learn how great writers […]
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Dr. Albani is the Principal of LaSalle II Magnet School
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Learning Writing in KDG Team 110 kindergartners have been working hard on becoming brave writers this year. We’ve moved on from writing just one page into authoring fully-fledged books and scrolls! The use of tape and staplers allows students to add on pages to their teach-about-the-world texts. Students are adding more details, pictures, and words […]
Learning about Winter Room 103 has just begun our Winter Unit and we are so excited! This month we will be reading some classics, such as, “The Mitten,” “The Gingerbread Man,” and “The Snowy Day.” We will be making our own snowmen with students’ faces and names on them. We are also exploring the sensory […]
Come decorate a wooden snowman and enjoy baked goods and hot chocolate to help raise money for your LaSalle II PTO. We have tall snowmen (6 feet) and short snowmen (4 feet) – blank canvases waiting for you to bring them to life. Tall snowmen are $75 and short snowmen are $50. We have a limited […]
Students in Mrs. Quagliano’s classroom read The Word Collector by Peter H. Reynolds. This is a story about a boy named Jerome who collects words instead of things. He collects all kinds of words and sorts them into different categories. At the end of the story Jerome releases the words on a high hill for […]
Student led conferences were a time for parents to celebrate their child’s success. Students were able to show their parents many aspects of their learning and what they have accomplished in school thus far. It was special to see the students learn autonomously and take ownership of their classroom.
Our 8th graders are currently in China for their exchange trip! We can’t wait to hear about all of their adventures when they return.
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, the students in Room 120 created their own heritage projects! These third graders researched and created posters with beautiful pictures. During our presentations, we learned about our classmates’ heritage, the languages we speak, and some of the traditions our families have. Some other things we learned about each other […]
In October the 8th grade students made their way via CTA to attend “The Brothers Size” at Steppenwolf Theater. Playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney shared the complex bonds of brotherhood, told through the unique experiences of three African American males, two of which were brothers. McCraney used poetry, music and Yoruba mythology to describe the fight […]
We are grateful to be back in school! We are grateful for our amazing LaSalle II community! We are grateful for an excellent education for our students to ensure their future successes! This, and other gratitudes, are what we will focus on for our SEL theme of the month. Often times we get bogged down […]