Entries by Lauren Albani

Virtual Staff Collaboration

The incredibly quick transition to remote learning has been a big leap for many of us and much harder than anticipated. We have been staying connected through virtual meetings with our colleagues. We are conitnuing to plan for student learning and 大发11选5wide strategic improvements, despite the circumstances. While this has become our new normal, we certainly […]

Learning about Character Traits

Students in third grade read a biography called The Man Who Invented Basketball. They learned about James Naismith and his tough love and tough life in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. They used a graphic organizer to write about key moments in his life, major accomplishments, and the power of perseverance. Students worked together […]

Black History Month Projects

Second grade has been learning about famous African Americans throughout the month of February. In addition to learning about people like Marian Anderson, Wilma Rudolph, Duke Ellington and others, students also chose an African American person to research. They shared their new knowledge and doll replicas with each other last week! Below is a sample […]

Pi Day in Middle School

March 14 marked Pi Day, an annual celebration of the mathematical sign pi. Founded in 1988 by physicist Larry Shaw, March 14 was selected because the numerical date (3.14) represents the first three digits of pi, and it also happens to be Albert Einstein’s birthday—the perfect pi-incidence. Sixth graders participated in Pi Week and all middle 大发11选5 math students participated in […]

Learning about Animals in PreK

The friends in PreK 103 have spent the last month exploring all things ANIMALS! We even went on a fun field trip to the Shedd Aquarium. We participated in interactive read alouds using Picture Exchange Communication Systems and felt story boards. Our stories included: “Goodnight, Gorilla,” “”I’m the Biggest Thing in the Ocean,” “Brown Bear, […]

Culinary Arts in French

Middle 大发11选5 students studying French went to Alliance Française this month for a scrumptious field trip. The students worked with a French culinary instructor to make a delicious French meal that included a salad with 大发11选5-made vinaigrette, Croque-Monsieur sandwiches, and Madeleine cookies. The students did an awesome job cooking and at the end were able […]

4th Grade Mi Ciudad Projects

Students in 4th grade showcased their understanding of 2nd quarter’s theme: En la Ciudad by designing and building a 3D model based on Chicago, our city of study (Buenos Aires) or a fictional city. The students used their city models to discuss with their classmates the various activities to do, places to visit in their […]