Lovett Students Skype with Middle Grade Author
A lucky group of fourth graders had the experience of a
lifetime when they participated in a Skype call with Ingrid Law, author of
middle grade books Savvy and Scumble. Law answered questions from the
students about the writing process, where she gets inspiration for her stories,
and how her life changed after her first published book. She also gave a few
teasers to her upcoming book Switch
due out in September 2015.
Lovett Team Takes Third Place in District Reading Competition
Pictured above: (bottom row, left to right) Annie Li-Krueger, team captain Jayden Koh, Julia Hu, Lance Bell; (second row) Brinley Scott; (third row) team sponsor and Lovett librarian Mrs. Babaian, Director of Houston ISD Library Services Liz Philippi, Eleanor Kershner, Melora Jackson.
On Thursday March 5th,
Lovett’s 3rd – 5th Grade Name That Book Team defeated several
other Houston ISD schools during preliminaries, thereby qualifying for the
final round the following day at the Hattie Mae White Professional Building.
Despite being down by as many as three points during the first half of the
final competition, the Lovett team rallied and found themselves in a three-way
tie for second place. The Lovett team hung through two tie-breakers and ended
up taking third place in the finals. We are all very proud of the seven
children who spent countless hours reading over thirty books in order to
represent Lovett Elementary during Name That Book.
Lovett Donates to Zero2A Hundred Foundation
Lovett Elementary donated $10,000 to the Zero 2A Hero Foundation, a charity run by retired Houston police officer Jason Ray. Students raised the money through their participation in the Jog-a-thon held earlier in the school year.