Thursday, September 15, 2011

Thank You, Jarrod!

Mrs. Yollis found a special package in her mailbox! It was a wonderful gift from a blogging buddy in Australia named Jarrod!

 Jarrod is a member of 2KM and 2KJ class. This fabulous group of bloggers lives in Victoria, Australia.

Mrs. Yollis' class knows Jarrod because he has left many quality comments on their blog! They also know Jarrod through Jarrod's Awesome Blog.

Thank you, Jarrod, for your lovely gifts of candy, Vegemite, and the Australian souvenir! Thank you too for the gift of friendship! We will be sampling the Vegemite very soon!
Please head over to Jarrod's Awesome Blog and say thank you with a quality comment!

Have you met any special friends through educational blogging?


  1. Dear Mrs Yollis,

    How wonderful to receive your special suprise package from Jarrod.
    That is so nice of him to do that!
    From the looks of the photo you received some pretty awesome items.

    I have formed some really amazing friendship through blogging. For each and everyone of them are so special to me and I just love it.

    The people who form this special firendship with me because of blogging are Mrs Yollis, Mrs Lynch and Mrs Hembree. It really is so wonderful to think of having this special connection around the world and all because of blogging.

    A huge thanks to Mrs Morris for introducing me to blogging for without her I won't have had a clue about blogging or met my special friends!

    From your friend down under,

  2. Hello Mrs. Yollis's class,

    Being from Australia myself, I recognise a number of favourites in the package. Jarrod has been very thoughful in what was chosen.

    I see you also have Vegemite. It's a favourite of mine but it seems Vegemite is one of those things people wither like or not with little in between.

    Enjoy your gift package from Jarrod. I know any Australian class would love what's in it too.

    Ross Mannell (teacher)

  3. Dear Mrs Yollis,

    I just showed Jarrod this post, and his face lit up! Blogging is so terrific for student (and teacher!) learning but building special friendships is also a wonderful bonus! :)

    I hope you enjoy the Vegemite! I love vegemite on toast but I know that many people in other countries think it has a strong, unpleasant flavour. I suppose it is an aquired taste!

    I have no doubt you will love the Caramello Koalas and Fantales, yum!! :)

    Best wishes,
    Miss Jordan

  4. @ Mrs Yollis' class,

    I'm so glad the gift arrived safe and sound.

    Jarrod and his mum were very excited to tell me about the parcel they sent a week or two ago.

    I think they made a good choice with the chocolates and lollies. Caramello Koalas and Fantales are delicious and popular. You can read the wrapper on the Fantales to try to guess who the celebrity is.

    I'm so thankful that blogging has opened up a whole new world of friendships for my students, the parents and me.

    We can't wait to hear what you think about the Vegemite. Vegemite is something that I enjoy on toast or biscuits every day!


    @ AA,

    No need to thank me for introducing you to blogging. I should be thanking you for the way you have embraced it. You are a role model parent.

    Best wishes,
    Mrs M☀rris

  5. Dear Jarrod,

    It is so nice of you to send us a chocolate shaped Koala, Vegemite, a flag from Australia, and a necklace for Mrs. Yollis.

    @Mrs. Yollis,
    I have a blogging friend BB and her mother AA from Australia. It is very nice of them to always leave us comments.


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    @ AA, (Australian mum)

    Receiving this gift was a wonderful surprise! It reminded me of another special family I know from Australia! As we have said so many times, blogging has exceeded my expectation in every area, but the friendships have been priceless! My class and I feel so fortunate!

    I agree with what Mrs. Morris said. You are a fantastic role model for all parents. Your participation and support of bloggers all over the world is remarkable! I mean it!

    @ Mr. Mannell, (Australian teacher)

    Thanks so much for your constant support of my classroom blog and my students' blogs! Like AA, you are a loyal commenter! :-)

    Yes, we are going to have a taste test of the Vegemite. I know how popular it is in Australia, and perhaps we'll get some takers here in America. I think it is looked upon like our peanut butter. Lots of people eat it on toast or as a sandwich spread.

    It was a very thoughtful gift!

    @ Miss Jordan and Mrs. Morris, (2KM/2KJ teachers from Australia)

    Isn't it just amazing! Who knew how connected we'd all become through blogging!

    I am so please that Jarrod has seen the post and was pleased. We had many happy faces here as well!

    We're going to be sampling the Vegemite very soon, so we will let you know. None of the students had ever heard of it!

    We treasure your friendship!

    Mrs. Y♥llis

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  7. @ Mrs Yolis' and class,

    What a great post Mrs Yolis. I am so glad you got my parcel.

    I hope you like the Vegemite!

    Your pal,
    Jarr☀d :lol:

  8. Dear Mrs Yollis,
    That is so kind of Jarrod to send you and your Students are parcel.

    Parcels are so wonderful to receive.

    Interesting question.

    Through blogging I have met heaps of people for example Miriam, Victoria, Ross Mannel, Mrs Yollis, Mrs Lynch, Mrs Hembree and Sarah.

    I, love my special friendships with all these people around the world. I really feel so lucky to have this connection with them all.

    Blogging really rocks and it is awesome.
    From your pal,

  9. Dear Jarr☀d,

    Thank you for the Carmella Koalas, the souvenir, and the Vegemite. The chocolate lollies were delicious!

    Do you like to play Checkers or Chess? What other games do you like. One of my favorite games is Connect Four.

