Friday, August 24, 2018

First Fun Friday!

Today was the first Friday of the school year, and it was quite a doozy! Before school started, an electrical transformer blew up and knocked out the power. Here is a picture of the power company working to fix the power. What do you notice?

Photo by Dr. Dan

Dr. Dan stopped by with Principal Brazell to make sure everyone was safe and asked us how we were coping.

Since it was dark in the room, Mrs. Yollis decided to have a science lesson about light using a flashlight! Students learned that if an object is transparent, light can pass through it. Transparent objects are windows or some drinking glasses. Opaque objects do NOT let light pass through. When light hits an opaque object, a shadow is formed. 

We went outside to use the light of the sun and our opaque hands to make shadows! It was fun making shadow puppets, shadow stories, and even shadow dancing! 

After recess, we created math flashcards. There was enough light through the transparent windows to complete the task. 

Then we played a few rounds of a math game called Salute! To play Salute! you need three players and a deck of cards. One person is the general. The general hands two players a card. The players do not see their cards. When the general says "salute", each player salutes and reveals the card to the other player. The general then gives the SUM of the two cards. The first player to guess their card is the winner of that round. It is a fun way to practice the addition facts. Here is a photo from yesterday so you can see the game in action. 

We also played a math came called Stay Put
Who can explain the rules?

To cool off, the district bought popsicles for everyone! 

After lunch, the power came on, and it was time for our first Fun Friday! Look at all the creations!


Pattern people!

Blocks: Space Station and a Castle!

We had lots of new boxes of tissues and paper towels, so we used them to create a few things.

A tissue tower!

Ahoy! It's the S. S. Yollis! 

Can you find the fox in the box?

What did you like about the day?

What else did we do that is not mentioned in this post? 

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Welcome Back 2018-2019

Welcome back to a new school year!


Here's a video greeting from Mrs. Yollis!

Parents and Students

This blog is the centerpiece of our classroom community. It is a wonderful space for sharing and learning together. Here is a link to an article I wrote about the benefits of classroom blogging. I hope you'll have a chance to read it before our Back to School Night.

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