Global Reading Challenge

On Wednesday, January 28th, 35 fourth and fifth grade Echo Lake students participated in the King County Library competition of the Global Reading Challenge, in school challenge at Echo Lake. Six teams competed answering questions about six books the library chooses. It was a wonderful competition with ” The Silver Lightening Readers” receiving the highest score and moving on to the Shoreline District competition, March 5th at the Shoreline Center. Congratulations to all of our amazing readers!GRC3GRC1

The ToyMaker Visits 1st Grade

Just before winter break, 1st grade hosted a visit by the Toymaker! This great event, provided our students the opportunity to build their own air powered cars using basic building supplies, tools, and a little creativity. Thank you to Echo Lake’s PTA for helping make this a possibility.

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Echo Lake’s Students are Scientists & Engineers

At Echo Lake, we believe that each of our students can do anything if they work hard and take responsibility for their learning. To provide students with opportunities to learn about future opportunities, we are always looking for ways to for students to engage in new experiences. In the last two weeks, many of our intermediate students have participated in to two such events. Last week, several of our classes participated in the national Hour of Code program. This online program’s goal is to introduce basic computer coding skills and get students interested in the science and engineering behind computer development. On December 15th, our 4th-5th grade students participated in the mobile Science Adventure Lab provided by Seattle Children’s Hospital. Our students learned all about the nervous system and how it is connected to our senses.

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