Monday, February 14, 2011

Mrs. Yollis' Field Trip Photos: Chumash Center

Mrs. Yollis promised to share all the photos she took from the field trip today to our local Chumash Interpretive Center. The Chumash are the historic local Native American tribe.

If you would like to do a blog post about the trip, you may used the photos. Please remember to credit the photos to Mrs. Yollis. (You do not need to credit each one, a one sentence credit at the bottom of your post will do.)
Drag the photos you would like to use on to your desktop. You can upload them from there. Use the "insert image" icon to load them, and you can add a caption. Remember, do NOT just copy information from the museum charts. Put it in your own words. Use your own adjectives!

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What facts would you like included in a Chumash post?

Please share!


  1. Dear Mrs. Yollis

    I really enjoyed the trip!☺ My favorite part of the trip was when we went inside a real app! I also liked when we got to go around the museum and look at the model animals, and learn about the chumash culture. Our docent was very knowledgable.


  2. Dear Mrs Yollis and students,

    What a wonderful and learning field trip you went on.

    This would be a wonderful way to learn and become more educated about the culture of the Chumash Native American tribe. I know with your post I have, thank you for that.

    I really loved viewing all the photograhps which were included in this wonderful post.

    We have a centre here in Geelong and it is called the Narana Creation Centre. BB went last year with Mrs Morris and Miss Jordan. This centre is wonderful for this is where all students learn about the culture of the Australian Aboriginals.

    It is always great to learn from the past and grow.

    From your blogging pal,

  3. Dear Mrs. Yollis' Class,

    It looks like you had a fantastic field trip to the Chumash Center. I look forward to the follow up posts because there are some things I'm curious about.

    We have been learning about the Native people that lived in our area, and I think there are some similarities, but also lots of differences. The Pequots, Niantics, and Narragansetts that lived around here all got a lot of their resources from the ocean. It looks like the Chumash did as well.

    I think the App is different from a Wigwam because of what they were made out of.

    Some questions I have are; how did they make their plank canoes water tight, and what were the biggest land animals they hunted?

    Here is a link to a wiki we have been working on about the local tribes of this area:

    I look forward to learning more from some captions and text to go along with these great pictures!

    Your friend,
    Mr. Salsich

  4. Dear Mrs Yollis,

    I am from 2KM. My name is Alana and I have a question for you.
    Have you been to Australia? I haven't been to America.
    Today was SPL day.
    from Alana (2KM)

  5. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

    In our class we been learning about native americans that lived in our area. There was the Peqouts, Mohegan and a lot of others. On our blog me and my friend were studying about the decorations and the jewelry that they wore. We did a voicethread about it. If you have a chance check it out.

    Taylor* in Mr. Salsich's class

  6. Dear Mrs. Yollis' class,

    It looked like you had a lot of fun on your field trip. The Native Americans in your area look a lot different from the ones in my area. You probably learned a lot about the Chumash tribe. What kind of things did you learn?

    Sam K. in Mr. Salsich's class

  7. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

    I really enjoyed our field trip to the Native American Museum. I saw your post with all of the pictures of what we all saw, I took a lot of the same pictures. I took with my camera.

    Best Regards,


  8. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

    I love when we played the game with the rabbits, but although the boys won I think the girls did well too!

    It was also fun to see the aps. I especially liked to see light travel though the ap because the aps were so dark. I can't believe that an ap fits eight to nine people at one time!

    Did any one else like the rabbit game?


  9. Dear Mrs Yollis & class,

    What an exciting day it must have been for you! The among the native people in our region were the Pawnee. Children often visit the Pawnee Indian Village historical site on field trips, but I don't think my kids have been there yet.

    My question for you is how were the Chumash families organized?

    The Pawnee lived in large earth lodges, with upwards of 30 - 50 people in one building. They also were matriarchal, which means mom was in charge!

    Have a great day!

  10. Dear Mrs. Yollis',

    Isn't it very fascinating to learn about Native Americans? I find them very interesting to learn about. In Mr. Salsich's class we have been learning about them for a long time now. We have learned a lot since we started.

    Sam L. in Mr. Salsich's class

  11. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

    I really enjoyed the field trip! The part I liked about the field trip was seeing the deer. When we saw the deer and then we moved, it sadly ran away. I never knew that the golden eagle feather cost 5 grand in fines! The games were the best. My favorite game was the throwing game.


  12. Dear Mrs. Yollis' class,

    I absolutely love your post!
    Anyway it's so weird that you are learning about Native Americans at the exact same time we are, and you went on a Field Trip about Native Americans just like us. The tribe we are studying is the Pequot tribe.Did you have fun on your trip?

    Your Blogging Buddy,

  13. Dare Mrs Yollis,

    My name is mikayla i am in 2KM

    I loved your singing on the valentimes day video.

    from mikayla.

  14. Dear AA,

    Thank you for commenting to us!

    When we were playing some Chumash games we won prizes. The Australian Aboriginals sound like fun. What was your favorite picture we took of the Chumash culture?

    Nicole and Kristen
    (in Mrs. Yollis

  15. @Billgx,

    That was an amazing site about Pawnee Indians!

    We thought they were very different from the Chumash. Jaden thinks it is interesting that there is something there that you cannot take a picture of. Ryan was wondering why wood was scarce. It seems like they had a difficult time being a village.

    The Chumash had a wonderful time here in sunny California. The Chumash loved to eat acorns. What did the Pawnee like to eat?

    We can not believe 30-50 people in one earth lodge! There are about 6-8 people living in an ap.

    Did you take Science Girl 'Em to visit the Pawnee Indian Village? If so, what did they like?

    Ryan and Jaden

  16. @ Nicole and Kristen,

    Thank you for your comment.

    What prizes did you win as I am very interested in finding out?

    Do you have a favourite photograph which you took?

    I really like all the photographs.
    The photographs are great beacause they show so much detail of the way the Chumash lived.

    Did you realise that the Australian Aboriginals used a bull roarer too.
    I am pretty sure they used bull roarer to communicate with the other Aboriginal tribes.

    From your blogging pal,

  17. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

    I now a fact about the Chumash Native Americans.They are still alive.

    My favorite picture you took of was the ap.

    In the story Badger Claws there ceremonies were under ground, but the ones we saw at the museum were not under ground.

    I have been to this museum so I now all the answers to all of the games we have played.

    My favorite Native American game is when you try to hit the fake bunnies. What is your favorite Native American game?

    Your student,

  18. Dear Mrs Yollis and class,

    Thoso photos are great!

    Was it far away from your school?

    Did you have a nice time?

    From your blogging buddy,

    Amelia (2KM)

  19. Dear Mrs Yollis,

    Thank you for sharing the photos. I took some photos too, but they weren't as good as yours. I liked the mountain lion the best because I really like animals and I love big cats. I can't wait for our next field trip!



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