Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Who Will Visit on Character Dress Up Day?

Photo by Mrs. Yollis 

This Friday is Character Dress Up Day at our school! 

In class, we have been talking about who will be in our room. 


Some people are characters from our reading textbook like Anthony Reynoso, Ms. Gernsblatt,  or Mulan. Others are from chapter or picture books. I've heard that Cam Jansen, Katie Kazoo, and even Harry Potter will be in attendance this Friday! 

Leave a comment as if you are the character!

What name tag will you be wearing?

What props will you use in the classroom?

Tell us a little about yourself!

Who are you excited to meet? 


  1. Dear Mrs.Yollis,

    What I am going to be for character dress up day is Makenna from America girl. I have two crops . The first one is a gymanastics backpack and the other one is a water bottle that goes in the backpack.


  2. Well this is not in character but as luck would have it we are doing exactly the same activity tomorrow on the other side of the world. We're going to take lots of photos (of course) and so we can compare characters and similarities between our students and schools. Looking forward to seeing your posts and photographs and hearing about what the students have come up with.
    Mr Webb and Room One, Auroa Primary School, Taranaki, New Zealand.

    1. Mrs. Yollis and classOctober 29, 2014 at 9:12 AM

      @ Mr. Webb and students,

      It is very interesting that you are having a character dress up day too! We already notice a BIG difference. Your Character Day will come a day before ours because you are in another time zone. We just used a clock and have determined that you are 20 hours ahead of us! Right now, we are at school and it is approximately 9:00 A.M. on Wednesday. Right now, YOU are in bed (hopefully) and it is 5:00 A.M. on Thursday.

      Do you celebrate Halloween in New Zealand? If so, what are some popular costumes?

      Are you going to be a character? Mrs. Y♥llis is going to be Fancy Nancy! Oh la la!

      Some "people" who will be here tomorrow are: Nikki (Dork Diaries), Sage (American Girl), Makena (American Girl), Judy Moody, Professor McGonigall (Harry Potter), A.J.(My Weird School), Jack (Magic Treehouse), Myles (The Candy Makers), Kirsty (Magic Fairy Books), Rachel (Magic Fairy Books), Claudey (Wolf Girl), Dorothy (Wizard of Oz), Katie Kazoo, Wicked Witch of the West (Wizard of Oz), Anthony Reynoso, Officer Buckle, Harry Potter, and many more!

      Who will be at your school? :-)

      Your pals in the northern hemishpere,
      Mrs. Y♥llis and class

  3. Dear Mrs.Yollis and class,
    My name is Saige and I love art and horses. Today I will tell you a little about myself. First of all I have a horse, his name is Picoso. He is very friendly and is white with gray spots. He is a parade horse sometimes. As I told you I love art, it is one of my favorite hobbies. In my grandma's house there is an art room I love going there. Inside there are many pictures that my grandma and I painted. Hope you liked reading this post!
    Sincerely, Saige
    (really Ella)

  4. Dear Mrs. Yollis and blogging friends,

    I can't wait for this Friday when I can bring my precious dog Todo to school with me. All my friends will get to meet him. I am just worried that the wicked witch of the West will cast a spell on my Todo or kidnap him. What happened was there was an enormous tornado that flew me from Kansas to the Land of Oz.. When I woke up, I noticed that my room was a huge mess. I also noticed that everything was in color! I opened the door and I saw a bunch of munchkins running around and singing. Meanwhile the wicked witch of the West came but I only saw fire. I really did not see the real witch however, I knew it was her because nobody would have such powers that would create fire. In fact, nobody in town has powers. One day she commanded one of her minions to come and take my sweet dog and me to get us to fly over to the witches' castle. I started crying, I was so blue I could barley speak. The wicked witch set a timer for 30 minutes and if I did not escape she would keep me forever and ever and that's how fairy tales end, and so guess who's coming strolling down the Yellow Brick Road?


  5. Dear Mrs.Yollis,

    I am so excited about Friday. I can't wait to meet everyone. I am looking forward to telling everyone about my not bummer summer. I have a brother named Stink. He is so annoying. Once, when I got Jaws (my Venus Fly Trap), he gave it raw hamburger and it almost died.

    Judy Moody

  6. Dear Class,

    Rachel and I are having a fun time helping our fairy friends. I feel so happy to be friends with Rachel and the fairies.

    Guess what! Yesterday we found the beauty fairy Miranda's lipstick! Now we are trying to find the designer fairy Tyra's tape measure.

    Kirsty (Asha)

  7. Dear Fancy Nancy,

    I am Professor McGonagall and I teach Transfigurations at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. My very favorite holiday is coming up. Please come to our feast on Halloween. We are having pumpkin juice and butterbeer.

