## Monday, February 6, 2012

### 100,000 Visitors!

Numbers are exciting!

Mrs. Yollis' class loves to keep track of their visitors using the ClustrMap gadget in the sidebar. Recently, the visitor count read a new number, and they had to add a new place value position!

Welcome, hundred thousands place!

See if you can find a big number in your life.

Perhaps you could ask your parents to check the odometer on the family car. It shows the number of miles (kilometers) on your car.

1. Dear Mrs Yollis and class,

Congratulations! this is a wonderful achievement for you all.

It just proves to me and the rest of the world just what an awesome blog you have.
Still looking at this huge number it really is a wow number to achieve and you have. :)

Well done!
AA.

1. @ AA,

It was exciting! We've been waiting for the new place value position, the hundred thousands place, and we finally got there!

Thanks for your kind words of support!

Mrs. Y♥llis

2. Dear Mrs Yollis and Grade 3
Congratulations on reaching the milestone of 100,000 visitors on your Clustrmap!

We found a big round number on our map this morning too, 16,000 !
Most children in B4 can read and order 2 and 3-digit numbers but at the moment we find it quite challenging to read 4 and 5-digit numbers. We bet we will be much better at it by the end of our year!

I wonder how many people looked at the odometer on their family car? The funny thing is, on a car, you don't want to see a big number, you want a small number! Can you tell us why?

best wishes
Mrs M♔Kenzie and B4 in New Zealand

1. Dear B4,

Thank you for the outstanding comment! Also, thank you for the compliment!

We are really proud of you for getting 16,000 visitors on your blog (that is a lot)! Royce forgot that you restarted the year, so you are just learning the numbers. Brenden remembered though. What grade are you? We both forgot.

Royce's dad is getting a new car. I bet that car is going to have zero miles on the odometer.

You want the car to have a low amount of miles on the odometer because if it has a big amount, that means your car is getting older and might have problems.

Sincerely,
Royce and Brenden

3. Dear Mrs. Yollis and Class,

Wow, 100,000 visitors is amazing! What an accomplishment! I was just noticing that we almost have 100,000 miles on our car. Unfortunately, that is not quite as exciting as your 100,000.

Maya's taxi cab Mom,
Lori

1. Maya♥ and Sasha♥February 7, 2012 at 9:49 AM

Dear Lori,

100,000 miles! That is a lot of miles on a car! All we have to say is W♥W! We love your little joke!

We think taxi cab mom means... that you drive Maya and Roman around A LOT!

You leave very good quality comments on our blog! You should get your own! Lori's Laughable Leap! :) We already have your name down! :-)

Sincerely,
Maya and Sasha♥

4. Dear Mrs Yollis and class,

WOW I cannot believe it you have reached 100,000 visitors. This is just great!
I don't think I could ever reach 100,000 visitors on my blog

But I hope maybe one day I will. Your blog is awesome and I believe you can reach 200,000 visitors in the future. As my mum often says "always believe and it will happen" and I do believe it will happen just not sure when. :)

From Bianca.

1. Dear Bianca,

I l♥ve your comment! I agree that it is great that we reached 100,000 visitors!

If you think that in the future we will reach 200,000, then you can reach 100,000 visitors! When you reach 100,000, prepare to eat your words Bianca! :) (To eat your words is an expression that means you will have to admit you were wrong.)

Sasha♥

5. Hi Mrs Yollis,

That is so exciting to get that many visitors!

You are so lucky to get that many.

My big number is I've had 1.350 visits to my blog! :-)

Charlotte ( from 2KJ last year!)

1. Dear Charlotte,

What an amazing comment!

On our blogs, Leila has 260 visitors and Kelly has 251. That's really close! You have LOTS of visitors, but we just got our blogs. When we get 1,000 we are going to have a 1,000 party, but not with 1,000 people.:0) That will take a LONG time.

Leila & Kelly(Mrs. Yollis)

2. Dear Charolotte,

What an amazing comment!

