Friday, June 9, 2023

Adventures With Kiwi :: Ada

Dear Class,

Kiwi and I shared a lot of fun adventures together. After I finished school for the day, we listened to some fun music in the car.

Then, Kiwi joined me for my practice session. He was very supportive of me and always made sure to clap after each piece.

After I practiced the piano, Kiwi and I decided to take a break and enjoy a nice snack of Kiwi slices. We were sitting comfortably on the couch which happened to match the fur of Kiwi.

What is your favorite piece to play on the piano?

Kiwi's Adventures With Ateenn

Dear Class, 

Kiwi and I had a lot of fun adventures that we want to share. First, Kiwi came home with me from school, and she traveled on my Kiwi backpack. 

Credit by Mom


Credit by Mom

Next, Kiwi helped me with my coding. She was such a good coder that she got her own certificate!

Credit by Mom

Then, Kiwi was interested in leaving a few comments on Mrs. Yollis's Classroom blog. Kiwi wrote all about her travel days in New Zealand. 

Credit by Mom

After we finished blogging, we went to a basketball game with all of our friends. We had so much fun cheering but unfortunately, our team didn't win. She tried to hug one of the players to make the team feel better and it worked. 

Credit by Mom

In the end, Kiwi was so tired that she went to sleep right when we got home. But first, she ate a lot of candy. I hope she brushed her teeth after!

If you had Kiwi for the day, what adventures would you take her on? 

Kiwi's favorite candy was Milkyways. What is your favorite candy? 

Kiwi's Adventures with Jonny

Dear Class, 

I had a very adventurous day with Kiwi. First, Kiwi and I played soccer, and Kiwi got very strong in the process. 

Credit by Jonny

Then, Kiwi and I got a special surprise when my friend came over to play. Kiwi was a little too tired to play with us after all the soccer kicking so she just watched. 

Credit by Jonny's Mom

After Kiwi rested, she met my sister and together, they watched the movie Moana. Kiwi loved Moana, and she did not want to leave the couch after. 

Credit by Jonny

She finally decided to go outside again where she saw a beautiful rainbow. The rainbow reminded her of home, New Zealand. I think she might have been a little bit homesick.

Credit by Jonny's Mom

Kiwi was very tired after her long day so she fell asleep on top of my bookshelf and some pillows. We had an awesome day together. 

Where would you have taken Kiwi on her adventure? 

What other sports do you think Kiwi would have enjoyed playing? 


Kiwi's Adventure with Ttelracs!

Dear Class,

Kiwi and I had so much fun coding together, and Kiwi even created his own video game. After that, we solved some mystery puzzles, and Kiwi did almost all of the work. 

Photo By: Ttelracs's Mom

Then, Kiwi started to prepare for a circus. I 3D printed him a heart for his clown nose, and he was balancing on an actual Kiwi while looking up at the sky. That's amazing, good job Kiwi!

Photo By: Ttelracs

In addition, we took a trip to Gelsons and discovered the most beautiful flowers. Kiwi was immediately hooked, so we bought him the flower arrangement since we had no choice. Since all our flowers at home had died, this was a good replacement. 

Photo By: Ttelracs

The next day, there was running cubs. Kiwi wanted to participate, but there was no other card for Kiwi, so I let him borrow mine.

Photo By: Ttelracs's Mom

What is your favorite flower arrangement?

What is your favorite fruit?

Kiwi's Adventure with Noor

Dear Class, 

Kiwi and I had a very special day together. First, Kiwi and I decided to go by the pool to relax and drink some ice-cold water. 

Credit by Noor

Credit by Noor's Mom

Next, I buckled him into the car so she can come with me to swimming. She carefully put her goggles on and then enjoyed an afternoon of jumping and splashing in the pool. 

Credit by Noor

After a long and tiring swimming session, Kiwi and I finally finished swimming and drove home. Kiwi was very tired so she went to bed early. Goodnight Kiwi. 

Credit by Noor's Mom

What do you think Kiwi ate for dinner before going to bed? 

What was your favorite part about our adventure?

Kiwi's Adventures with Rye Rye

Dear Class, 

This is my adventure with Kiwi. Kiwi came to my home very hungry, so I fed him popcorn. He was a very picky eater. 

Next, my brother and Kiwi played Pacman together. Kiwi beat the high score!

