Tuesday, June 12, 2012

School's Out for Summer!


Today was the last day of school. 

We signed yearbooks, cleaned out our desks, and even cleaned the AlphaSmarts! Thank Alexandra!





Students finished writing on our Memory Board, while others had some final fun with clay and tessellations!

Our Memory Board






Student tessellations


Does this tessellation bug you? (Video destruction coming this summer!)

A delicious sundae for Mrs. Yollis!

Are those new glasses?

One poor student was clayed to his desk!



Mustache Man returns!



As the seconds slipped away on Mrs. Yollis' giant hour glass, some interesting shapes appeared.






 At 12:15, the last grain of sand fell through the hour glass and school was officially over! Although students and teachers enjoy vacations, we will all miss being together as a class!






One final group hug and the third graders became fourth graders!


Photo by Logan's mom

Here is Mrs. Yollis' annual good-bye video!


What are some of your favorite memories from the year?

What are your plans for the summer (or winter)?




33 comments:

  1. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

    I really enjoyed your video. It was a nice good bye. My favorite memories of the year are probably learning how to write a paragraph with 3 main ideas and 3 details for each main idea.

    I will miss you very much and I am glad I will see you next year. Have a great summer.

    Sincerely,
    Sarah

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    1. @ Sarah,

      Thanks for your kind words about my good-bye video! I am so happy that you enjoyed learning about writing. You certainly have become an exceptional writer! All that blogging has really paid off!

      I will miss you very much, and I hope you will come by and visit next year!

      Do you have any summer plans?

      Your former teacher,
      Mrs. Y♥llis

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    2. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

      Thank you so much for responding back to me. I will also miss you very much and hope you will have a great summer. I will definitely stop by your classroom next year. Do you have any fun plans for the summer?

      We are going to Hawaii in the summer but this year we are going to the island of Kauai. Have you ever been there? What was it like? Miriam and I will do many posts about our trip on our blogs.

      Sincerely,
      Sarah

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  2. Dear Mrs Yollis and students,

    Wow I cannot believe it that you are out for your summer holidays. I have to say time has really flown so fast. Well they do say that "time flies when your having fun" which I do agree.

    What a super time you have all had with your awesome teacher Mrs Yollis. I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all the best for your next year of schooling and thank you for the wonderful comments you have all written. I have learnt so much from you all. :)

    I have many favourite memories but my all time favourite was the story which you all wrote and recorded "Bad News Bev."

    As your season will be summer for me it will be winter. What I plan to do during this winter is keep warm and hopefully get a chance to read more novels.

    Enjoy everyone.

    From your friend,
    AA

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    1. @ AA,

      It has been another great year, but it truly is hard to believe! It has gone so fast!

      Bad News Bev took us a long time to write. We had the beginning written, but we could not figure out how to fix Bev. Then Matthew came up with the Star Wars twist and gave Panda the father line, that's when it all came together. We loved including Alma and Bianca in the story! :-)

      Enjoy your winter reading! I have several good to start during my break. :-)

      Your friend,
      Mrs. Y♥llis

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  3. Dear Mrs Yollis,

    I hope you had a nice good-bye to your students! It was really funny when Mrs Morris told 4KM and 4KJ that your school has holidays in the middle of the year!

    My plans for winter would probalby be just relaxing and catching up with my cousins.

    My favourite memory from your grade is doing our global project,"The Tale Trail." I hope your students enjoyed that as well!

    I hope you have a nice holiday! (vacation)

    Maha :mrgreen:

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    1. @ Maha,

      Thanks for a terrific comment! I know what you mean about having holidays in the middle of the year! It always seems funny to me when your school ends in December because that is winter here in the northern hemisphere. Time zones and seasons are so hard to comprehend sometimes!

      Now that I'm out of school, I can spend more time teaching Buck! :-) He needs to learn how to behave before Mr. and Mrs. Morris arrive!

      I loved making the Tale Trail too!

      What will you and your cousins do for fun this winter?

      Your friend,
      Mrs. Y♥llis

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  4. Hello Mrs Yollis and class,
    Wow what a great post! It loks like you have put a lot of effort into this post with all the photos and stuff, the photos bring out the posts title.

    The place that I'd like to visit these holidays coming up would be Bali.

    From your friend from down under,
    Lib ♥

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    1. @ Lib ♥,

      Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment!

      Bali is a beautiful place, and I would love to visit there too! How far away are you from Bali? Have you ever been before?

      Your friend,
      Mrs. Y♥llis

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  5. Dear Mrs Yollis and class,

    It has been very nice blogging with you all. Some of my plans for the winter are probably playing my Xbox and having some hot chocolate, and Mrs Morris is very excited to visit you.
    I hope you all have a great Summer.

