Welcome to the LBMS Tech Class Page

This class is a pre-engineering technology class. We'll be covering many aspects of problem solving, design, drafting, communication and more. The 7th grade class is 12 weeks long, while the 8th grade class is 9 weeks long.

The web page you're on is a wiki! A wiki is a type of web page that allows multiple members to edit, add, share, collaborate, post, etc. The students coming through both the 7th and 8th grade technology class will be members of these wikipages and be required to record their work, collaborate, and communicate with each other.

Why is this class important?



What's needed for these classes:

All students need a compostion book, pencils. In addition,
  • 7th grade students need to bring a small mechanical toy that can be taken apart. They will also need to bring in materials to 'build things' in two other activities - solar cars and motion device.
  • 8th graders may need to bring in materials for the KidWind project.

Permissions needed

Parents, I will need your permission for several things: for your child to work on this wiki, to work with basic 'tools' (could include hot glue guns, hammers, screw drivers, saws, drills, etc.) as well as for communication assignments (student work uploaded to YouTube and/or iTunes)

Please download, print, and sign the class permission form. Have you child return it to class as soon as possible. Of course, if you have a way to get this back to be electronically, please consider saving the paper and emailing me your permission. Or be creative? As long as your permission is verifiable.

Donations Please!

Parents, if you would like to make any donations, please give me an email. We’ll always accept any items on the list below, but it's normal for us to need specialty items from time to time. We sure do appreciate your support.
  • Duct tape
  • Matboard
  • Bags of organic dirt
  • cash/checks

Thanks so much for your support - Smile Often!

Kurt Thonnings
email: thonnings@wlake.org
*Call school: 835-6340 Extention 2353