Mr. Gonzalez's Science Classes
We have three 6th grade Science classes and two 8th grade Science classes blogging here from the Pacific Northwest in Chimacum, WA! Sixth graders are learning a bit about Mt Saint Helens, environmental science through fresh water ecology, and physical science this year. Eighth graders are learning about life science this year. Please join us as we learn Science by exploring our world.
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7th grade Longboat Maritime Experience
Thanks to the Wooden Boat Foundation and 7th grade teachers 7th grade students at Chimacum Middle School (and Blue Heron, too) get to learn all about boats and charting and knot-making and shantey singing. The awesome part though is that each team also gets to go out on the water three times and row the same type of boats that Vancouver used to explore this region! I know, it's so cool!
Here is a longboat with CMS 7th graders rowing:
Here are some 7th graders rowing up close:
And check out this video of the 7th graders in action (double click on the movie after you click on the following link to play it):
That looks like so much fun!
Comment Posted on October 23, 2008 at 07:42 AM by
You put the picture of me up!...
Btw in the video i lost control of my oar :-D
I hate that picture of me haha.
Well see you at school next week.
Comment Posted on June 5, 2008 at 06:13 PM by
Hey Mr. G when r u goin gto ride with boat group c? See you later!
Comment Posted on June 3, 2008 at 06:40 PM by
Hi Mr. G,
Woah. After watching the video I realize how hard it must have been to row those boats! Hope you guys had fun!
Comment Posted on May 29, 2008 at 03:04 PM by
Wow! That picture just-so-happenly was taken when I was in the coxon (I don't know how to spell it) position! Thanks for taking all sorts of pictures! ;)
Comment Posted on May 23, 2008 at 11:32 PM by
About the Blogger
I started my teaching career in South Central Los Angeles teaching in modified to full bilingual 4th and 5th grade classes. Then I moved to WA State where I have taught mainly 6th through 8th grade. I have enjoyed the culture clash but notice that kids are the same everywhere :o)
My areas of interest are science and technology but I also love studying ancient cultures and learning about different peoples and cultures.