    From your blogging buddy,
    Adam(4KM)

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    1. @ Adam (4KM),

      We have enjoyed blogging with all of you too! I remember Skyping with all of you on your last day of school last year. Now we are out!

      I am very excited to meet and spend time with Mrs. Morris and her husband. I also am looking forward to sharing our blogging presentation. Hopefully other teachers will start in with blogging after hearing what we have to say. Do you have any ideas for our presentation?

      Your friend,
      Mrs. Y♥llis

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  6. Dear Mrs. Yollis and former class,

    So much has happened in your school year. I would like to thank you all for allowing me to share a little of your year through your blog.

    I hope you all have a wonderful vacation and come back ready to start a new school year full of adventure and learning.

    @RossMannell
    Teacher, NSW, Australia

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    1. @ Mr. Mannell,

      An eventful year for sure! It has been wonderful having you be a part of our blog this year. We appreciate all the posts and comments you create that help us all learn.

      Hope you have a wonderful winter!

      Your friend,
      Mrs. Y♥llis

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  7. Dear Mrs Yollis and students,

    I just love your new post it is awesome.

    I just loved the group hug photo it was really cool. Loagan's mum took a really good photo.

    My plans for winter are to read and write to my blogging pals also to put up new and exciting posts.

    I laughed my head off when I saw Moustache Man.

    From your pal,

    BB.

    PS I hope you all have a safe and most magnificent summer! holiday.
    And Mrs Yollis I hope you have an awesome time too with meeting up with your blogging pal Mrs Morris.

    Happy Holidays.

    :) :D

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    1. @ Bianca,

      Thanks so much for your comment about our final day of school. It is sad when good things come to an end, but I know my students will do well next year, and I look forward to their visits!

      Yes, Mustache Man is hilarious. If you follow the link, you can see when he was first discovered in our classroom!

      I wish you a safe and healthy winter, and I'll be checking our your blog throughout my vacation!

      Your pal,
      Mrs. Y♥llis

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  8. Dear Mrs. Yollis and class,

    It must be great for it to be your school holidays! But it must also be sad to be leving your fantastic teacher, Mrs. Yollis.

    Hope you all have a great summer holiday!

    From your friend in 4KM,
    Lilli

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    1. @ Lilli,

      That was a very nice comment you gave! Thank you!

      I am going to miss my class, but many of them often come back and visit me, which is nice.

      I hope you have a tremendous winter! Do you have any hobbies you do when it's cold outside!

      Your friend,
      Mrs. Y♥llis

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  9. @ Mrs Yollis and class,
    Thanks for replying to my comment.
    Here are the answers to your questions:
    ♥ Well Indonisia is the country above Australia so we are aproxamately a country apart.
    ♥ No I havn't been to Bali before, but right now my dad and his girlfriend are in Bali, how cool!

    Happy Blogging.
    Your pal,
    Lib ♥

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    1. @ Lib ♥,

      Thank you for getting back to me! Bali is a dream destination for me. I love snorkeling and swimming, and I hear that the water and tropic fish are amazing in Bali.

      Do you like to swim and snorkel?

      Your friend,
      Mrs. Y♥llis

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  10. Dear Mrs Yollis and class,
    4KM and 4KJ wish you a happy bithday. And we are very sad that your old class has to go a level up. But we do appriciate that some of your kids stayed in after school while we skped with you.

    We hope you like your new class and behave realy well for you. We will all miss your old class because we had such a great time together but hopefuly we also have such great time togher with your new class. We realy enenjoy meeting your new class.

    Hope you had a great day on your bithday I got some question for you about your bithday Did you go out for dinner? Did yoyu get any presents from your students.

    Here are some questions for you
    Are you looking forward to knowing your new kids?
    Are you going to show some of of your class some of the work your students did last year?
    Are you enjoying your hoildays?

    From
    Maddy

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    1. @ Maddy,

      What a fantastic comment! You are a very thoughtful blogger!

      Yes, I will miss my students! A lot of times, my former students stop by for a visit which makes me very happy.

      I had a wonderful birthday! It started out with a surprise birthday blog post from my Australian buddy, Bianca! So sweet! My students brought me lovely gifts, flowers, and even a giant birthday balloon!

      A highlight of my summer is going to be meeting Mrs. Morris! She has become a wonderful friend to me, and I can't wait to meet her at the airport! We've only Skyped, but never actually met!

      What will you do with your two week winter break?

