Monday, September 26, 2011

Teacher of the Year Gift!

Mrs. Yollis was awarded the Teacher of the Year in her district and there  have been many celebrations!

On September 13, her family, friends, colleagues, and former students attended the announcement at the district office. One of her former students, Miriam, covered the story on her blog! Read about it here

 After the district meeting, the celebration continued at a local restaurant!

Last Friday, all the Los Angeles County Teachers of the Year were invited to attend a celebratory luncheon at the Universal Studios Hilton. 

L to R: Mr. Scrivano, Dr. Zimring (Superintendent), School Board President Mrs. Gaines, Mrs. Yollis, Mr. Yollis, Dr. Steponosky, Dr. Dunn, and Mrs. Hibler

Mrs. Yollis got a beautiful bouquet from the district, she won a raffle prize from Lakeshore, and every Los Angeles County Teacher of the Year was given....

a Mobi View!

Here is a thank you note we wrote to eInstruction!

Raffle prizes from Lakeshore! Look: Place Value Games, Idiom Cards, and Readers' Theatre Scripts!

What did you like about the Mobi?

What should we do next with the interactive tablet?


  1. Mrs. Yollis, that is such exciting news!!! Congratulations all the way from New Zealand. Love, Learning Hub 3.

  2. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

    Congratulations! Your district has made a fabulous choice for their Teacher of the Year. You do so much to engage your students in your classroom, your school community, your district, and all over the world! Just look at your Clustr Map for a visual snapshot of your influence and outreach to others -- worldwide. Thank you for all you do. You are such an inspiration to so many!

    Kind regards,
    Mrs. Watanabe

  3. Congratulations Mrs Yollis,

    What an honour! I could not think of a more deserving winner. I like to visit your blog and think your students are very lucky to have such a dedicated, knowledgeable and fun teacher. Congratulations again.

    Miss W

  4. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

    I really like using the new mobi view. I like how it can draw shapes. I also like how you can change the color of the writing. The third thing I like about it is that you can play connect the dots with it. And finally, I love that you can change the writing to REALLY BIG.


  5. Hello Mrs. Yollis and students,

    WE are visiting your blog because Miss B would like to know if it is okay if she shows us your Tips on Commenting Video?

    She says it will help us a lot, but we have been talking about creative commons and making sure we have the right to view or use an image for example. So we are writing to ask permission.

    When we got to your blog we were honored to see that you had won an award. Congratulations! I'm sure your students are very proud!

    We are going to be getting our own blog when our netbooks arrive in October and will come back to visit!

    Miss B's Block
    (carpet comment)

  6. Hi this is Matthew,
    I like that you can write with the Mobi without touching the keys. I also liked that it is mobile and you can move it wherever you want in the classroom.

    From, Matthew

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    @ Miss H.,

    Thanks so much for your congratulations all the way from the southern hemisphere! I appreciate it!


    @ Mrs. Thornburn,

    Thank you for stopping by! It was such exciting news! Thank you!


    @ Mrs. Watanabe,

    I so appreciate your kind words and your constant support! It was a big surprise and I am quite honored! I feel lucky to have met such wonderful educators all over the world. We inspire each other every day! What a wonderful world blogging is!


    @ Miss W.,

    G'day mate! Thank you for your kind words of congratulations! We are really looking forward to meeting you and Davo when you get here! Looks like you are having quite a time! Love it!


    @ Royce,

    I'm glad you enjoyed using the Mobi that I won. It's funny because it was a gift for me, but really it is a gift for everyone! That's really nice!

    I like your new avatar! What can you tell me about it?


    @ Miss B.,

    Thanks so much for visiting our blog! Yes, you can use our video on you blog. I just ask that you link the post back to our blog.

    How exciting that you are getting netbooks. We are too! We have a hard time returning comments at the moment because we only have one computer in our room...and it just broke!

    Happy blogging to you and your class! We'll check out your blog!


    @ Matthew,

    My favorite part about the Mobi is that it is mobile. I agree. What kinds of things should we do with it?

