Welcome to the homepage of .... The House of House

Hello and welcome to the "House of House." My name is Bill House and I am a fourth grade teacher at James H. Ross Elementary in the Clear Creek ISD. After working for several years at IBM, I "retired" and looked for something better to do. My wife and my daughter were in education and I naturally had a great interest in their work. My wife is the principal at James F. Bay Elementary . You can email me at house1@swbell.net.

I teach Math, Science, Social Studies and Computers. One of my favorite lessons is in Social Studies where we use the internet on the computer to find the names of the people from Texas who represent us. You may see the lesson plan by clicking on this link: Social Studies Lesson. I really enjoy showing beginners how to get started using the computer to get information off the internet. If you are a beginner, or want to help a beginner get started, click here Beginning Internet. Sometime during the year I stand on my head in class, so don't miss school and always pay attention or you may miss this tremendous feat. (Have you ever seen your teacher stand on his head?)

CRICKET
I like our dog, Cricket, a little silver Minature Schnauzer. She is about 5 years old and can do several tricks like sleep, eat, and bark when the doorbell rings.

I like pick-up trucks. Here is a picture of the truck I now drive. It
seems that about half of all vehicles in Texas are pick-ups. I don't use
bumper stickers but if I had one it would say:

"I'm not a native Texan, but I got here as soon as I could."


I love my granddaughters. I use stories about them many times in my lessons. The youngest, Torie, doesn't do any math. The middle ones, Tanina and Chloe, both use manipulatives to solve problems. Bailey, the oldest does a lot of mental math in my lessons.

If you like the animated dog used on this page, go to Animated Graphics and select the "categories" link.

CRPC

These pages were developed through GirlTECH, a teacher training program sponsored by the Center for Research on Parallel Computation (CRPC), a National Science Foundation Science and Technology Center. Pages copyright July 1999 by Bill House.
Thanks to the RGK Foundation and EOT-PACI for its generous support of GirlTECH.