    Your northern hemisphere friends,
    Jake and Jakob
    Mrs. Yollis' students

  10. @ Jarrod,

    Alyssa and I are so happy that you sent us candy. We are both candy queens. We really liked
    the carmel! It was so nice of you too
    get us all that candy. We can't wait
    too try the vegemite!

    your friends,
    Alyssa and Sasha

  11. Dear Jarrod,

    Thank you for the wonderful gift!
    Our class loved the chocolate koalas and Vegamite.

    Mrs. Yollis loved the bracelet.
    Our class loved the Australian flag.♦

    You have made our blog interesting and fantastic!

    Your American friends,
    Mia and Atrina

  12. Dear Jarr☀d,
    Thank you for the treats.
    We really liked the Carmela Koalas.
    We are looking forward to tasting the Vegemite. Our class is anxious to meet you and your class!

    Acacia and Madison

  13. Dear Jarrod,

    We are two of Mrs. Yollis' students.
    We think Australia's candies are better than America's candy. Thank you for commenting to our blog.

    Have you ever eaten any American candy?

    Your blogging friends,
    Etai and Sammy

  14. @Jarrod,

    Thanks for the candy and Vegemite. Im looking forward to tasting the Vegemite. The candy is so good. It was very nice that you gave Mrs.Yollis a necklace. Thanks for the presents.

    Your friends,
    Kelly and Jordyn

  15. Dear Jarrod,

    Thank you for commenting on our blog! We really appreciate the parcel. Our class is looking forward to trying the Vegemite. We also like the charm.

    Leila and Alexandra

  16. @Jarrod,

    Thank you Jarrod for the Vegemite and candy. You are an amazing blogger. You have a very creative blog. We like your mascpt Leo. We hope you comment back to us.

    Your blogging buddies,
    Brenden and Parsa

  17. Dear Jarrod,

    The candy was great, maybe I will send a package to you. It will be filled with ... I'm sure you'll like it.

    What do you think will be in the package?

    Your friend,
    Matthew and Aidan

  18. Jarrod,

    Thank you for the wonderful treats from Down Under. My daughter enjoyed every single bite. It is amazing how blogging can bring people, who live so far apart, so close together.

    Mrs. Aguirre (mom)

  19. @ all of Mrs Yollis' students who left me a comment,

    Thank you for leaving me comments.I'm glad you liked the Caramello Koalas', I like them too.

    Jake and Jakob - I like to play chess and checkers, we call checkers draughts though. Do you like to play them? I like to play Australian monopoly too.

    Alyssa and Sasha - did you know in Australia we call candy lollies.

    Mia, Atrina, Leila and Alexandra - you'll have to let me know what you think of the Vegemite once you have tried. Here's a tip don't spread too much on as it may taste too salty otherwise.

    Acacia and Madison - I can't wait until we are able to Skype too. I enjoyed talking to Mrs Yoliis' old class and learning all about them and America.

    Etai and Sammy - I have had some American "candy" as lots of our shops sell it here.

    Kelly and Jordyn - I'm glad you enjoyed them. Did you know your names together are the same as 2KJ's teacher?

    Brenden and Parsa - Thank you for your kind words have you checked out my own blog? Maybe you might be able to earn your own blogs too.

    Matthew and Aidan - oh how exciting, maybe it would be some American treats.

    Mrs. Aguirre - I'm glad your daughter enjoyed the special treats. I have enjoyed getting to know Mrs Yollis and her class and look forward to getting to know her new class and wanted to share some of the things we like in Australia with them.

    Your new pal,

  20. Hello Mrs. Yollis,

    I was about to update our Classroom2Kids Edublog for my new Grade 2 class this September when I decided to have a little look around at what other teachers were doing. Oh my! I have now spent several hours looking at YOUR blog and website, and following some of your links! It is all so impressive!

    I am excited to be starting a new year of blogging... my first attempts were in June 2010. One of my goals is to create blogs for my students instead of having to copy/paste their entries into the class blog. I visited Jarrod's blog and was blown away by what this young man has created!

    Thank you for all the hints and tips you have added for both students and teachers! You have inspired me once again!

    Mrs. Boekhout

  21. @ Bianca,

    I agree with you! Blogging is awesome! I, too, have met wonderful friends through blogging: you, your mom, Mrs. Morris, Miss Jordan, Mrs. McKenzie, Mr. Salsich, Mr. Avery, Mrs. Hembree, Mr. Mannel...and the list goes on and on and on!

    I remember getting that special parcel from you! What a great friend you are, Bianca!

    @ Nora B,

    Thanks so much for your high praise! We love blogging and I'm glad that it shows. Jarrod is a student of Mrs. Morris and Miss Jordan. Their blog is found in our sidebar and is called 2KM and 2KJ. They set up Edublogs for their students and every one of them is fabulous!

    The blogging community is a wonderful, supportive group of people! Welcome!

    Your friend,
    Mrs. Y♥llis

  22. When you taste the Vegemite Mrs Yollis you will have to let us know, its an aquired taste from this side of the world.
    Mr Webb and Room 8, Melville Intermediate School, Hamilton, New Zealand.

  23. Hi Mrs Yollis,

    Fantastic post.

    How nice of Jarrod to send a package from Australia.

    So you know I'm in Jarrod's class.

    Fantastic post again.


  24. Dear Mrs. Yollis and class,
    I have been checking out different blogs within the internet. Your blog was an exceptional hit in my mind.To me, your blog had vokis, videos and other creative resources.

    Consider checking out our blog!! We're starting out with blogging, so it would be appreiciated with some tips through commenting.


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