    I hope you can come.

    Professor Mcgonagall

    P.S. Harry Potter, please bring your spellbooks and your wand.

  8. Dear Mrs. Yollis and friends,

    I will be visiting you on Friday.
    I am going to bring a walkie talkie and a hand cuff and I will be wearing my uniform.I will be talking about safety rules at school.I have a dog named Gloria, he will be staying with my colleagues at the station.I am excited to see you all and answer all the questions about the safety rules.

    Be safe,

    Officer Buckle

  9. Dear Mrs. Yollis and class,

    I am Antony Reynoso. My props are a sombrero and a rope. My grandparents own a ranch and my cousins own a restaurant, it's name is Casa Reynoso.

    I am excited to meet Jack, Fancy Nancy, and Cam Jansen on Friday.


  10. Hi Mrs.Yollis,

    I am very exited to attend school this week. I am so happy I get to bring my diary. I'm obsessed with writing in it. I am exited to meet everyone!


  11. Dear Mrs. Yollis and class,

    This is my third year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. My least favorite subject is Potions, taught by Snape. My favorite teacher is Hagrid. My best friends are Ron and Hermione.

    I am looking forward to practicing spells with you on Friday. I will have a fake wand at school, unless I decide to bring a real one. I am excited to meet all of you and your teacher, as well as other book characters. I will be wearing a name tag that says Harry Potter or a visitor name tag.

    P.S. I hope Lord Voldemort is not haunting your school.

    Harry Potter


  12. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

    My name tag will say Jack on it because I will be Jack from the Magic Tree House books. I will have on glasses and carry a research book. My name is Jack and I am eight years old. My sister Annie and I discovered a tree house that was filled with books and is magical because it can take us to places in the book. I am excited to meet Morgan le Fay who is the magical librarian of Camelot and who owns the tree house.

    I am excited to meet everyone on Friday!


  13. Dear Mrs. Yollis and class,

    I wish I could come and meet all of you on Friday! Unfortunately, I will be busy sailing the seas on my way to a tropical island to see my Father whom I haven't seen him in a long time. Coming along with me will be two of my best friends, a monkey and a horse.

    I know if you saw me you would recognize me. I have red hair that sticks out on the side of my head in two braids. I also love to wear colorful clothes and socks.

    The books that were written about me were first published a long time ago, in the 1940's actually, however I still think you would enjoy reading them today!

    Wish me luck on my adventure! I hope everyone has fun on Friday.


    Pippi Longstocking

  14. Dear Fancy Nancy (Mrs. Yollis),
    My name is A.J.and I hate school! I love video games and football. I wish I was a grown-up because they don't go to school. I am excited to go trick or treating with my best friends Michael, Billy, Neil,and Ryan. Sometimes we run in to Andrea and her cry baby friend Emily. We call Andrea smarty pants. I also love CANDY! I bet when you see my costume, you will say WOW (which is Mom upside down). Bet you can't guess what I'm dressing up as. You will have to read "It's Halloween, I'm Turning Green!" to find out.
    A.J. (Sean)

  15. Dear Class,

    I am one of four contestants from Region III participating in a candy making contest. I am told to report to the Life is Sweet candy factory. I am 12 years old. I wear glasses. My favorite candy is the Gummysaurus Rex made by Life is Sweet. I tell the other contestants that I am allergic to some very weird things: rowboats, pancakes, the color pink, hot pretzels with mustard, merry-go-rounds, and jazz music. I can't wait to meet you all on Friday.

    Miles O'Leary

  16. Dear Mrs. Yollis and Class,

    I so wish that I could be there with all of you today! Unfortunately, the emperor has called on me to help with another attack of invaders upon our village! My comrades and I will gather the troops, put on our armor and head into battle! We will stand strong together and I know we will come back victorious!

    I look forward to finding out what other characters visited your class today!

    Your triumphant friend,


  17. Dear Mrs. Yollis and class,

    I am Pia the Penguin Fairy!

    Some time ago, Kirsty and Rachel helped me find my magical penguin, Scamp. They also rescued the rest of the Ocean Fairy's (my sisters) ocean animals.

    Scamp and I look after all the penguins in the South Pole! Jack Frost and his greedy goblin gang tried to steal Scamp, and Scamp got lost. Luckily, my good friends, Kirsty and Rachel, and I found and rescued him.

    I live in Fairyland, but I hope to visit your planet soon! Will I end up in your 3rd grade class?

    Farewell for now,

    Pia the Penguin Fairy


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