Thursday, February 14, 2013

♥ Valentine Sing-along ♥

Happy Valentine's Day! 

Mrs. Yollis and her class collaborated with a teacher friend Mr. de Haan in Seattle, Washington, to record a song just for you. Together, yet miles apart, they created a heart-felt Valentine song! 

The lyrics are below, so sing-along with us! 

L is for the way you look at me
O is for the only one I see
V is very, very extraordinary
E is even more than anyone that you adore

Love is all that I can give to you
Love is more than just a game for two
Two in love can make it
Take my heart and please don't break it
Love was made for me and you! 

Thank you Mr. de Haan for being our accompanist!

Los Angeles to Seattle is approximately 960 miles.

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              What did you think of our collaborative song?

                           Did you sing along with us?

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  1. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

    I already looked at it and loved it. It was very fun rehearsing for the song. My part was being the paper E. My helpers were Chloe and Ali, and they helped me color. I liked the part where it went like this: "Take my heart and please don't break it". It was neat for me being in the back round holding a E.

    What was your favorite part?



    1. Dear Bryce,

      I played the paper L. I liked being L because I am the first letter. However, if I had to hold the L too long, my arms would have gotten really weak. That's why I did not want to have the letters up too long.

      Did your parents sign along?


  2. Dear Class,
    Just LOVEd your Valentine song! You are all so cute and adorable. I watched it first thing in the morning and you all started my day off on a song. What a great way to start the day! You encouraged me to think of all the Valentine songs I could remember. Here is a very old one, "My Funny Valentine" from the musical Babes in Arms. Here is the YouTube with Frank Sinatra.
    Hope you all have a fabulous day!
    Happy Valentine's Day!
    Ryan's Mom

  3. Dear mrs yollis
    Happy valentine to you and all women of the world .
    The kids and the song ..... It's so beautiful and very very moving , they all look so adorable , thanks for showing it to us , you are great .

  4. Dear Mrs Yollis and her class,

    This is one of the best gifts to start a beautiful, lovely day! You guys did an amazing job with the video and each one of you did your part so gracefully.

    I like how you made the word "LOVE" using ipads, with your hands and feet, so creative!

    Hope you all have a great Valentine's day in class and with your families and friends!

    Aashi's mom

  5. Carol (like a grandma to Keira)February 14, 2013 at 10:46 AM

    Dear Mrs. Yollis,

    I just watched the Valentine video.. I absolutely love it. I especially like the song choice. It made me want to sing along. My favorite part was watching the children. They all look like they are having so much fun.

    I look forward to reading all your emails. Your students are so blessed to have such an amazing teacher.

    Happy Valentine's Day to all of you..

    Carol Nelson
    Keira's almost grandma

  6. Uahuuu.. your video is beautiful, your collaborative song is fantastic. We had to look at your video in class and sing it with you. Thanks for the words of the song, we didn't know them. Your wish has been very special for all us...
    So ... good Valentine's Day to all of you.
    Gli alunni di Classe terza A- Vicenza - Italia. vostro video è meraviglioso, la vostra canzone è fantastica. Ci siamo divertiti a guardarlo in classe e a cantare con voi. Vi ringraziamo per le parole della canzone, che non conoscevamo. Il vostro augurio è stato molto speciale per tutti noi.
    Così.. Buon San Valentino a tutti voi.

  7. Savannah's Mom and DadFebruary 14, 2013 at 11:34 AM

    Dear Mrs. Yollis and Class,

    We absolutely

    Love the
    Valentines day video! It was

    It looks like you all put a lot of time into making the video. We enjoyed singing along with you.

    How many times did you practice the song before you recorded the performance? How many times did you video the performance?


    Savannah's Mom and Dad

  8. I could not sing along, I was crying tears of utterly joy. Thank you to Mrs. Yollis and to the loveliest musical group ever!

    Keira's Mom

  9. Dear Mrs. Yollis and Class,

    It is awesome! We love this video. It is the best Valentines present for us. Thank you.