On our blogs, Leila has 260 visitors and Kelly has 251. That's really close! You have LOTS of visitors, but we just got our blogs. When we get 1,000 we are going to have a 1,000 party, but not with 1,000 people.:0) That will take a LONG time.

Leila & Kelly(Mrs. Yollis)

3. Hi Leila and Kelly,

Good luck with getting your visitors! I had a look at your blog and it was really cool :-)

I think your party sounds really fun,

Charlotte :lol:

6. Dear Mrs Yollis and class,

Wow, congratulations on reaching such a BIG milestone!

Today we were looking at your blog in 4KM and 4KJ. The students nearly fell off their chairs when they saw you had over 6,000 visitors on your Clustrmap. When I told them that you actually had a lot more visitors than that as your map was reset, they could hardly believe their ears and eyes!

It is so much fun learning about maths and place value through blogging.

I am making an activity for my students about the cities in Australia and their populations. Did you know that Sydney is the city with the largest population in Australia? The 2010 estimate was 4,575,532 people.

Our city of Geelong is the 12th largest city in Australia. The population was 178,650 in 2010.

Using big numbers is fun!

Best wishes,
Mrs M☀rris

1. Alyssa, Parsa, and JordynFebruary 7, 2012 at 12:14 PM

Dear Mrs. Morris,

Wow, that is amazing that you're the 12th largest city in Australia! We live close to the second biggest city in America, Los Angeles, California. It has about 4,000,000 Californians. Our largest city is New York City. That urban center has 8,000,000 New Yorkers!

We have a couple questions.

What are some famous landmarks in Australia?

What is your closest urban center?

Alyssa, Jordyn, and Parsa

2. Dear Alyssa, Jordyn, and Parsa,

Thank you for writing back to me. Wow, I can't believe how many people live in LA and NY! There are only about 23 million people living in the whole of Australia. So that is about 1/3 of our country's population just living in NY!

Some famous landmarks in Australia are the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House, Great Barrier Reef and Uluru.

Our closest urban centre is Geelong. But our closest capital city is Melbourne which is about one hours drive away.

Best wishes,
Mrs M☀rris

3. Alyssa, Jordyn, and ParsaFebruary 8, 2012 at 4:54 PM

Dear Mrs.Morris,

Wow, we would love to go to Australia one day! It sounds so beautiful! We were wondering how long the Sydney Opera House has been around. If we were to go to Australia, what places would you recommend for us to go to?

Alyssa, Jordyn, and Parsa

4. Dear Alyssa, Jordyn, and Parsa,

The Sydney Opera House was opened in 1973. There was a competition to design the building in 1957 so it took a long time to build! Do you know how many years exactly?

Oh there are so many wonderful places to go in Australia! I think you would love the Great Barrier Reef. If you go snorkling you can see such wonderful colourful creatures! Not too far from the Great Barrier Reef is the Daintree Rainforest. This is also a beautiful natural feature of Australia and there are so many great walks to do.

A few weeks ago I went on a trip to Outback Australia. It was very interesting to see a different part of Australia.

Where do you think I should visit in the USA? Have you three been to many places in your country?

Mrs M☀rris

7. Mrs. Yollis and Students,
An AWESOME number for a class blog! Congratulations! It takes great teamwork for a class to be successful and I can see that all of you are supporting each other. Enjoyed your BIG NUMBER video. Keep those blogs coming my way. Your #1 fan in San Antonio Texas

1. Dear Mr. Cantrell,

I love your sensational comment! Thank you for saying that we are #1! That is very nice of you! I agree 100,000 is a gigantic number!

I have never been to San Antonio Texas, but I really want to! I hear that it is very very beautiful there! What are some famous landmarks in San Antonio?

Thanks again!

Sincerely,
Sasha♥

8. Dear Mrs. Yollis and students,

A BIG FAT CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU! WELL DONE! I have learned that classrooms all over the world know the name Mrs. Yollis! There are many, many people, young and old, who are influenced by what you post on your blog. Your little piece of the internet gives many teachers, classes, parents and students wonderful ideas. Thank you for all you've shared with me and my students!

