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Saturday, September 3, 2011

What a Treat


Of all the goodies waiting for them on 

the first day of school

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it is remarkable to think that 



am the one they've been waiting to see


all summer long.


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My dear friends and readers,

my students come back to school on Tuesday and I just want to let 

you know that my summer correspondence with you has been

A REAL TREAT.

If I'm late in visiting you just know that I am

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and I will be a bit tardy in visiting you! 

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OH! The bell's a ringin'


Off I go...





Photo Credits:

Erasers from blog: One Charming Party
Photographer Nicole Hull Gerulat

Little Girl at Desk: Kara May Photography

Back to School sign - Sweet Southern Prep

School Teacher - Nulook

En Retard - Tumblr


140 comments:

  1. Hope it's a great school year and you get a great bunch of kids.... I know they will love you!! xo

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  2. Je te souhaite une belle rentrée et un mois de septembre lumineux ...
    Septembre, mois des "bonnes" résolutions et des jours tendres, plus tout à fait l'été, pas tout à fait l'automne, mois parfait s'il en est ...
    Je t'embrasse chère Anita.
    Marie-Ange

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  3. I send you my dear friend all my better desires and "courage" for this new school year.
    Enjoy your last summer days with the new color and light

    Muchos besos para tí y muy feliz fin de semana.

    Cecilia

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  4. Hello Anita:
    Having spent many years in education, we are acutely aware of what an enormous influence on the lives of young people teachers are. Such responsibility but also such deep satisfaction. Is there ever a more rollercoaster of a profession?!!

    With every good wish for a most successful new academic year!!

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  5. Lovely Anita,
    the pink eraser's wrapped to look like candy are great fun! And I imagine you make learning great fun for your students too, how lucky they are to have you as a teacher.
    As always, your comments on my own post are warm and kindly written, they are VERY appreciated and most of all thank you for remembering Spotty.... he loves your hugs :)
    Have a relaxing weekend, and do not overdo the housework! Abby xx

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  6. Anita, I have very much enjoyed your visits during this summer and certainly understand you are a very busy woman now that school has started. Your students are very lucky! Take care! Linda

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  7. Wishing you a fabulous school year ahead!!! Your students are truly BLESSED to have a wonderful caring Teacher!!! Lucky they are...

    Happy Labour Day week-end..xo HHL

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  8. Yes the real world is calling again, to my mom also, enjoy your first week back with the children, and of course the rest of the year Will be thinking of you ;)
    Thanks for your visit, I always lookforward to your comments but quite understand that there is just not the time in the day to fit it all in.
    Love and Hugs to you Ruben and Balzac xxxx

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  9. Anita..you are doing the most important job of all, educating and changing lives. Your students are awfully lucky to have someone like you teaching them....a gift that they may not realize they had until they are older and wiser.
    Wishing you a successful year and look forward to your visits and posts!!

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  10. Dear Anita,

    Oh what memories you have brought back..new rubbers (not as glam as your pink ones)pencils,and the best new lace up brown shoes tee heee!

    Happy new term. Ida OOxx

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  11. Being a teacher myself I understand you perfectly!
    I love coming here to enjoy your posts although not much of a fervent commenter, I am afraid! :)
    Have a happy start!!

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  12. Oh dearest,
    I started school last week and have been tardy already in bloglandia. So I think I get this.

    I've got to figure out something as clever and fun as this.

    Have a great school year.
    Love
    Ruben

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  13. You know when I was in school, oh so many years ago, we all started school the day after Labor Day...the kids here have already been in school for 3 weeks. (Chagrin) Wishing you well, dear friend, and a most successful school year!

    Cathy

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  14. Have a wonderful school year! Such a lucky group of students to have a special teacher as you. Have a wonderful weekend. Grace xoox

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  15. I know all your students will be lined up to greet you my friend. What joy awaits you....I know they must adore you.
    Now that image with the erasers is soooooo adorable...I must borrow it too. Is that ok? I wish I would of thought of that!

