Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Mrs. Yollis ~ By the Numbers

Mrs. Yollis' class has joined the Student Blogging Challenge

Task #1, introduce yourselves.

Here are some numbers that tell about us.

We are ONE class of third graders. 

We have ONE geography-loving teacher.

We have TWO bean bags.


FOUR recess balls and 

 FOUR globes.

Meet our EIGHT class mascots.

And now, for some two digit numbers that tell about us!

Twelve boys

Our suburban community is THIRTEEN square miles.

We receive FOURTEEN inches of rain annually.

FIFTEEN girls in the class

TWENTY-SEVEN students in our classroom. 

And now, a three digit number!

FIVE HUNDRED NINETY-FOUR students attend our school! 

Tell us some numbers that represent you!


  1. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

    This is something that I created. Heather by the Numbers.I have ONE dog and ONE blog, TWO pianos, about FOUR friends and FOUR people in my family, SEVEN letters in my name (H E A T H E R), FOURTEEN post on my blog, TWENTY-SEVEN classmates, I have about ONE THOUSAND, ONE HUNDRED TWENTY-TWO visitors from different places. That is where I will end my Heather by the Numbers list. Can you think of any numbers to describe yourself?

    Please comment back to me.

    Happy Blogging!


    1. @ Heather,

      I love your Heather by the Numbers. Here is mine!

      I have ONE husband, ONE cheeky dog, TWO blogs, TWO siblings, FOUR cameras, FIVE letters in my name (Linda),TWENTY-SEVEN students, TWENTY-SEVEN years in the classroom, and HUNDREDS of ♥-shaped rocks.

      INFINITE love,
      Mrs. Y♥llis

    2. @ Mrs. Yollis,

      Your Mrs. Yollis by the Numbers gave me an idea. I will add on to my Heather by the Numbers. I have ONE sibling, ONE dog, ONE digital camera, TWO years in room twelve, and about FOUR THOUSAND views on my blog.

      Do you have anything else that represents you?

      A person who has NINE HUNDRED NINETY-NINE THOUSAND, NINE HUNDRED NINETY-NINE likes on Mrs. Yollis' blogs,

    3. Dear Heather,

      I love how you did your numbers!


  2. G'day Mrs Yollis and students,
    What a great way to introduce yourselves to the other blogging challenge classes!

    But with TWELVE boys and SIXTEEN girls doesn't that make TWENTY-EIGHT students in the class?

    1. @tasteach,

      Thank you for the comment. Do you like the photo of the bean bags? Our mascot name's are Panda, Beverly, Carl, Koala, and a no named skeleton.

      Do you have mascot? If you do how many?

      Daniel and Allison

  3. Rainfall: 38inches per year in Mrs Monaghan's Middleham., North Yorks! actually it's been raining today.
    Have your children closed their eyes and estimated a minute? Quiet hands up when they think the time is right.

    Mr E

  4. Dear Mrs. Yollis and class,

    Roxy by the Numbers.I have 1 pool, 1 hot tub, 2 houses, 1 brother, and 7 chairs. In the past 2 months I have collected 200 bottles, 1 IPod, 6 glue sticks, 3 scissors, 2 chandeliers, 3 staplers, 43 markers, 88 crayons, 6 rings, 25 colored pencils, 4 sharpies, 5 chap sticks, 5 pairs of socks, 1 thermos, 3 backpacks, 5 flowers, 5 cars and 1 water bottle.
    That was Roxy by the numbers.

    Your friend,

  5. Dear Mrs. Yollis and Class,

    This morning I was teaching a group of 11 teachers and 1 principal about blogging. One of the five questions that came up was, "How do you get comments from more than just the students in your class? How do they know what to comment on?"

    So naturally, I Googled the one and only Mrs. Yollis' class blog and we looked at this one post. Three noticed that the post was written for an authentic purpose of introducing your class to others in the Student Blogging Challenge. Five educators talked about the creativity of bringing in math from the real world to describe yourselves. Four of them pointed out that the guiding question at the end applies to all audiences of all ages.

    Thank you Mrs. Yollis and class for providing another amazing example of blogging in the classroom!

    Kind regards,
    Mrs. Watanabe

    1. @ the ONE and only fabulous Mrs. Watanabe,

      I am thrilled to hear that you brought a DOZEN adults to see our classroom blog. Teaching children how to communicate and contribute online is so important these days.

      I love how you incorporated numbers into your blogging comment for your teachers. My TWENTY-SEVEN students will enjoy reading your clever comment on Monday.

      Looking forward to MANY wonderful connections this year with you!

      Your friend,
      Mrs. Y♥llis

  6. Hi Mrs.Yollis and class,
    We are a group of 21 grade 2 students. We have 11 girls and 10 boys. We have 498 students in our school.
    you can learn more about us at our blog at:


    We are also participating in the student blogging challenge!

  7. Dear Mrs Yollis,
    In my familly , we are 5 people , 3 kids and 1 pair of twins and 1 older brother .
    I also have 1 grandmother and 1 grand father , 2 uncles and one aunt .
    And also I have 1 girl cousin and 1 boy cousin that I love so much , so that makes 13 of us .
    What is the number of your family ?

  8. Dear Mrs. Yollis & Class,
    We really liked how you wrote a post about your class using numbers. We are going to do the same! We are a class from London, Ontario, Canada. We are in a school with only 1 straight Gr.6 classroom, we have 2 desktop computers and 2 laptops, we have 3 teachers (music, french, homeroom), we have 17 classrooms, we have 25 kids in our class, we have about 400 books in our classroom library, we have 493 students at our school and we are 100% feeling awesome today!

    Thank you for this great idea! We were wondering what your class' favorite subject is, not including gym.

    We hope to hear from you soon,

    Miss B. & the Gr.6s

    1. @ Ms. B and class,

      This is Heather and Sheila from Mrs. Yollis' class. We want to share our Sheila and Heather by the Numbers. We are in ONE classroom, we are TWO good friends, TWO class blogs, we have FIVE MacBook computers, we are a table of SIX, we have read SIX books in all, and we have TWENTY-SEVEN classmates in all.

      Heather and Sheila's favorite subject in school is music. We don't even have gym. We are in third grade. What is your favorite school subject?

      Heather and Sheila

  9. Dear Mrs. Yollis' Class,

    We enjoyed reading about your class. We are third graders too. Our school is in Michigan. We think you are awesome bloggers! We just started our own class blog. We like how your cluster map is so full! Ours doesn't have a lot of dots on it yet, but we hope it will fill up as we become better bloggers. Here are some numbers that represent our class: We have 21 kids in our classroom. Our room number is 24. We are all 8 or 9 years old.

    Please check out our blog!

    Hope to hear from you soon,
    Ms. Seitz and the Digital Voices kids

  10. In our house we have 1 yoga ball, 3 computers, 5 soccer trophies, 3 desks, 2 sea through chairs, several stuffed animals and 3 soft blankets.


  11. Dear Mrs Yollis,

    I have two dogs, two bunnies, two geckos, four stick bugs,
    three computers, four iPads, eight doors, one printer, and one stove.



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