Ms. Tatiana

9. Hello Mrs. Yollis and class,

Six figure visitor numbers are very impressive. Your school has achieved quite a milestone in the world of blogging. :)

@RossMannell
Teacher, NSW, Australia

1. Dear Mr.Mannell,

Yes, it is quite a milestone. How many visitor dots do you think are from you? I think there are 36 from you.

Alyssa

10. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

I love your post about 100,000! Especially the movie because it was ninety ninety thousand, nine hundred ninety nine. And then we got one more, so it became 100,000.

My odometer on my mom's car is 89,830 miles. To me, that is a lot. On my dad's, it has gone about 7,000. When we owned a RV, I think it was about 89,720 because we used it for long rides. What is your odometer on your car?

A taxi rider,

♥♥Ell♥e♥♥

11. G'day Mrs Yollis and students,

With this being a post about big numbers, I thought this would be a great place to leave this message.

Thanks for registering for the March 2012 student blogging challenge. Make sure you visit the blog every week beginning early March, when the first challenge will be published. If you want a reminder sent to your email each week, use the "Subscribe by email" on the right sidebar of the blog. Also make sure you visit blogs from other classes around the world with similar ages.

Miss W or tasteach - challenge organizer

PS Thanks for finding and looking after Davo. He is now in Connecticut with Mr Salsich and his students.

1. G'day Miss W,

It is so funny that Davo, that naughty devil, is in Connecticut! First, he is in our class, and now he is in Mr. Salsich's class. Who's class will he go to next?

When my mom first saw Bugs Bunny ( A T.V show), she was surprised to see that Taz was very mean in real life! My mom is such a big Tasmanian Devil fan. She would love and adore Davo.

Maya ( A student in Mrs. Yollis's class)

12. Dear Mrs. Yolis's class,
I was very lucky to take a class that Mrs. Yolis taught last night to principals about blogging. I am very impressed by your work on this blog! Mrs. Yolis seems like an excellent teacher! I taught third grade in Thousand Oaks for 8 years and I loved it. I think that third grade and third graders are really fun. My class used a wiki but we did not have a blog. I would like to teach some teachers who work with me to use blogs with their students. I am wondering what advice you would give to teachers who are trying blogs for the first time.
Ms. Ginter

1. Logan and AtrinaMarch 1, 2012 at 9:07 AM

@ Allison,

Thank you for leaving a comment on our blog! We think that Mrs. Yollis is a great teacher and blogger. We were really lucky to have her as a teacher.

We would say, just take a lot of pictures and make a creative story with it, and there you go! A post!

Do you have any questions that we could answer?
Do you think you will try to create a blog someday?

Sincerely,
Logan and Atrina

2. Dear Logan and Atrina,
I would love to have a blog someday. Thank you for your suggestions. If I think of any other questions, I will know exactly where to go!
Ms. Ginter

3. Dear Allison,

Thank you for commenting back to us.

Hear are some:

Do you think that you will have a blog?
Do you have any pets?
Do you have any siblings?

From,
Logan and Atrina

13. Dear students,
What a great opportunity your class is having by publishing this wonderful blog. Your teacher has taught me all about it during a class I am taking to become a good Principal someday. I
work at an elementary school in Moorpark called Arroyo West Active Learning Academy. We have a blog too! I would love to share it with you. It can be found at www.awalaonline.blogspot.com
Sometime, you might want to visit our blog to learn about what is happening at our school.
I love that each of you are responsible for contributing to your blog. I am hopeful that my students will start to do that with our blog someday.
Thanks for teaching me today!
Take care,
Mrs. Ryals

* * *
Getting feedback is important to our writers. Let us know what you liked or what you learned.

Steps to Comment:

1. Write your comment in the box below. Be sure that you have proofread it for spelling, grammar, punctuation, and capitalization. Students should have a parent check it!

2. Choose an identity. (If you have a gmail account, use it. If not, choose name/url. You can leave the url blank if you do not have a blog.)

3. Click "Publish your Comment". You may preview your comment before publishing if you'd like.

Important: All comments MUST be approved by me.
:-) Mrs. Yollis