## Monday, November 28, 2011

### Visitor Count Palindrome!

This week we noticed that the Visitor Count number was a palindrome!

pal • in• drome (noun)

a word, phrase, or sequence that reads the same backward as forward, e.g., madam or nurses run.

Do you see any palindromes in your life?
Please share a palindrome or two in the comment section!

When do you think the blog will hit 100,000?

1. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

I can't believe that we have a palindrome number on our visitor chart. 87,678 is a lot of visitors! I can figure out when you will reach 100,000 visitors. First I subtracted 87,678 from 100,000 to find out how many visitors you still need to reach your goal. The answer is 12,322. Since we know that you got 186 visitors in 1 day, we divided 12,322 by 186 and got approximately 66 days. We used a calculator to divide this big number. Then we looked on the calendar and counted out 66 days: 2 days in November, plus 31 days in December, plus 31 days in January, plus 2 days in February. That will mean that on Feb 2 your blog should have 100,000 visitors. Do you think we can check on Feb 2 and see if my calculation was correct?

The most important palindrone in my life is my sister Hannah. Other palindrones that I can think of are kayak and racecar.

From,
Sarah

2. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

What a great post about palindromes!

There is a palindrome in my life, my sister Hannah. Here are some other palindromes I found:

• eye

• redder

• kayak

I think our visitor count will hit 100,000 by March of 2012.

Sincerely,
Leila♥

3. Dear Mrs. Yollis,
From reading, I know many palindromes. A few are:

Bob: "Did Anna peep?" Anna: "Did Bob?"

O gnats, tango!

Flee, elf!

Some names, such as Anna, Hannah, Bob, and Eve are palindromes as well! Does anyone have a palindrome name?

Taylor (Matthew's sister)

4. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

Great post about palindroms! I have some examples of palindroms: Dad, Mom, Bob, bib, did, and 6203026. My dad has a Toyota and if you add an a at the beginning to it is a palindrom.

Sincerely,
Aidan

5. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

Thank you for doing a post about palindromes! The reason why I am thanking you is because one of my favorite kinds of words are palindromes. I LOVE to think of different kinds of palindromes, but in this case, I went on the computer and looked up a bunch. Most of them don't make sense to me.

Here are a ton of palindromes:

aibohphobia
alula
cammac
civic
deified
deleveled
detartrated
devoved
dewed
evitative
kayak
lemel
level
Malayalam
minim
mom
murdrum
noon
party trap
peeweep
racecar

Here are some " long " palindromes:

Walmart tram law
Wanna tan? Naw
Warsaw was raw
Was it a bar or a bat I saw?
Was it a bat I saw?
Was it a car or a cat I saw?
Was it a cat I saw?
Was it a rat I saw?
Was it Eliot's toilet I saw?
Waste Pa, pet saw
We few
We panic in a pew
We sew, ewe sew
We sew
Wet sanitary rat in a stew
Wet stew
Wo Nemo toss a lasso to me now!
Won tons? Not now
Won't I panic in a pit now?
Won't it now?
Wonders in Italy, Latin is red now
Yo! Banana boy!
Yo bozo boy!

Here are some palindrome names:

Ana
Anna
Elle
Eve
Hannah

Those are some palindromes.

Sincerely,

Mia

P. S. I know much more palindromes than that! Mrs. Yollis, do you want me to bring in my list of palindromes? If you do, we can look at them backward!

6. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

It is great that you hit such a big number. I think you will 100,000 in about a month. My visitor count is 3,547 visits. I have a long way to go before I will get anywhere close to 100,000.

In my family, I have a little sister named Hannah and Hannah is a palindrome.

From,
☀Miriam☀

7. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

I know a lot of palindromes. Here are some palindromes:

race car

pop

toot

never odd or even

deed

rotor

nun

straw warts

civic

level

pip

redivider

eye

don't nod

Those are most of the palindromes I know.

How many palindromes do you know, and do you use them most of the time?

Sincerely,
♥Ell♥e♥

8. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

You have a very popular blog!! Thanks for the post about palindromes. It is interesting and fun to learn about words! I found a funny palindrome to share.

Go Hang Salami-I'm a Lasagna Hog

From,
LaRaine (Matthew's mom)

9. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

I think the palindrome post is great! Yesterday our visitor count was 87,678. That is a lot of people visiting our blog! I found a funny palindrome relating to the upcoming holidays.

A Santa pets rats, as Pat taps a star step at NASA.

I hope you like it. Happy Holidays!

Matthew

10. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

I love your authentic use of the Cluster Map in your literacy instruction. My name is Mr. Stezzi and I am new to the Edublogs world. I am currently working in an after school program but am starting my student teaching in a fourth grade classroom this spring! I have learned so much from your blog, Mr. Avery's, and the 2KM and 2KJ blog. I just wanted to say thank you and keep up the great work!

Sincerely,
Mr. Stezzi
http://mrstezzi.edublogs.org/

11. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

I really like your post about palindromes. I found the most gigantic list of palindromes that I ever saw in my whole life! It had 460 palindromes and they were all two or more words. The longest one had over 70 words! Do you want to see that big of a palindrome list?

Here are some example word palindromes:

• a toyota

• lion oil

• Dennis sinned

• Baby Bab

• A car, a man, a maraca

• solos

• Air an aria.

Here are some example hard number palindromes:

• 8,999,876,789,998

• 667,897,453,354,798,766

• 999,999,999,999,999

•657,897,345,125,678,547,745,876,521,543,798,756

• 395,874,678,341,876,678,143,876,478,593

• 635,987,456,654,789,536

Here are some easy example number palindromes:

• 11

• 484

• 676

• 565

• 3,443

• 121

• 535

I hope you like my palindrome examples.

Can you think of any palindrome examples?

Sincerely,
♔◱R◮yce◱♔

12. Hi Mrs Yollis,

I have a few palindromes:
a Toyota
mum

These are what I thought of quickly after my homework last night :-(

Regards,

Jake

13. Hello Mrs Yollis and class,

I've always found palindromes, both numerical and alphabetical, interesting. I like your visitor numerical palindrome.

Did you know dates can be numerical palindromes?

In Australia, we write short dates differently to you. December 1 will be 1/12/2011 whereas you would write 12/1/2011. Because of our different way of writing dates, i.e. putting the day before the month, we have different date numerical palindromes. Here’s one form this year...

February 11, 2011 could have been written as...

11/02/2011

There are also sentence alphabetical palindromes...

A man, a plan, a canal -- Panama

There are strange ones...

Mr. Owl ate my metal worm.

Never odd or even.

and wise ones...

Are we not drawn onward, we few, drawn onward to new era?

But with all these palindromes, both numerical and alphabetical, perhaps my favourite is a simple numerical one where we might both write the date the same way….

November 11, 2011 became … 11/11/11

Ross Mannell (teacher)
NSW, Australia

14. Dear Mrs. Yollis,
Thank you for doing a post on palindromes! The reason why I am thanking you is because one of my favorite kinds of words are palindromes. Since my favorite kinds of words are palindromes, I know a lot of them.

Here are some:
∆ Walmart tram law

∆ Was it Eliot's toilet I saw?

∆ Was it a cat I saw?

∆ Yo banana boy!

∆ Kikikikik

∆ Glennelg

I know a lot more than just those. If you want Mrs. Yollis, I can bring in a list of all different kinds of palindromes. If you do, we can only read them backward!

What is your favorite kind of palindrome?

Sincerely,

M♥a

15. Hi Mrs Yollis's class. Great discussion on palindromes. One of our local beach suburbs here in Adelaide is a palindrome - Glenelg.

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