Thursday, May 17, 2012

Welcome to Open House 2012!

Tonight we are so excited to share all of our 
exceptional work with friends and family members!
Enjoy your tour of our room! 

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Here are some fun family photos from tonight's event!  

Former third grade student heading off to college soon!

Families, thanks for all the support!

Please leave us a comment to let us know what you most enjoyed during your tour of our classroom! 



  1. Dear Mrs. Yollis'class,

    The class looks so amazing! It looks like you have all been working so hard. It is nice to be sitting on the ocean floor to be posting this comment while looking at fish and a beautiful kelp forest. We learned that the Giant Saguaro cactus has many animals living in it. The cactus grows up to 50 feet tall. We really enjoyed looking at all of the biography projects and learning about all of the famous people that helped shape our history.

    We are off to watch our middle school children play in their end of the year band concert tonight also. We really enjoyed checking out all of the activities and work that you do in this class.

    Your friends,
    The Boyd family and The Brady Family

  2. Dear Class, I cannot tell you how impressed I am by all of your fabulous work. I particularly enjoyed your biography figures. They are fabulous! I also like your habitats around the room. I can tell that you have all learned a lot this year...and had a fun time doing so. (Jordyn, I loved all of your work!!) Have a fun summer! From, Lauren Davis, Jordyn's mom

  3. Lisa (Jake's mum)May 17, 2012 at 6:45 PM

    Hello Mrs Yollis and class,

    What a fun and colorful classroom you have created! It's hard to choose one part that I most enjoyed...but I have to say I really loved everyone's creativity and participation with the Biography Timeline. I know Jake and I had fun creating his diorama. It was a great project to learn about history and to be able to have fun with some parts of the project as far as interjecting some made up facts.

    Thank you for sharing!


    Lisa (Jake's mum)

  4. Dear Mrs. Yollis,
    What a lovely classroom environment tons to see and learn about. I enjoyed the Ocean Habitat as I admired all the beautiful fish. My favorite coloration of a fish is the Advertising coloration. Thanks so much for a wonderful time and learning experience.

    From, Alyssa's mother, Martina

  5. WOW, what a wonderful classroom! My son Rexon is so lucky to be a part of this group. I see so many really creative ideas and artistic creations.
    If I didn't know better I'd think I wandered into a fifth grade class.

    Great stuff!!

    Charley (Rexon's Dad)

  6. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

    I was very impressed with your presentation of the class projects. Trey gave me a great tour of the class. He showed me not only his project but those of his peers. I would like to congratulate each and every student for their hard work. One of my favorite was the Biographies Projects. I enjoyed all of the biographies and am so proud of Trey for the Mr. Hershey biography. I want that chocolate bar! Congratulations to all Mrs. Yollis' class.

    Trey's Dad (Mizrrahim, Jr.)

  7. Dear Mrs Yollis and class,

    Wow,I must say I found your classroom very impressive. You all have put in a lot of hard work in it, and we are very proud of you.
    Thank you Mrs.Yollis for being a wonderful teacher!

    With best wishes to you all,

    Asheem, (Atrina's mom)

  8. Dana and Lance (Sammy's parents)May 17, 2012 at 6:52 PM

    Dear Mrs. Yollis and Class,

    What a terrific time we had at Open House. The classroom is decorated with so many amazing projects! I can't believe how much you have learned in third grade.

    My favorite project was the Biography Timelines. The creativity of each one of the students in your class is off the charts! It was my favorite project because we got to learn so many interesting facts about some very important people in history.

    A special thank you to Mrs. Yollis for her dedication and hard work!

    Your Mom and Dad,

    Dana and Lance

  9. Dear Mrs. Yollis and class,

    I really enjoyed visiting your classroom tonight at Open House. Everything looks so nice, you must have put a lot of work into it. My favorite part of all was the Ocean Habitat. It was amazing! I wish that I had one of those hanging up at my house. I took lots of pictures so that I can remember it. I also really liked all of the biography projects. It looks like you all really learned a lot about your Incredible People!

