Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Back to School Night 2015-2016

Normally, Mrs. Yollis' class looks like this.

Photo by Mrs. Yollis

Tonight, the classroom looked like this!

Photo by Mrs. Yollis 

It was Back to School Night!
Parents came to hear about third grade!
Lots of information was shared about classroom expectations, curriculum, and resources. 

The centerpiece of the classroom is the blog. Mrs. Yollis shared a video she made about the value of blogging. Here is that video.

Blogging Buddies from Miss Jordan's class in Australia joined in via Google HangOut. The Australians gave a fabulous overview of the benefits of blogging. 

The parents were so impressed with your presentation! 

Parents left thoughtful notes for their child. With Dry Erase pens, you can write right on the desk! Everyone loved it!

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What are you excited to learn about this year?

Parents, how is third grade different from when you were in school?


  1. Hi Mrs. Yollis,

    This is Ari's mom, Lisa. I am so impressed with your classroom and your philosophies. When I got home last night I couldn't wait to share with Ari how excited I am for his 3rd grade year. I've already started sharing the blog link with Ari's grandparents, aunts, and uncles.

    Our whole family is looking forward to participating in your class this year!


  2. Hi Mrs. Yollis,

    I'm looking forward to learning different subjects on computers. My mom said you talked to a class in Australia. That seems fun. I think I would want to see that.

    I'm also looking forward to all the fun things we can do in this class and the field trips. What are you looking forward to this year?

    Can't wait to see you tomorrow.

  3. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

    I am excited to learn about fractions in math this year! I want to learn about animals by reading books and writing a report. I want to try typing faster this year.

    My mom says third grade was easy when she was a kid. She remembers making paper airplanes, playing a lot of checkerss and making a Thanksgiving feast with her class!

    Your Student,

  4. Dear Mrs.Yollis,

    My Mom said there were no computers, cell phones, or iPads when she was in third grade. They used pencils and paper for everything. I think we are lucky to have so many electronics to help us learn about the whole entire world.


  5. Maria (Kostaki's Mom)August 27, 2015 at 9:49 PM

    Dear Mrs. Yollis,
    I was so sorry that I couldn't attend the BTSN. However, since I couldn't leave a message for Kostaki on his table, I thought I'd leave one here:
    Hi Kostaki!!! I'm so excited that we will both be learning about blogging together. Won't this be fun? This is my first time ever writing on a blog, I'm sure your third grade experience will be full of many other "firsts." I'm really excited to hear from your other classmates and people from around the world, too! Can I tell you something, though? I'm also kind of nervous about everyone around the world being able to read what I write. What if I make a mistake? Do you feel nervous about blogging too?
    My third grade teacher was Mrs. Bent. She was very patient and kind and helped me feel welcome since I moved to a new school in third grade. Remember the school called, "Old Trail" that we pass when we visit Papou? I used to have P.E. outside on those gigantic soccer fields.

    Have a great Friday!


  6. Sara (Sawyer's Mom)August 28, 2015 at 9:44 AM

    Dear third graders,

    I, too, was so amazed by all that I learned about your classroom experience at parent night. Sawyer couldn't wait for me to find out what the surprise was that Mrs. Yollis had planned — meeting Miss Jordan's class over the internet. How fun was that?

    Third grade has changed a LOT since 1976 when I was a third grader in Mrs. Woods's class in Elm Grove, Wisconsin. I remember it well, though. It was a great year — and it was the year of our country's bicentennial. Our class put on a special play that year in honor of the bicentennial, and I played Betsy Ross. I like to sew a lot, so maybe I learned that skill from her!

    Third grade is a special year, and I couldn't be more thrilled that Sawyer and all of you will be learning such amazing things about the world. Enjoy every minute. I look forward to following along.

    Sawyer's Mom


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