      Warmly,
      Mrs. Y♥llis

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  11. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

    I thank you with all of my heart for giving me a fantastic year of being taught by you, the teacher of the year! Although I am ecstatic about moving to fourth grade, I will never forget the good times we had in our classroom in room 12 that I will always cherish and keep in my heart. Whoever is going to go in your classroom next year and take our spots, they are in for a treat because they have got the most factual, interesting, smart, caring, thoughtful teacher that has won the teacher of the year award for a reason.

    I have had some fun, sad, let downs, exciting, not interesting, VERY interesting memories, but I have a few that stood out like a bright full moon. I enjoyed playing silent speed ball, Fun Friday, molding monstrous clay, writing on the memorable memory board, and when Mr. Yollis came and shared about his amazing adventure going to Alaska and teaching us about big brown boisterous bears. Hey, Bad News Bev! :)

    For the stupendous summer, I am traveling to hot and humid Miami, Florida! It is going to be a mother daughter trip so I am going on an only girl trip with my mom. The tremendous trip is going to last for two weeks. For the first wonderful week, we are flying to Orlando, Florida. We are going to get a hotel, and go to Disneyworld! I have never been, so I am really ecstatic! My mom has been there many times when she was a kid because she lived there, but the last time she went was on her graduation night. She doesn't really remember it that well, but she knows that she had a magnificent time with her friends. The next week, we are going to rent a car and drive the long and exhausting four hour car trip to our condo in South Beach. We are just going to relax and lay down at the beach. Now that sounds like summer!

    What are you doing for summer?

    Now your former student,

    M♥a

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    1. @ M♥a,

      As always, your comment made me smile! You are a gifted writer and always take such care to write thoughtful, quality comments! I will miss you, but I know you'll come and visit me! Plus, we can stay connected through our blogs!

      I enjoyed reading your favorite memories of the year. Many are on the top of my list too! For me, the Our World, Our Stories project was a real highlight. I loved learning about our blogging friends, reading the Mem Fox story, and of course...singing together. Mr. Yollis was very happy to hear that you enjoyed his presentation so much, and I echo your high praise about his visit. :-)

      Have a delightful time in sunny Florida! I wonder what kind of wildlife you will see there! I know there are a lot of fantastic birds, but maybe you'll see some alligators and crocodiles...from a distance!

      Some summer plans that I have are meeting Mrs. Morris and presenting with her at the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). I look forward to learning from teachers all over the world and meeting some Twitter friends, like CybraryMan! :-) I'll be doing some posts about the conference.

      I hope you'll be doing some Florida posts as I've never been to that state. I know that it is nicknamed the Sunshine State and that its largest lake is Lake Okeechobee. In fact, Lake Okeechobee is the the second largest freshwater lake in the United States! Florida is also home to Everglades National Park too.

      Have a blast at Disney World! Say hi to Mickey for me!

      Enjoy your summer!

      Your proud former teacher,
      Mrs. Y♥llis

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    2. @ Mrs. Y♥llis,

      Thank you for commenting back to me! That is why it is great to have a blog, you can connect with people with out seeing them. I will miss you as well, and will definitely visit our former classroom location for lunch ins. I am really sad that I will not be in your classroom and that you will not be educating me anymore, but I am exciting because I will retrieve a new teacher and I am sure I will like her almost as much as I loved you.

      Oh no! I forgot to add Our World, Our Stories! That was definitely in my top five memorable memories. I adored the global writing project because I got to connect with five different marvelous classes. My favorite theme for Our World, Our Stories would probably be recess games because everybody does different things for recess, and because you could learn a new game from somebody. A lot of people learned the game Bamboo from our video of you successfully playing it. Please tell Mr. Yollis I said thank you because I learned so much that day and also had a great time looking at the bears, fish and the beautiful location around them.

      There is palm trees everywhere in Florida. They are all about five feet away from each other. They are sometimes distracting on the road because all you see is green!

      It looks like you are going to have fun going to the International Society for Technology in Education with Mrs. Morris. You must do a post about meeting CybraryMan because he was the one who taught us how to write a quality story! Bad News Bev! :)

      I will do many posts on the topic of my trip to Florida like DisneyWorld, the beach, the pool, the palm trees, dinner, stores and much more! The nickname is called the Sunshine State because it is always hot outside. If it is pouring rain, it is still 90 degrees F.

      I have a funny story about my grandma, grandpa, uncle, and my mom going to the Everglades. One day, they took a trip to the
      Everglades. They were walking by a swamp and my uncle spots a mosquito nest. He chucks a rock at it and thousands of mosquitos come swarming out! Everybody there got so many bites and were itching themselves like maniacs! My family decided to run to the bus to get away from the annoying insects. On the bus ride home, everybody was itching all over the place because they had hundreds of mosquito bites everywhere!

