Friday, June 11, 2010

Surprise for Mrs. Yollis!

Today is Mrs. Yollis' birthday and her students and their parents surprised her with a party!

They had some delicious treats and a special birthday cake!

The biggest surprise of all left Mrs. Yollis dumbfounded. The class gift was an iPad!

This iPad is a wonderful complement to the technology already used  in the classroom!  Mrs. Yollis can't wait to make more classroom movies and blog posts on her new iPad!

Thank you parents and students for your support, your encouragement, and your generosity! 


  1. Happy birthday to you!
    Happy birthday to you!
    Happy birthday, dear Mrs Yollis,
    Happy birthday to you!

    Congratulations! it sounds like you have a terrific day.

    I cannot believe how generous your students and families are to give you an iPad. That is amazing!! I have not even seen an iPad so I can't wait for you to tell me all about it!

    What a memorable end to your school year.

    Best wishes,
    Miss McGeady

  2. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

    Wishing you a very happy birthday! What a great birthday gift you received from your students! I will be looking forward to some great postings about the iPad in the coming year. I am sure that your students will be sorry to be leaving you, but I bet they will be visiting your blog and making comments on it.

    Mrs. Lofton

  3. Dear Mrs Yollis,
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! to you!
    What a wonderful class you have and parents you have.
    I hope you enjoyed your special birthday and the day. Birthdays are special are`nt they because you got to celebrate with your students and their families
    Best Birthday Wishes
    From Bianca.

  4. Dear Mrs Yollis,
    wow a VERY BIG HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you from down under.
    What a wonderful lot of students and families you have in your life to celebrate your special day. Its times like this that really do leave a mark on your life.Birthdays are meant to be special and I am so glad that yours was.
    I wish you a lot more birthdays to come and good health and happiness from many years
    best wishes from your friend down under AA.

  5. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

    Happy birthday and many happy returns of the day!

    With warmest best wishes,

    Lyudmila and class

  6. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

    Happy Belated Birthday! I hope you had a big piece of cake.

    I can't wait to see your new Ipad. It seems like the perfect gift for you.

    Your friend,
    Mrs. Levy

  7. Dear Friends,

    Thank you so much for the kind birthday wishes! I am typing this comment on my new iPad! The screen is very bright and the touch typing screen is fun! I am having a great time learning! In fact, I can't stop giggling!

    I'm going to try and publish a blog post from it today!

    Thanks again for helping to make my day special!

    Birthday Girl

  8. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

    We had fun sharing your birthday with you yesterday. We are glad you like the birthday gift.

    You must have had a blast because you seems really surprised

    What fun tricks or apps have you learned on the ipad?

    We are sad to see this will be the last year our family will have you as a teacher but we will always have you as a friend. Have a wonderful summer and keep blogging!
    Sydney and Susan
    (Susan is Sydney's mom)

  9. Dear Vizvary family,

    I am having a ball with this new technology! So far, I have sent a few emails and composed a few blog comments. I have been learning how to type and revise using the writing features.

    Having all three of the Vizvary children, one as a second grader AND a third grader was a pleasure for me. You are correct, we will always be friends!

    Thanks again for all your support over the years!

    Your pal,
    Miss Pfau/Mrs. Yollis
    :-). Sent via iPad. :-)

  10. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

    Happy Birthday again! I love birthdays and I could not imagine a more fitting gift for you. The timing of your birthday - at the end of a year of technology and after the release of the new iPad - made the gift a no brainer. I think it was as fun and emotional for all of us to see your reaction as it was for you to open it.

    Thank you again for everything this year. And may you have many happy years with your new toy.

    (Jaxon's mom)

  11. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

    Happy (belated) birthday!

    I trust you are enjoying your iPad and I'm sure I speak for the many (jealous) parents in saying you deserve it!

    You have meant so much to Ben this year, challenging him to do his best and strive to work just that much harder in everything he does.

    Thanks to you he is playing piano and loving it.

    We'll always remember this year and only hope Joss gets to have you as a teacher in two years!

    Have a great summer!


    Eric (Ben's dad)

  12. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

    Wow! What a great gift from your generous students and their families. I'll be sure to show this post to my students to give them some ideas. (Just joking. Well, kind of.)

    I know your students have had an amazing and unforgettable year of learning with you. So have I and all of the other followers of your blog. Thank you for making it so fun to learn from each other.

    Enjoy your wonderful present!

    Mr. Salsich

  13. Dear Mrs. Yollis,
    My husband and I want to wish you a belated Happy Birthday! We are so glad our daughter, Shannon, and grand-daughter, Kendall, were able to share it with you. Both of them were thrilled to be a part of your special day and delighted with your expression of joy when you received your birthday surprise. We want to thank you for the educational experiences you enabled Kendall and your other students to explore. You are an exceptional teacher and deserve our kudos and thanks!
    With sincere gratitude,
    Marsha Cooke

  14. Dear Friends,

    Thank you again for such nice birthday wishes in the comments!

    @ Barbara,

    Yes, it was quite an emotional moment! In fact, I keep reliving it...and...I am still tearing up. It was an unbelievably generous and thoughtful gift!

    @ Eric, (Ben's dad)

    Yes, I am certainly enjoying my new iPad! In fact, I cannot put it down!

    Thank you for your kind words about the year with Ben. I look forward to hearing him play a little jazz for me one day! :-)

    @ Mr. Salsich,

    I know! :-o

    I am speechless!

    It was already a memorable year for me, but now...I'll never forget it!

    Thanks for your kind words. My class has thoroughly enjoyed the connection we made with you and your class. I look forward to many more in the future!

    @ Marsha, (Kendall's super-commenter/grandmother!)

    It has been a wonderful year with the students. Thank you for your high praise. Coming from you, that means a lot.

    I hope you and your husband will continue to be a part of our blog! :-)

    Mrs. Yollis

  15. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

    Wow! I am shocked when I saw your face, also, I'm happy that you liked your NEW i pad. Did you use it yet? If you did, did you like it? I have tried using once it's so cool!

    I'm glad you liked the i pad


  16. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

    You must have a great time with your iPad.(= Happy Birthday. I said happy birthday after I mentioned the iPad because you are really into the iPad.



  17. Happy belated birthday! It's so lovely that your students gave you an iPad as a gift. I can't wait to read in your blog about your experience using it. Best wishes!
    Mrs. Siso :)

  18. @ Mrs. Siso,

    Thanks for your nice comment! I was quite surprised with the generous gift! I look forward to using it in the classroom!

    Mrs. Yollis

  19. Wow! You have some amazing students and parents - an iPad, I can't even imagine. I am new to the blogging world but I can't wait to see how you use your birthday present in the classroom.


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