Friday, November 20, 2015

Thanksgiving is Nearly Here!

If our tree looks like this, it must be nearly Thanksgiving! 

Photo by Mrs. Yollis 

That means it is time to bake pumpkin bread! 
Thank you, volunteers!

Baking Pumpkin Bread on PhotoPeach

Besides baking bread,  we were able to help out our Journeys buddies. They put on a fabulous Thanksgiving show!
We are thankful to have such wonderful friends! 

The speeches, songs, and poems were so well done! Great job, Ms. Cuevas and buddies!

After a week of conferences, announcements, and fun activities, everyone was exhausted, including Beverly! 

Photo by Mrs. Yollis 

Enjoy your Thanksgiving break! 

What are you doing for Thanksgiving?

Do you have a special meal planned?

What are you grateful for? 


  1. Dear Mrs Yollis,
    It has been quite a while since I checked into your blog, there have been some technical issues down here. I had so much fun reading about all the fabulous activities you and your students have been involved in. They looked so exciting, what an enriching program you provide for your kids. I am a tad envious of your resources.

    Now to the difficulties, our "system" had been over hauled during the holidays but in doing so lots of sites are blocked, yours included. To add to difficulties the speed had plummeted making working on my blog at school with the kids almost laughable. Access to ICT equipment is somewhat limited at Grange. Although we have 750 students we have only 25 ipads, one room to use once a week with a small pod which has 6 computers. You can imagine it's a trifle challenging keeping up with the digital age...but we didn't give up. I managed to secure the pod for a few weeks of several consecutive lessons with 15 min rotations for blogging. We have been working on our thoughtful commenting and they are getting quite skilful even the reluctant writers. The class wanted a page to chat, I wasn't sure but it has proved an interesting area for commenting development. One of my enterprising students wanted to write you a message before the up grade but couldn't get through you security. Clearly the enthusiasm has to come from a class perspective and regular access.. ah I shall not be put off.

    Sadly for us, this beautiful class and I part ways in a few weeks as our school year comes to an end. I created our Blog with this class and it will be interesting to see how to engage the next ones. I know there are some ideas from your adventures I'd like to try. By then we may have fixed the bugs in our system, perhaps up graded our hard ware and.. I might be hoping for too much.
    Anyway I do hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving traditions and are getting ready for the holiday season, we have had an early taste of summer with our first heatwave.
    Warm wishes
    Ellen Eisenkolb

  2. Dear Room 12,
    Thank you for the pumpkin bread! It looked so delicious, that my family and I decided to eat it today, instead of waiting until Thanksgiving. It is so tasty, I think my kids are going to finish it this morning. Happy Thanksgiving to all of you.
    Mr. Jim

  3. Dear Mrs Yollis,

    I am staying in LA and I am spending Thanksgiving with my grandparents and my mom and dad.

    In the past, I visited my cousins in San Francisco. I have three cousins. The oldest is 5. The second oldest is 3. The youngest is 1. I like to play tag with the oldest one. I like to drive the second oldest in the Mater scooter. Finally, I like to rock the youngest in her bouncer.

    We are having a special dinner out on Thanksgiving.

    I am grateful for my family and my grandparents because they always play with me.

    Your Lovely Student,

  4. Dear Mrs. Yollis,
    For Thanksgiving, I went to San Francisco and skiing at Squaw Valley. I went with my relatives from Taiwan. We all went skiing in Olympic Valley except my grandparents stayed in the hotel. My brother, cousin and I built a gigantic snowman, and then we built a mini snowman with my sister. I also went to the hot tub, which was outside, and built a huge snowball.

    I'm thankful for my family, friends, food, house and clothes. What are you thankful for?

    Happy Thanksgiving everyone.

  5. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

    Happy Thanksgiving! I am really grateful for my dog, our food,water, and most of all my wonder family. For Thanksgiving my family and I had a thanksgiving party. We also baked pumpkin bread. Michael and Miriam baked pumpkin bread and Sarah and I baked banana bread. We were having a contest who gets the most likes from our guests. Sarah and I won, but a lot of the people really liked both of them.


  6. Dear Mrs. Yollis,
    I'm thankful for my family, they keep me healthy, active, and more. This week I was especially thankful for my grandma. She rented a beach house for a week. It has always been her tradition to rent a beach house over Thanksgiving week. I get to play outside, ride bikes, read in a hammock, and play beach volleyball. Best of all I am with my family which I love. My whole family (excepted my dog) love this time of year. Do you go to the beach on Thanksgiving?
    Your student,

  7. Dear Mrs. Yollis and class,
    My name is Acacia and I'm a former student of Mrs. Yollis, and my cousin is Karissa Yoo. I heard about the family blogging month and I tried to cram in a post!
    For thanksgiving, there was a huge uproar during preparations. We were hosting, so my mom made sure the house was perfect! We cleaned for hours, but it all paid off. And, like the family we are, our guests were able to see our Christmas decorations all ready before December even started! I'm thankful for my lovely family and friends and companions that support me. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

    Acacia Whang

  8. Dear Mrs. Yollis and class,

    For Thanksgiving I went to Palm Springs. I had lots of fun there and believe it or not, it took us over 4 hours to get there!

    Sometimes, I wondered what my classmates were doing while I was in Palm Springs. What were you guys doing?

    After I went to Palm Springs, I went to an old Mexican town where we actually got to go inside the oldest house in Los Angeles.



  9. Aurelie (Heloise's mom)November 30, 2015 at 10:47 PM

    Dear Mrs.Yollis,

    We have been to Palm Springs to celebrate Thanks giving with friends and family and that was an amazing time. I love this celebration even if we are not use to celebrate it in France, I really think it's a great day to be with people we love and to be thankful for what we have in our life.
    Do you think Thanksgiving is celebrated somewhere (than in the USA) else in the world ?

    (Heloise's nom)


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