Thursday, December 19, 2013

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays everyone. Whether you celebrate Hanukkah, Christmas, or Quanza, I hope you have a great time! Christmas is coming up in a few days and I'm very excited. I like to wake up early in the morning and look in my stocking. Then I wait for everyone else to wake up before I open my presents. After a fun time playing with toys, we have a great Christmas feast. All of my family comes over to gobble up some delicious food. We have ham, salad, mashed potatoes, and of course cookies for dessert. 


On Hanukkah I love lighting the menorah and eating potatoe pancakes. There are 8 days of Hanukkah and each day you add a candle to the menorah. There are 8 days because that is how long the oil burned for during the war.

What are your Holiday traditions?

Monday, December 9, 2013

My Baseball Cards and An Amazing Story

I was inspired to do this post from Peter's Plentiful Postings. I have been collecting baseball cards for about 6 months and currently  have over 300 cards. I have some very special cards like Lou Gehrig, Ted Williams, David Ortiz, Mike Trout, and many more. Some cards are recent and others are old. For example: Mike Trout is recent, and Lou Gehrig is old.

 Lou Gehrig was a player on the Yankees. One month during his playing career  he found out he had a deadly disease now known as the Lou Gehrig disease. Even though he could die any second he still showed up to the games and sat in the dugout with the team. He also gave speeches every game to the audience telling them that even though he was sick he will always support his team. Sadly on Monday June 2nd, 1948 he died. At the funeral they did not say any speeches, they all knew him too well.

Do You collect anything?

Do you know any historic facts on athletes?

Saturday, August 17, 2013

My Trip To Hawaii

Over the summer, my family and I took a beautiful trip to Hawaii. Their main islands are called Hawaii, Maui, Oahu, Kauai, Molokai, Lanai, Niihau, and Kahoolawe. We stayed on the island of Oahu. First we stayed in the North Shore then we stayed in Ko Olina. We saw many green sea turtles and monk seals. Monk seals are an endangered species of seals only found on the Hawaiian Islands. We went surfing. It was my first time surfing without my Dad helping me. Surfing is very entertaining to do. We also went snorkeling. We saw some butterflyfish, trumpetfish, humuhumunukunukuapua`as, pufferfish, tangs, parrotfish, and many more. 


My trip to Hawaii on PhotoPeach

 Have you ever visited the Hawaiian Islands?

Monday, June 17, 2013

Fantastic Father's Day

Today was Father's Day and we had a blast! When my dad woke up, we played a little Monoply. It took so long that we just called it a tie. Then my dad opened presents. In school we made a bird feeder for our Dads. We also purchased him some shiny nike hightops. They  were red, white, and blue. Also we got him matching shorts and socks!

At around noon family members started showing up for a party! Our pool was 87 degrees. In the pool we played a game called match stick. In match stick someone dives down and puts a match stick at the bottom, and when it floats up you try to jump in and get it. There were also many drinks, and guess what, I was the bartender! I made refreshing blended drinks for my family and I also handed out other drinks. I had a tip jar. In all, I made $13!

What did you do for Father's Day?
What presents did your dad receive?

Thursday, June 6, 2013

San Francisco

Photo by Collin

Picture by Collin's mom

Recently, I took a long road trip to visit my uncle, aunt, and cousin in San Fransisco. The trip was nine hours long! And you will never guess who was the best traveler.  Tahoe, my dog! 

Photo by Collin

On the way, we passed some very interesting places such as Candlestick Park, (where the 49ers play), AT&T park (where the Giants play), and Alcatraz (a retired prison). When we arrived we were happy to see our two year old cousin, Alba. Then we headed to the backyard and there was something really fun. A swing! I loved flying on the swing. I felt like a Bald Eagle soaring through the sky.

The next day it got pretty hot, so we got out the slip n slide! It felt so good flying across the cool water after sitting in the boiling sun. Later that day, we decided to head to the beach. But when we arrived it was pretty chilly, so we decided to go to the House of Air. The House of Air was an amazing place where you could bounce on trampolines. After the bouncy journey it warmed up, so we had a nice picnic. We had salami, crackers, cheese, strawberries, watermelon, and of course, some dessert.

Have you ever been to San Francisco?

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Open House

Welcome to my classroom's Open House! There were many exciting things like the Kelp Forest and poetry. Below is a picture of the the magnetism station. There were many interesting things to do like take iron sand and a magnet and see how the stronger magnets attract the iron sand.

Photo by Mrs. Yollis

Photo by Mrs. Yollis
There were also two and three dimensional shape paragraphs. The second graders wrote about their favorite 2-D shapes, and the third graders talked about their favorite 3-D shapes. It was more difficult for the third graders because we had to write  in cursive. Do you like to write in cursive?  

We also wrote Haikus. A Haiku is a piece of poetry and the first and last line have 5 syllables and the middle line has 7 syllables. If you want to learn more about Haiku's go to Abbey's Articulate Artistry and find the post Spectacular Spring Haiku's.
Photo by Mrs. Yollis

Photo by Mrs. Yollis
We had a  Biography time line. We placed our desks based on the year our person was born. Benjamin Franklin was born first, so whoever had him was first. The third graders had to bring in a diorama of the person, and the second graders had to bring in a artifact.

Photo by Mrs.Yollis

Then we had the Mrs. Yollis story quilt. The Mrs. Yollis story quilt was a quilt we made out of paper featuring the fun times we had.  A few examples were when we made volcanoes, or when we had dot day. On each quilt patch we drew a picture of what we were making a patch about, and then wrote a sentence or two.

Photo by Mrs. Yollis
We had fun with quotation marks! Earlier in the year we made something out of paper tangrams. Later in the year we decided to make our tangram picture into little comics. We took the tangrams, and picked who we should make a comic with. If the two or more tangrams had something in common then they could make a comic.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Mother's Day/ Beach Day

Photo by Collin's mom

Sunday was Mother's Day and we did something special. When my mom woke up, I made my delicious chocolate chip pancakes and we ate them outside. Then, we decided to head to the beach, but first we had to stop at the store and get some lunch. When we arrived it was so foggy it looked like icebergs were on the water, but a few hours later, the clouds cleared up.

In the afternoon, I decided to go boogie boarding. There was one wave I caught and had my leash on, but then I  fell off the board and I was still riding the wave on the sand.

What did you do for Mother's Day?

What is your favorite beach activity?