Through the eyes of our students...

Ready, Set, Read!

posted Jan 28, 2016, 3:14 PM by Kristian Odegaard   [ updated Jan 28, 2016, 3:16 PM ]

    Ready, set, read! Battle of the books is big in our school LTE. There are students in all grades 3rd - 6th teaming up to participate in this fun activity. The battles took place on January 20th and 21st. Cate G. in 5th grade said, “I like Battle of the Books because it is all about learning and having fun!”  

    There were really cool team names like The Book Jerks, The Unknown, The Broncos, and a group called Dila dili dili dili dili whoooo! Caitlin S. in 6th grade said, “My favorite part of Battle of the Books is before the competition our team pumped each other up!” 

    Every team did great but there is only one team that goes to the District. The team that one in 3rd - 4th grade is called The Regurgitators. Congratulations you guys did great! In 5th - 6th grade the winning team is called “One big mac and the 4 quarter pounders.” You guys did a great job! 

    Ross J., 6th grader said, “It was fun to collaborate my team and read all of the interesting fun amazing books!” It’s always good to read so get out there, pick up a book, and get started!    

January 21, 2016 / By Ellie Coyle, Lillie Lynch, Josh Klein

Strumming Our Guitars

posted Jan 7, 2016, 3:30 PM by Kristian Odegaard   [ updated Jan 8, 2016, 7:06 AM ]

In November, our 6th graders had a chance to go to a coffee shop called Java Jam.  The 6th graders got to play guitar on a stage. At Java Jam, Andrew Lions and Ross Johansson played “Centuries”, Paige C., Jules C. and Sydney D. played Wildest dreams, Hannah H.and Ian played “This is How We Roll,” Joie C., Bryce G., Katie K. , and Paris c. played “Mad world,” and Jack T. and Ryan L.played “You are My Sunshine.”

When we played, Bryce Greenwood stated“I loved it! It was so easy to learn the guitar.”

Also some of the 5th and 6th graders got to go to the Principal's coffee and play for the parents. Katie K. says “At the Principal’s Coffee, It was kind of scary to see all the faces of people eating while we play music.” 

Meaghan A. and Kendall M. sang instead of playing while the boys played the guitar. It showed courage to do that.It was a great experience for the 5th and 6th graders as well as their audiences! “I didn’t know it was that easy to learn the guitar,”Jules C. says.

January 6, 2016 / By Paige Christenson /

Mrs. Watkins

posted Dec 14, 2015, 2:29 PM by Alicia Pepe   [ updated Jan 8, 2016, 7:06 AM by Kristian Odegaard ]

In art, something very interesting is going on.  Mrs. Watkins, one of our art teachers, is leaving LTE on December 18, 2015 to work at Buffalo Ridge full time.  This is a very sad time for Lone Tree Elementary students and staff. Mrs.Watkins has been teaching art class at Lone Tree Elementary for 4 years now. Greg in 5th grade said, “My favorite thing that Mrs.Watkins has taught me is the zentangles.”  Over the last 4 years, Mrs. Watkins has taught us so many things in art and we have had so many new experiences with her.  Ryan, who is also in 5th grade said, “My favorite thing that Mrs.Watkins has taught me is the wet on wet paint.”  LTE will all miss Mrs.Watkins!

December 14, 2015 / by Elizabeth Coyle/

Let's Donate

posted Dec 13, 2015, 8:22 AM by Alicia Pepe   [ updated Dec 13, 2015, 8:42 AM ]

If you saw students bring in bags and boxes of canned food, and wondered why, it’s because we had a food drive! The food drive ran from November 16-20 and was a chance for students to bring in and donate non-perishable foods. All the donations went to the Fresh Harvest Food Bank. “It’s a chance for us to appreciate what we have and give to our community.” said 4th grade teacher, Mrs Sola.

The total cans collected for the school was 2,324! WOW! The class that won for grades K-3 was Mrs Lee's class. The class who won for 4-6 was Mrs Feret. Congratulations to the winning classes who will get a free dress day!

Thank you to the parents who helped and let their kids bring in food.  If you missed it this year that’s okay, because there is always next year. Great job to everyone who participated! Thank you for helping!

December 4, 2015 / by Megan Apotheker and Sydni Studesville /

Frozen Fair

posted Nov 30, 2015, 10:12 AM by Kay Tucker   [ updated Dec 1, 2015, 2:03 PM ]

Snow, marshmallows, and hot cocoa are all part of winter and so is our 3rd grade Frozen Fair! 

The Frozen Fair is where 3rd grade uses their life skill of creativity to make funky fun goodies to sell and all of the money they raise is donated to charities. 

Ms. Slater said, “My favorite part of the frozen fair is how excited the kids get to give money to people in need.” Some of the charities that students will donate to are the Denver Dumb Friends league and Camp Wapy Opy.  

This year, 3rd grade has everything from marshmallow shooters to Christmas lip balms for sale. Tray said, “We are making bookmarks.” 

“Seeing what all the kids make,” is Mrs. Christian’s favorite part of the Frozen Fair.

Mrs. Hodges’ favorite part of the Frozen Fair is, “What the kids get out of it.”

Keep a close eye out for Frozen Fair Flyers. The date is soon to be announced.


November 30, 2015 / by Tessa Brennan and Ellie Coyle / Category: Real-World Inquiry, Personalized Learning, Entrepreneurial Thinking, Social Entrepreneurism, Goods and Services

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