• Art in the Library

    All Lake Forest Park Elementary School students recently participated in discussing and appreciating artwork from masters of Northwest Art including Dale Chihuly and Jacob Lawrence.  Lake Forest Park PTA Art Docent Lead Anthea Finnel organized art docents to lead the discussions with students about each piece and an art project related to one of the sculptures. Half of the school library has also been transformed into an art museum for students, families, and staff to enjoy throughout the month of May.

    Thank you to the art docents, Anthea, PTA, and  Junior League of Seattle for bringing this fantastic enrichment opportunity to the Lake Forest Park Elementary School community!


    Coho Salmon Raising and Release

    Click to view videos of Mr. Kleyn explaining the LFP salmon raising program and view photos from this year's release.



    Fifth Graders Created a Canva Image to Share a Famous Line of Poetry



    Fifth graders chose a famous line from a poem and used Canva's "Instagram Story" templates to design an image to share the line of poetry. Click here to view more. 


    Three Fifth Graders Read All Of This Year's Award Nominees





    Decorate a Tissue Roll and Share It In the Library

    It's that time of year again! Find a tissue roll and decorate it as a book character or any character in your imagination.  Bring it to the library for the school to enjoy! Remember to put your name on it.  



    Word Art Poems


    1) Brainstorm 15 words about a topic or person you care about

    2) Go to wordart.com to create your word art

    3) Download your word art as a standard JPEG 


    4) Click here to upload and share your word art

    5) View LFP's word art collection here


    Happiness Is Reading The Same Book With a Friend



    Fourth Grade Haikus About Books


    For April's Poetry Month, fourth graders wrote and published haiku poems about favorite books. They were shared in the library and inspired our readers to seek new books.


    Third Grade Favorites Found In Books


    Over the week of 1/31-2/3, third graders brainstormed favorite books, animals, foods, and topics that can be found in books. Students learned about each other's favorite topics and books.  Now, it's time to find some books to check out to learn more. 


    Haregeweyni loves finding new books in the library.  


    Haregeweyni enjoyed last year's "One Book, One School" reading of "Ways to Make Sunshine" and is working on reading all the books in the series.  Thank you, Haregeweyni, for bringing such positive energy to our library!


    Classroom Buddies Reading Together






    Student Created Web Pages About Important Black Americans

    Library students chose an important black American to research using print and online resources. After researching, they created web pages detailing their accomplishments.  View some of the pages here. 



    View Student Created Book Trailers

    Using WeVideo, students created their own persuasive book trailer featuring words, images, video, and music.  Click here to be inspired and then come down to the library to check out a book or two!



    K-1 Students Enjoy Library Books To Build Social-Emotional Learning

    Washington State has K-12 Benchmarks for Social-Emotional Learning (SEL). To teach to these benchmarks, I applied for a grant from the Sno-King Retirees Association for read-aloud picture books that are recommended for teaching Social Emotional Learning (SEL) skills to kindergarten and first grade students. Over the past weeks in library, students have been enjoying the books and completing activities to build their social-emotional learning.  Below are some photos featuring some of our students with the books.  Thank you, Sno-King Retirees Association!





    Ozobots In Library


    In the library, second grade students worked collaboratively to solve problems navigating Ozobots. 


    Examining Shells, Rocks and Fossils In Library


    K-1 students explored a shell collection given to Mr. Kleyn by a woman who collected them over an 80 year period.  Students used jeweler's loupes to zoom in on the shells and sketch observations.  2nd graders used the jeweler's loupes to examine a rock and fossil collection donated to Mr. Kleyn by a former student.


    Ms. Luoma Loves Kids and Books!


    Stop by our library and say hello to Ms. Luoma.  She is our fantastic Library Technician and she can help you find books, solve tech problems, and much more! 

    Learn About This Year's Award Nominees



    Click to learn about this year's Sasquatch and Young Reader's Choice Award Nominees.  Check them out now and you can rate them when you return to the school library.