January 18, 2018

Cartouche! Week 14 in Houck’s Room

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 7th grader Austin Santosa.  Thanks, Austin!

This week in Mr. Houck’s class we did a bunch of stuff that I am going to talk about.

We did visuals on Monday. Visuals are when we make a 3D object about our topic and our topics are from Ancient Egypt. The best one I think was Nathan’s because he said he took hours making it. He made a cartouche. A cartouche was a tablet for when the pharaohs died, and they usually wrote their name on them, and usually they had a special drawing on the cartouche. Nathan kept on screwing up on drawing the bug. After that he baked it, and when it was done baking, he spray-painted it gold.

This week we also started our Harris Burdick stories. What we did is, we got pictures from the Harris Burdick stories and we are supposed to choose one and write our own story about the pictures. In the pictures they have weird stuff happening and they also have a caption and title. For example, mine is a person cutting into a pumpkin and the pumpkin is glowing. The caption is “She lowered the knife and it grew brighter” and the title is ‘Just Desert’ but Mr. Houck said, “It’s probably Just Dessert.”

We also went to the book fair on Tuesday from 1:00 to 1:30, and the person who ran the most laps and the person who donated the most money got $5.00 to spend in the book fair. The book fair was located in the longhouse room of the grade school.

On Wednesday we played Biomass and Geothermal Jeopardy. We also had to perform our skits, but eight people were gone, and at least one person was gone in each group, so we had to wait until the next day to perform the skit. We also finished our read aloud book, FIRECRACKER, which was amazing. We read Earthweek too. Earthweek is a news report about events that are happening in the earth.

On Thursday we were planning to do our skits, but only two groups went, because there were still three people missing, and only two groups had all their people here. We also did our super quiz and we made our own cartouche.

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!