Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Family Blogging Month Winner! Ruby & Troy


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The winners of Family Blogging Month earned a free post on Mrs. Yollis' Website. Here is a creative video produced by the finalists Ruby, Troy, and Sydney!


Ruby's Reflection: 

Making this stop-motion video was a fun project and an educational way to have a blast with crocheted critters. It was a little hard to slow down the video and time our voices. We made a movie with little creatures and props. It was fun and extremely confusing at first. But once we got it down, it wasn’t as hard. The group (aka: Sydney, the 4th place winner of the Family Blogging Month, Troy the 3rd place winner, me- the 2nd place winner, and Nicholas) was recording our voices as talking animals. The app we used was called Stop Motion and it was super cool! When you took a picture, SNAP, and then move the prop or animal in front, behind, left or right -- it shows a ghost line, so you know if you moved it too far. Again, it was super fun and a great way to spend time with your friends! Hope you enjoy the movie!



Our stop-motion movie is about animals having trouble solving their problems. However, two smart birdies come in to help!  They argue over who should get the extra treat, and they realize that no one should get it. By being selfish, they almost caused death to the unhatched bird!

Enjoy!





Have you ever made a stop motion video? Do you have any tips to share?

What did you love about Family Blogging Month? 


Friday, July 3, 2015

Happy Fourth of July!

This post was first published on July 4, 2010.

By Mrs. Yolli

July 4th is Independence Day in America!

On July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was adopted by the Continental Congress in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This document announced America's independence from Britain.




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Five years ago I was with my family on the Fourth of July, and we had a special event planned for the day.

My family had three old, tattered flags that needed to be retired. So on July 4th, we had a retirement ceremony.



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The United States Flag Code states: "The Flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem of display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning."



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First, we sang some patriotic songs!






Then, my cousin Jon gave a short speech. Finally, we retired the old flags to the fire. 





Click here to learn how to fold an American flag


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How will you spend the Fourth of July?

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

School's Out For Summer!



Today was the last day of school! 


Yesterday, we had an end-of-the-year pizza party! 
We had fun signing yearbooks.


Photo by Tabitha's mom


Everyone played a bucket toss game!







Today, we continued to sign yearbooks.

Look at the line for Coach Felicity!






We celebrated an incredible literacy milestone. The class read 12 million words this year! 
Way to go!


Photo by Andrea Testa


That's right, 12,000,000 words!  

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But, like all good things...they must come to an end. 
When the final grain of sand fell through the hour glass, it was time to say goodbye.





A final group hug before we departed for our summer vacations!







It has been my pleasure to be on this learning journey with you! 

I look forward to seeing you in the fall!


What are some happy memories you have from the 2014-2015
 school year?

What fun activities do you have planned for the summer?

If it is winter in your hemisphere, what winter activities will you enjoy? 

Sean :: Family Blogging Month Winner!


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I am proud of myself for winning family blogging and here is my free post.








A passion of mine is sports. First, I have won many championships in baseball. I won in 2013,2014, and 2015. I won my last championship on June 7, 2015. Do you know how many days ago that was? Our team the Yankees beat the Orioles 10 to 6. We were fifth place in our league during the regular season and the Orioles were in second place. There are 6 teams in the Mustang B division which I play in. One of the players on my team whose name is Jonah hit a 3 run homer in the last inning. We got trophies at the end that said “Mustang B Champions 2015”. The other team’s trophy said “Mustang B runner-ups”.  During the final playoff game, both teams hung up decorations. The team usually needs be there an  hour before the game starts, but for the playoff game we had to be at the field an hour and a half early. How many minutes is that? I took many pictures with my friends and coaches. I took one with Josh in our class. Here is a picture of my trophy.


After the game, we went home to rest. I am eager to play in the Intra-league All Stars which is two teams made up of the best four players from each of the 6 teams in our league.  That was my goal from last year and I am glad that I have achieved it. The All Stars play three games. They are Thursday,Saturday, and Sunday. What sports do you play? Have you ever won a Championship?


Sincerely,
Sean


Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Nic's Neat ePortfolio





Nic has been working all year on some excellent projects. Here is a link to his ePortfolio. Have a look around and let him know which project you liked the best!

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Kayla's Clever ePortfolio




Kayla  has been working all year on some excellent projects. Here is a link to her ePortfolio. Have a look around and let her know which project you liked the best!

Nicholas' Neat ePortfolio



Nicholas has been working all year on some excellent projects. Here is a link to his ePortfolio. Have a look around and let him know which project you liked the best!

Leah's Lovely ePortfolio




Leah has been working all year on some excellent projects. Here is a link to her ePortfolio. Have a look around and let her know which project you liked the best!

Friday, June 5, 2015

Troy's Terrific ePortfolio





Troy has been working all year on some excellent projects. Here is a link to his ePortfolio. Have a look around and let him know which project you liked the best!

Aryana's Awesome ePortfolio





Aryana has been working all year on some excellent projects. Here is a link to her ePortfolio. Have a look around and let her know which project you liked the best!