Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Congratulations Mrs. Yollis' Bloggers!

Mrs. Yollis submitted three posts to the Los Angeles County Office of Education's - Digital Voice Awards. 

All three entries are winners!

(This video documents the lessons learned while using National Geographic's Giant Traveling Map of North America.)  

(This post integrates digital photography, descriptive writing, and commenting skills. Over 80 comments were collected in the comment section!)

Winner #3: The Nick Cool Blog ~ Chumash Museum post!
(This is the student blog. A visit to the local Chumash Museum was documented by Nick, a third grader in Mrs. Yollis' class. Nick wrote the post and shot the digital images. He was able to generate a lot of interest in the comment section from both students and adults!) 

 Everyone is invited to attend the 2010 Digital Voice Awards program on Saturday, May 22, 2010.

Congratulations to all the bloggers!


  1. Dear Mrs. Yollis & Her Amazing Blogging Class,

    Congratulations! 3 entries, 3 winners. I am so proud of all of you and to be able to learn along with you as you blog through third grade. You should all feel great about the work you are doing!

    Special congratulations to Nick for starting his own AWARD WINNING blog!

    (Jaxon's mom)

  2. Dear Nick,

    Congratulations! That is wonderful that a blog you created and posted won an award. What a wonderful accomplishment.

    Keep on blogging!


    Jill (Kate's mom)

  3. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

    Congratulations..... again! All entries are winners? Wow! What an accomplishment.

    You will have to start a trophy room for all of your class awards!


    Jill (Kate's Mom)

  4. Dear Mrs. Yollis and Class,

    Congratulations on all your wonderful accomplishments. It is so well-deserved!!! Congratulations Nick on your awesome success. You must be so proud! This is the first school year that I have been exposed to blogging and I must say the enjoyment of blogging is contagious! I am learning so much about others and from others. I'm so glad to witness and be a part of this all.


    Ethan's mom

  5. Dear Mrs. Yollis,
    Congratulations!!! What an amazing honor. I am so proud to say we are a part of this award.

    Also, a special congratulations to my
    son Nick!!!!! I am so proud of you!!
    This is such an amazing accomplishment. You are the best!
    I love you!

    (Nick's mom)

  6. @ Mrs. Palmer,

    Thank you so much for your message! We are all quite proud! The effort that goes into reading, writing, creating, and commenting has really paid off!

    @ Mrs. Kim,

    Thank you! We are feeling very proud of our accomplishments! It makes me very happy to hear you say how much you have enjoyed the process of blogging. It really makes for a lovely online community, and we're glad you are a part of it! :-)

    Dear Nick's mom,

    Congratulations! Nick has really developed his writing and publishing skills and this award just proves that fact! Great work!

    Mrs. Yollis

  7. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

    Congratulations! How proud you must be of your bloggers and how proud they must be of you! I am so glad you are a part of Nick's life.


    Mimi (Nick's grandmother)

  8. Dear Nick,

    Congratulations!! I could not be more proud of you. Not just for winning, but for just you....


  9. Dear Mrs Yollis and your super blogging students,
    this is just AWESOME!!! on not just winning one or two but three AWARDS. I always thought you were award winners but this just proves to everyone else you are all award winners. For the first time I am lost for words because I am so VERY, VERY proud of you all. It is so true that alot of effort goes into creating,reading and writing your blog. However when you are passionate and believe in something it really does pay off from your BIGGEST fan from down under AA.

  10. Dear Nick,
    I felt I just had to blog you from down under. WOW what a wonderful achievement on winning an award. You deserve it as the time and effort you put in it really shows. Also congratulations to your proud mum as I can feel how proud she is of you even from as far as Australia.Keep up the great work Nick
    yours sincerely AA.

  11. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

    Congratulations on the three Digital Voice Awards! You and your class are well deserving.

    I know the various blogs are a big part of our daily household discussions. Sydney is always talking about what's going on online via the various posts and Skype sessions.

    I continue to be very impressed with the whole program.

    Congratulations to Nick as sounds like his blogging skills are as good as his hockey ability.

    Keep it going.

    (Sydney's Dad)

  12. Homey G Nick!

    What an accomplishment! Hard work really pays off.
    I know how much time you spent blogging and also how much you loved doing it. I am very proud of you.