After Kiwi was done playing with my brother, he got a makeover with my sister. Now, he is a glamorous Kiwi. 

This is Kiwi after his makeover. He looks so adorable with his pink toenails. 

After all the hard work of beating the high score in Pacman and getting a makeover, Kiwi got very hungry again. My sister decided to feed Kiwi a kiwi. Kiwi did not feel comfortable eating his sister fruit. 

In conclusion, Kiwi and I had a great day together. I learned that Kiwi is very talented at playing Pacman and loves getting her makeup done. 

What is your high score in Pacman?

Where would you take Kiwi on your adventure? 

Kiwi's Adventures with Li-Li

Dear Class,
I want to share all my adventures with Kiwi. First, Kiwi decided to take a bath in the pool. He even surprised us with a front flip!
Photo By: Li-Li

Here is a photo of Kiwi and my dog, Ruby. They wanted to take a nap together, and when they woke up, they realized they had lost track of time.

Photo By: Li-Li

Here is a photo of Kiwi and I doing homework together. We both did six questions each; although, Kiwi got more answers correct.
Photo By: Li-Li's mom

What was your favorite part of this adventure?

What would you like to do with Kiwi if you took him home?


Kiwi's Adventure with Mills


Dear Class,

I want to share my adventures with Kiwi with all of you. First, I have this photo of Kiwi hiding in my hoodie. (I didn’t notice him.) Once I found him, he helped me out with my homework.  (Kiwi did most of it.)


Somehow Kiwi and I made time to go to the beach and relax after homework. This is a special beach that’s hot in January ;) We certainly had a great time! 

Overall, it was a great day! Kiwi was tired after all his adventures, so he sat at the window and enjoyed the view. 

What was your favorite part of this adventure? 

What would you do with a kiwi bird in your hoodie?

Wednesday, April 26, 2023

National Park Week: Visit North Cascade National Park and Olympic National Park

 This week is National Park Week! The hashtag is #NationalParkWeek.  America has so many beautiful parks to visit!

Atteen is sharing two wonderful national parks today!

North Cascade National Park 

Here is Atteen's trip to North Cascade! North Cascade National Park was established in 1968 and is found in the state of Washington. It is 684,000 acres large and has tall mountains, beautiful valleys, and gorgeous lakes. Tourists might see black bears, black-tailed deer, mountain lions, bobcats, marmots, and birds. This national park has more glaciers than anywhere else in the lower 48 states. It has approximately 300 glaciers. The glacial melt makes the lake look that unusual blue color. It is especially pretty on sunny days. 


Olympic National Park 

Atteen and her family also visited Olympic National Park while they were in the state of Washington.  This nearly million-acre national park has four regions: the coastline along the Pacific Ocean, a temperate rainforest, an alpine (or mountain) area, and drier forest areas. The giant Sitka fir trees can be viewed along the hiking trails. They can grow to be 300 feet tall!

Tourists might see Roosevelt elk, snowshoe hares, pocket gophers, and hundreds of different types of birds. 

What park would you like to visit that is NOT in California?

What is the best part about camping? If you haven't camped, what do you think would be the best part?

Tuesday, April 25, 2023

National Park Week: Visit Yosemite and Sequoia Parks

 This week is National Park Week! The hashtag is #NationalParkWeek.  America has so many beautiful parks to visit!

Grace is sharing two wonderful national parks today, Yosemite and Sequoia!

Yosemite National Park 

Here is Grace's trip to Yosemite! Yosemite National Park was established in 1890 and is found in the state of California. It is usually open all year, however, sometimes it closes for heavy snow or flooding. This park is about 760,000 acres and it has a lot of wildlife. Tourists might see mule deer, ground squirrels, bears, marmots, and a lot of birds. Remember, never feed wild animals! 

See Half Dome in the background! This giant is made of granite and many mountain climbers like to ascend the face. 

Grace and her family hiked up to Mariposa Grove to see the giant sequoia trees. Mariposa Grove has hundreds of giant sequoias. One tree is called the Grizzly Giant and it is approximately 1900-2400 years old! It stands about 210 feet tall. Wow!

Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Park 

Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Parks are also located in California. The General Sherman tree is a highlight for tourists. This tree is the largest tree in the world by VOLUME. It is 275 feet tall and is quite a beauty. 

If you could visit one of these national parks, what would you like to do or see? 

Which was your favorite photo from Grace's trips and why?