January 19, 2018

Week 3 in Mr. Houck’s Class, 2012-2013, by Rizen Mayhew

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 Rizen Mayhew.  Thanks, Rizen!

This week in Mr. Houck’s class we listened to a guest speaker who was the world’s top lahar specialist. A lahar is a major mud and dirt slide that happens when volcanoes explode. What he talked about was amazing! He also brought in all different kinds of rocks, which was pretty cool.

We got to use our new Google accounts on the iPads for our first time and that was really fun.

In morning meeting this week we had an animal noise competition. Chase Conner, an eighth grade student, won by doing a noise he likes to call Woody the woodpecker.  It was hilarious.

We also did a project this week where we put white frosting onto a piece of wax paper, then put small pieces of graham crackers on it to represent the tectonic plates. We moved them back and forth, and we also crashed them into each other to represent the plates colliding. That was awesome, mostly because we got to eat them when we were done.

As a class we are making ‘Where I’m From’ poems, where you explain a little bit about your past and what you liked to do when you were little.

I would have to say we have had a great week and are very excited for next week’s field trip to Mt. St. Helens.  It will be a blast. Thanks for reading!

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!