  13. Dear Mrs. Yollis and Class,

    You are truly an amazing class with a fabulous teacher at the helm. Congratulations on this extremely special recognition, three times over!

    It has been an exciting journey this school year to see the progression this class has made with the blog. You should all be proud. Great job Nick on your personal achievement.

    Congratulations again!

    (Kendall's mom)

  14. Dear Mrs. Yollis and class,

    WOW! When we finished reading this post, our mouths just dropped!

    You entered three posts, and they all won!

    We agree that all the posts should win because it has great content, writing, and comments, too! We're very impressed!

    Eighty comments is very impressive!


    Keep up the amazing work! :) :) :)

    Elham and Michael ;)
    (Kayla's mom and dad)

  15. Dear Mrs. Yollis' Class,

    I am so excited about your awards. You are all accomplishing so much with your blogging and comments. These awards are so well-deserved.

    Mrs. Lofton
    Lindero Canyon MS

  16. Dear Mrs Yollis and class,
    especially to Nick for making his own blog and winning an award. Were you suprised when you recieved your award and how did you feel?
    Thanks to you Mrs Yollis for everything you do too. Keep blogging because I like blogging with you and your class
    from your blogging buddy Bianca.

  17. Dear Mrs. Yollis and Class,

    Congratulations on the Digital Voices Awards.
    Although I am impressed, I have to say that I am not surprised that your entries won! I fully expected that whatever you submitted would win. It has been clear to me all year that all of this hard work had award winning potential!

    Nick, you should feel very proud of yourself. This is quite an impressive third grade accomplishment.

    Congratulations to all of you on a job well done.


    Mrs. Adler

  18. Dear Nick and Mrs. Yollis,

    Congratulations!!! What an awesome achievement and recognition. Than you Mrs. Yollis for your continued support for Nick.

    Nick, I am so happy for you. This is incredible! I love it!!! You make me feel so proud. Keep it up.



  19. Dear Mrs. Yollis and class,

    Congratulations on your wonderful award! I especially loved the blog about the map of North America. I also loved the Collectors' Collections, and Nick's post about the Chumash Indians.
    Way to go!


    Mrs. Madnick

  20. Dear Mrs. Yollis & Class,

    Congratulations on what is becoming commonplace, the class winning awards for your amazing and informative blog.

    Special mention of course to Nick. Great job on your post. In the world of blogs, you've earned the Stanley Cup!


    Eric (Ben's dad)

  21. @ Barbara ( Jaxon's mom),

    Thanks for the comment on congratulating our class and me.

    @ Jill (Kate's mom),

    Thanks for congratulating me on my award. When I won I was so surprised. When I told my mom and dad, they were so proud of me.
    @ Ethan's mom,

    Thanks for congratulating the class and me. You said that I must be proud and I really am proud of my accomplishment.

    @ Mom,

    Thanks for the comment, and thanks for congratulating me. Also, thanks
    for saying I'm the best. Love you too.

    @ Mimi

    Thanks for the comment on the blog to Mrs. Yollis.

    @ Mimi,

    Thanks for the comment to me on the blog. Also, thanks for saying you are proud of me.

    @ AA

    Thank you for the awesome comment to Mrs. Yollis. It was a hard achievement to make a good post.

    @ AA,

    Thanks for saying congratulations to me on the blog. It actually was a hard post to complete and win.

    @ Mike ( Sydney's dad)

    Thanks for saying congratulations to me about my about award.



    Typed by


  22. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

    Congratulations! The Digital Voice Awards is four days after Sam's birthday and he is really excited to celebrate the two events!


    Laura and Sam

  23. Dear Mrs. Yollis and class,

    WAY TO GO! You all should be very proud of your hard work. It is always extra special to get recognized for your effort.

    Keep up the good work!

    Jennie Regan
    (Caleb's Mom)

  24. @ Everyone!

    Thank you so much for your warm congratulations!

    Every blogger has worked very hard this year to make this online community a wonderful place. Writing quality posts that incorporate useful digital images is a goal we try to obtain. Each student enjoys sharing what they are learning as well as learning from other bloggers around the world.

    Thank you to all the visitors who make the comment section equally interesting! The learning that continues through commenting is what makes blogging special.

