Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Family Blogging Winners Announced!

On November 1, Mrs. Yollis announced that it would be Family Blogging Month!
 The project generated lots of enthusiasm and family participation!

In fact,  
  were published over the last four weeks!

And the winner is...
Adia with an incredible 61 comments!

 The top three winners!

Hannah composed a whopping 34 comments and Miriam a stupendous 42!


Each girl won a free meal at either Islands or Kings, a free frozen yogurt from the Golden Spoon, and an opportunity to publish a free-choice post on our classroom blog!

Congratulations to our top bloggers! We will be running another Family Blogging Month in the spring! Thank you to all the parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends for your participation!
We hope you will continue to participate in our learning community!


What did you like most about Family Blogging Month?

Which family members left comments and how did that make you feel?

How did your family enjoy the month?


  1. Thank you Mrs. Yollis for commenting on our Maori Creation Story Post on our class blog. It was very cool having 4 Comments...... So far. Mr Webb thinks and us that The Creation Story is the best video this year. Ok So Thanks.

    Chase Melville Intermediate Hamilton New Zealand

  2. Dear Hannah,Miram and Adia,

    Congratulation! I really hope you have a great time with your prizes and enjoy making your post.


  3. Thank you Mrs. Yollis for commenting on our Maori Creation Story. This is my first time commenting so its hard



  4. Dear Adia,Hannah and Miram,

    Congratulations girls.

    I know when Miss McGeady had the blogging challenge Bianca's family really loved commenting and connecting to Miss McGeady's blog.

    Am looking forward to reading your posts that you will be putting on.

    Have fun.
    Yours sincerely AA.

  5. Adia (1st place blogger)November 30, 2010 at 7:55 PM


    Thank you for your thoughtful comment!

    That is very nice of you to congratulate us. I am sure all three of us will enjoy making our posts.

    You are getting better and better each time you comment and I think that soon you will be in the top three for Family Blogging Month someday.

    Once again, thank you for congratulating us!


    Thank you for your gracious comment! That is very nice of you to take the time to congratulate us.

    I am looking forward as well to post on the classroom blog.

    I noticed that you wrote that Bianca loved the Family Blogging Challenge when Miss McGeady (soon to be Mrs. Morris) had it. So do I!

    Family Blogging Month is a grand idea and it inspires our relatives and close friends to be involved with commenting.

    Soon we will get many comments, just from our family members. Maybe over 100. Wow!

    Well, I reckon I better get going now.

    "See" you later!

    Your new blogging buddy,
    Adia :-)

  6. Dear Adia,Miriam and Hannah,

    Congratulations! You guys are the top three bloggers and that is awesome! You guys participated and got prizes, that is great!

    Your Friend,

  7. @ Aaron,

    Thank you so much for your kind compliment. I am looking forward to eating at Islands and having a frozen yogurt at Golden Spoon!

    I haven't decided what my post will be but I am really excited about it!

    @ AA,

    Thank you for your thoughtful comment. Just like Bianca's family, my family enjoys commenting and reading all the posts and comments.

    I am very much looking foward to doing my post!


  8. @ Kristen,

    It is very kind of you to congratulate us.

    I was very excited to find out that I was in the top three in Family Blogging Month! I can't wait to do my post! To be honest, I also can't wait to eat my meal at Islands and to have my frozen yogurt at Golden Spoon.

    Your friend,

  9. Dear Hannah, Miram and Adia,
    Congratulations girls.
    My family and I won the May is Family Blogging Month. My family really enjoyed blogging Month. They love commenting now.

    I am really excited to read your posts when you put them up. When I won Family Blogging Month my post was about the 12 Apostles.

    Here is a link you might like to check out.

    Happy blogging,
    From Bianca (BB)

  10. Dear Adia, Hannah, and Miriam,

    Marty (Adia's dad), Stefan, and I would like to congratulate the three of you for your exceptional work. We're very proud of all of you. You girls look very happy on the super-cute picture.

