Wednesday, February 19, 2020

HOPE PIE = Sweetheart BINGO

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Thursday, February 13, 2020

Science with Fourth and Fifth Grade....

Friday's Science concept in Fourth and Fifth grade with Mrs. Spencer was all about Force and Reaction and how energy and building simple machines use force and reaction. 

The students designed simple machines on Monday with design ideas and sketches.  Then on Friday they had to implement their design.  Modifications were made to some of the original designs as students realized some concepts were not realistic.  Many also realized that communication skills were extremely important in working with their partners.   A few teams spent too much time in the design phase, so they were not able to test their design completely - great learning! 

The students were given cups, paper clips, a ruler and paper supplies. 

What a great science lesson along with additional life long lessons in last week's Science focus!

Team Work: Buddy and Jesse's prototype  - Worked! 
Here they are showing the rest of the students how theirs worked.  

Monday, February 10, 2020

Where in the World can Wildcats READ?

Where in the world can WILDCATS read?   
At Hope Elementary School, that's where!  

For several years, a local non-profit organization, Village Green, has raised funds through private donations and grants to support Book Trust in all of our LPOSD elementary schools for grades K-3. Specifically, this means that all our K-3 students get to “purchase” $7.00 worth of books each month during the school year at no cost to families. The students pick, read and keep these new books. Research tells us that when kids get to select their own books they are more likely to read them (over and over again). Village Green is currently writing grants to continue to support our students.

Annually this amount ranges between $85,000 to $90,000.
Parents look for a form coming your way this Friday for an opportunity to share your thoughts about Book Trust and our local non-profit, Village Green, for supporting this incredible program. Parent statements are important to the grant writing process, so we would love to hear from you.
Thank you very much.

See below for some great pictures showing your kids reading their new books with their K-3 grade schoolmates.

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Friday, Jan. 31st.... Sixth Grade TEAMS with Counselor, Mrs. Kleiber

Together Everyone Achieves More

Sixth Grade Students work together to solve problems, 
practice effective communication and have fun! 

TEAMs is a program of activities that work on team building skills and communication. 
Mrs. Kleiber, our counselor, is currently directing this program with our sixth grade students. 

Monday, February 3, 2020

LPOSD District Elementary Spelling Bee

 District Wide Spelling Bee on Tuesday, January 21st at Sandpoint High School Auditorium

All Fourth Grade Competitors 

All Fifth Grade Competitors 

Hope Sixth Grader, Solomon

All 6th Grade Competitors 

Breakfast with the Boss.... Friday, January 31, 2020

Friday morning was super fun with a wonderful breakfast prepared by Carl Pratt, our Child Nutrition expert.  Fourteen of our hard working students earned the opportunity to have breakfast with their parents and Mrs. Hatley.   Each teacher selects two students from their respected grade level/s -one for reading achievement and one for reading growth/improvement.  During the breakfast, each student gets to pick a NEW book for their reading pleasure.  Parents get to pick too!    Below are several pictures of the celebration.  Keep scrolling. 

They are already reading their new books! 

Mrs. Hatley's classroom is turned into a colorful diner. 

Visiting occurs during breakfast and conversation about book selection. 

The little ones get new books too! Creating readers before they start kindergarten. 

HOPE PIE = Sweetheart BINGO

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