Every week one student in our class gets to sit out the super quiz and write the weekly update on our class. This week’s update was done by 7th grader Alyssa Veith. Thanks, Alyssa!
This week in Mr. Houck’s class we learned about Persians (which for me was really fun because in our Mesopotamian simulation tribes I was a Persian). We talked about how the Persians were great at war until they got to Greece. This was funny because we learned where the word marathon came from.
Also we had to write ‘postcards to Mars,’ which is a way of writing poems. Our whole class had to do it. To me, it was hard, because we had to write about something but we couldn’t say what it is!
And this week, finally, we got to share our neighbor stories. From that we learned how our neighborhoods changed, which to some people was a lot, and some a little.
Like any week we got new vocab words, but this time we had to rhyme them with a word. The word Kurt and I got didn’t rhyme with a lot of words, but when you have a class like ours your classmates are willing to help.
Finally we got to make maps of the route we take to go to school. Mine was easy because I live kind of close to school, but still 6.7 miles away.
Oh, and also Mr. Houck gave us a refresher on how to write a paper. For the eighth graders this was not so fun, but you can always learn something new.
That’s what we did in Mr. Houck’s class this week.