Saturday, May 19, 2012

Field Trip Photos for Student Blogger Use

Dear students,

Here are the photos I took at the Gillette Ranch field trip. Students have permission to use any of my photos in a blog post. Use the following citation one time in your post:  Photos used with permission from Mrs. Yollis. I have labeled a few of the photos so you will have correct spelling and capitalization. Remember, trees, plants, and animals are not proper nouns and should NOT be capitalized unless they have a proper noun in them. (For example, the Douglas fir would have a capital D because Douglas is a man's name.  California redwood would have a capital C because California is a state.)

 I encourage you to use World Book Online to research additional information about the Chumash tribe, trees and plants (native and non-native species) you saw, as well as any wildlife you spotted. Organize your post in a logical way. Put any Chumash information together. If you want to zoom in on birds, put all that information together. If you'd like to research information about State Senator Fran Pavley, here is her website. Be sure to use high-level vocabulary words!

When you are finished writing and proofreading your post with your parents, please add a link to the comment section, and I will tweet it out for you!

Mrs. Yollis

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Wow! Mia already published something on her student blog!
 Check out her fabulous post! She'd love a comment!

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Mountains Recreation Conservation Authority (MRCA) sponsored our field trip


Chumash fishing net

Chumash tomol (model)

Chumash basket

Nick's handmade Chumash tool (replica)

hunting tool

musical instrument: rattle

musical instrument: clapper sticks kept the rhythm (elderberry wood)

musical instrument: rain stick

bull roar

Mrs. Yollis tries to work the bull roar

eucalyptus leaf (imported from Australia)

flowering eucalyptus

acorns from coastal live oak

valley oak

valley oak hollow

sycamore tree

pine tree

great blue heron
great blue heron


snowy egret

Canadian goose and her goslings

talking about snowy owls and great horned owls

Owl eyes  are one third of the owl's face. Here we are with our owl eyes on! How do large eyes help the owl?

owl pellet


thistle leaves

State Senator Fran Pavley visits. She represents the 23rd Senate District in the California State Senate.


  1. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

    We are two students from Our Lady of Lourdes Primary School in Victoria Australia. You have a very interesting blog and a lot of people look at it. That looked like a very educational field trip you went on. What was your favourite part?
    Have a look at our grade 5/6 blog.

    -Jane and Sarah (Grade 5 and 6)

    1. Dear Jane and Sarah,

      Thank you for visiting our blog and for leaving such a nice comment! We appreciate your kind words!

      My favorite part about the day was seeing the different kinds of birds. The blue heron is so big, and we go to be quite close to it.

      What kinds of places do you visit for a field trip?

      Your pal,
      Mrs. Y♥llis

    2. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

      Thank you so much for replying! It was a great surprise! We find it really funny that you have a picture of a eucalyptus leaf, we see them everywhere (I have a eucalyptus tree -Sarah).

      Wow we havet't seen a blue heron bird before. They are very pretty birds. We're glad your class had a fun field trip!

      Well in Australia we call them excursions. We've been to the Zoo in year 3/4, we are about to go to Healesville Sanctuary. We are looking forward to that. We have also been to the city.

      Please look at our blog every now and then to see what we are up to.

      -Jane and Sarah (Grade 5 and 6)

  2. Mrs Yollis
    I loved the photos from your class trip but I was even more impressed with the idea of making sure your students used the correct permissions with the use of photography as I think it was teaching a very special lesson. When I went through the photographs I think my favourite one was of the students making Owl eyes, it made me smile. I also saw that you had Eucalyptus Tree and that it was imported from New Zealand! This made me proud to see our country mentioned, although the Eucalyptus tree isn't a native of New Zealand, its a native Tree from Australia.

  3. Hi my name is Amy, I am a year 6 student at Penbank School, Vic, Australia.
    We are a group of 24 kids. I think your blog is fantastic and it looks like you trip was lots of fun! I hope you can visit our class blog at

    Happy Blogging!

  4. Hi this is Gus,

    It looks like it was fun to go on that field trip. We call our field trips excursions in Ausraila. I hope you learnt something new.

    from Gus


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