Wednesday, June 17, 2009

School's Out For Summer!

Yesterday, we had a big party to celebrate the end of the year!
Our fabulous room moms, Mrs. Yumkas and Mrs. Kumar, put together a great party complete with the perfect cake!



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Goodbye to my third graders!

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Yollis :-)

29 comments:

  1. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

    Your video was very good. I miss you SO much right now, that I think I might cry. Your words remind me of all the good things we've done in class. I want to wake up on August 26, and go to your classroom. Alas I can't. I hate to leave you. SOB SOB SOB.
    I miss you already,
    James

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  2. Dear Mrs. Yollis,
    Thanks for everything that you've done and taught our class. You are the best teacher that I've ever had. I like the goodbye message that you put on the blog. It's funny how you said goodbye from you and Panda!

    Your blogging buddy,
    Jonah

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  3. Dear Mrs.Yollis,

    I loved that you made a blog with us and I liked how you inspired other teachers and hope you do good on your blog.Also, wish you have a good summer!!

    From,
    Warren

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  4. Dear Mrs.Yollis,

    Thank you for teaching us and showing us how to make a blog so far it has been really fun making my blog and really fun making one with you.

    From,
    Warren

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  5. Mrs Yollis you are a rock star! . I feel blessed that my son was able to experience you. Love Warren's Mom

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  6. Mrs. Yollis,

    You and your class are awesome! We could not have asked for a better reading buddy experience this year. Also, congratulations to all of you in Room 12 for your award-winning blog. You are an inspiration to both educators and students!

    Your Buddies,
    Mrs. Powers and the (now 1st grade) kids from Room 5

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  7. @Mrs. Powers and Our Kindergarten (now 1st) Grade Buddies,

    It was so wonderful to be with all of you every Monday and learn together. We loved reading with you, practicing sight words, and counting to really high numbers!

    Best of all, was the movie we made together, "Number Nonsense". It was a great production filled with large digits, fun facts, and humor.

    We will never forget you!

    Mrs. Yollis' Class

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  8. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

    I loved your video! Your words made me so happy. I miss you so much and it's only the 3rd day of summer vacation. You will always be my favorite teacher.
    I enjoyed blogging with you and the class and can't wait to start my own blog this summer. I will let you know when it's up and running.
    Enjoy your summer and I will see you in August!

    Love,
    Taylor G.
    :-)

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  9. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

    We can't thank you enough for the care and dedication you give to the children in your class. You have an amazing way of making each child feel so special. Your inspiration and creativity combined with technology has made education exciting and fun for the kids.

    It has been and incredible year for Taylor and our family. We appreciate everything you have done.

    We wish you and Todd a wonderful summer!

    Warmest regards,

    Rae & Gil
    :-)

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  10. Dear Mrs.Yollis,

    I thougt about what you said on my blog about if the lion and the mouse had names.They don't because in the real world of animals they don't usally have names.Also, I know my story is fantasy but that part isn't and have a great summer!!

    From,
    Warren

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  11. Hi Mrs. Yollis,
    Your cake is beautiful! Have a great summer. It was great learning with you this year. Hope to stay connected with you next year.

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  12. Dear Mrs. Yollis,
    My grandma is in town from Palm Springs and said our blog is a winner! She also said that she is sad that the school year is over because we are such a great class!


    Your old student,
    Lexi

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  13. @Mary Ellen,
    Thanks for visiting and commenting on our blog. The cake was not only fun, it was super-delicious, too!

    We will certainly look to connect with you again when school starts in the fall.

    Thanks,
    Linda

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  14. Dear Mrs Yollis's class,
    Thank you for being friends on the 2KM Blog.It sounds you had a fantastic last day at school.Did you know that Michael Jackson died on Thursday 25th of June?That was so sad.Have a fantastic school holidays.From your blogging student Riley Coghlan in 2KM.

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  15. @Riley from 2KM,

    Thanks for your comment! We had a fun last day, although it was hard to say goodbye.

    You are welcome to explore any of our old posts and comment there, too. :-) You might like the pictures and videos that were posted back on June 1 when my husband visited our class. He was fly fishing up in Alaska and shared his trip with my students. The post is called Kodiak Grizzly Bear Facts.


    I will continue to follow your class blog and leave comments. When does the school year end in Australia?

    Thanks!
    Mrs. Yollis

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  16. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

    Once again thank you for a great you. Right now I am commenting on my own laptop. I've set it up already and it is so awesome!
    Even though I can't see the class everyday the blog is like seeing them. I love the idea!
    Thanks again,
    James

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  17. @James,

    Congratulations on the purchase of a laptop computer! Wow! Are you thinking you might start a blog? What kinds of things are you doing with it over the summer? Are you making any movies? Let me know if you need any tips or help.

    It is so nice to have a comment come in. A few other students have left one, too. We even got one from Riley @ 2KM yesterday!

    I agree with your comment, "Even though I can't see the class everyday the blog is like seeing them." This blog keeps us together.