      Have a great summer!

      Your former student,

      M♥a

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  12. Happy summer Mrs. Yollis and students in California,
    We loved reading your blog this year. It's always so much fun to see what you are doing.

    Have fun at your conference when you present.

    What is different/same about North Carolina and California where you live? What do you think is the best thing about living there?

    Although school is out for us to we still read other blogs over the summer.

    Do any of you plan on traveling internationally? Some of us are going to Mexico. One is going to Vietnam, one to the Philippines, one to Peru.

    Have a great summer.

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    1. @ Mrs. Todd,

      Thank you so much for your wonderful comment!

      Although school is out for us too, I always encourage students to continue to connect via the blogs. I'm hoping one of them will answer your questions:

      What is different/same about North Carolina and California where you live? What do you think is the best thing about living there?

      I am so looking forward to attending and presenting at the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). Have you ever attended one?

      I looked for you on Twitter, but couldn't find you. If you are a member, look for me: @lindayollis I would love to connect!

      Have a wonderful summer and keep in touch!

      Sincerely,
      Mrs. Y♥llis

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  13. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

    I was extremely sad to leave your classroom. I will never forget the memories that I had with you. The moment I put a foot out of your classroom, I felt like crying. I have never felt like doing this about any other teacher because none were as marvelous as you. I know that next year twenty-five lucky second graders will get you as their teacher. You are defenetely a teacher I will never forget.

    At the same time as being sad, I am also excited about summer. I will be going to Sequoia National Park. I have never been there before and I am very excited about it.

    Are you excited about getting a new class next year?
    Are you going on vacation or staying at your house?

    Sincerely,
    Alexandra

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    1. @ Alexandra,

      Thank you for such a thoughtful comment! Through blogging, you have become a wonderful writer and that makes me exceedingly happy and proud. :-)

      I was just at school yesterday, and I was reading our Memory Board. I found the letter you left and will keep it in my special teacher file. Thank you!

      I hope you will do some posts this summer! Sequoia National Park is amazing! You'll probably see some wildlife when you're hiking the trails. I can't wait to hear about it!

      Mrs. Morris will be arriving in Los Angeles on Thursday, and I am very excited to meet her! We will be driving to San Diego to attend and present at the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference. We'll get to learn a lot and meet some Twitter friends like Mrs. Jacobs and CybraryMan! I'll be sure to do some posts about my experiences!

      See you at Royce's house at the end of June! I can't wait!

      Your proud former teacher,
      Mrs. Y♥llis

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  14. Dear Mrs Yollis and class,

    Hi, I'm Skye from 4KJ, Australia.

    What a wonderful post. It sounds and looks like you had a great year together. It's hard to believe that in Australia we are just in the middle of our school year and you have finished.

    I liked the photos. The dough ones were hilarious and the hour glass looked cool. Mustache Man! :)

    I hope you enjoy grade four. I know I am enjoying grade four. I hope you get great, new students Mrs Yollis.

    From,
    Skye

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    1. @ Skye,

      We certainly did have a great year together! I am happy to say that 4KM and 4KJ were a big part of our class. It is hard to believe that it is only the middle of the year for all of you. I remember when I Skyped with you when you met Mrs. Morris and Miss Jordan for the first time. Remember that?

      Everyone loved that hourglass! It is so big, and it really does go for about an hour!

      Thanks for your kind wishes, and we'll be in touch through the blogs!

      Your friend,
      Mrs. Y♥llis

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  15. Lilach (etai's mom)July 2, 2012 at 9:00 AM

    Dear Mrs. Yollis

    It is amazing, to meet Mrs. Morris for the first time after blogging with her for the past 3 years and now really getting to know her. I was proud and amazed to watch the pictures and the video. I wish we knew about it so we could join you guys, it looks as you had a great time together.
    what a wonderful experience.

    Lilach (etai's mom)

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  16. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

    I really enjoyed your video. The highlight of my year was winning the Los Angeles Voice Award.

    Although I liked 4 grade, I am looking forward to the summer. I'm also looking forward to fifth grade which will be my final year of elementary school.

    See you when school starts again!

    Your former student,
    ♥Miriam♥

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  17. Dear Mrs Yollis

    Hi Mrs Yollis I saw the picture of last day of the school. I think the memory board is a great idea because when the student’s came back they can remember that what did they do before the vacation. I think you can do a last party in your class room to have the best memory in their mind.

    Your blogger friend
    Ryeogeun, Room 24

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