Thursday, May 15, 2014

♥ Open House ♥ 2014

Welcome to our Open House!

Which project was your favorite? 

Biography Time Line



Kapok Tree
A Rain Forest Habitat!

Can you see the hidden animals? 

Look out! Predators are everywhere! 

Giant Kelp Forest Habitat

Animal Color Adaptations

Blogging Biography Comments

Top 12 visiting countries to our blog!

Delicious Frozen Fractions! 

What is your favorite 3-D Shape? 

Everyone was invited to leave a comment! 

Voluminous Volume 

Everyone enjoyed reading the Writing Binders!

Here is a collaborative, global project we did with our blogging buddies in England. This presentation was available for viewing in the room!

Please leave a comment! 

What was your favorite part of the night? Support your OPINION with a detail sentence or two! 


  1. Dear Mrs. Yollis and class,

    Wow! How incredibly fabulous your classroom looks! I am beyond impressed with your amazing work and all you have learned this year. My favorite part of your classroom are the dioramas. They are so creative and the effort you all put in to them is evident. You should all be so proud of how hard you have worked this year. Your teacher has clearly inspired you all! How lucky you all are to have have been in her classroom!

    Dionne (Jemma's mom)

  2. @ Mrs. Yollis and class,

    What a splendid evening indeed!

    Open house in Room #12 was fabulous!

    I really enjoyed all of the projects and creativity that was oozing through each corner and crevice of this spectacular classroom.

    I especially enjoyed the biography dioramas as each one was so unique and creative. I also liked that we got to learn about the history of the respective individual each diorama was about.

    I also really enjoyed seeing everyone's families enjoying the evening and appreciating the great work and creativity that has developed in this very special classroom. It was especially nice to meet Bubby and Uncle Irwin for the very first time after getting to know them through their active blogging.

    Wow! What a great year in a very great class and with an especially great educator!

    Thank you,

    Liat (Chloe's mom)

  3. I am so happy to see Bryce in his class and to have met his teacher Mrs. Yollis and his classmates -- a real honor! I am proud to have blogged with Bryce, too! Uncle Irwin

  4. Sloane (Bryce's mom)May 15, 2014 at 6:34 PM

    Dear Mrs. Yollis and Class,

    Open House was wonderful. I am so impressed by all of the beautiful work the kids have done this year. Mrs. Yollis definitely brings out the best in her students. My favorite parts of the room are biography time line and the kelp forest. I am sitting in front of the kelp forest as I type this and I feel like I am on a peaceful island in the ocean.

    I have thoroughly enjoyed blogging with Mrs. Yollis and her class for the past two years. I love that the kids are learning internet etiquette and about the world at the same time. It is amazing how the internet can make the world seem so small, despite its enormity.

    Our entire family will miss Mrs. Yollis next year. I wish she could move up to 4th grade with Bryce!

    Thank you for an amazing Open House and an incredible, inspiring, memorable two years!


    Sloane (Bryce's mom)

  5. Jill and Scott RoebMay 15, 2014 at 6:35 PM

    Dear Mrs. Yollis,

    What a wonderful presentation the class put on for Open House! We LOVE all of the dioramas! They are so amazing and fun to look at. Everyone has such impressive handwriting and creative ideas.
    It has been such a fast year and they learned so much from you!
    Thank you!
    Jill and Scott Roeb

  6. Barri (Shayna's mom)May 15, 2014 at 6:42 PM

    @Mrs. Yollis,

    What an amazing open house experience! I feel like I have traveled back through time and into the future, and all over the world, all in one hour! The students' projects are so imaginative and the obvious effort they put into them shows how much they loved making them. Even though I've been checking Shayna's work all year, it was so great to see the results of all her hard work in one fun night. Thanks for lighting her creative spark!

    From a grateful and lucky parent,

  7. Dear Readers,

    Today was Open House! There were a lot of projects that Heather made. Heather's favorite part that she showed her mom was the Biographical Biography Time Line. It was impressive that everybody was able to turn black stick figure into their famous celebrities. Heather's mom thought that everybody had progress compared to last year in second grade.

    There was also a manifold of clipboards with green papers on them. It was a checkoff list, with all of the projects typed on them. There were enough for the whole class to present this classroom to our parents. Heather noticed that the checkoff list didn't have the poems and the binder. Did you notice that?

    We both think that this was a magnificent experience for us!

    Heather and Echo (Heather's Mom)

  8. Barri (Shayna's mom)May 15, 2014 at 6:45 PM

    @ Mrs. Yollis,

    I forgot to tell you what my favorite part of open house was. It's a tie. I loved the 3-D paragraphs and the Limericks. I liked the cursive writing and the 3-D shapes and I thought Shayna's limerick was really funny!

    From an entertained parent,

  9. Kendall (Keira's sister)May 15, 2014 at 6:54 PM

    Dear Mrs. Yollis and students,

    It's hard to choose what assignment was my favorite, but if i have to choose, I'd go with the Biopoems. It was so lovely to see a short and sweet poem about their lives and dreams in poem form! It was nice to see my sisters work and all of her friends hard work as well!