    Also, I would like to praise your classmates who congratulated you today. I enjoy hearing and witnessing the kindness and the caring for one another. It's beautiful to express happiness for another person's accomplishments. What a marvelous group of kids in Mrs. Yollis' class. You girls are very lucky to have such loving classmates.

    @ Adia

    I can't believe that you just wouldn't take off the crown that Mrs. Yollis had so creatively designed for you. I don't remember the last time you allowed anything to be placed on your head for that length of time. Really hilarious.

    @ Miriam

    My goodness, it was incredible to see how many cousins and relatives of yours commented during the Family Blogging month. You must be delighted. This was just truly amazing. WOW!

    Have a wonderful evening until next time.

    Be blessed,
    Ava (Adia's proud MAMA)

  11. Hey there. This is Kelly.
    Thanks for commenting on our creation story. We really appreciate it.

    Room 8, Melville Intermediate
    Hamilton, New Zealand

  12. Hi my name is Lana, Thank you for giving us some feedback on Room 8's Maori Creation Story.We really appreciate it.

    Room 8
    Melville Intermediate School
    New Zealand

  13. Thank you mrs yollis for going on to our class page and posting a comment for our creation story that we did with our student teacher matua hone.

    New Zealand

  14. @ BB,

    Thank you for your kind compliment! I watched your post about the twelve Apostles, it was wonderful. You are an amazing blogger, I can see why you earned your own blog.

    I am very excited about my post, I have a few ideas but I have not made my final decision.

    It was a lot of fun Skyping with your class, I learned so much about your school and Australia. The best part is that I now know what you look like!

    Your blogging buddy,

  15. @ Ava (Adia's mom),

    Thank you for lovely compliment. I agree with you about how wonderful our classmates are, many of them have taken the time to congratulate us.

    I think it's really funny that Adia would not take her crown off. Did she sleep with it?


  16. Mrs. Yollis,

    From another class blogger in Plympton, MA, I love this idea. I'm so glad to see all of the family getting involved. Your students are doing a great job!

    Mr. Avery
    4th Grade Teacher
    Plympton, MA

  17. Dear Mrs. Yolis and class,

    Happy Hannukah to evreyone and congratulations to the family blogging month winners!

    Yours truly,

  18. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

    It is good to comment to our class. I like it that you made the words special and flashing. I like to be at our school and in your class.

    Your friend,

  19. Adia (1st place Family Blogger)December 1, 2010 at 7:40 PM


    Thank you for your kind-hearted comment!

    I am excited as well to see my post and the other two winners' posts.

    Wow! That is truly amazing that you won Family Blogging Month.

    I went to the link and I love your post! The pictures were awesome!

    Did you like making the post?

    Does it take a lot of work?

    Thanks for congratulating us!


    Thank you for taking the time to write a comment and congratulate the top three winners.

    It is so kind of you to be happy for us.

    I love how you always take time and effort into your comments. You don't just do it just to get it over with. Now that is really thoughtful!

    Have a great evening!


    Thank you for your comment!

    You are a very good blogger.

    Thank you for taking the time to congratulate the top three winners.

    Thanks again!

    Bye everyone,
    Adia :-)

  20. Dear Mrs Yollis,
    Thank you for inviting our family to blog. My family was impressed with what we are doing in class. I invited my parents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and grandparents to blog. Most of them took the time to write a comment. It made me feel special to know that they cared enough to take the time to blog. It is because of them that I was able to have so many comments. I am very grateful to have such a supportive family.


    Thank you for your congratulations. I am really looking forward to getting frozen yogurt at Golden Spoons. Do you have any ideas of what you would like to see as a free post?

    @AA and Bianca

    It was very nice of you to congratulate me. Biance is lucky to also have such a supportive Mom and family who also won a family blogging month. Her post on the 12 apostles was very intersting.

    Congratulation! You are the first place blogger! Your comments are always thoughtful and interesting. Do you know what you want to do for your free post?

    Thank you for your congratulations and support. You are right, we have the most wonderful class. It is nice that everyone is supportive of each other. I am also really lucky to have a large and supportive family.


    Thank you for congratulating me and being such a good friend. I am looking forward to putting together my free choice post.


