Friday, January 7, 2011

40,000+ Visitors!

Mrs. Yollis' class was astounded when they checked the daily visitor count today!

Over 40,000 visitors!

Which continent has the most visitors?

What do you notice about our North American visitors? Our South American visitors?

Can you name an African country that has NEVER visited our blog?

Which continent has more visitors, Europe or Asia?

What do you notice about the Australasia continent?

Please share an observation you made by looking at our ClustrMap?

What did you learn?


  1. Dear Mrs Yollis and Students,

    Wow can you believe it 40,000 thousand. What an out standing achievement.

    It just proves what a wonderful blog you have.

    As for my observation looking at the Clustrmap proves me right.
    Check out all the wonderful places your blog has been to.

    Well done everyone as this is an outstanding achievement on such a grand scale and one that I am grateful to take part in.

    From your biggest dot fan down under AA.

  2. Dear Mrs Yollis and Students,

    Congratulations on having over 40,000 visitors (WOW).

    You and your Students have an awesome! blog and it rocks! :).

    I would love to have that many visitors on my blog.

    That will be my goal.

    My observation by looking at your Cluster map, you have a pretty populaur blog.

    From your friend,

  3. Well I think using the Cluster Map to illustrate where your visitors come from is a great idea, I also really liked the display that you have done to keep track of your total visitors for the class that looks like its in your class, that's an idea that I think I might use for our classroom next year. Well done on 40,000 visitors. Amazing. Also I do have a comment about the cluster map as Mrs Yollis I spotted your deliberate mistake! In your Map of Australasia you labelled it as a Map of Australia but of course as it featured New Zealand (you could hardly see it because of the red clusters from our country that have visited your blog!) and we are a separate country! (I guess I would compare it to people getting Canada and the USA confused as the same country, we have quite a rivalry with Australia although we are much better!)
    Mr Webb, Melville Intermediate School, Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand, Australasia.

  4. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

    Congratulations on getting 40,000 visitors! From the cluster map, I recognized that in Australia there are a lot of big red dots near the coast and almost none inland. This could mean that the majority of the population of Australia lives near the coast.

    When I did a little research on the internet, I found that most of Australia is desert or semi-desert. Therefore almost all of the big cities are located near the coast and 89% of the people live in urban areas.


  5. @ AA,

    Thank you so much for your thoughtful comment! We were so surprised today! We had been watching it as it went up, but did not think that it would reach 40,000 so soon.

    It is fun to see the places where there are large red our friends in Geelong! :-)

    @ Bianca,

    I was just talking about you! I collected all of my mom's Christmas cards and finally sent them up to her as it appeared she would not be coming back home for weeks. I told her that there was a special card from her friend in Australia and that really brightened her day! :-)

    @ Mr. Webb,

    Thank you so much for all your praise! Every day a pair of students checks our visitor count and sets up the total. Then they break it down into word form and expanded form. It is a great way to review place value.

    As for Austalasia, I am embarrassed to say...that is a new term for me. In our school atlases, they call the region "Australia and its Neighbors" but we have always referred to the area as Australia! We knew that New Zealand is its own country, but thought that Australia was the name given to the continent and the specific country.

    Thank you for helping us! I have changed the caption to reflect the correct label. Do you ever use the term Oceania?

    Yet another great benefit of blogging...everyone learns along the way! :-)

    By the way, I'd like to say a big THANK YOU to everyone from New Zealand! The country was barely visible thanks to our readers! Love it!

    Your friend,
    Mrs. Y♥llis

  6. @ Miriam,

    Thank you for your wonderful comment!

    Your observation about the dots around the coast of Australia is fantastic! That is a wonderful conclusion to draw based on the data! Wow! 89% of the Australians live in urban areas. Very interesting!

    I just learned something myself. Check out the information from our friend, Mr. Webb. He said that New Zealand is part of a region called Australasia. We've been calling the entire region Australia, and we are wrong. We are going to have a very interesting conversation tomorrow about Australasia! :-) Isn't blogging fun!

    Thanks for being such a smart cookie!

    Your blogging buddy,
    Mrs. Y♥llis

  7. Dear Mrs. Yollis' Class,

    Congratulations on reaching an astounding 40,000 visitors!

    I like how you you zoomed in on different parts of your clustr map. That makes it easier to see patterns and clusters of visits. I agree with Miriam's comment, it seems like there are more visits from coastal areas, especially in Australia and South America.

    I think I spotted our large dot from Connecticut!

    It looks like you haven't had visitors from the African countries of Ethiopia, Mali, or Chad. At least not yet!

    I am also going to set up a chart to track our visitors and represent the amount in various forms of place value notation. What a great way to review place value!

    Don't be surprised if we have a similar post very soon. (Although we will probably only be celebrating 13,000 visitors.)

    Mr. Salsich

  8. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

    I am so happy and proud that our classroom blog got over 40,000 visitors. That is an amazing accomplishment! It really shows that we have a wondeful blog.

    I noticed that we have had visitors from six of the seven continents. Only if we could get the scientists on Antartica's science stations to visit our blog!

    Your student,

  9. dear ms.yollis,

    WOW WOW WOW WOW you guys are lucky to have 40,000+ visitors when all we have on the classroom connection is:1123

    from,katie in mrs.webb-scheers'

  10. Dear Mrs.Yollis and class,

    Congrats on 40,000 vistors. I looked at your clustor map. It was preety cool that you had so many visitors on your blog. I wish we had that amount of visitors when I was in your class last year.

    From your student last year,


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