    Hugs for a great weekend...and a great new school year. You know I am with you all the way. xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox

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  16. Anita, i think most of us will be in a back to school mode of some sort... i find posting and vsiiting once a week is the best i can do!
    xo sandra

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  17. Enjoy being back at school my dear. I loved this post, you do source some stunning images. I must stop saying this but it is true!!!
    Hope it is not too much like hard work and I am sure you will feel like you've never been away.
    Take care and have a good week.
    x x

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  18. Oh my....what do I say to this after our conversation last night???
    MAGICAL always comes to mind, my forever friend.
    How can I not SMILE when I know what lies ahead for you (and you, too, Ruben!! :)
    You, my dear, are "Once upon an enchanted evening, fireflies danced and fairies made wishes come true....".
    Another beautiful post from my beautiful friend....
    Much love, Lisa xoxo

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  19. Dearest Anita,
    You will be missed but your job is the ultimate priority for you at the moment. Help produce some of tomorrow's mentors.

    Wishing you a joy filled and memorable year! No doubt you will be back to us at Christmas.
    Much Love
    Dianne
    X

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  20. OH, you make sound so wonderful! Good luck for the next school year, many blessings! You are a fairy and those children will remember you forever!

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  21. How adorable Anita,

    Lovin that video! Wonderful post, and don't you just love that idea about erasers covered in wax papers?

    Happy first week of school. My girls start college classes next week too. Ooooh a pair of new red shoes, composition books, and a new pencil case.

    Karen

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  22. Bonne rentree scolaire Anita! I hope you get a great group of kids. They are certainly getting a pretty cool teacher! ;-) A bientot, Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

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  23. I just know you are an awesome. great. wonderful teacher! And yes YOU are the one they are excited to see Tuesday!
    Have a great and pretty first day of school!
    Kristin

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  24. Yup...I'm back at school too after a very busy and exciting summer. Let's make this a school year to remember~

    love ya,
    bunny

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  25. I'll miss your beautiful posts but I'll understand. Thanks for this adorable post.

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  26. Oh yes, off you go! The wrapped erasers are darling, must remember this idea. Have a grand New School Year, ma chere amie. Keep clicking those stylish heels!
    Lots of love xxxx

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  27. If there were more teachers like you I wouldn't have to home school!

    xoxo
    Andie

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  28. Be the kind and wonderful teacher you have always been, dearest Anita! I am sure your students will be happy and proud of you!!
    Much love to you!!!
    Bela

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  29. You have one of the most important jobs. Thank you for choosing to be a teacher. Your students are so blessed to have you in their lives.

    Danielle

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  30. I've been thinking of you all week as you "dive into" the school year. Our local teachers went on strike yesterday so we are not sure if school will open on Tuesday or not.

    Summer is still ticking in the Pacific Northwest and I refuse to let it go! There are small signs of autumn coming but not many, a leaf here or there but 80 degree weather expected still for the next 10 days.

    Toasting my ice cool glass of lemonade high in the air for a merry and bright school year. I hope and pray it is love filled and fun filled for you and the best school year ever!

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  31. Bonne chance! I wish you a wonderful year!!! Absolutely lovely post, once again :)
    Nathalie

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  32. ALl I can say, Lovely Anita, is KNOCK 'EM DEAD!!!!

    Inspire, instruct and bring on the light of sharing the wonders of the world into their young lives.

    Let's fight the pollution of pettiness with joy and generosity, shall we??

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  33. Oh lovely post, you should dress up like the teacher lady here, she looks so cute in the picture. I hope you have a nice time at school, must be fun having you for a teacher.

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  34. My husband has been a teacher all our married life, so I know a little bit about what you're feeling right now...truly a "clean slate," with endless possibilities!

    I congratulate your students on having a teacher as awesome as you, and may you have a blessed schoolyear!

