Dear Mr. Hess,
Hi, my name is Lenita. Our class understands that you are in Antactica. Many of us are curious. I am one of them. I was wondering if you have seen any polar bears? Did the volcano ever erupt? Does it erupt lava? If so, why didn't it melt the snow and ice. Do you like it being 24 hours of daylight everyday? I bet it's hard to get to sleep, isn't it. I bet we (kids) would love it. We could play all day. Do you like the cold? Well I bet you have some pretty important stuff to do. But I hope you write back with some good answers.
How are you? My name is Lauren. Have you ever been there when an earthquake happened? What is it like having daylight all night? Have you or one of your friends fell in a crevasse? I'm asking so many questions. Whew!! How was it staying out in the cold for training? Mrs. Barrett said you did. Is the snow a powdery non-sticky snow or is it a sticky snowman building kind of snow? Are there many people in Antartica with you? How many layers of clothing do you wear? Well, have a good time.
Hi! My name is Erin. I would like to ask you if you have had any fresh food lately? What kind of homes do you have down there? Have you ever gotten frostbite? Do you have any snow rabbits down there? What are hydroponic greenhouses like? This might sound rude but has your beard ever frozen? Do you have portable heaters or campfires?
Have you ever felt the earthquake where you are stationed? If you have was it scary? How close are you to whales? Have you seen polar bears? Can you get any food you want to eat?
My name is Tabitha. I am 11 years old. I like Science and labs. Is it fun in Antarctica? How bad are the earthquakes? I hope one day I can work with science and make my own labs and go to the South Pole. My cousin wants to know if there are bears there? Are there sharks in the water there?
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How are you? My name is Tammy. I'm in sixth grade. I think it's really neat that you are in Antartica, but I don't think I would want to go there. We've had a lot of snow and ice lately, but I can't imagine what it's like to have it all the time. Have you ever gone fishing in the ice? Even though it's icy and cold is it still like a desert? In what ways? When you get food is it mostly nasty because it is out of date? If you could answer these questions that would be great. Thank You,
My name is Johnnie. I'm wondering how it's like in Antartica. How is it? What are you doing up there in your spare time? I heard something about there being earthquakes down there. Have you ever felt one? Tell me how it feels. Was it a strong earthquake? You should know me I came over to your house one time. We just wanted to know how you were doing.
Does the food taste bad since it is so outdated? What are the temperatures there? We just had snow, but it melted as soon as it rained. My name is Natalie Russo and I am eleven years old. What kind of food do you eat down there? Are there a lot of animals? What kinds? I think it would be cool to go there.
Hi, my name is Tierra. I think it's neat that you are in Antartica. I think Zach loves the attention that everyone gives him. Mrs. Barrett told us that when you make coffee by the time you put your lips to the cup the coffee is cold. Do you still drink it? I hope you have a good trip.
We are finally working our way out from under the snow and the problems it caused in our curriculum. We finally have science fair projects done so they kids can get back on line. I read them your last letter and they were really impressed by the out dated food and the cold coffee (as you can tell from their letters). Zach's science fair project was about plane designs. They designed 4 planes and tested to see which designs flew the best. It is a very nice looking project with 2 computer generated graphs. I'll have more letters from the kids later but I've got to go to a meeting now.