    Congratulations! We did it! You are an excellent blogger and your comments are always well written. I look forward to reading your free choice posts. What is your favorite flavor of frozen yogurt?

    Miriam ★

  21. @ Hannah,
    Thank you for your reply.
    I am glad you checked out my guest post. I will be looking forward to your guest post. I loved Skyping with you too.

    It is nice to see what you look like too.

    From Bianca.

    @ Adia,
    Thank you for your reply. Awesome questions Adia.
    Yes I did like my first post. Yes it did take along time.

    Have you thought about your post?

    From BB.

  22. @ Hannah,

    Here is the answer to your question:

    Adia insisted on keeping her special crown on her head until the second she went to bed. I'm certain that the thought entered her mind to find a way to keep it on for even the sleeping hours.

    The reason I'm certain about this fact is because just last night she was trying to get away with keeping on her glasses when I caught her in the dark during prayer time. Your buddy here tried to convince me that they would make it into the morning hours unharmed. As you can imagine, I was not so easily convinced and I stood steadfast with my opposition.

    @ Mrs. Yollis and Class

    Our family wishes everyone who celebrates the Jewish holidays, a happy Hanukkah. May you cherish this special time with your loved ones.

    Be blessed,

    Ava (Adia's MAMA)

  23. Dear Hannah, Miriam and Adia,

    Congratulatons! I can not believe that you get so many prizes. My family and I love Golden Spoon and Islands. Do you like the prizes?


  24. @ Adi, Mairam, and Hannah,

    Congratulations! I never knew that you guys would have a vast amount of comments. I was so surprised about that. I only had 13 comments, not very many. You and your families must love commenting a lot.


  25. Dear Adia, Miriam, and Hannah,


    @ Adia,
    You did a great job making lots of great comments. I loved how you put a lot of effort into your creative comments. You also used high level words. Do you like the restaurant "Kings Fish House?" Have you ever been there before? I've been to that restaurant and I like to eat the shrimp kabobs with white rice. Yummy! I hope you enjoy your meal there.

    @ Miriam,
    Congratulations on being second place. I think you did a great job commenting on other people's blogs. Have you ever been to "Islands?" I have, and like to order chicken tenders and french fries. I hope you enjoy a delicious meal there! Have you ever been to "Golden Spoon?" I have, and my favorite flavor ice cream there is chocolate and vanilla swirled with cookie dough toppings. What is your favorite flavor?

    @ Hannah,

    I think you did a great job coming in third place. I love how you got 32 comments in. I only got 11 comments, but hope to write more and more each week. Have you ever been to "Islands?" Do you go to "Golden Spoon?" I like both of those places too! I hope you enjoy a stupendous meal and dessert. The vast amount of times that I have eaten at "Islands" and "Golden Spoon" have been delicious! Do you know what your new post is going to be about? I can't wait to read your new post.

    Hope you all enjoy your meals!


  26. @ Miriam,
    Thank you for your really nice reply.
    Yes it is nice to have such a supportive family and family members who are keen to blog.
    I enjoy having a blog, but it is hard work sometimes.

    Have you thought of a post as yet.
    From your blogging buddy,

  27. @Bianca,

    Thank you for replying back to me. I have been thinking a lot about what I can do my free post on and I have come up with 2 ideas. I play the piano and I was planning on explaining about the instrument and how to play it. I am also working on a small rug and I can demonstrate how to weave the rug using a latch hook. Which idea do you like better?


  28. @ Miram,
    Thank you for replying to me.

    I have been thinking about you too.

    I love your post ideas. Well for my opinion I think that the piano playing post would be very interesting becasue people would love to know what music you play and how you play the piano too.

    Also I play piano too.

    Hope to hear from you again,

    From Bianca.

  29. Congratulations Hannah, Miram & Adia! Enjoy your prizes! What a great idea. I have 8th graders who are complaining about blogging so this may be an idea to use.
    Happy Holidays :)

  30. How neat that you created a family blog contest. This would be a great way to get family members involved in blogging, giving them a new way to communicate.


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