Entries by Lauren Albani

5th Grade Chemical Magic

5th grade has been busy studying Chemistry in our Chemical Magic unit. We had the opportunity to discover: If we could change worthless metal into gold? What do fireworks, rubber, and Silly Putty have in common? Why do some things explode? If you are curious about any of those questions ASK A 5th GRADER!! In […]


A good citizen helps make the world a better place. This means helping your family, community, and planet. This month we will learn about all the ways students can be good citizens in our school community and beyond, as well as hear about famous people in history who demonstrated good citizenship. Check out Ms. Sapieka’s […]

Learning to Juggle in PE

Students have been enjoy the art of juggling with our AMAZING student teacher, Ms. Palma. They have learned to “juggle” with two plastic bags or Kleenexes. Students were shown various moves and then created their own routines to share with the class. Ask your child to share their routine with you!

Pi Day 2021 Celebration in Middle School

Every year on March 14th we celebrate Pi Day in Middle School at LaSalle II.  This year it happened to fall around the time we were starting the hybrid schedule so it was a great time to celebrate the famous number and have some math fun!  We started off by learning some facts about Pi, […]

Reading Journals in 4th Grade

In fourth grade, students are enjoying Read-Alouds of the novel City of Ember. During this time students tap into their thinking and make connections with their lives, the world and other texts. In class questioning, prompting and sentence stems have students filling up their Reading Response journals! Responding to reading increases comprehension and is a […]

Ensemble Español Partnership

The Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater celebrates Spain in America through performance, arts education, and community programs that bring the dance, music, and song of Spain to U. S. audiences. For over 45 years, the organization has shared the rich history and contemporary importance of culturally specific art, and maintains this commitment for artists, students, […]

March SEL Theme: RESPECT!

Beware, the ides of March are upon us, and so with them, the new SEL theme of the month: RESPECT! Visit this month’s Bitmoji classroom for videos, book read alouds, and more resources on how you can show respect to people, places, and things all around you. Take a peek at the bulletin board by […]

Back to in-person learning!

We are so excited to have started hybrid learning with out K-5 students! It is truly hard to believe that after almost an entire year, we have K-5 students back in the building. We have missed their energy!  A huge thank you to our entire staff for working hard to make this happen. We know this is […]

Staying Connected in the Target Language

Last quarter in Spanish class 3rd grade students learned and practiced food vocabulary and discussed their personal food preferences. To showcase their speaking skills, students recorded and uploaded a Flipgrid video sharing which fruits and vegetables they love, like and absolutely don’t like! Although students currently are not able to applaud and engage with their […]