Wednesday, March 3, 2010

We've Joined an International Blogging Challenge!

Each week Mrs. Yollis' class will be  participating in a variety

of challenges to help them become better bloggers.

In addition, it will provide opportunities to meet and learn from others. :-)

Here is Challenge #1:

On your class blog, write a post about why students and classes should visit your blog. What will they learn from reading your posts? Are there any skills your class has that they could pass on to other classes and students?

Here are 7 reasons why you might enjoy visiting Mrs. Yollis' Classroom Blog:

1.  Our blog offers useful tutorials!  What are Quadrilaterals?  

2.  We know that plagiarism is WRONG!  What is Plagiarism?

3.  We have interesting travel posts!   Visit China!    Visit the Arctic Circle!  Visit the Pacific Ocean!   Visit Asia!

4.  Maybe you like to sing. We offer sing-a-longs!  The Hello Song!

5.  Do you like movies? The Polygon Movie

6.  Perhaps you like to learn computer code.  Let's Learn Some HTML Code 

7.  We try very hard to always leave 2-point comments!  How to Comment

Hopefully we offer something of interest for you!

Please leave us a comment and let us know where you are from!



  1. Firstly I can't believe the Panda didn't make a list of reasons to visit your blog. Secondly I am thrilled your in the class blogging challenge we've been involved for the last two years and really, really enjoyed the experience!
    Mr Webb and Room 8, Melville Intermediate, Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand.

  2. We listened to your Hello song, and we liked it so much that we decided to sing our comment to you. You can hear it here:

  3. @ Mr. Webb (from New Zealand),

    You are correct! How could I leave out Panda! He is a big part of this blog...I'm sure I'll hear a complaint from him soon...

    I was thrilled to see your blog on the list too. Your students are great bloggers and commenters!

    @ Mrs. Cassidy's Class,

    Thank you so much for our FIRST singing comment. We would like to return the song! Thanks for introducing us to Vocaroo!

    Here is your singing comment:

    Singing Thank You!

    Mrs. Yollis

  4. @ Mrs Yollis - Yes we enjoyed participating last year as I said, it was a great experience and particularly useful for our extension students! We are trying to educate as many people as we can about New Zealand because people confuse us with Australia all the time.

  5. Dear Mrs.Yollis,

    I LOVED making the "Thank You song". I hope that Mrs. Cassidy's class hears our amazing thank you song. I hope we have another skype!

    Moraiya =D

  6. Dear Mrs.Yollis,

    I've enjoyed looking at your blog post. It is so interesting because of all the of all the video's helped me learn like the polygon video. I hope there will be even more marvelous posts.

    Ethan:D (Mrs.Ranney's student)

  7. Dear Mrs.Yollis,

    When I got to play in World Math Day, I played U.K and that was so cool.

    Your student,

  8. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

    I think it is really cool that you signed up for the International Blogging Challenge, and I just wrote my post for the International Blogging Challenge. What is your favorite part about the challenge.



  9. Dear Mrs.Yollis & every one

    I saw all of theses blog post
    esplliy this one its so cool

    Casey Baer

  10. Hello Mrs. Yollis' class,
    I really enjoyed reading your class blog. I found it to be very interesting and just had fun reading it. My name is Jenny and I am an EDM310 student and here is my blog URL

  11. @ Jenny, (from EDM 310)

    Thanks for visiting our classroom blog! We try to make learning fun and it sounds like we were successful!

    Please come back again!

    What grade would you like to teach when you graduate?

    Mrs. Yollis


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