Friday, September 24, 2021

It:s National Punctuation' Day?

 Today is National Punctuation Day Yes If it wasnt for punctuation we would not be able to understand what is being said at least not easily do you agree with me 


Mrs Yollis read us a wonderfully funny book called Punctuation Takes a Vacation We thought it was a clever story idea that punctuation could go on a trip and not be available anymore What a problem that would be for everyone Everyone appreciates how punctuation helps with understanding




Leave a comment down below but do not use any punctuation Lets see if we can figure out what you are trying to say

Which punctuation mark is your favorite and why Is it a mark that is easy to use

Saturday, September 18, 2021

FALL in the Northern Hemisphere!

 FACT: Seasons change as we orbit the sun.

Spring • Summer • Autumn • Winter

Twice a year, around March 20 or 21 and Sept. 22 or 23, our sun shines directly over the equator. That event marks the beginning of spring or fall. What is the equator?



Public Domain photo



e·qua·tor
[əˈkwā•dər]
noun
  1. an imaginary line drawn around the earth equally distant from both poles, dividing the earth into northern and southern hemispheres and constituting the parallel of latitude 0°.





In March when the sun shines directly over the equator, the event is called the spring or vernal equinox. In September when the sun shines directly over the equator, the event is called the fall or autumnal equinox





The Autumnal Equinox will occur in Los Angeles, California, U.S.A. on Wednesday, September 22, 2021, at 12:20 P.M.





Things to look for in fall:

1. Deciduous (di•si•jo͞o•əs) trees will change color and drop all their leaves. Evergreen trees will not. Evergreen trees will stay forever green. :-) Why do the leaves of deciduous trees change color? Use World Book Online to research. Remember, do NOT copy sentences. That is plagiarism, and it is against the law! Take notes, and then turn your notes into your own sentences. 


Photo by Grandma Barb


2. On the equinox, there are exactly 12 hours of daylight and 12 hours of night. The day and night hours are equal. However, as we continue into fall, the days will get shorter and the night hours will get longer. This pattern will continue until we reach the winter solstice. That is the longest night of the year and marks a new season, winter.



3.  Because the northern hemisphere is now tilted away from the sun, the days will start to become cooler. People will change their behavior. What sorts of behavioral changes will your family make as the days get shorter and cooler?  (In southern California, we have mild climate. We don't get too cold in our community.)

There are many fall festivals or holidays. Watch the BrainPop video about fall to learn about the many harvest festivals celebrated. Do you celebrate any of these autumn holidays? If so, please share so we can learn from you! 

Check out the FREE BrainPop video about Fall. 


4. Some animals in the northern hemisphere will change their behavior. As fall leads to winter, some animals migrate, or move, to a warmer area. Others try to fatten up for the winter they know is coming. 



Again, BrainPop Jr. has a FREE video about fall. 

  


Share some fun facts about fall!



If you are in the southern hemisphere, tell us what season you are enjoying! How are you changing your behavior? 

Sunday, August 22, 2021

Welcome Back :: 2021 - 2022

 Welcome back to a new school year! 





Wednesday was our first day of school!

Like my former dog Buck near a body of water, we jumped right in and started our third-grade adventure! 



Photo by Mr. Yollis 


When we got to the classroom, Mrs. Yollis introduced herself. She has been teaching for one score and one decade and five years. How many years has Mrs. Yollis been teaching? 

Here is a photo of Mrs. Yollis on her very first day of teaching back in 1987!




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Parents:

Here are some links for you to peruse as we start our year of learning together:


A. This educational 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.




B. We also have a class Photo-of-the-Day blog! Anyone is welcome to contribute a photo or comment throughout the year. Join our 365 Photo-of-the-day project! :-)



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Like Buck off a dock, let's jump right into blogging!





Students, please leave a comment telling us about yourself. What did you do over your summer break? What adventures and experiences did you enjoy? 

IMPORTANT

When writing on the internet, never give away your YAPPY. 





If you are one of our blogging buddies, please introduce yourself to my new class. Where are you from? What have you been up to? 

Remember to proofread your comment with a parent before you publish. No need to log in, select NAME/URL to comment. Write your FIRST name and leave the URL box empty. (See image below.)








Happy blogging!