    We are so proud of you for winning the Digital Voice Award. Congratulations!

    Your friends,
    Lori, Gaston & Roman (Maya's family)

  10. Adrian and Lysandra(Alexandra's parents)May 17, 2012 at 7:01 PM

    Dear Mrs. Yollis and class,

    What a spectacular open house! We can't believe that the school year is almost over. We are very impressed with all the work that the class has done this year. I think Alexandra knows her way around a computer better than I do now.

    I can't really say what was my favorite project during the open house, because they were all fabulous. I must say, I was very impressed with the Ocean Habitat and those colorful fish. I learned that some fish have Disruptive Coloration. Alexandra explained that fish have different colors and patterns which helps protect them from predators.

    We are very thankful that Alexandra has such an amazing teacher this year. We really appreciate everything that you have done with the students this year.

    Adrian and Lysandra (Alexandra's parents)

  11. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

    We are so impressed by your class. The classroom is filled with so many amazing projects and quality writing. We loved the Picasso Origami project, the Desert Habitat board, the Money Stories, the Ocean Habitat Corner, and the Delicious Decimals. It is very evident that you and the kids worked very hard at achieving such wonderful work. We feel so blessed to have Aidan as a part of your classroom.

    Kareen and Josh

  12. Dear Mrs. Yollis and class,

    Wow! What an incredible job you all did on presenting your artwork and projects for the open house!

    I'm very impressed with everyone's quality of work. The sculptures and dioramas were really fun to look at. I read many of the stories, and they were very well written. Well done everyone!

    Thank you Mrs. Yollis for an incredible year!

    (Leila's mom)

  13. Adrian and Lysandra(Alexandra's parents)May 17, 2012 at 7:11 PM

    Dear Mrs. Yollis,

    Congratulations for receiving the Digital Voice Award. It is so well deserved!
    Thank you for setting up the classroom so beautifully with the projects. We enjoyed them a lot.
    Kelly and I (Kelly's mom) liked the ocean habitat the best. We learned lots about the purpose of coloration! My son (Kelly's brother) and husband (Kelly's Dad) both liked the ocean habitat the rest. Congratulations on an awesome school year!

    1. Der Mrs. Yollis and class,

      We accidentally posted under the wrong name!
      What a wonderful year it has been.
      This is Henny, Kelly's mom, and our family enjoyed Open House so much. The classroom looked absolutely amazing and we cannot picture the next school year without Mrs. Y..
      Thank you also to our wonderful room moms who manage to make every event extra special.
      We will never forget 3rd grade!

      Much love from the Hicks family,

      Kelvin, Henny, Leon and Kelly

  14. Patty (Ellie's mom)May 17, 2012 at 7:15 PM

    Hello Mrs. Yollis and your fabulous class,

    Thank you for such a delightful time and the wonderful tour through Room 12! I've learned so many fun facts and everywhere I turned, I saw AMAZING artwork! I would like to first congratulate your class and blogging buddies on your Digital Voice Award for your post of "Our World, Our Stories" as well as the Digital Voice Award for Best Overall for Elementary School Blog. You guys and gals are ROCKSTARS!

    You can tell that every project displayed in the class was done with so much effort, dedication and detail. If I would have to pick one project to be my favorite, I choose the "Delicious Decimals" because not only do I love decimals and anything to do with math, but I LOVE ice cream as well. A fact that I learned about decimals is that they are apart of a number (the numbers after the decimals are the numbers in between two whole numbers-example: 2.75 is between 2 and 3).

    Thank you for letting me enjoy your classroom in person and in cyberspace.

    All the best,
    Patty (Ellie's mom)

  15. Dear Room 12,

    Your achievements up to date are unbelievable! We were very impressed with the diversity and creativity of learning seen your classroom today. We especially enjoyed reading everyone's autobiographical summaries.