    Thank you!
    Mrs. Yollis

  25. Dear 3rd Grade Bloggers and our wonderful Mrs. Yollis,

    This is truly amazing! Congratulations for this wonderful achievement. I am so happy that my daughter is a part of this great experience. Thank you Mrs. Yollis for providing an adventurous educational learning environment for the kids. This will be with them for years to come.

    Happy Blogging to all bloggers who love blogging on their Blog!



  26. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

    WOW I can't beleive that we actually made it! Our three entries were: We Visit North America, Collecters Collection, and Nicks Chumash Video. Congratulations to you and Nick for winning a Digital Voice Award.

    Best wishes,
    Jojo and her sister(Jollene's nickname)

    P.S Where is the Digital Voice Award going to be held and date?

  27. Nick!
    Congratulations on winning the blogging award!
    When you showed us your blog, and how excited you were about it, we all knew you would win.
    There are many comments saying how proud we are of you, (which is true!) but I hope you are proud of yourself!

    With love from Boston,

  28. Dear Mrs. Yollis and class,

    Great job everybody! That is so exciting that both of the posts that put in for the contest won. The North America movie was great. I think it deserved to win, and so did the collection post. Gal was so happy when we got home, and she told me all about it. So I just had to see the post and write a comment

    (Gal's mom)

  29. @ Jacob,

    Thanks for congratulating me on the blog. I was really surprised when I won. When I told my mom she was so proud of me she couldn't stop congratulating me. It was really fun seeing you in Boston. I wish I could come there again.

    See you later from California,

  30. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

    I AM SO HAPPY THAT WE WON! It must have been so exciting that you won! I could not sleep!

    Moraiya :D

  31. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

    Congratulations on the posts! I can't wait to go to Santa Monica High School and go up on stage. I will hope and hope and hope that we win the Digital Voice Award. Won't it be exciting to win the overall award?

    Your friend,

  32. Dear Mrs. Yollis, Nick, and class,

    Congratulations on your blog, Mrs. Yollis. I think you should win it every year you enter. These are perfect posts to enter.

    Congratulations to Nick as well. It is very exciting for a student to win the Digital Voice Awards.

    Congratulations to the class as well as Nick and Mrs. Yollis. We sent digital photos to Mrs. Yollis and then wrote about it which helped us win. Another way we helped was by entering great comments to the posts. If we did not enter comments, we would not have won.

    Keep up the good work!


  33. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

    I am so proud that the class made it to the Digital Voice Awards! I never went to a Digital Voice Award before. I will go to the Digital Voice Award, but what date is it going to be. A special congratulations to Nick on winning the Digital Voice Awards.

    Jojo ( Jollene's nickname)

  34. Dear Mrs. Yollis, Nick, and class,

    Congratulations on your blog, Mrs. Yollis. I think you should win it every year you enter. These are perfect posts to enter.

    Congratulations to Nick as well. It is very exciting for a student to win the Digital Voice Awards.

    Congratulations to the class as well as Nick and Mrs. Yollis. We sent digital photos to Mrs. Yollis and then wrote about it which helped us win. Another way we helped was by entering great comments to the posts. If we did not enter comments, we would not have won.

    Keep up the good work!


  35. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

    I must say that I am really looking forward to the award ceremony in May. And what great news that the students get to go up on stage with you to receive the awards! How thrilling for the students (and parents :-))that will be! So proud to be a participant in this online community.


    Young (Ethan's mom)

  36. Dear Mrs. Yollis and class,

    One great lesson that our kids should learn and it is not emphasized enough in our educational system, is the art of leadership and the the importance of teamwork in pursuing our goals. Thank you Mrs. Yollis for your leadership and bravo to the class for creating such an educational, entertaining, and overall great blog. I am very happy that my Ava has you as her teacher.

    My best regards,
    Abbas (Ava's father)

  37. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

    Congratulations!This is wonderful. I'm so proud of you and your kids in the class. You did an excellent job. Great accomplishment! I see new direction and new technologies. The world is changing. So as teaching & learning. I'm so happy that Paul is fortunate enough in your class to learn the new things from you. Thanks for everything!

    Best regards,
    Mattehw (Paul' dad)

  38. Very cool! You are doing some very interesting things with technology. I'm so thrilled you are being recognized for your efforts.

    (Jaxson's cousin from Hawaii)

  39. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

    Congratulations you won. I am going to the award show too. I can't wait to go to the award show.

    Typed by Andrew (Ethan's brother)


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