Friday, February 14, 2020

Happy Presidents Day!

The third Monday in February is Presidents Day.

George Washington and Abe Lincoln were both born in February, so we honor these men with a national holiday.

Washington Monument
Photo by Mrs. Yollis 
Lincoln Memorial with Mrs. Yollis 

Learn about these historical figures from our PuppetPal videos.

Ben and Elijah


 Carsyn and Kevin 


 Archie and Paul


 Cade and Isla

 Emma and Darien

 Emily E. and Ivy

 Evan and Kasra 

 Julia and Natalia

What are some additional fun facts about President Washington and President Lincoln?

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Global School Play Day, 2020

Today, my class participated in Global School Play Day

I was heavily influenced to participate in #GSPD after listening to this eye-opening presentation:The Decline of Play TED Talk from the psychologist Peter Gray. 

Photo by Mrs. Yollis 

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On Monday, I emailed parents, shared "The Decline of Play" video, and asked for games to be brought in for our #GSPD event. On Wednesday, we played!

First, we talked about the rules. 
There would only be , the Golden Rule.

There were so many fun group games!

Photo by Mrs. Yollis 

Photo by Mrs. Yollis


Photo by Mrs. Yollis 

Giant Checkers on a woven game board!

Photo by Mrs. Yollis

Some kids play Jacks for the first time! 

Photo by Mrs. Yollis 

Key to the Treasure

Photo by Mrs. Yollis 

 There was a new game, Blank Slate.

Photo by Mrs. Yollis 

Many kids enjoyed creating. 

Origami was a hit! 
Photo by Mrs. Yollis

Photo by Mrs. Yollis 

Some students were driving their toys all over the world!


Outside games and fun were enjoyed. Some kids created a mega-hopscotch game! 

 Even our principal join in!

Photo by Mrs. Yollis  

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Photo by Mrs. Yollis 

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 What is your opinion of Global Play Day? 

In your opinion, what is the best game? 

Be sure to add support sentences for your opinion.