November 20, 2017

Week 11 in Mr. Houck’s Class, by Jordan Jefferis

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 Jordan Jefferis.  Thanks, Jordan!

This week in Mr. Houck’s class we started our unit on ancient Egypt. We talked about the pyramids, then we also watched a movie on the architecture of the pyramids, the temples, and the people that ruled the land. The other lesson we did with Egypt was book research in class.  We all shared one thing we thought was cool. We also have a couple big projects to go with this. I think Egypt is going to be the best subject yet.

We also learned about energy in a movie that was on all the different types of energy, like potential and kinetic, electromagnetic energy, nuclear energy, chemical energy, and energy exchange. We also learned about work and energy, the second two laws of thermodynamics , and the connection between matter and energy. To go along with this video, we broke into groups of three and four and made posters for the different types of energy.  During those projects we did book work to learn more on our subject.

Our school enters a contest called Letters About Literature, so this week our class started on our wonderful letters that are sure to win.

Lucas Houck About Lucas Houck

Mr. Houck teaches in the middle school. He thinks it's the greatest place to be. Born and raised in Oregon, he enjoys camping, fishing, soccer and good food. He loves his wife, his baby boy, his work, and his friends!