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 […]
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Dr. Albani is the Principal of LaSalle II Magnet School
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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 […]
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 tell their stories, develop a story […]
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 to their teaching books […]
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 components of Winter: […]
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.