Saturday, September 20, 2014

Blogging4Kid Superlative Student Blog: Miriam's Magical Moments

I am starting a new series showcasing outstanding blogs by students. These are student created blogs that I recommend new blogging students read and comment on. Who better for teachers to have model student blogging than actual students? 

The first blog is Miriam's Magical Moments. Miriam is a former student of Linda Yollis, an amazing elementary teacher whose classroom blog, Mrs. Yollis' Classroom Blog, has won many education blogging awards. 

Miriam started her blog in January of 2011 and has been posting ever since. What I enjoy about her blogging is her excellent use of pictures that help her tell her stories. Miriam 'reports' on her life, her travels and what she has learned. I have enjoyed following her exploits for years and am truly impressed by how she has kept blogging even after she left Mrs. Yollis' classroom. 


  1. Dear William,

    Thanks so much for featuring Miriam on your new blog! I am exceedingly proud of her and the effort she puts into her blog. Miriam started her blogging journey in my third grade class.

    I, too, love how MIriam incorporates photography in all of her posts. Teaching children how to visually document a story or enhance a post through original photography is an important blogging skill that I teach. I always tell my students that they are more likely to draw in a reader if there is an interesting image or two.

    After Miriam left my class, she did not get any school support for her blog. None of her teachers had blogs, nor did they show an interest in her blog. :-( Her blogging passion could have ended (as has been the story for so many of my former bloggers). Fortunately, Miriam's family is a big supporter of educational blogging. They place a value on writing and facilitate student blogging. Parental support is the key behind this success story.

    Thanks, again, for honoring Miriam! Hopefully her example will get more teachers blogging with their students.

    Happy Blogging!

    ~Linda Yollis

  2. @Mrs. Yollis,

    Thank you so much for your comment! I wouldn't have been able to be as successful in blogging if it hadn't been for you. I have had some fabulous memories on this blogging journey, and I hope that I have inspired some third graders to start blogging. Hope to see you soon!

    Your former student,