    Mrs. Y♥llis


  8. Dear Mrs. Yollis,
    Congratulations on your Teacher of the Year award! You really deserve it. I was lucky to be in your class last year and learned alot.
    From your former student,

  9. Mrs Yollis
    Congratulations on another great award for all your hard work and efforts with everything that you do.
    Mr Webb, New Zealand.

  10. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

    You are the best teacher I've ever met!!! I really enjoy visiting your blog, it helps me in my work very much. Thank you for sharing your teaching experience!!

    Your Russian friend,

  11. Dear Mrs Yollis
    We hope you had a good party. Congratulations ♔

    from Yaksh and Sam in B4

  12. Dear Mrs Yollis,

    This is so wonderful and a huge cogratulations all the way from down under.
    I agree what a awesome choice and you soo desever this.

    I just love your passion for teaching and wanting to share this.
    So true just like Mrs Watanabe said in her comment just look at your cluster map it says it all.

    Thank you for sharing and helping me learn too.

    As we would say here down under Mrs Yollis you rock!

    From your pal,

  13. Dear Mrs Yollis,
    Congratulations Mrs Yollis,I am so happy for you!

    I would love to have been there with you when you recieved your special award.

    Mrs Yollis they gave you and your students some wonderful prizes.

    I think the interactive tablet looks a lot like the IWB (Interactive Whiteboard) which we have at Leopold only our IWB's are much bigger.

    At Leopold we have lots of IWB's they are Whiteboards that we write on and learn off as well.

    From your pal,

  14. Dear Mrs Yollis,

    Congratulations again on your award! It goes without saying that your award was very well deserved.

    I agree with Mrs Watanabe and others, you are an inspiration to so many!

    I thought it was just fantastic that you had so many students and other important people help you celebrate your special award.

    Your gifts look terrific and I'm sure your class will love using them!

    Your friend,
    Mrs M☀rris

  15. Dear Mrs Yollis,

    Congratulations, what a well deserved honour this award is! You must feel so proud.

    I feel very lucky that 2KM and 2KJ are such close blogging buddies with you, we really enjoy learning with you and your students.

    Your celebrations look like so much fun and I'm sure your students enjoyed being part of this special event!

    Congratulations again!

    Best wishes,
    Miss Jordan

  16. Dear MRs Yollis,

    Congratulations on the teacher of the year. I think you are the best teacher I have ever had. I am really lucky I got you as a teacher and I am learning many new things.

    From the photo, the Mobi looks really interesting because you can write on it with any color.

    From your student,

  17. Dear Mrs. Yollis,
    I wish I had been there to watch you receive that very deserving award! You are my hero in the tech world! Your students are the lucky recipients of an amazing teacher! You are making a difference in the lives for so many children!

    Your Seattle friend,
    Mrs. Hembree

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    @ Ben,

    Thank you for taking the time to visit your old teacher and leave her a comment! I appreciate you! Thank you, too, for attending the celebration at the board meeting. That really meant a lot to me!


    @ Mr. Webb,

    It was such exciting news and I really appreciate your congratulations! I feel lucky to have met so many wonderful teachers like you! Thanks for your support over the years!


    @ Lyudmila,

    A million thanks for your kind words of praise! I love being a part of this incredible global learning community and to have friends in all parts of the world is just amazing! Thank you!


    @ Yaksh and Sam in B4,

    Thank you so much for your wonderful congratulatory comment! We have had two big parties and I really feel special! I know you have a holiday coming soon...enjoy!


    @ AA,

    You, Bianca, and the 2KM/2KJ team are a big part of my success! We have come such a long way together! You have always been a wonderful supporter of blogging and I truly appreciate it! I can't thank you enough!


    @ Bianca,

    Thank you, dear Bianca, for being a fabulous friend! I sure wish you could have been there with me! Yes, even though I got the prize of the MOBI, we all get to enjoy it. It is a mobile interactive white board. We are still learning how to use it!

    Thank you for being a terrific blogger and inspiration to all!


    Dear Mrs. Morris,

    Thank you, thank you, thank you! I know I would not have grown as much as a blogger without your support and willingness to collaborate! You are a dear friend and an incredible colleague! As I said to AA, my Australian family has been a big part of my success!


