The pre-k students in room 101 spent a week exploring “Gingerbread” stories. They compared and contrasted the stories “The Gingerbread Man”, “The Gingerbread Girl”, and “The Gingerbread Boy”. Students participated in aligned activities such as making gingerbread play dough (which they were able to take home), retelling the stories in the dramatic play center, and […]
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Dr. Albani is the Principal of LaSalle II Magnet School
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Last week the student council sponsored a performance by Urban Gateways called the The Evolution of African-American Music.This entertaining and educational concert helped participants understand and appreciate how the many styles of African American Music –from Field Hollers to Jazz to R&B- are connected. It was a great and engaging performance, with some of our staff […]
This month we are focusing on problem solving! There are lots of strategies to solve interpersonal conflicts. Some of them are to talk it out, ask the person to stop, ignore the behavior, walk away, and, if none of those work, find an adult. We want to empower our students to achieve conflict resolution skills […]
Students in 5th grade are starting colonial simulations. Colonial “families” work together to gather supplies that they will need for the New World. Hopefully, they will bring the items necessary to get them out of the upcoming hardships!
In the beginning of January we celebrated the new year. We rang in 2020 by talking about our New Year’s Resolutions. Some of our first grade resolutions included: being kind, not yelling at our parents/siblings, eating more vegetables, helping out with dishes, keeping our bedrooms clean, and trying our best in school. Students created this […]
This month we spent some time focusing on the importance of self-reflection. We reflected on this past year and discussed our hopes, dreams, and goals for 2020. We are off to a great start! Happy New Year!
We are so excited to start Scooter Hockey (3-8) and Scooter Games (K-2). Students in grades 3-8 will continue expanding their knowledge of Hockey through a fun and different version of the game. Students in grades k-2 will be introduced to new and fun scooter games such as Hungry Hungry Hippos, Jellyfish Tag, Spaghetti and […]
Students in 4th grade are developing the idea that sound is an actual thing, a wave of vibrations traveling through the air. They began the unit by making paper cup telephones and were even able to make “party lines” connecting several phones to one another! They were surprised at how well this low-tech experiment actually […]
Our 7th and 8th Grade Winter Dance was a huge success! This years theme was the “Groovy 60’s Bash” and our students had a blast. A huge thank you to Ms. Sapieka for all the organization and planning and to our staff for chaperoning the event. We are already looking forward to the next one!
This month our social emotional learning (SEL) theme is KINDNESS! All LaSalle II Falcons will be encouraged to participate in The Great Kindness Challenge (GKC), a proactive and positive bullying prevention initiative that improves school climate and increases student engagement. During the last week of January, students will be devoted to performing as many […]