Friday, January 24, 2020

Sixth Graders Visit Clark Fork High School on Friday, Jan. 17th

Senior Project presentations at Clark Fork high school on January 17th were viewed by several people including our Hope School Sixth grade class.  After the presentations the sixth graders were able to tour the 7th through 11th grade All School Track demonstrations.  This week the 6th graders have been working on google presentations to show what they learned at CFHS from the presentations and demonstrations.   Here are a few pictures from the day.

Our 6th graders listening to 8th grader Eloise Shelton

Hope students learning about  Brooke Hansen's demonstration

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Cross Country Skiing on Tuesday, January 14th during PE with Mr. Peterson

With a TON of new, fluffy snow it was a great day to be outside with cross country (xc) skis.  The students had a great time....

A few of the older students are selected to help with the younger kids so they get a little more guidance and attention - plus, the big kids LOVE it. The littles sometimes need a lift up off the ground or help getting untangled from their skis and poles.  Kindergarten is the only group that doesn't xc ski, but they still bundle up and head outside for some activities in the snow for PE.

We have some snow clothes that kids can borrow when they don't have or forget to bring their snow gear to school.   Pam keeps the snow clothes cycling between washer, dryer and "kid use" all winter long.   It's always best if they have their own snow clothes, but if they don't, they still get to join in all the fun and exercise. 

Hi!  Let's go skiing! 

Directing the 'littles' to the ski area.

Snow and more snow.... Love it! 

Who me? 

Darn, it's time to go in. 

Practicing my cool moves! 

Best Snow Day Ever! 

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

One more picture from the Montana Rail Link Sweatshirt and Safety visit!

Many Thanks! 

Building Bridges - The Test of Strength

For the past several Fridays during their Library time the 6th Grade students have been exploring bridges for structure and strength.  Last Friday was the test to see which group had the strongest design. 
Best Design 

The beginning of the end....

Total weight to break the bridge was 27.5 pounds.  

This bridge broke at 14.5 pounds.

Collapsed at 13.5 pounds

Short and stout.... the strongest bridge collapsed at 34 pounds.  

Friday, January 10, 2020

Winter Band and Music Program.... with a special visitor!

Many Thanks to Mrs. Gordon, our Band and Music teacher, for preparing our students for a night of laughs and high quality performances.  The "Santa Interviews" musical was hoot with special visits from Darth Vader, Smeagol (Gollum), a Wood Elf from Lord of the Rings, good ole' Frosty and of course Santa and all his helpers (reindeer and elves).   Oh, what fun....

Mrs. Gordon and the 5th and 6th Grade Band

Kinder Reindeer with the 1-3 graders as back up singers

The entire cast of the "Santa Interviews" Program K-6
It sure was a very fun, funny and special evening!  

Hum.... I'm thinking about it. 

What do you mean I can't drive your sleigh tonight? 

Lots of Family Fun!

Gotta Love those smiling cheeks! 

No, really Santa! 

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Gifts from Montana Rail Link... It's a great day to be a Hope School Wildcat!!!

On the morning of Thursday, December 19th,  several employees of Montana Rail Link visited Hope School for the purpose of sharing some Railroad Safety tips, play a couple of games and GIVE each student and staff member their very own Hope Elementary Wildcats Sweatshirt.  The sweatshirts are warm, and soft and fuzzy on the inside.  We are all so happy and cozy with our new sweatshirts..... During the event the GRINCH even tried to steal the presents!  Presents and FUN - What a GREAT day to be a Wildcat!

Thank you, thank you Montana Rail Link and the Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation.  
We so greatly appreciate your amazing generosity!   

Who is that under all the paper?  "I'm melting!" 

What?  Another snowman? 

Kickin' it in our new sweatshirts! 

These girls a busy writing their "Thank You" notes to Montana Rail Link.  Super serious and very grateful! 

Snow STEM Family Engagement Fun Packet

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