This week, Mrs. Yollis' third graders is reading "Pepita Talks Twice!"
Pepita, who can speak both English and Spanish, decides that she doesn't
want to "speak twice" anymore. When her decision creates problems she
hadn't thought of, Pepita realizes that sometimes it can be a good
thing to understand two languages.
The story was even written in both English and Spanish,
so we began learning some Spanish words ourselves.
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The video below, made by former students in both Mrs. Ranney's and Mrs. Yollis' class, demonstrates many Spanish words we learned!
¡Bueños días! Good day!
¡Bueñas tardes! Good afternoon!
¡Bueñas noches! Good night!
¿Cómo estas? How are you?
¡Muy bien! Very well!
¡No muy bien! Not very well!
¡Que lástima! What a pity!
¡Gracias! Thank you!
De nada. You're welcome.
¡Hasta mañana! See you tomorrow!
¡Hasta luego! See you later!
Los Días de la Semana The Days of the Week
Me gusta...I like...
el pan bread
los tacos tacos
¡Que divertido! What fun!
¡Que buena idea! What a great idea!
¿Vamos a aprender Español? We're going to learn Spanish?
Nonfiction writing is based on facts, real events, and real people. There are many helpful text features found in nonfiction writing. Some common text features are: headings, subheadings, captions, diagrams, time lines, maps, charts, and the glossary.
Below is a humdinger of a video made by Sheriff Yollis and Sheriff Salsich. They hope their video helps you greenhorns learn about about these important reading features!
I am passionate about educational blogging. Below is a video I created with my second and third grade students. We hope that our video inspires and motivates other teachers to consider blogging with their classes. There are so many wonderful benefits!
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If you are new to blogging, here is an informative video made by my former students. They offer FIVE great tips for writing quality comments.
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If YouTube is blocked, here is the same video on Vimeo:
On Thursday, the split classes at our school split! In other words, the 2/3 split and the 4/5 split classes embarked on a field trip together to the California Science Center! What an incredible day of learning!
Because the second and third graders are studying animals and their habitats, we spent a good deal of time at the Ecosystems Exhibit.
Enjoy some photos from the plethora (pleth • ə • rə) of exhibits. A plethora is a fancy word for a large amount.
California Science Center on PhotoPeach
The Giant Kelp Forest Exhibit was spectacular! Watch and learn!
One of the highlights of the trip was viewing the Endeavour Space Shuttle!