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? 


  1. Hi Mrs. Yollis,
    I thought building the SS Yollis was really fun today! I want to build one at home. It was so nice that Dr. Dan brought us popsicles. I can't wait to see what we do on the next Fun Friday.

  2. Dear Mrs. Yollis and my class,

    I had fun building the S.S. Yollis in class during Fun Friday.


    1. @Katie and Samantha,

      I also had fun building the S.S. Yollis. Maybe we can build it again one day.

      I was very happy that I had light-up shoes on the day when there was no electricity!


  3. Dear Mrs. Yollis and classmates,
    I had fun on Fun Friday. You did not mention the shadow puppet boomerangs. They were really funny and cool.

  4. What a great day! Mrs. Yollis and Chap rock!

    1. @ Dr. Stepenosky

      Thank you for visiting us and giving us popsicles!

      Lily B

  5. Dear Mrs. Yollis and Class,

    I loved Fun Friday and building the SS Yollis! I am looking forward to the next one.

    I also liked learning how to juggle.



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