Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Happy Birthday, Ross Mannell!

Mr. Mannell is a retired teacher form New South Wales, Australia! He is a regular reader of Mrs. Yollis' blog and the class appreciates his support! He always leaves such interesting comments, and  he is a teacher in our global classroom!

Happy Birthday, Ross Mannell!

Follow Mr. Mannell on Twitter!  @RossMannell

What have you learned from Mr. Mannell?
Which comment was your favorite?


  1. Dear Mr. Mannell,

    Happy birthday! I know that the whole class really really really appreciates all the great quality comments that you leave! You are an amazing writer, and you do a lot of great comments to practice your writing. Once again thank you for all your comments! Oh and happy birthday Mr. Mannell.


  2. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

    I think it's very nice of you to do such a wonderful post about Mr. Mannell's birthday!

    I have learned so much infromation from Mr. Mannell that I can't even name them all! If I had to pick my favorite comment that he has left, it would have to be the one on the local environment of Sointula. In that comment I learned that a lot of interesting animals, such as kangaroos, wallabies, wombats, poisonous snakes and koalas live in New South Wales, Australia. I also really enjoyed reading about Old Tom, the orca.

    Happy Birthday Mr. Mannell!


  3. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

    I am so happy that Mr. Mannell has contributed on our blog! He has left spectacular comments on Our World, Our Stories, 365 blog, and of course, our own blog which I am typing on at this very moment.

    Mr. Mannell, if you are reading this right now, I want you to know that I am very grateful for all of your wonderful comments. Our blog and many other blogs wouldn't be the same without you. You should know by now that you are a big section on our blog.

    Happy birthday Mr. Mannell!

    And by the way, how old are you turning?



  4. Dear Mr. Mannell,
    I really enjoy communicating with you on the blog.
    Thank you for your wonderful comments and time you are giving us. I think you are a great writer, hope to hear from you soon.
    I wish you happy birthday and best wishes
    Love your friend

  5. Dear Mr Mannell,

    We want to join Mrs Yollis and her class in wishing you a very happy birthday!

    You are our number one supporter and we always learn a lot from your blog comments.

    The students (and teachers) think you're amazing because it sure seems like you have been everywhere and done everything. You have a lot of tales to tell. We wonder if you ever rest!

    Miss Jordan, 2KM, 2KJ and I hope you have a lovely day doing the things you enjoy most!

    Your friend,
    Mrs Morris

  6. Dear Mr. Mannel,

    Happy Birthday! I appreciate all of the wonderful comments you have written on my blog. I also think that it is very nice of you to comment on so many different blogs. We all love hearing from you. :)

    Happy Birthday!

    Your blogging buddy,

  7. Dear Mr Mannell,

    What a super birthday greeting from Mrs Yollis and her wonderful students.

    I, too would like to wish you a very Happy Birthday.

    You are really amazing with all the wonderful comments which you leave on heaps of blogs. How do you find the time.

    I love all your comments as each time I read one of your comments I am always learning something new.
    Thank you for that.

    Now Happy Happy Birthday!


  8. Hello Mrs.Yollis,

    This is my first time being on your blog and it is amazing! That was a really nice post to do for someone on their birthday. I bet it would make him feel very good.


  9. Hi Mrs. Yollis my name is Madeline and I live in the Comox Valley.

    Happy Birthday Mr. Mannell.
    That was a lovely post Mrs. Yollis. Did your class ever have him as teacher? He seems like a lovely man and a wonderful role model/teacher.

  10. @ Etai,

    I really HOPE Mr. Mannel will leave more comments. Like I said, our blog and many other blogs wouldn't be the same with out him. He makes our blog extremely interesting. Whenever Mr. Mannell leaves a comment, I just halved to read the comment or I feel like I have missed the news! Even when I don't have time to wright a comment, I still read his posts. His posts interests me better than any video game, TV, book, and magazine.

    Etai, you are so right that Mr. Mannell is a great writer. When I grow up, I will go on blogs and tell stories just like him. It would be an honor turning out like him.



  11. Hi I'm Dharma
    I'm from the Comox Valley and I'm in Mrs. Braidwoods class. I am in grade 7. I have a friend that also was born in November her name is Emma. Anyway I hope you have a great Birthday and have a great life.
    Happy Birthday Mr.Mannell!
    Plus have a great time being retired.

  12. Dear Mr. Mannell,

    Happy Birthday, I hope you had an amazing Birthday.
    We all love your quality comments. We would love you to Skype with us one day. Our whole entire class would appreciate meeting you. My uncle also lives in Wales, but not South Wales, Australia, he lives in Wales, United Kingdom.


    Madison (a student from Mrs. Yollis's class)

  13. Parsa [Mrs. Yollis' class]November 17, 2011 at 7:10 PM

    Dear Mr. Manell,

    Happy birthday Mr. Manell! Mrs. Yollis and her class really thank you for all of your quality comments. In my opinion, you are one of the best commenters who participats on our blog. You are so good at commenting that you comment on every single blog I know! You are a very good friend and commenter. Right when I come home I go on Mrs. Yollis' blog and look at all of the comments and usually stop at your comments and start reading! Because of all of your hard work, terrific comments, and niceness you deserve this post to be all about you. Thank you for all of your quality comments!

    What is your favorite present that you got on your birthday?

    Parsa [Mrs. Yollis' class]

  14. Dear Mr.Mannell,

    Happy Birthday!

    Thank you for all your quality comments. You support us a lot with your participation. You also participate in Our World,Our Stories.I was amazed on the length and high level vocabulary you use on each comment. We are looking forward to meeting you.

    Thanks again!


  15. @ Mr Mannell,

    Happy Birthday to you,
    happy birthday to you,
    happy birthday dear Mr Mannell,
    happy birthday to you!

    I hope you have a great day and I appreciate all the comments you leave on my blog and 2KM and 2KJ's blog but there have been soo many quality comments that you have left that I can not choose one of them.

    Your pal,

  16. I am delighted to write on Mrs. Yollis' blog for Family Month on behalf of Alexandra. This is a wonderful idea to keep in touch with each other and to learn about what Alexandra and her classmates are learning in school. Keep up the good work!

    Sonia Pascher

  17. Hello Mrs. Yollis and class,

    This birthday greeting was a wonderful surprise and it came right on my birthday. :) It certainly cheered me up.

    Sorry I hadn't replied earlier but I've been working on a double DVD set for a school play I filmed. It's kept me very busy over the last few days so I didn't actually see your greeting until a little after the date.

    That school's twin DVD set is now complete. I had to make 150 copies for them. With the next booking not until Thursday for another school, I have a little time to catch up again.

    Making DVDs and CDs for schools and community groups in my area is a hobby but can sometimes take up most of the day. As you know, blogging and commenting on blogs is another hobby of mine so I am getting busy with them again.

    :) Thank you for making my birthday extra special.

    Ross Mannell (teacher)
    NSW, Australia

  18. Hello Mrs Yollis and class,

    Now here's an unusual twist to your lovely birthday greeting. :)

    A teacher in Australia I had taught with in the 90s saw your post and looked me up. I had shown her how to access and use the internet many years back.

    Your blog has reintroduced two Australian teachers. Now that's pretty amazing. :)

    Ross Mannell (teacher)
    NSW, Australia

  19. @ Ross Mannell,

    Well isn't that a fun twist to your birthday! I'm so glad you shared! You are such a wonderful person and impact so many classes through blogging. That's a gift!

    Glad you are enjoying some time off!

    Your friend,
    Mrs. Y♥llis


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