Saturday, June 11, 2011

Happy Birthday Mrs. Yollis!

Saturday, June 11, is Mrs. Yollis' Fiftieth Birthday! Her day was so great she wishes she could turn fifty every day! One thing she discovered about having friends in Australia and New Zealand is that your birthday starts the day before!   :-)

Mrs. Yollis was brought to tears with this beautiful surprise birthday video and VoiceThread from her blogging buddies in Mrs. Morris and Miss Jordan's class (2KM and 2KJ), Mr Avery’s class, Mr Salsich’s class and Mrs McKenzie’s class (B4).

This is a special VoiceThread from all of Mrs. Yollis' friends. Students, teachers, and anyone else, please add to the VoiceThread by recording a "Happy Birthday" message!

This special day started out with a 
Country on the Green Concert with Mr. B.!

Yee Haw!

Cowgirls Ranney and Yollis were in attendance!

Mr. B. put together a fabulous concert filled with country favorites.

When Mrs. Yollis' class return to the classroom, they enjoyed a fun birthday song from the fabulous Aussie Blogger,  Bianca! Click here to see her birthday wishes and dance along with the fun song! Jaden was inspired by Bianca and created a birthday post too!
So sweet!

 Mrs. Yollis was thrilled to receive a beautiful card and a pair of amazing Aboriginal art earrings from her dear friends, Kathleen Morris and Kelly Jordan! Perfect!

Mrs. Diller surprised the class with some special, hand-made pretzel treats!

Mr. Yollis made this beautiful sterling silver pendant for his wife. Notice the five for each decade!
To my thoughtful friends, colleagues, 
students, and parents,
you have touched my heart!

I will never forget this beautiful day you gave me!


  1. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

    It certainly sounds like you've had a busy couple of days to celebrate this very special occasion!

    I was honored to be a part of this. You've been such a huge influence on me this year. It's amazing educators like you that have helped inspire so many others. All of this was just the least that I could do!

    I look forward to many more years of being able to wish you a happy birthday!

    Mr. Avery

  2. Dear Mrs Yollis
    i am so pleased ♥ to see the pictures of your day and to know that you had a lot of fun. It was well deserved. (WE had a lot fun making the video, and we got to eat the cake!)

    I do hope that your student take the opportunity to add to the Voicethread.

    I hope you all enjoy your summer and to the students - Keep on Blogging!

    warm wishes
    Mrs M♔Kenzie

  3. Dear Mrs Yollis,

    Happy 50th birthday!

    It looks like you had a wonderful day and celebrated in style! I am sure all of your fabulous students loved sharing this special occasion with you. You are such an inspiring and dedicated teacher!

    We are so glad you enjoyed our video and VoiceThread, we had a lot of fun putting it together (and keeping it a secret from you!)

    Wishing you many more amazing birthdays, Mrs Yollis!

    Your friend,
    Miss Jordan

    P.S The earrings look great on you!

  4. Dear Mrs Yollis,

    This is so wonderful for you. Like I have said before you so deserve this on so many levels.
    When I think back over a year ago I made a point to check out a couple of blogs, thanks to Mrs Morris I happened to pick your blog not knowing where it would take me.
    To my wonderful suprise is as been a wonderful journey with you and your new and past students. Not only that you have opened up my eyes to your wonderful country but best of all the friendship as well and I thank you for that Mrs Yollis.

    Thats why you deserve this your passion of giving and teaching really does show.
    So now its your turn to receive.

    Thank you for the beautiful message to BB and I, just loved it as a matter of fact I can't stop smiling!

    Now Happy Happy Happy Birthday!

    From your blogging pal,

  5. Dear Mrs Yollis,
    Happy Birthday I hope you have an awesome birthday.

    You deserve an awesome birthday or should I say Blogging Birthday.

    I can't stop listening to the Birthday song I got off Youtube.

    Thank you for your special message and Greeting.

    It was really kind of you.

    Like Miss Jordan said the earrings look really beautiful on you.

    It is the 12th today that means it is Sunday.

    I love the videos they are awesome.

    I also love the necklace Mr Yollis made it is so pretty.

    The whole post made me cry happy tears.

    From your pal,

  6. Dear Mrs Yollis,

    Thanks you so much for putting this birthday post together. Seeing all the action of your special day made me feel like I was almost there.

    How fortunate that you got to celebrate your day with a concert. Mr B sure is a terrific teacher.

    I could hardly believe my eyes when I read that Mr Yollis made that lovely necklace for you. What a clever husband!

    As the others have said, you really deserved a special treat for your birthday and we had fun putting the surprise together!

    I hope you are relaxing now after all the celebrations.

    Your blogging buddy,
    Mrs Morris

    PS - I agree with Miss Jordan and Bianca, the earrings are perfect for you and now you can take a little piece of Australian culture with you!

  7. ♥ ☺ ♥ ☺ ♥ ☺ ♥ ☺ ♥ ☺ ♥ ☺ ♥ ☺

    To My Pals,

    I can't thank you enough for making my 50th birthday so special. The video and VoiceThread were so precious, and I have watched them many times!

    You all made it the best birthday ever, and for that I am grateful!

    Yes, Mr. Yollis is a very clever husband! He's made me several pendants to mark different occasions...and I cherish every one. This time...five hearts of love, one for each decade. So sweet!

    You are all special people to me, and I value your friendship immensely.

    Much ♥,

    Mrs. Y♥llis

    ♥ ☺ ♥ ☺ ♥ ☺ ♥ ☺ ♥ ☺ ♥ ☺ ♥ ☺

  8. Dear Mrs. Yollis,
    I just want to tell you how proud I am to have known you for 25 of your 50 years!
    You are truly an inspiration, and I am so blessed to be able to work with you on a daily basis!
    Faith Ranney

  9. Dear Mrs. Yollis,
    Happy 50th birthday! We really enjoyed singing Happy Birthday and wishing you a great day! I am so happy that not only did Ben get to experience 3rd grade with you as his teacher, but that our family got to know you and be involved with your class. Thank you so much for such a great year!
    Ben's mom

  10. Dear Mrs Y♥llis,

    You are a great blogging buddy friend. :)

    What did you get for your Birthday. :?:

    It looks like you had a great day. :!:

    I wish all your wishes come true.

    Kayla (2KJ) :mrgreen:

  11. Dear Mrs. Yollis,
    I enjoyed reading your wonderful post and the one in Australia too! You have a multi-continent group of teachers who think you are terrific! I am in awe of all that you accomplish in your classroom. We've all said it, so I hope you take it to heart! You are an inspiration to all of us! I am honored to be one of your friends in Washington!
    What a wonderful close to a school year!
    Mrs. Hembree

  12. Dear Mrs Yollis,

    I wish you a happy birthday even though it is 6/14. I really enjoy commenting on your blog. I love the voice thread you did with all of the teachers saying happy birthday to you.

    Happy Birthday,
    in Mr. Salsich's class

  13. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

    So glad you had a fabulous 50th! My daughter sang happy birthday to you many times (I should have recorded it to post for you!)

    Thanks again for all you do and for being such an inspiration!

    Kind regards,
    Tracy Watanabe

  14. Dear Mrs Yollis,

    Happy Birthday Mrs yollis!!

    What did you get on your Birthday?

    Love from,
    Keira in 2KJ and 2KM.



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