Monday, April 26, 2010

Sing-a-long: Mr. B. and 3 Rs Song

Mrs. Yollis' class from California is friends with Mr. Salsich's class in Connecticut. These classes are blogging buddies and Skyped back in November.

On Friday, the two classes got together to share about their paperless classroom experiences  which you can read about here and here.

The classes also enjoyed singing some songs with Mr. B.

Three it's a magic number
Yes it is, it's a magic number
Because two times three is six
And three times six is eighteen
And the eighteenth letter in the alphabet is R
We've got three R's we're going to talk about today
We've got to learn to
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
If you're going to the market to buy some juice
You've got to bring your own bags and you learn to reduce your waste
And if your brother or your sister's got some cool clothes
You could try them on before you buy some more of those
Reuse, we've got to learn to reuse
And if the first two R's don't work out
And if you've got to make some trash
Don't throw it out
Recycle, we've got to learn to recycle,
We've got to learn to
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Because three it's a magic number
Yes it is, it's a magic number
3, 3, 3
3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21, 24, 27, 30, 33, 36
33, 30, 27, 24, 21, 18, 15, 12, 9, 6, and
3, it's a magic number

We then enjoyed singing This Land is Your Land and You're a Grand Old Flag.

At the end, Mr. Salsich's class sang a solo with Mr. B.

  Mr. Salsich's students were on the Atlantic coast and Mr. B. was on the Pacific coast. 

It was difficult because of a slight Skype delay. But they did it!

The two classes enjoyed discussing what they liked about the paperless day:

  • Both classes enjoyed using the whiteboards instead of paper.

  • A student from Mr. Salsich's class liked that there was no noise from a pencil sharpener all day!

Thank you to our scribes (Sydney, Jaxon, Kendall,  and Ben) and our photographer. (Ethan)

What did you like about the connection?

How did you like singing together from opposite coasts?


  1. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

    I thought having music with Mrs. Ranney's class and Mr. Salsich's class was really fun because Mr. B. had to play the guitar fast and slow because there was a one second delay.

    My favorite part about it was meeting Mr. Salsich's class because they were in lots of movies and we got to recognize them and their voices. I thought it was really funny how Matteo said, " That makes me really happy!" because he was Perezoso in the sloth video and we remembered him.


    P.S. Great Post!

  2. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

    I enjoyed singing with Mr. Salsich's class! It was fun to hear about what Mr. Salsick's class liked about Earth
    Day.What did you like about skyping with Mr.Salsick's class?

    Your student,
    Aaliyah :-)

  3. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

    It was fun singing with Mr. B, Mrs. Ranney's class and Mr. Salsich's class. It's amazing how with skpe we can sing a song from different borders. My favorite part was when Mr. B kind of slowed the song down.


  4. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

    I loved singing with the opposite sides of the U.S. It was kind of funny that there was a slight delay and Mr. B had to speed up and slow down. I hope we do that again.


  5. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

    I can't believe we can sing with Mr. Salsich's class from another state! That is just unbelievable!

    I also really enjoyed singing with Mr. B and Mr. Salsich's class. My favorite song that we sang was the 3Rs song!

    Kayla ;D

  6. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

    It was so fun to Skype with Mr. Salsich and his class because we got to share about what we liked about Earth Day. I also liked to sing with Mr. B. I was so surprised that Mr. Salsich's class knew the other songs we sang.


  7. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

    It was awesome when we skyped with Mr. Salsich's class, and sang. That's a really fun song. When can we do it again?

    Scarlet :)

  8. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

    I loved singing with Mr. B. My favorite song we sang was "You're a Grand Old Flag". When we sang "3rs" with Mr. B it was different than when we sang with just our class because the song sounded different. Did you enjoy singing with Mr. B and Mr. Salsich?


  9. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

    I enjoyed singing with Mr. Salsich's class! It was fun to hear about what Mr. Salsich's class liked about Earth
    Day. What did you like about Skyping with Mr. Salsich's class?

    Your student,
    Aaliyah :-)

  10. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

    It was fun Skyping with Mr. Salsich's class! I liked when we got to meet the whole class. Then we got to introduce ourselves, and waiting for Mr. B to come. I loved singing with Mr. Salsich and his class. My favorite song was You're a Grand Old Flag. I love that song because that is about the American flag. =)

    Best wishes,
    Jojo (Jollene's nickname)

    P.S Today I have jicama in my lunch! =)

  11. Dear Mrs. Yollis' Class,

    What another great educational and socialization experience for the class! I wish I had Skype back when I was in 3rd grade, but I feel like I'm learning new experiences along with your class. Thank you for sharing. The 3Rs Song has been a catchy tune sung around in our home as well. As a parent, I thank you Mr. B.!

    Ethan, I'm so proud of you son that you were the photographer. What a neat and new experience for you! It's always wonderful for me to see you try new things. I love you and continue to encourage you to do so!


    Young (Ethan's mom)

  12. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

    When I was singing 3Rs I was rocking out! The part reduce, reuse, recycle was so fun I almost made myself go outside.

    I was so excited when I heard we were going to have a Skype with Mr. Salsich. Yes!


  13. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

    The Skype conversation was real fun. One of the things that I really want to try that seems fun is Ecco World. It was fun in one way because they said lots of details. I hope we do it again.


