Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Congratulations Mrs. Yollis!

Mrs. Yollis was awarded teacher of the year and today, she was presented with an award at the board meeting. There were many people who attended the ceremony like her family, husband, current and former students, teachers from my school (even my teacher), and all of her friends.  In the beginning, all of the students lead everyone in attendance in saying the Pledge of Allegiance.  Then, Dr. Zimmering gave Mrs. Yollis her award. Mrs Yollis gave a very nice acceptance speech thanking everyone for coming and sharing this moment with her.  She has been teaching for 25 years! We all gave Mrs. Yollis a standing ovation.

If I didn't have Mrs. Yollis as a teacher, I would have never had a blog.  Mrs. Yollis started me off with commenting and introducing me to all of her friends around the world. She taught me about the world that we live in and caring about other people through the Uganda Global Project. Thank you Mrs Yollis.

Here is a short animoto video from today's ceremony.

Create your own video slideshow at animoto.com.

What do you like best about your teacher?


  1. Dear Miriam

    What an impressive blog. I linked through to it from In the Den with Room 10's Blog Honour Roll. No wonder it is listed there. Well done!!

    I am a teacher in Bunbury, Western Australia, but recently came from Leopold Primary School. Two teachers there, Mrs Morris (used to be Miss McGeady) and Miss Jordan inspired me to start classroom blogging. I think they were inspired by Mrs Yollis!! It really is a small world.

    Keep up your excellent blogging.

    From Mr Scott

  2. Dear Miriam,

    That is so wonderful reading your recent post about Mrs Yollis winning teacher of the year. HOrray!

    I am so pleased to hear that Mrs Yollis won this award because I feel Mrs Yollis is such a deserving winner for lots and lots of reasons.

    How lucky are you to have her teach you and I really feel very lucky to have meet her too. For Mrs Yollis has give me back the passion of whating to learn every single day.
    Mrs Yollis sure has a gift and it is super that she was given an award for it. :)

    We are all the better for knowing Mrs Yollis.
    Thank you for sharing this wonderful day Miriam.

    From your pal,

  3. Dear Mr. Scott,

    Thank you for your comment. I have never seen In the Den with Room 10's blog but I will visit them.

    What grade did you teach at Leopold Primary School?

    What grade do you teach now?


  4. Dear AA,

    Thank you for leaving me a comment. I also think Mrs. Yollis really deserves the award. If I didn't have her as a teacher I would have never learned how to blog. She has also inspired many other teachers to also start their own blogs.


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    Dearest Miriam,

    Just when I thought the day couldn't get any better, I see that you have published a post about my award. A million thanks, Miriam!

    It meant so much to me to have all those students, teachers, parents, and friends joining me for the ceremony. It is a moment in my life that I will never forget!

    I love teaching and to see students like you enjoying learning and writing to a global audience...I couldn't feel more proud. Thank you!

    @ AA,

    Thank you so much for your kind and thoughtful words. Blogging has so many wonderful aspects, but the friendships I have made through the process are what make it special. :-)

    Your pal,
    Mrs. Y♥llis

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  6. ear Miriam,
    Awesome and wonderful post.

    I agree if you did not have Mrs Yollis as your teacher you will not have know anything about blogs and I would have never been able to blog with you and Mrs Yollis.

    I loved watching your Animoto the music was perfect,

    Interesting question what do I like about my teacher.

    We have a lot in commen for example we love to read books.

    Mrs De Vries has her on blog and she is just an all round nice teacher.

    From your pal,

  7. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

    Thank you for leaving me a comment. You have been one of my favorite teacher I have had. I will never forget your award.


  8. Dear Miriam,

    I am glad that you had such a wonderful teacher as Mrs.Yollis. It is important to have a good mentor, such as Mrs. Yollis, who would steer you in the right direction especially during your early years of education. As you go through life you will come across a lot of good teachers who will impart knowledge and life skills to you.

    Good luck on the new school year.
    Great-aunt Olga

  9. Let me echo the congratulations! Way to go Mrs. Yollis! I have learned so much about student blogging from you and Miriam.

  10. Hi Miriam,
    I am so excited to hear about Mrs. Yollis' Teacher of the Year award here on your blog. She is a member of my PLN (personal learning network) on Twitter and I have learned so much from her.

    I use her blog and the video her 3rd graders created on quality comments to teach my 4th graders. They definitely write better comments thanks to that video. Were you a part of that video? When were you in Mrs. Yollis' class?

    The next time you see Mrs. Yollis please give her a big hug for me and tell her it is from her #1 fan in Louisiana.

    Ms. Naugle
    4th Grade Teacher
    New Orleans, LA

  11. Dear Chamberlain,

    Thank you for leaving me a comment Mrs. Yollis is an incredible teacher. I hope you visit again.


  12. Dear Mrs. Naugle,

    Thank you for leaving me a comment. I was in Mrs. Yollis' class last year and I learned many things in her class. We took turns being in videos and I wasn't in the comment video. Since I am now in fourth grade, the new third graders will probably be making videos too. I hope you visit again.


  13. Aloha Miriam,
    I am so happy not only for Mrs. Yollis but for all of the students who have been lucky enough to be in her class.

    Mrs.Yollis has inspired me to help teachers at my school to begin blogging with their classes and so much good has come from it.

    We are all so fortunate to have Mrs. Yollis be a part of our lives.

    A hui hou,
    Mrs. Jacobs

    PS Miriam, you once encouraged me to blog. I post every Friday along with my photo of the week. Mahalo for your encouragement.

  14. Dear Mrs. Jacobs,

    Thank you for leaving me a comment. Mrs. Yollis is such a great teacher. I am so glad I was in her class.

    I did not now that you post every Friday and also have a photo of the week. I will definitely check out your blog.



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