    Kudos to all the students and double kudos to Mrs. Yollis for her unwavering dedication and commitment to teaching!

    -Acacia's mom

  16. Dear Mrs. Yollis' class,

    The room looks fantastic! It is so hard for us to pick which project we loved the best. We would have to say the three-dimensional shapes paragraphs. Everyone's cursive is so beautiful. It is obvious that you have all practiced for many hours.


    Gregg, Tara, Royce & Tabby

  17. Julie(Brenden's momMay 17, 2012 at 7:22 PM

    Dear Room 12,

    The projects around the room are incredible.You have been studying a wide variety of subjects. Thank you for inviting us to enjoy them. Keep up the fantastic work. Congratulations again on your amazing award this class received.I cannot believe this school year is almost over. It has been exciting learning all of this new technology.

    Thanks again,
    Julie, Brenden and the Haid Family

  18. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

    Thank you for opening your class to all of us. There is an amazing amount of learning going on here, and we feel very fortunate that Sasha has been in your class. Passionate students and passionate teachers make a powerful combination.

    Rob (Sasha's dad)

  19. Dear Mrs. Yollis and class,

    I love everything happening in your classroom! It is so much fun to step into your world for a little while. If I am forced to pick one project as my favorite, it would have to be all of the wonderful biographies! I like the way they were displayed in chronological order. Thank you for sharing a little piece of your days with us.


  20. Natasha Mia's momMay 17, 2012 at 7:37 PM

    Dear Mrs. Yollis,

    The character project is my favorite project of the year. I really enjoyed learning about all of the interesting people and seeing the phenomenal projects the children created. Thanks for being such a fabulous teacher and inspiring such creativity and thirst for knowledge in the kids.

    Mia's Mom

  21. To Mrs. Yolis's Class;

    Our favorite project from the class was seeing all of the students art on the walls and the biographies that was placed on their desk. What we learned is that so much writing and hard work has been done through out the year. Great job!!!!!

  22. Hi Mrs.Yollis,
    My brother loved your class. I wish I was in yours. I heard that you guys do a lot of computer work right? Well overall your blog is amazing!


  23. Dear Mrs Yollis and Grade 3
    I'm sure you all looked back at your year of learning with a lot of pride. I know, from following you on your blog, that you have worked hard all year long!
    Your habitat displays look amazing, I think they are my favourites.

    I also want to say that we enjoyed your part of the Tale trail story. The children had to do a bit of quick learning about Benjamin Franklin to understand the story connection!
    We had fun looking for the writer's choices that you used, such as alliteration!

    Do you have any more end-of-the-school-year events planned for the next few weeks?

    warm wishes from
    Mrs McKenzie

  24. Dear Mrs Yollis and students,

    Wow what an wonderful display of work you have all done for your open house. I loved every aspect, best of all how you set up each section in your classroom. I want to come back to school and be in your grade Mrs Yollis!

    It was wonderful to see all the photos of many students with huge smiles. This proves to me that the students have had an awesome time learning and growing as individuals.

    Thank you Mrs Yollis for sharing your open house down under too I thought it was just awesome.

    From your pal,

  25. Dear Mrs. Yollis and class,

    If only we were closer so I could have visited your stunning displays for Open House 2012. Did I see an Aussie flag in the background? :)

    The family photos look wonderful. All of the smiles tells me everyone enjoyed Open House. I know I would have enjoyed it as well.

    It seems your school year is coming to an end. You have all achieved so much this year. I am proud to be a friend of your class. :)

    Teacher, NSW, Australia

    P.S. The letter I sent to you from James Cook led me to making a new post for local schools. It details the visit of the Endeavour replica to our local Eden's Twofold Bay. A link in it refers to the letter from Cook. As well as the letter link, the post includes photos, a slideshow and a video of the ship's departure. Here is a link to the post...


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