Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Meet Mr. Gallon! The Captain of Capacity!

Mrs. Yollis' class has been learning about capacity using customary units.  

Gallon is a customary unit for capacity.


Corey brought Mr. Gallon to school today. 
Mr. Gallon was very helpful with conversions!

Meet Mr. Gallon!

Mr. Gallon says, "There are four blue quarts in a gallon!"

Mr. Gallon says, "There are eight purple pints in a gallon!"

Mr. Gallon says, "There are 16 green cups in a gallon!"

What do you think of Mr. Gallon?

Did he help you learn about capacity?


  1. Dear Mrs. Yollis and Class,
    I just clicked on "Mr. Gallon" and the teacher in me was so excited to see such a simple and effective hands-on way to teach and to learn about capacity and conversions. I am going to forward this blog site on to my teacher friends to see this creative little guy. Thank you to Cory for sharing his "Mr. Gallon".

    Marsha Cooke
    (Kendall's grandmother)

  2. @ Mrs. Cooke, (Kendall's grandmother)

    Thanks for leaving so many wonderful comments on our blog! We love that you have become a regular reader!

    I agree with you about Mr. Gallon! He is a super way to visualize all the conversions! I'm so glad Corey brought him in for us to meet!


    Mrs. Yollis

  3. Dear Mrs.Yollis,

    I am thinking about making a Mr.Gallon? If I do I am sure it will help my little sister to learn about conversions. I am looking forward to making one with my sister and teaching her all about measuring.


  4. Dear Mrs. Yollis' Class,

    Thanks for introducing me to this cool character called Gallon Man! He's helpful, intelligent, colorful, and he can fold into a little square. That's quite a talent!

    When we were learning about capacity and measurement we used The Big G diagram. It was helpful, but not as cool as Gallon Man.

    Mr. Salsich

  5. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

    Mr. Gallon was very helpful!

    I think it was a pretty cleaver idea.

    In my opinion, Mr. Gallon is very cool.


  6. Hello from a friend of Kendall's grandmother,

    When we learn about Mr. Gallon in 3rd grade here in Tracy, CA, we LOVE doing the motions with the measurements corresponding with our own parts of our bodies. What fun to point them out and say them together. In fact during test time, many of us actually point to Mr. Gallon to help us remember!
    Mrs. Parker

  7. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

    Believe it or not, before I met "Mr. Gallon", I've always had a hard time to remember the details. From now on, I have to think of the image of "Mr. Gallon" in my mind. Thanks to Cory, we would have never met "Mr. Gallon".

    (Kayla's mom)

  8. Dear Mrs Yollis and students,
    what a great and fun way to learn about capacity and conversions.
    I wish I was show this way of learning about capacity and conversions I more that likely would have understood it alot better. Thanks to your wonderful post I found this very educational and a very easy and fun way to learn I will have to show Bianca when she gets home from school as I feel she is going to love Mr Gallon. Great work Mr Gallon and Mrs Yollis
    from your friend from down under AA.

  9. @ Mrs Yollis,

    I forgot to mention that when I started school we learn`t about gallons but then they decided to change it to litres.So 4.8 litres equals 1 gallon. It would have be much better to keep Mr Gallon.
    from your friend AA

  10. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

    I thought Mr. Gallon was helpful for capacity. Yes, he did help me in capacity because I thought there were eight cups in a gallon, but there really are sixteen cups in a gallon.


  11. Dear Corey,

    What a clever tool to learn about capacity and conversions. I have never seen Mr. Gallon before but now I don't think I will forget him (or the lessons learned). Thank you for sharing!

    (Jaxon's mom)

  12. Dear Mrs. Yollis' class,
    Mr. Gallon is really cool. It really helped me. This is my first time doing it.

    Your friend,
    Sasha and Ava

  13. Dear Mrs. Yolli's and class,

    Mr. Gallon is really cool. It helped us learn Capacity!

    @Cory Thanks for bringing in Mr. Gallon! Did you make Mr. Gallon? If you did our eyes will pop out in WOW!

    Your friends,
    Dylan in Mrs. Levy's class and Jared in Mrs. Yolli's class

  14. Dear Mrs Yollis,

    This is Anais' dad. I was looking over the site with Anais and thought "Mr. Gallon" was really neat. The visualizations are great!
    Ray Armstrong

  15. Dear Corey,

    Thank you for introducing us to Mr. Gallon. It was nice to meet him through Mrs. Yollis' Classroom Blog. I thought he was a colorful and entertaining way to visualize capacity. Come to think of it, gallon plays a role in my life everyday. For example, whe I go to the gas station to purchase gas for my car I purchase it by the gallon. Also, when I go to the supermarket to buy milk I buy several 1 gallon containers weekly for my family.


    Young (Ethan's mom)

  16. Mr. Gallon was made by my tutor Mrs. Bobbi. She has been a teacher for many years and is very nice. She loves to work with children and is excellent at math, and was excited to tell me that she was going to bring Mr. Gallon to help me learn more about conversions. I am glad that he has helped so many people to better understand liquid measurements.


  17. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

    Mr. Gallon is such a useful way to learn. Mr. Gallon looks like he should have a toy to play with called a cup that's full of air. I like to play with plastic cups, and I thought Mr. Gallon likes to do what I do. Try to suck the air out of a cup with your lungs and it will stay on your face. It's not that fun, but if you're bored... try it because it's entertaining somehow.

    There are many fun things to do with a cup. That's why I love cups because if you do stuff with a pint, a quart, or a gallon the tools will just be too heavy. I still like metric better though.


  18. Dear Mrs.Yollis,
    The Mr.Gallon project looked like lots of fun. When I did a Mr.Gallon I helped me very much. You use it in every grade and it helps you a lot.

    Denise(Jollene's cousin)

  19. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

    I loved meeting Mr. Gallon. He is so helpful and cute. How much did you like him?


  20. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

    Mr. Gallon really helped me because I did'nt know how many quarts are in a gallon, but I opened it up and saw that four quarts are in a gallon. I think this is a good source of funny and helful little man. I made one at my house.

    Thanks for sharing the helpful and learnig "Mr. Gallon."



  21. Dear Corey,

    I enjoyed learning about capacity. Mr. Gallon was very useful for figuring out problems. Do you have a tool for weights?


  22. Dear Mrs. Yollis,
    When I was in third grade, it was really hard for me to try and remember how many pints are in a gallon. I'm glad to see that someone has thought of an easier, more effective way of learning about capacity.
    Jessica Barton from Mrs. Lofton's class

  23. Thank you so much Mrs. Yollis and class. I am in 8th grade and I failed a test that had to do with volume, so my teacher sent me home and told me to make a Mr. Gallon man. I went on google to figure out how and what it should look like and you broke it down into such an easy way to learn thank you!

  24. @ our 8th grade friend,

    I am glad Mr. Gallon could be of service! He is a great tool for learning about capacity. It can be very tricky!

    Thanks for the comment, and we hope you do well on your test. Drop us a line and let us know how you did!

    Mrs. Y♥llis

  25. Joanna (Mallory's mom)June 5, 2013 at 1:55 PM

    Dear Mrs. Yollis,

    I was checking out your classroom blog on my lunch break, as I often do, and I came across this wonderful post about Mr. Gallon. What a fabulous way to teach capacity! I may have to borrow the idea for next year when I teach my 2nd graders about it. :) It's a tricky concept to understand and this is such a visual way to explain the connection between the units.

    Thanks for such a fantastic year!
    Joanna (Mallory's mom)


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