    Heather's parent.

    1. Dear Heather's parent,

      I agree. It is an amazing post on Valentine's day! Have you ever seen a post like our post? It took a long time to get the post exactly right. It was fun rehearsing for the show.


      Nate and Bryce

    2. Dear Mom and Dad,

      I l♥ve this video too! I danced with Slither, my snake, and he is red. As you know, all snakes have scales. (Slither's scales are stickers.) Slither's scales are yellow and lime green.

      Valentine's day was wonderful. We ate candy and Mrs. Yollis gave us candy hearts to eat and to play some candy heart math. What did you do while we were at school having a mini party?

      I thought Mr. de Haan's music was LOVEly! He used a kazoo, a pencil to tap, and when we were dancing, he was singing. I thought the music was so good that it sounded like Nat King Cole's!


  10. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

    My family and I decided to leave a comment together! My Grandparents, Parents and Aunt Betsy loved the video we made.

    We watched the video first thing this morning and could not think of a better way to start Valentine's Day.

    We think it is very cool that technology allows you to create music with people in a different part of the country.

    Thank you,
    Peter, Amy and Peter Sr.

    1. Dear Mom & Dad,

      I also think music is a wonderful way to start the day. I also agree that it's very cool that technology allows you to create music with people in a different part of the country. Mr. Haan did a great job. I especially liked when everyone danced under the bridge during his solo.


      Peter [Get it above? love!]

  11. Really enjoyed the video. Wonderful Valentine's Day suprise. Fantastic singing.

    Savannah's Grandparents from Georgia

  12. Dear Mrs. Yollis and class,
    It is one day past Valentine's Day, and this morning I watched your collaborative classroom sing-along. It was such a great beginning to a new day! The song (along with the choreographed messages) was a perfect choice as a means to celebrate Valentine's Day. The beauty of the lyrics, however, is that they convey a special message which is appropriate for everyday of the year. They can be meant for everyone in our lives whom we love, be they the people or even our pets!

    First I just watched the video, and then I replayed it and sang (rather loudly) along with it. Next, I had Collin's grandpa come in and view it. Finally, we both sang along with the class. It gave us both a good feeling to be able to be (in a way) a part of Collin's class, and it gave us a wonderful way to start our day. We want to thank you all for that. Do you hope to be able to do another sing-along in the future?

    We also want to thank Mr. de Haan for the great job he did instrumentally accompanying the class. His work added to our enjoyment of the event.

    With sincere thanks,
    Marsha (Collin's grandmother)

    1. Dear Marsha,

      I thanked Mr. de haan too! He is so nice to teach us that cool love song. Sadly, I was not at school that day, but when I got back I saw a copy of the song. LOVE is the funniest part.

      What was the funniest part that you thought?


      Peter [ get it above? love! ]

  13. I loved it! You guys must have practiced it quite a bit because it was great! I was singing along! And the song has been stuck in my head and I've been singing it & thinking of you guys while I've been driving around town.

    I hope you all had a great Valentines Day!!

    Aunt Aimee
    Savannah's Aunt in Minnesota

  14. Dear Mrs. Yollis' class,

    A big thank you for making my Valentine's Day extraordinary. Like many moms that watched this, I cried as well. The lyrics were so meaningful and I loved how each student had a part. I especially liked the part with the "thumping heart". Can't wait to see your next exciting project!

    (Bennett's mom)

  15. Dear Mrs. Yollis and class,

    Thank you for the wonderful song and video! It melted my heart on Valentine's Day! I can tell you all worked hard on it.

    I watched it while on a break from a meeting and I found myself singing it in the car the whole way home.

    On Friday night, our family watched a movie together and sure enough, this song was the opening song of the movie!

    Thank you again for brightening my day!

    Shannon- Collin's mom

  16. Dear Mrs. Yollis and Mr. De Haan, and all other music lovers of the world,

    Thank you for creating the music for our song! You did an incredible job.

    Have you ever sang any other love songs?

