Wednesday, March 30, 2011


Today was the annual Jog-a-thon to raise money for our school! 


Hurdles were part of the obstacle course!
Stay low! (Thanks Jaden for straightening our horizon line!)

Head for the tires!

Hop! Hop! Hop!

Ms. Daniels, Mrs. Yollis, and Grace have fun hula hooping!

Lots of water! Lots of discussion: Should paper cups be used or is there another solution for next year?

Happy time with the popcicles!

:-)  Some students felt blue after the Jog-a-thon was over! :-)

How many cups do you think were used for the school Jog-a-thon?

What would have been a better solution?

Which obstacle was your favorite, or did you like the running the best?


  1. Dear Mrs Yollis,
    Thank you for posting the pictures, they are fun to see. I think there were 1200 cups used for the jog-a-thon. The better solution would have been to bring water bottles. I liked jumping over the sticks best.
    What was your favorite part too?


  2. @ Grayson,

    Thanks so much for a terrific comment! You have become such a great writer!

    Your guess of 1,200 cups is a reasonable one. If you figure there are around 600 students and many kids used at least two cups. I agree with your thinking.

    You asked what was my favorite part. I like to hula hoop! Practicing the skill is fun for me, especially when others join in like Ms. Daniel and Grace! Do you like to hula hoop?

    Your teacher,
    Mrs. Y♥llis

  3. Dear Mrs Yollis and students,

    What a great concept to raise money for your school.

    When I was at school we too did have walk-a-thons. As you can read all of the school students would do laps of walking. I think if I had do a run-a-thon I would only be able to do 2 laps and then walk the rest of the way.

    Really loved all your photograhs. However my favourite photo would have to be the one with the students with blue tongues. Here in Australia we have a lizard with a blue tongue and of course it is called a blue tongue lizard.

    How wonderful to see the photo of Ms.Daniels,Mrs Yollis and Grace with the hula hoops. Well done ladies.

    Good work everyone in taking part in the fun filled day-a-thon.

    From your hula-a-hoop buddy,

  4. Dear Mrs.Yollis,

    The jog-a-thon was exhausting but fun.

    A better solution is everybody should bring their own water bottle. I think there were about 90paper cups sitting on the table.

    My favorite obstacle was going under the string like army men


  5. Dear Mrs. Yollis and class,
    It looks like the jog-a-thon was alot of fun! I think Grayson's idea of water bottles is a good idea! Ben said it was one of the best days of school. It looks like the weather was great and all the kids got some great exercise. Thanks for the photos!
    Ben's Dad

  6. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

    I loved running but not as much as the obstacle cores. One part I liked about it was jumping over the mats!

    I drank about 4 cups of water. Thats a lot of water! A better solution is bringing water bottles.

    I also like hula hooping and jump roping.

    I have a question for you. How many cups of water did you drink?


  7. Steve--Ryan's DadApril 6, 2011 at 8:21 PM

    Dear Mrs. Yollis,

    I am Ryan's dad. In addition to his love for writing and blogging, he also loves running. So, blogging about running sounds like a great topic.

    Ryan told me that one of the best parts of the jog-a-thon was that he got to exercise with his friends. When you can have fun while exercising, it is so much more enjoyable.

    Ryan and I were both wondering what is your favorite type of excercise or sport? We were thinking that it would be really fun to watch all of the teachers race in the obstacle course next year. What do you think?

    Thanks again for being such an amazing teacher, positive influence, and great role model for all of your students.

    All the best,

  8. @ Nicole,

    Thanks for a wonderful comment! I agree with you about the water, it would have been better to bring our own water bottles!

    You asked how many cups of water I drank, and the answer is zero! I brought my own water bottle from home!

    @ Ryan's dad,

    The jog-a-thon was one of my favorite days too! Like you, I think exercise is really important. Practicing yoga is what I do two to three days a week. It doesn't look like you are doing much because we hold the poses for so long, but it really strengthens a person!

    I like your idea of a teacher race through the obstacle course! :-)

    Mrs. Y♥llis

  9. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

    I am so glad you commented back to me!

    It is a good thing to bring water bottles because you can reuse them. Also you can recycle them.

    I should of thought of bringing a water bottle, but I guess I forgot.

    See you later!



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