This winter, our 5th grade has been able to work with a local environmental educator through a classroom grant provided by the Shoreline Schools Foundation. Recently, our students took a walking field trip to Echo Lake as part of their exploration of ecosystems.
On February 6th, Echo Lake was filled with budding scientists exploring everything from the University of Washington’s mobile planetarium, salmon habitats, caving, geology, robots, and more! Thank you to the PTA for your support of this wonderfully engaging learning opportunity. Thank you also to the many organizations and clubs that spent a night with our community.
On Monday afternoon, 28 of our 4th and 5th grade students participated in this year’s Global Reading Challenge. The Colorful Readers, Golden Hawks, Angry Book Guardians, and Bookworms faced off answering difficult questions from ten different books that were read over the fall and winter. Each of these students spent many extra hours reading and collaborating together.
Our final winners were The Golden Hawks! They will go on to compete at the Shoreline Global Reading Challenge later this month. Thank you to Ms. Thompson, Mrs. Nicholson, and Ms. Nichols for your work to bring Global Reading Challenge to Echo Lake! Thank you also to the King County library system and Price, Waterhouse, Cooper for a grant to purchase books for our readers.