Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Family Blogging Month Winner: Nicolas' Mr. Gallon Video

Nick was one of the three winners for April's Family Blogging Month. For his special post,  Nick wrote a movie that teaches everyone...including Little Madilda, from Geelong, Australia, about 
cups, pints, quarts, and a gallon!


Matilda, from Australia, learns all about cups, pints, quarts, and gallons.

Nick's bellowing voice was inspired by Mr. Gazazi from The Garden of Abdul Gazazi by Chris Van Allsburg.

What do you think of Mr. Gallon? 

Do you know another way to teach capacity?


  1. Dear Nick
    I enjoyed your informative post and I'm sure I will now remember that there are 4 quarts, 8 pints and 16 cups in a gallon!

    We used to use Imperial measurement in New Zealand, but changed to the metric system during the mid 1970s, when I was a teenager.
    It was hard for people to get used to for awhile, and still some older people might talk about miles and gallons etc.

    Whichever system we use, measurement skills sure are important!

    mrs M♔Kenzie

  2. Dear Nick and Class,

    Thank you for making and sharing this fabulous video lesson! It's the best explanation I've ever seen or heard! My students are going to be watching it to review their measurement facts, too. Congratulations on a job well done!

    Ms. Tatiana

  3. Dear Nick and Mrs Yollis,

    Hahaha I am laughing and grinning here as I listen to your fabulous video! What I like most about the video is your Australian accents. I think Australian accents must be very hard to do if you're from another country. Maybe one day, we can make a video with America accents! That would be fun.

    Thank you so much for teaching me all about the gallon. I must admit, I didn't know too much about this form of measurement so I'm glad you explained it to us.

    What a truly fabulous guest post, Nick. Well done!

    Best wishes,
    Mrs M☀rris

    PS - I can't wait to show 2KM and 2KJ later today :)

  4. Bear Nick,

    Thank you for your very informative post I really loved it.

    Some how the way Mr Gallon explained about cups, quarts, and gallons I now feel I am pretty sure I now have a better understanding.

    Well done Mrs Yollis on your fab Australian accent. I agree with Mrs Morris I tended to have a smile on my face as I was watching the video.

    Well done Nick on a great production!

    Cheers AA.

  5. Dear Nick,
    Ben and I watched your Mr. Gallon video and really enjoyed it. You taught capacity in two visual ways that makes it really easy to remember. And Nick the accent was awesome!
    From Ben and his mom

  6. Dear Mrs Yollis,

    You really put a lot of effort in to this post. I think Gallon is a really cool name. :cry:

    from Quinn

  7. Dear Mrs Yollis,

    I realy like how you were using your Australia accent you did well.

    This post is great!

    Love from,
    Keira in 2KM and 2KJ. ♥

  8. @ Mrs Yollis and class,

    Your video was rilly good. :smile:

    It was funny how the video ended

    best wishes
    Sophie :lol:

  9. Dear Nick
    well done on winning May is family blogging month.

    Well done Mrs Yollis on having a go on the Australia accent.

    From Will and Riley.

  10. Dear Mrs Yollis,

    I loveed the video :!:

    I want to go back to the U.S.A.:!: :sad:

    From your friend,

  11. @ Mrs Yollis and Nicolas,

    Nicolas I think that you did lots of hard work on the video. Mrs Yollis I think that you did a great job doing the Australian accent but my class and I thought that it sounded like an English accent.

    Best wishies,

  12. Dear Nick,
    Mr. Gallon is a perfect way to learn about cups, pints, quarts and gallons! It's one of the best ways to see how they connect I have ever seen.
    So, tell me, how did you get this idea? Was it hard speaking in an accent?
    Mrs. Hembree

  13. Dear Nick,

    I loved your voice for Mr. Gallon. Also, it was very cool how you were with Matilda. Maybe you can do a post about the Mr. Gallon video on your blog. Do you like being the voice of Mr. Gallon? Did you like doing the video?


  14. Dear Nick and Mrs. Yollis,

    I loved the video. Nick, you did an excellent job with your impersonation. You really sound like Mr. Gazzii. You did a great job too, Mrs. Yollis. The Australian accent sounded authentic.


  15. Dear Mr. Gallon,

    I love that you taught someone who knows nothing about the customary units. My favorite part was that great bellowing voice of yours Nick ( Mr. Gallon), and that stupendous Aussie accent of yours Mrs. Yollis ( Matilda). You guys really got into it I never hear your actual voices. Gallons, Quarts, Pints, and Cups makes my thirsty.
    Best Regards,

  16. Aloha Nick,
    Thank you for your wonderful video lesson! Everyone can benefit from your explanation of cups, pints, quarts, and gallons. You have simplified a concept with which many students struggle.
    Mahalo nui loa,
    Mrs. Jacobs

  17. Dear Jaden,

    Thank you for leaving a comment on the Mr. Gallon video.

    I'm thinking in doing a post about him, on my blog.
    What do you think?

    I really like being the voice of Mr. Gallon because I was so much in character that I forgot it was a video!

    Mr. Gallon (Nick)

  18. Hi, Nick,

    Mr. Gallon is a good way to help people understand how customary capacity works. It was cool how you used the Big G; we use it too! We had a Customary Capacity Party where we all brought in different foods and drinks. We compared different containers that had equivalent measurements. Check our blog post here: http://mshoward.edublogs.org/2011/04/01/customary-capacity-party/


    Ms. Howard and the Peanut Gallery


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