    Your blogging buddy,
    Mrs. Yollis

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  18. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

    Thank you for your comment. I have been making movies with my laptop. My brother and I do a bit of comedy. Another cool thing about my webcam program is that I can change my voice. I sound like Alvin and the Chipmunks!

    I have been doing a tennis camp over this summer. I haven't gone out of town because we adopted a new puppy and we're not ready to leave him somewhere without my family.

    I'm not making a blog, but I love being part of this one!

    Thanks again for the comment,
    James

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  19. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

    I just wanted to tell you that my dog, Bella, past away while I was in the Sierra Mountains. The campsite we had was so pretty and fun filled, while we were there.

    My Mom, Kelsey, Brian, Brent, and I are going to Yosemite in two weeks. Have you ever been to Yosemite?

    From,
    Emily :-)
    *********

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  20. @Emily,

    I am so sorry to hear the news about your dog, Bella. Pets are like family members...we love them so much.

    Sounds like you are doing quite a bit of adventure travel! Love it! Yes, I have been to Yosemite National Park. It is a spectacular place to see wildlife and hike. My favorite hike was up to the top of Bridal Veil Falls. (I think that was the name.)

    Have a great time, say hi to your family, and keep on commenting! :-)

    Mrs. Yollis

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  21. @ Mrs. Yollis,

    We saw Bridal Veil too! The valley near it was the place that the Miwok Indians practiced burning meadows. I do not know why, but that information was from a tour guide. Have you been to Yosemite Falls?

    From,
    Emily :-)

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  22. @Emily,

    I am so glad to see you visiting and commenting on our blog even though school is out! You are great! I hope your family is well, especially your siblings (a.k.a. my former students) Brian, Brent, and Kelsey! ☺

    Yes, I have visited Yosemite Falls. My husband and I hiked to it when we were there. Did you know it is the highest measured waterfall in North America? It is! It measures 2,420 feet from the top of the upper falls to the base of the lower falls. The ranger told us it is best to see it in late spring when the water flow is strong because of the snow melt. We were there at the end of summer, and it was still spectacular to see.

    What kinds of things did you do in the National Park? Did you see any of Badger Claws’ animal friends? Share a fact or two!

    Love,
    Mrs. Yollis

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  23. hi my name is Jamie and I am from room8 at melvilleroom8.blogspot.com
    thank you for the commint it mout be cool to go down to Minnesota thats the first time I have heard that name.What does a brook could you tell me what it means.

    Jamie age,12
    www.melvilleroom8.com

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  24. @Jamie from Melville Room 8,

    Thank you for visiting our website. I enjoyed visiting your class site and leaving some information to help your class learn about important rivers.

    Yes, the state of Minnesota is a beautiful place with many lakes, one of which is where the Mississippi River begins. In fact, Minnesota has so many lakes, its nickname is "Land of 10,000 Lakes". I will be there on vacation this summer and perhaps I'll drive up to Lake Itasca again!

    You ask me what a brook is. A brook a small stream or narrow river.

    I just got back from a trip to the Arctic Circle in Alaska. While I was there I went fishing on a beautiful river called the Kobuk River. It was about 280 miles long (451 km) and meandered in a westward direction toward the Arctic Ocean. There were many oxbow bends. Oxbow bends are U-shaped bends in a river. We caught several sheefish and Arctic graylings.

    Keep up the great work in school!

    Your friend,
    Mrs. Yollis

    Here is a link to Melville Room 8
    Melville Room 8

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  25. hi it jamie I am 12 thank you for repling to me what is a sheefish. we my room have just had our 6000 vister you where a part of it thank you.
    Jamie
    melvilleroom8.blogspot.com

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  26. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

    You are the best teacher I've had and the AlphaSmart computers have helped me on my typing skills!
    Thanks!

    You have taught me so much over the year. For example,when writing a paragraph you don't talk to one person. Thanks for teaching me all that I know!

    Your old student,
    Lexi

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  27. @Lexi,

    Thanks for leaving such a nice comment! I loved being your teacher and watching you learn and grow! :-)

    Have you had a good summer? Any interesting adventures you could share?

    Your friend,
    Mrs. Yollis

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  28. @Mrs. Yollis,

    We saw two deer, but I am suprised we did not see a bear! We almost saw one when we were on a bus coming back from river rafting. Someone said, " Bear!" but we missed it because we were on the opposite side of them.

    I was doing surf camp for a while. When the session ended I was sad.

    Taylor G. and I are doing an art camp now. The activities we do are: wood working, ceramics, baking, and cartooning.

    From,
    Emily:)
    ******

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  29. Dear Mrs Yollis and class,

    I hope you enjoyed teaching your old class! :lol: :evil:
    Did you enjoy teaching your old class or not?

    But it's good that you've got a new class now though. What are some of your new student names?

    I like your post it is absolutely wonderful!!

    From Jazmin in 2KJ

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