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6 Halloween Costume Ideas for Elementary Students

Stuck when it comes to costume ideas for your kid this Halloween? Deciding on a costume doesn’t have to be difficult. Here are some ideas for the perfect costume for your child. 1. Book characters Brainstorm ideas of your kid’s favorite book characters. Classic books like Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, The Hobbit, and The Chronicles […]

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4 Ways We Learn About the Protestant Reformation in the Classroom

Reformation Day is coming up on Oct. 31. It marks the date Martin Luther nailed the 95 Theses on the church door in Wittenberg, starting the Protestant Reformation. But even though Luther was the one who started the Reformation, Reformation Day isn’t just for Lutherans. It celebrates the Protestant Reformation from which all Protestant churches […]

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How HLS Uses NaNoWriMo in the Classroom

By Lisa Montoya, third and fourth grade teacher I love writing. I participated in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo for short) for the first time in 2010, and I loved the whole process. The goal of NaNoWriMo is to write a novel during the month of November. Writers keep track of their word count and […]

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5 Ways to Prepare for Parent-Teacher Conferences

Parent-teacher conferences are an essential part of parent-teacher communication. At HLS, these conferences are scheduled at the end of the first and third quarters, but parents are encouraged to visit the school at any time or to ask to meet with a teacher as needed. Openly talking about ideas and concerns is key to successful […]

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HLS in the Community: Prayer Partners

In this HLS in the Community post, we’re highlighting our prayer partners program, which builds relationships between students and community members through prayer and fellowship. Kindergarteners and new students to HLS are paired with an adult prayer partner, who is a trusted member of the community. This partner stays the same all the way through […]

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5 Life Skills Kids Can Learn From School Fundraisers

Like many private schools, Hampton Lutheran depends on the support of its families and community. One way that HLS raises money to provide a Christian education to children in the area is school fundraisers. In the fall, HLS students participate in the Kleinhenn sales fundraiser. Kleinhenn products include greeting cards, gift items, cheeses, sausages, and […]

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