  10. Mara (Emilyn's mom)May 15, 2014 at 6:54 PM

    Hello Mrs. Yollis,

    We really enjoyed open house tonight. It was wonderful to see examples of every ones hard work. My favorite part was the Rain Forest Habitat, I was so impressed with the beautiful animals, especially the Harpy Eagle, it was so big I thought it looked real. Thank you for an amazing year, looking forward to 4th grade here at Chaparral.
    Sincerely, Mara

  11. Eva (Keira's Stepmom)May 15, 2014 at 6:55 PM

    Dear Mrs. Yollis & 3rd Grade Class,

    What a treat! My favorite part of Mrs. Yollis' classroom open house this year was the "3-D Favorite Figures" - it was so much fun to see the students' imaginations in figure form. Each and every student transformed a simple piece of paper into an incredible real world object.

    Was it difficult to keep the paper in figure form, students? Did you only use tape, or did you use glue to help?

    Eva (Keira's Stepmom)

  12. Carmen (Keira's Mom)May 15, 2014 at 6:55 PM

    Dear Mrs. Yollis,

    My favorite part of open house was the Biography Timeline. It was wonderful to see all the small but important details that the children displayed in each diorama. Not only was it was it educational, it was also entertaining. It was like walking into a movie theater that was a timeline!

    Carmen (Keira's Mom)

  13. Nizma and her familyMay 15, 2014 at 7:10 PM

    Dear Mrs.Yollis,

    I think that open house is an opportunity to learn about other things and everything. My dad says that open house is the best thing he's ever seen. Thank you for the open house.

    Nizma and her family

  14. Sheila and her familyMay 15, 2014 at 7:41 PM

    Dear Mrs. Yollis,
    We really enjoyed open house in your class.
    Our favorite part of the open house was the great Kapok tree with the hidden predators. Most of the predators, especially the larger ones are in danger of extinction. We need to make an effort to save the predators, since they provide an essential service to the environment by controlling the population of other animals.
    We especially liked the Harpy Eagle. Eagles like all birds of prey are magnificent and a joy to watch soaring the sky.


    Sheila and her family

  15. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

    I had a great time at the open house. Chance's sister was amazed at what third graders do. She can't wait for third grade!

    The biography timeline was very impressive and my favorite part of open house. I learned a lot about several famous people and what they did. It reminded me that no matter who you are or where you come from that you can make an impact in the world if you want to.

    Jennifer (Chance's mom)

  16. Darius and his familyMay 15, 2014 at 9:20 PM

    Dear Mrs. Yollis,

    It was great to walk through the class projects with my family and show them my work today. My dad who is an architect was very impressed by spatial qualities and the craftsmanship of the dioramas. My sister who is in kindergarten got an idea of what she will be doing in 3rd grade. My mom loved my binder. I explained all the pages to her and she listened carefully to my descriptions for each page in the binder.

    After the open house in our classroom I walked through the open house of the forth graders to see what to expect next year. Third grade has been great and I am very excited for fourth grade.

    It was great to see all the work our class has done all year and it was even better to share it with my family.


    Darius and his family

  17. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

    Good evening! We had a fabulous time at Open House and truly enjoyed viewing all the children's work. The biography dolls and dioramas were so creative and detailed. We loved the colors and brightness of the ice cream fractions too! All the writing, covering every inch of the walls was an incredible display of how hard the children, as well as you, have worked this year. Job very well done!

    Ben's family

  18. Hi my name is Elie. I am Chloe's brother. My favorite part was the biography projects. I loved seeing everybody's great work and learning about their person. Thank you.

  19. Alexa / Jemma's sisterMay 15, 2014 at 10:55 PM

    Dear Mrs.Yollis's Class,

    I loved looking at all of your hard work around the classroom. But something that really stood out was your amazing dioramas! I loved how everyone's was special and unique.

    Alexa Jemma's sister

  20. Amreesh and Priyanka (Aashi's parents)May 15, 2014 at 10:57 PM

    Dear Mrs. Yollis & the talented students,

    It's amazing to look at the various facets of talented work displayed at the open house. The best section we liked was the one on the 3D shapes. The description narrated by the students about their favorite shapes was an eye-opener and is a good representation of the hidden talent and creativity. Very good to see the artistic work & display gallery of all the great people from history. Impressive overall!

    Amreesh & Priyanka
    (Aashi's parents)

  21. Nate,
    Your classroom is so exciting! I really love the rainforest with life-sized animals.
    See you soon!

  22. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

    My mom enjoyed looking at the incredible people in history. The speeches and projects were very impressive! My dad's favorite display was the Frozen Fractions because its colorful and brings out his sweet tooth. My little sister Abby loved the rainbow fish!

    We enjoyed exploring your classroom.
    Samantha's family

  23. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

    Wow! We are so impressed by the quality of the students' work at the open house! You took us on a journey through time with famous people, transported us to the rain forest and kelp habitat.
    We truly enjoyed experiencing blogging, tangram talk, and twitter time.

    Thank you so much,

    The Boyer family

  24. Roxy and Roxy’s motherMay 16, 2014 at 7:41 AM

    Dear Mrs. Yollis,
    WOW! We are so impressed by all the work the children have been doing. Roxy and I liked the Rain Forest habitat the most, because it shows many animals we probably won’t be able to see! I can’t believe the animals up the formed in their real size.

    Did you like the Rain Forest what part of it why?

    Roxy and Roxy’s mother

  25. Acacia Whang (former student)May 16, 2014 at 9:12 PM

    Dear Mrs.Yollis,
    It's your former student Acacia! I haven't had much time to blog, but I'm here now. As I wen't through the tour on Friday, it brought back so many memories from third grade. I loved the kelp forests and the Rainforest exhibit. I miss third grade!

    Your Former Student,


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