• Poems by 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade poets - April, 2021

    Posted by Frank Kleyn on 4/27/2021

    Enjoy the poems below which were written by 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders via Seesaw in April of 2021. 


    "Word Art" Poems by 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade Poets


    3rd, 4th, and 5th grade poets used a "Word Art" site to write and
    create artistic visual poems.  Click here to see them all!


    Create your own "Word Art" at https://wordart.com/create


    "All About Me" Poems


    Click to enjoy "All About Me" poems written by 4th and 5th graders. 




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  • "I am every good thing" poems

    Posted by Frank Kleyn on 2/11/2021


    Lake Forest Park students enjoyed a reading of Derrick Barnes' book, "I Am Every Good Thing," and responded by writing their own "I am every good thing" poem.  

    Students refelcted on the good things in their own life and typed in the spaces on the template.  

    Click the links below to read their poems: 

    2nd grade

    3rd grade

    4th grade

    5th grade


    If you'd like to write your own, follow the template below:



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  • "One Book, One School" reading of "Wishtree"

    Posted by Frank Kleyn on 1/4/2021

    Lake Forest Park students, staff, and families read Wishtree by Katherine Applegate from 11/19/20-12/16/20. Funded by a generous grant from the Lake Forest Park PTA, all families received a copy of Wishtree to read and add to their home library. This program was a school-wide family engagement activity.  Click here to visit our "One Book, One School" web pages about "Wishtree," where you'll find photos, trivia questions, student wishes, and more.

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  • Dot Day 2020

    Posted by Frank Kleyn on 9/18/2020


    Inspired by Peter Reynold's classic book, "The Dot,"students from K-5 chose to participate in this year's "Dot Day."  After enjoying a reading of "The Dot," students created their own one-of-a-kind dot either digitally or on paper.  Click here to view this year's dots!

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  • Important Black Americans

    Posted by Frank Kleyn on 3/3/2020

    In February of 2020, LFP sixth graders used Black History Flashcards, the encyclopedia and websites to research important black Americans.  They shared their research through the creation of a Google web page.  Unfortunately, the coronavirus "stay-at-home" order caused us to stop research before everyone could finish their web pages.  


    Click here to view their work and learn about these important Americans. 

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  • Room 15 Inventions

    Posted by Frank Kleyn on 12/11/2019


    Inspired by the Washington Children's Choice nominee, "Boo Boos That Changed the World," Mrs. Kim led her students in the creation of student inventions.  Click here to view their inventions!

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  • Poetry Projects - 2019

    Posted by Frank Kleyn on 4/30/2019

    Sixth Grade Black Out Poems


    Using text from popular 6th grade fiction titles, our sixth graders carefully selected words to write a "black out poem."  Next, they illustrated their poem to black out or color over the words that were not needed for the poem. This was a challenging activity and all of us were learning how to successfully "write" a black out poem.  Students who decided to share their poems online are featured on our website.  View their poems here. 


    Fifth Grade Shape Poems


    Fifth graders brainstormed 20 or more words about an important person in their life and then created their own shape poem with the words.  View their shape poems here.  Create your own shape poem at https://wordart.com


    Fourth Grade Haiku Poems


    Fourth grade students found favorite inspirational nature images and wrote haiku.
    Click here to view their work!


    Third Grade Haiku Poems


    Third grade students learned how to write a haiku poem and then turned on their creative juices!  Enjoy reading their haiku here. 



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  • Washington State Animal Research Web Pages - 4th Grade

    Posted by Frank Kleyn on 3/17/2019

    The Shoreline School District’s library program teaches students to seek and research topics found in nonfiction books. Our students are motivated to learn about our local animals and it’s important that we have up-to-date books for them to select and read. 

    For the 2018-2019 school year, the Shoreline Foundation granted the Lake Forest Park Library $650 to purchase up-to-date nonfiction books about local animals.
    Fourth graders used text features to research information about Washington State animals.  Students used the Google Sites application to share their findings through the creation of single web page that describes their animal.  

    Thank you, Shoreline Foundation!  Our students will enjoy reading these books and learning about local animals for years to come. 

    Along with the books, students used our district's subscription to Britannica Encyclopedia to research their animal. All images were found via Google Images and were labeled for non-commercial reuse. 

    Click here to learn about Washington State animals through our student created webpages. 


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  • Fifth and Sixth Grade Web Pages

    Posted by Frank Kleyn on 3/16/2019

    Students Learn Web Page Design In Library 

    5th, and 6th graders used Google Sites to create their own informational web pages about favorite books or important black Americans.  

    Fifth grade

    Fifth graders used Google Sites to create a web page about a favorite book. 

    Sixth grade

    Six graders used Google Sites to create a web page about an important black American.  Students used Britannica Encyclopedia and black american flashcards to research their person.

    Visit www.tinyurl.com/lfpwebview to view the fifth and sixth grade web pages.   Due to running out of time as a result of our snow events, not all students were able to complete their page.





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  • Poetry Projects: April 2018

    Posted by Frank Kleyn on 5/1/2018

    Lake Forest Park students in grades 3-6 published poems to celebrate April 2018's Poetry Month.  Enjoy reading their poems!

    Third Grade Haiku

    Awesome Haiku

    Haikus are awesome
    First line is 5 syllables
    Second is 7

    By Natalie H Room 19

    Third grade students enjoyed reading haiku in the library.  They learned that 

    haiku poems are written using the 5-7-5 syllable pattern.  Each student then
    thought of their own haiku and submitted it for publication.  
    Click here to read their haiku poems.



    4th Grade Nature Haiku

    Image found at http://images.google.com

    Fourth graders found an online photo of nature and wrote
    a haiku about the photo.  Some fourth graders wrote more
    than one haiku.  Connect with nature and haiku by viewing
    their inspirational poems. 




    5th Grade Word Cloud Poems


    Fifth graders wrote poems about an important person and an 
    object, animal, or place that reminds them of this person.  
    They then turned the poems into word clouds.  
    Click to view each Word Cloud.  Look at the photo's information 
    to find out who created each word cloud.  Create your own 
    Word Cloud at http://tinyurl.com/lfpwordcloud




    6th Grade "Shih Poems"


    A common Chinese form pf poetry is called a “Shih" poem.  It is four lines.  Each line has five to seven syllables.

    • The first line contains the initial phrase about a natural subject.
    • The second line is a continuation of that subject.
    • The third line turns from this subject and begins a new one
    • The fourth line is the poet’s thoughts (or advice) on the subjects.

    Click here to read the "Shih Poems" written by this year's sixth grade students. 


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