  14. Dear Mrs Yollis and students,
    how cool was this I really loved the fact that you both sang from different ends and you all did a super job. Didn`t Mr B do a great job too ever if there was a delay it still sounded GREAT. Actually I even got in on the act and started to sing as well could you hear me!! Am so glad so many people near and far did a great job taking part in Earth Day. Thanks for another wonderful post from your friend down under AA>

  15. Dear Mrs. Yollis' Class and Mr. B,

    I had a fantastic experience skyping with all of you on Friday! my favorite part was finally meeting all the brilliant students that leave such wonderful comments on our blog.

    Not only are your commenting skills amazing, but your singing is equally impressive. It was great singing the 3 Rs song together, and also the other two that everyone knew already. Mr. B did an amazing job changing his speed to make up for the slight delay.

    All in all, it was a great experience and I hope we can skype again sometime soon.

    Your friend and fan,
    Mr. Salsich

  16. Dear Mrs. Yollis's Class,

    I loved the song written by Mr. B that everyone participated in to sing. I am a professional musical artist and vocalist. As an artist I enjoyed so much to see all of the enthusiasm that each and everyone of you showed. You all did a very good job!

    Mrs. Pourfarid
    Moraiya's Mom :)

  17. Dear Mrs.Yollis' class'
    I liked when we sang together. Something interesting is that a popular food here (pizza!) is popular there too.

    your friend
    Mateo in Mr.Salsich's class

  18. Dear Mrs Yollis' class,
    I liked our chat because we got to sing with you and Mr.B. My favorite song was 3rs because it was more jazzy than the other songs. What was your favorite song?
    Your Friend,

  19. Dear Mrs. Yollis' class,

    I loved doing the Skype chat. I especially liked singing Your a grand old flag. It was interesting that you are three hours ahead of us.

    Your blogging buddy,
    Benjamin (from Mr. Salsich's class)

  20. Dear Mrs,Yollis' class,
    I loved our video chat. I loved when we all were singing Your Grand Old Flag. And I loved when we sang the three Rs. The last one I liked is This Land is My Land.

    your friend

  21. Dear Mrs. Yollis'class,
    I liked the part when we told a little bit about are selfs. Something interesting is how we both don't have the same school hours. Thank you for having the video chat with us.

    Karin( from Mr.Salsich's class)

  22. Dear Mrs.Yollis' class,
    Our skype was awesome! It's cool how we can sing together when we are in different states.I liked our skype because we could meet you and learn a little about you.

    From, Caitrin in Mr. Salsich class

  23. Dear Mrs. Yollis' class,

    I liked how my class sang "Your a grand old flag". It was interesting talking to people on the other side of the country.

    Nick R. from Mr Salsichs' class

  24. Dear Mrs, Yollis' class,
    Why do you go to school at 8? Is the school there fun?
    And I like the video chat because its fun to sing.

    from Abdullah :)

  25. Dear Mrs Yollis's class
    I liked the songs I liked it so much I watch it at my house and showed it to my sister. It was interesting because we were talking to you 3 hours behind us

    Nicholas in Mr. Salsich's class

  26. Dear Mrs. Yollis' class,
    Its so cool that your school starts an hour earlier then we start school! It's cool that a lot of people speak a different kid of language.

    Your pal,
    Madison :)

  27. Dear Mrs Yollis' class

    I like how we both sang the three songs together. I thought you guys started school the same time we do. I wish my school was like yours because you get out earlier. It was interesting.

    your friend Kyle from Mr. Salsich's class

  28. Dear Mrs. Yollis' class,
    Hello! One thing I liked about the chat is we got to talk
    to you and it was cool that you're in California and were in Connecticut.

    Ireland in Mr. Salsich's class

  29. Dear,Mrs Yollis' Class

    I like how everybody went up to the camera. I also liked when we sang with you and and Mr.B.

    I think that going to school at 8:00 and getting out at 2:20 is interesting! I like our time better though, because you can sleep later. You have a good time though because you get out earlier.

    Brianna in Mr.Salsich's class :)

  30. Dear Mrs. Yollis' class,
    Something I liked about the video chat was that we got to sing songs during the skype. Something interesting I learned was that you guys get out at 2:30 and you get in at 8:00.

    Your blogging buddy
    David (in Mr. Salsich's class)

  31. Dear Mrs. Yollis' class,

    I really liked the video chat because we all got to sing together. Something interesting is that you guys start school at 8:00 and we start at 9:00!

    Gracie (From Mr. Salsich's class) :)

  32. Dear Yollis' class,

    I thought the chat was awesome because we got to meet Mr. B and got to sing 3R'S together. The chat was really interesting because we start school at 9:00 and you guys start school at 8:00. Your voices sounded really good!
    Your friend,
    Gabby in Mr. Salsich's class.

  33. Dear Mrs.Yollis' class
    I really like how Mr. B tried to sing Your a Grand Old Flag at the same time as us. It was very impressive that he actually did it!
    Nick B. in Mr Salsich's class

  34. Dear Mrs. Yollis' class,

    I loved the chat, it was so much fun! I loved how your class sang. It was interesting what your room looked like. It was cool.

    From Cole in Mr Salsich's Class

  35. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

    I love music. I love singing. I love Mr. B's music class. It is always fun to attend his music class and learn new songs. I want to sing as well as Mr. B.



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