    @ Miss Jordan,

    Thank you so much for the happy congratulations! It has been so much fun! As I have said above, I feel so lucky to have such a fabulous connection with all of you! We are lucky indeed!

    Looking forward to Skyping with you all soon!

    Mrs. Y♥llis


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    @ Sarah,

    Thank you for your terrific comment and for coming to the district office with your family to celebrate! I loved that Miriam created a post about it! How nice!

    The MOBI is a very interesting tool. We will have to learn how to use it effectively. How should we use it?


    @ Mrs. Hembree,

    I too wish that you were here to help me celebrate! Thank you for your kind words of praise! I so love teaching and I'm glad that it shows. One of the best things about blogging though, is connecting and making friends with great educators like you! Thanks for all your support!

    Your friend,
    Mrs. Y♥llis


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    Dear Mrs. Yollis,

    Congratulations! You inspired me to blog and write. Thank you for also mentioning my name and the link to my post on your blog.

    The Mobi View looks very interesting. How do you plan to use it?


  21. Wow! I love how you're all working with that interactive tablet. What a fantastic way to use technology in the classroom! What else do you do on it? We are very interested! We are a blogging class from Australia, 1st grade, and we love to use technology too. We just found your blog, and we'll be checking back again soon! Everything looks GREAT, and congratulations on the award, Mrs. Yollis!

    Mr. F and the Blogging Bilbies

  22. Dear Mrs.Yollis ,
    Congrats on wining teacher of the year! You really deserve it.
    You are a fantastic teacher and I longed for you. My cousin’s mom told me that I got the best teacher and I agree. You are very efficient and you save paper.


  23. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

    First of all, congratulations on the Teacher of the Year award! That is a wonderful accomplishment, although I am not very surprised of your achievement, who wouldn't think that you're the Teacher of the Year?

    Secondly, all I can say is that that sure is a nice gift! The Mobi View (is that how you spell it?) is very lovely. I wish Mrs. Krauss had that! What do you regularly use it for? How do you even use it? Does it have a special button where you can send your colorful messages? is it like the Word document?

    How are Beverly and Panda?

    Hannah and Leila gave my brother Stefan the same giant bear that you have for his birthday. The bear doesn't have the most creative name, but Stefan calls him Brownie and sometimes Blacky. He switches the name every few days and it is difficult to keep track of.

    I apologize that my family missed the award ceremony. We head some activities planned between the same time as the ceremony. I hope that I made up for it by going last year, but you probably will get it next year and if you do, we will be sure to not plan anything that day ahead of time.

    Your former student,

  24. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

    Congratulations! This is so well-deserved. I learn so much from you, yet we've never met in person. You extend yourself to teachers around the world and push all of us to grow as teachers. I am so proud of you and inspired by you.

    Mrs. Kistler
    A 49'er

  25. Hello Mrs. Yollis and class,

    It is wonderful to be recognised for going above and beyond. I have visited your blog and seen tweets on Twitter. I can see plenty of evidence why Mrs Yollis was chosen.

    Well done, Mrs. Yollis, Well done, class. "Teacher of the Year" is a recognition of school, class and Mrs. Yollis.

    Ross Mannell (teacher)
    NSW, Australia

  26. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

    this is Kelsea from Mr. Avery's classroom blog.I just herd that you got the teacher of the year award.:grin:

    Mr.Avery got a similar award. He got the rookie of the year award

    I want to congratulate you on a great job.I know you deserved it because based on the blog it really looks like you are a great teacher:!:


  27. Congratulations Mrs.Yollis!!
    My name is Edna i am a student from Noel Elementary and also from Mr. Chamberlain's class.

  28. @ Mrs.Yollis,

    I love the Mobi Veiw!


  29. Dear Mrs.Yollis,

    Congratulations! Teacher of the year,I'm not suprised. You deserve it! I really enjoy being in your class.

    You are really lucky; I wish I had a Mobi View to play with too. My parents bought me a Toshiba Netbook.

    I love to blog on this post.




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