Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Halloween Halloween :: Greenscreen Fun!

Today was Halloween and our school held "Dress Like Your Favorite Book Character" Day! It was fun way to meet some new characters!

In the morning, students took turns taking a photo of their book and then posing like the character. Using our iPads and the Do Ink app we were able to quickly make some outstanding images!

Paid app (I am not being paid to endorse this product.) 

Behold! Meet our favorite book characters!


At the end of the day,  the parents put on a fabulous Halloween party! Templeton was there! Ha!

Charades and other fun games were played!

It was a spooktacular party! 

What do you think of our green screen images? 

Leave a comment as if you are that character still! Strike up a conversation with a book character! (Do not use real names.)

What new book will you be reading? 

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Learning About Lunches :: Global Project

Mrs. Yollis' students love connecting with other classrooms. Recently, we learned about a lunch project from Wellington, New Zealand. We learned about it from Twitter. 

Students were asked about their lunches! Here is the slideshow from Ms. Stevenson and her students from New Zealand. 

In an effort to be more green, we followed the lead of our new New Zealand Buddies and took a close look at the packaging in our lunches. Some lunches are packed in reusable containers, some leave rubbish behind, and some items can be composted. 
Photo by Mrs. Yollis

This lunch was a great example for us all. Only one piece of trash!

Photo by Mrs. Yollis  

Some lunches had variety but produced a lot of trash. Wrappers, plastic packaging, and ziplock bags are all rubbish. Students are going to look for ways to reduce the waste. Perhaps more reusable containers? 

Here is the data about our lunch packaging. What do you notice about the data?

Today was pizza day at school! Everyone loves this special day and there is a long line, but big smiles. 

Healthy salads are a part of pizza day, too! 

Students grab the fresh fruit or vegetable options. Many students pay cash or type in their pin number to a prepaid account.  

Our school has started a composting project. Here Mr. Jim showed us around Compostville!

How would you evaluate your lunch? Do you produce a lot of trash?

What are some ways you have reduced your waste? 

Please add your lunch information to the slideshow!

What did you learn about composting during your visit to Compostville?