Thursday, December 1, 2016

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Work on the Pre-K Buddy Bench begins

Dakota and Bentley did some measuring and cutting in the HOPE classroom today.  The students plan on providing our Pre-K students with a bench similar to the bench the K students have.

Walking Wednesday Signs Delivered

Michael poses with the Walking Wednesday signs built by HOPE students.  The signs will be posted outside to remind students of our Walking Wednesday events throughout the school year.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Table Project Complete!

Our group of 7th and 8th graders finished the table project.  The students were pleased with the table and plan on having lunch on the table soon.

Carsyn worked on his mosaic utilizing the new table.

Busy day in the HOPE classroom

Trevon began work on his Spiderman mosaic.  Trevon is a huge Spiderman fan.

Dakota and Bentley have started work on a new Buddy Bench for the new PreK playground.  The boys spent time measuring the current bench and developing their plans.

Hanna spent some time working on her science project.  She enjoyed learning how to use a router.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

HOPE supports the Drama Club production of "The Nutcracker"

Dylan works on building some of the props HOPE students produced for the Drama Club's production of the "Nutcracker".  Nice job Dylan.

Friday, November 4, 2016

Table Project Update.... Getting closer....

Worked continued Thursday on the table project.  Our 7th and 8th grade students practiced using the band saw and the belt sander.  The students were very impressive how they grasped the angle concepts required to cut arcs with the saw.  Assembly begins next week.

Stewardship in the HOPE classroom

The HOPE classroom supports the school-wide stewardship projects throughout our learning communities.  However, the HOPE classroom also has our own projects.  Last year, a group of Kindergarten students built 2 bird feeders.  Now that November is here, we will begin feeding the local wild birds.  Chris filled the feeders Tuesday and will be monitoring them to insure a reliable food source exists for our local wild birds.

November 1st, Another busy day in the HOPE classroom.

Multiple projects were underway in the HOPE classroom today.  Projects included Carsyn's mosaic, Pilot and Cassidy's lolipop display, and Brayden working on the table project.

Well done!

Monday, October 31, 2016

Cider Project Featured in the Messenger

Last week, Jack Sparr from the Discovery community wrote an article featured in the Messenger.  The article detailed the HOPE cider project inconjunction with the Walking Wednesday event.  Thanks Jack for your coverage of this event.

Buddy Bench Project Completed!

Sebastion and Trevon finished the Buddy Bench and brought the bench out to the playground.  The bench project was highlighted in the announcements.

Nice job Sebastion and Trevon!

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Table Project Update

Our group of 7th and 8th grade students began the assembly process of the table project.  Nice teamwork!

Buddy Bench Update

Sebastion and Trevon continue work on the buddy bench.  Letters that the Pre-K and K teams painted were attached to the backrest  Here are some photos of their progress today.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Table Project Continues

Our team of of 7th and 8th graders began measuring and cutting the materials according to the plans.  Mr D. reviewed angles and measurement techniques with the students.


Buddy Bench Construction

Two students are busy in the HOPE classroom building the "Buddy Bench" for the playground.  The bench will be a place which students who need someone to play with can sit and wait for a friend to come over and invite them to play.

Cider Project Pictures

Students from the HOPE classroom processed the apples collected at the orchard.  Students made over 20 gallons of cider!  Samples were provided to the students and teachers of the school.  Also, samples were provided to the students and adults who participated in our Walking Wednesday program.  Job well done!

Friday, October 14, 2016

Apple Drop Day at Shelburne Orchard

A team of students traveled to Shelburne Orchard today from the HOPE classroom to gather apples for our cider production project next week.

HOPE would like to thank the wonderful folks at the Shelburne Orchard for their help making this project possible.

Friday, October 7, 2016

Table Project Kicks Off

Our team of 7th and 8th graders have started a project which the team will use to explore and learn how to use the tools within the classroom.  Here are some pictures of there recent work.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016