Rachel Laughland

Current Grade/Specialty Area: 8th grade Language Arts, Homeroom, Religion and 6th grade Social Studies.
Teacher/Staff At OLW Since: 2013 / 2018
Educator Since: 2009

Education: Bachelor of Arts in Education from Roosevelt University, 2009

Special Certificates, Licenses, Programs, Trainings: 
English as a Second Language Endorsement, Benedictine University, 2011
Middle School Endorsement, Roosevelt University, 2012

Email: rlaughland@olwschool.org     School Phone: (847) 255-0050          Voice Mailbox: 344
Follow me on Twitter:  @MissLaughland

I first taught at Our Lady of the Wayside from 2013-2015. After a few years teaching elsewhere, I realized that Wayside is where I am meant to be. I am thrilled to be back and teaching two of my favorite subjects, Language Arts and Social Studies.

Grade 8-Religion: This year students are preparing for the Sacrament of Confirmation. In order to prepare, they are studying the textbook and The Bible and participating in activities to enrich their faith.

Grade 8 – Religion

Grade 8-Language Arts: In eighth grade Language Arts students hone their skills as readers and writers by studying a variety of genres and modes. In writing we use the 6+1 Traits writing model. For reading, we rotate between whole class novels, literature circles, and independent novel studies.

Grade 8 – Language Arts

Grade 6-Social Studies: Sixth grade Social Studies class is devoted to the study of geography and history of the world. We study ancient civilizations, economics, forms of government, geography’s role in the development of these civilizations and their contributions to our world today.

Grade 6 – Social Studies