February 21, 2018

Vicky’s Blue Dog: Week 1 in Mr. Houck’s Class, By Vicky Gabriel

Every week one student in our class gets to sit out the super quiz and write the weekly update.  This week’s update was done by 8th grader Vicky Gabriel.  Thanks, Vicky!

On Monday the sixth graders / new kids had to come in and meet their teachers and see what the expectations are to be in the classrooms.

Tuesday was a busy day for us also. It was the first day with everyone in the classroom!  We got our lockers and our locker buddies.

Sophie Taylor-Taylor asked if the eighth-graders can have the top lockers, so she made a betwith Mr. Houck. If the eigth graders don’t bring a pencil to class they will have to switch with a sixth-grader.  🙁

And we played a couple games that Houck thinks are pretty boring, or at least the kids who were in the class last year think it was boring,  

but I thought it was pretty cool. It’s where everyone says their name of course, and then they say what they did this this summer and make a hand motion. The five people that did it first just had to say theirs, but then the sixth one had to memorize all five of them, (that was me) and repeat what they said while doing the motion they did.

We also got our first assignment in class.  We had to take a paper for us to read to our parent / guardian, and then they had to sign it.

Our next assignment after that other one was we had to pick one of our parents or guardians and see if we know the parent better than they know us.

We had to pick our enrichment and we had to do 1 for our first picking, 2 was our second choice and 3  was our last. We usually got our first pick or second.  There was band, either beginning or advanced with Mr. Killgore.  Also choir with Mrs. O,  art with Mr. Lutes and Mr. Leone.

We got our p.e. classes too.

On Wednesday we did our vocab words of the week.  Our vocabs are where we partner with eighth, seventh and sixth graders and get a dictionary, card and color pencils, and look the word up in a dictionary. Then we had to draw the word big so we can see them from pretty far away, and write what it means and add a drawing. Each year we have about 100 words!  You have to memorize half or all 100.  I usually memorize about half, but this year I want to memorize all 100.

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!