Saturday, May 22, 2010

Mrs. Yollis' Class Attends the Los Angeles County Digital Voice Awards!


Mrs. Yollis and her students attended the Los Angeles County Office of Education's
 Digital Voice Awards. 

Their blog won three awards!

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

Here is our acceptance speech!

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

Here is our acceptance speech!

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!) 

Here is our acceptance speech!

Congratulations to all the bloggers! Everyone did terrific!


  1. Dear Mrs. Yollis' class,

    Congratulations! That is so exciting that you won three awards! My class loved visiting the big National Geographic map too. Were you nervous being up on stage to accept you awards?

    Your friend,

    Mrs. Levy

  2. Dear Mrs Yollis and your wonderful students,

    CONGRATULATIONS I like listening to your speecher`s you all did a awesome job.Im so happy that you won the awards because you all put so much time and effort into your posts
    from Bianca.
    PS keep blogging :)

  3. @ Mrs. Levy,

    Thank you for your wonderful comment! It was a very exciting day today at the Awards show!

    Yes, we were pretty nervous getting up on stage. We all took a deep breath and did our best. Even though we'd practiced, some of us made a few little included...but that happens! :-) It was an excellent experience and fun for us to be together. :-)

    @ Bianca,

    THANK YOU! I'm glad you enjoyed listening to our speeches. We worked hard to try and write good speeches, so I'm glad you felt we were successful! Thanks, again, for your congratulations!

    You keep on blogging too!

    Mrs. Yollis

  4. Dear Mrs. Yollis and students,
    Congratulations to all of you. Your blog is very deserving of the awards that you won. I was extremely impressed with your speeches as well. I'm am so proud to be your blogging buddy!
    Yours truly,
    Mrs. Ranney

  5. Dear Mrs. Yollis' class,

    Congratulations on winning THREE awards. It was a great opportunity for students to represent their efforts. I enjoyed your speeches all you did with that little juicy laugh.

    Elham(Kayla's mom)

  6. Dear Mrs. Yollis and Fantastic students,
    Way To Go! Keep up the great work! That was a super job to do, and you did it! Don't forget to celebrate!
    You all deserve it! You made your school, and parents proud also!
    That's what I call a great teacher, and a great group of kids!

  7. Dear Mrs. Yollis, and Fantastic students. You all did a great job! You made your parents, and school proud!
    What a great teacher, and a great group of kids! Don't forget to celebrate! You all deserve it!

  8. Dear Mrs. Yollis, and Fantastic students. You all did a great job! You made your parents, and school proud!
    What a great teacher, and a great group of kids! Don't forget to celebrate! You all deserve it!

  9. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

    Warmest congratulations to you and your kids. I'm so thrilled to see the cerenomy yesterday with my own eyes on the spot. I could tell you were proud of your class. So was I. What a wonderful job by you! Thanks so much!

    Jade (Paul's mom)

  10. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

    Congratulations to you and your students on winning the awards. I had conflict so that I was not able to go and watch the ceremony. But Paul and my wife told me all about it when they came home last Saturday. Then I watched the video on the post. It was excting and enjoyable to watch the video and listen to the speeches. Keep bloggng. The kids can learn so much from it.


    Matthew (Paul's dad)

  11. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

    I can't believe that we won the Digital Voice Awards!

    My favorite part about the Digital Voice Awards was gettting my award and reading my speeches.

    Also, it was funny how you were the first one to go up and accept your award.

    Were you nervous when you went up to accept your award?


    P.S. I am leaving this comment from my dad's office where he works.

  12. Dear Mrs. Yollis and class,
    I want to congratulate you all on your three awards and on the awesome job you did accepting them. You must all be proud of yourselves for what you contributed to your class blog. I have enjoyed reading and watching what you have been doing in class. The map of North America left me speechless. Keep up the good work.
    Jim Cooke-Kendall's grandfather

  13. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

    I was so excited at the Award show that I almost forgot my line. I can't believe our three posts won.

    Did the stage look the same last year? Does the Digital Voice Award and the IT outrage make the order from the first to last by subject?


  14. Dear Speakers,
    I am so proud of all of you! It is a very hard thing to stand up in front of a room full of strangers and give a speech. You all did an amazing job on your individual parts.

    And Nick - for you to stand up and give your own speech - just amazing!

    (Jaxon's mom)

  15. Dear Mrs Yollis and your super students,
    a big Congratulations to you all as you all deserve the win. I do hope you all went out and had a big party.
    I really enjoyed listening to your acceptance speeches and you all did an outstanding job, well done.
    Keep up the great work from your blogging friend down under AA.

  16. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

    I think that is was really funny when Ethan started laughing. I cracked up when he laughed! I was laughing so hard that I thought I couldn't give my speech.

    Best wishes,

  17. Mrs Yollis what a series of wonderful videos! What wonderful, and fully deserved recognition for your students! Amazing!
    Mr Webb and Room 8, Melville Intermediate, Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand.


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