    Here is an example for what I think L.O.V.E stands for:

    L is for the first time I looked at you.
    O is the only heart you stole from me.
    V is why you are very important to me.
    E is not as important to me than you.

    and that's what I think L.O.V.E stands for.

    What do you think L.O.V.E stands for?


  17. Dear Mr. de Haan,

    Thank you for recording music for my class to use. I think it was very catchy! My favorite part was the kazoo because it was loud and at the right tune. My brother, Jack, loves music. Especially playing the guitar. His teacher used to be in a band. I also love music very much!

    Do you L.O.V.E. music?

    LOVE friend,

  18. Dear Mr. de Haan,

    Let me introduce myself, my name is Peter from Mrs. Yollis' class. You may know that she is a second and a third grade teacher, and I am one of her second graders. I loved the video because there was a long bridge that some people danced under. My job was to hold Bev and make it like she was alive.

    Which part of the video did you enjoy the most?


    Peter [Get it above? Love!]

  19. Dear Mrs. Yollis and class,
    I LOVE that song its my favorite Valentines day song! I recently got a new blog and would like to share it with as many people as possible here's a link please visit! thank you.

  20. Dear Mrs. Yollis and Class,
    Thank you for the special video Valentine. It was my favorite Valentine ever! I especially liked it when the students held up the letters and the broken heart.

    Mrs. Egerstrom

  21. Dear Mrs. Y♥llis,

    The music in the video inspired me to write a poem.

    L is for laughing all day.
    O is for optimistic attitudes.
    V is for valuable friendships.
    E is for enthusiastic energy.

    Written by Abbey

    I challenge anyone to write a love poem!


  22. @ ♥Abbey♥,

    I accept your challenge!

    L is for the way you laugh with me,
    O is for the overwhelming ♥ you give,
    V is for delicious Valentine candy
    E is endless hours of wonderful time together!

    Written by Mrs. Y♥llis

    Like Abbey, I challenge anyone to write a love poem!


    Mrs. Y♥llis

  23. Dear Mrs Yollis,

    I really liked your Valentine post. I really enjoyed watching your class singing a song. My favorite part of it was when they were doing the hand motion and I also liked how they sang the whole song.


  24. Dear Mrs. Yollis' Lovely Class,

    I very much enjoyed watching your Valentine's Day video! Mallory was so excited to share it with us. I was impressed with all of your moves! How long did it take you all to learn the song?

    We actually went out that night for a special Valentine's Day dinner and the song was playing at the restaurant. It made us think of you and smile!

    Hope you all had a sweet Valentine's Day!
    Joanna (Mallory's mom)

  25. Dear Mrs. Yollis and class,

    I know that song! You had me humming along with you as you sang. I wouldn't have dared sing along as the sound would have spoiled your brilliant performance. What a treat it was to hear you perform.

    Your backing music was interesting. When I listen to music in movies or in performances, I like to especially listen to how the music was made. Unless I'm mistaken, I hear guitar, a beat like a drum, a bass voice and could the other sound be kazoos?

    What a bright and happy post to share. The only problem was I wasn't able to check until a week after Valentine's Day. I have a large backlog of wonderful blogs to visit. I always seem to be finding more incredible posts but your class is always one of my highlights. :)

    Teacher (retired), N.S.W., Australia

  26. Christina ( Shayna's almost mom )February 22, 2013 at 6:27 PM

    Dear Mrs. Yollis,

    Love the video, it was awesome.
    Outrageously cute!
    Very well organized.
    Exiting to watch!

    May Valentines Day last all year long!


  27. You make a thoughtful case about how technology can enhance the good works of early childhood educators. I look forward to hearing more about how EC educators are connecting and sharing through technology. Thanks!
    digital inspiration

  28. Dear Class,
    I loved the song, video and students' performance!!!
    Fantastic! GReat work
    Gisela (EFL teacher from Argentina)

  29. Dear Mrs. Yollis,
    I love what I saw in the video.


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