January 18, 2018

Setting Off

Dear Families, We jumped right back into the swing of things this past week after a nice and relaxing Winter Break. I hope that you were able to enjoy the time spent with family and friends. On my end, it… [Read More…]

Week 17 by Wayne Zimmerman

This week we wrote a poem about what we did last year and what we did this year.   An example  was written by Mr.Houck.  The poem was due today (January 11) Last year I made a mess, Ripping bare handed… [Read More…]

Goodbye 2017!

What a full, exciting, inspiring, and challenging Fall we had! Along with our buddies, students are learning about the Harvest of the Month. December: Cranberries! Students built 3D structures with cranberries and toothpicks, did a taste test of juices, and… [Read More…]

Parachuting Into Winter Break!

Dear Families, Due to our crazy schedule and the missed school days, some of the book clubs in our historical fiction reading unit were not able to finish their books in time. Listed below are the names of students that… [Read More…]

December 16th Newsletter

Dear Families, Well, last week definitely wasn’t as productive as it could’ve been. Alas, that’s life when you live with the East Wind. Here’s what we’re up to as we prepare for Winter Break: Writing- Next week, we’ll be putting… [Read More…]

Week 14 blog by Gracie Embree

This week we performed our skits for the ancient Egyptian group projects. Each group taught the class about one important part of what ancient Egyptians did. Next week we will be giving individual speeches on the topic we have been… [Read More…]

What I Found Memorable Was…

Dear Families, We’re covering a lot of bases in school. With topics ranging from World War II to persuasive writing, we’re learning a lot. This morning, I asked students during our Class Meeting to share one thing they learned this… [Read More…]

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… [Read More…]

Fast-Forwarding to New Units

Dear Families, This week marked the beginning of a bunch of new work! In social studies, our focus fast-forwarded hundreds of years to study the beginning of Westward Expansion, when the U.S. got really excited at the prospect of expanding… [Read More…]

Week13

The main focus of this week has been Egypt. Right now we are mostly finishing our Ancient Egypt essay, which is due on Monday (12/4).  Although we are also doing our group projects. Our group project is to perform a… [Read More…]