    Cindy @ Notes in the Key of Life

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  35. Dearest Anita
    Such a FUN post! The children will be so very happy to see your sweet face greeting them at the door... Love the children singing... What beautiful memories it brought back of my childhood in school.. The children are blessed to have a teacher such as you...
    Love to you,
    Penny

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  36. Hi Anita! What a sweet post.You know I loved those pink erasers back in my school days.I also couldnt wait to get one of those they smelled so good,lol.Im sending all the best wishes to you on your new school year.God Bless!

    Have a lovely weekend!

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  37. Anita, wishing you all the best for the coming school term. I know your students are eager to be back with you. Lucky students!
    Enjoy the holiday weekend! ~ sarah

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  38. Anita,
    Je peux imaginer tes élèves avec les coeurs ravis de te voir. Je suis sûre que tu es la MEILLIEURE enseignante!

    Bonne rentrée, mon amie!
    Ne travaille pas trop!

    Mandy

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  39. Go girl, go!!!!

    I'm wishing you and your pupils all the joy and enthusiasm and ENERGY in the world.

    I am with you in spirit. ENjoY :-)

    Stephanie

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  40. What an adorable post, Anita! It HAS been a lovely summer, hasn't it?!

    As my daughter has already recently begun her very first year as an elementary school teacher, I really appreciate what you're doing...wishing you the most wonderful start to a most wonderful year, my friend...

    Julie

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  41. And you my friend will WOW them like no other. I would be so waiting to see who my HOT french teacher is.
    I've LOVED all your posts all summer long.
    Yes the erasers...... very very chic.
    Milles xoxoxoxoxoxoxo
    I love you
    Claudette

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  42. those photos were so much fun
    what a cute idea with the erasers ---I marvel that people are able to think of those kinds of things.

    Yes, the fall brings new and often busy responsibilities to many of us. Don't make us wait TOO LONG however for your beautiful posts.

    I bet you are a wonderful teacher, tres chic, and full of joi de vive (or however you spell, or say it....I am sure Claudie is rolling her eyes at me, tee,hee)

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  43. Dear Anita,

    Oh the excitement of the first day back to school, new books, and stationery... and yes, I still remember the smell of the new erasers and tins of Lakeland coloured pencils, after all those years.
    Ummm! loved it.
    Best wishes, for a happy school year ahead, dear friend to you and your pupils.
    Hope you are enjoying your long weekend

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  44. I hope you enjoyed your summer vacation. Did you ever paint your water color? Love the shoes in the second photo! I want those shoes!!

    Have a blessed holiday weekend :)

    xoxo
    Kerri

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  45. Hi Anita,

    I hope your first week back to work was a good one. Rest up and enjoy your 3-day weekend before the kiddos return. They are blessed to have YOU as their Teacher!

    Love,
    Heidi (hi-d)

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  46. Anita Dear,

    You ARE the treat, you are the treasure, my friend. A rare and wondrous teacher, a most caring advocate for those precious children.
    Fourth grade was the most memorable and magical year for my Alex. (et moi aussi :)))

    "A teacher affects eternity.."
    - Henry Adams

    Love to you!
    - Irina and Alex

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  47. You will carry them along with you to the stars and back, they are in for a fantastic year!

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  48. Hi Anita!
    Oh I love your eraser idea! That is one sweeeeet idea!
    I hope you have an amazing school year! Your students must be extra blessed to have you as their teacher!
    What a wonderful world you must make for them ~ May God's Grace shower on you all year long ~ for peace, calm, creativity, energy and strength ~
    and
    the faith to keep on going and growing!
    *blessings always,
    Maria

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  49. Thank you dear one for the visit and your sweet note! You made my day..
    Bisous!
    Penny

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  50. When I was four years old, I couldn't wait to be in kindergarten...then I couldn't wait to be on the big play ground with the first graders, then, I couldn't wait to be on the even larger playground with the 4th graders on up. In sixth grade, I was already thinking of what it would be like to be out of school and married. I had my dreams of being married to a man who drove a convertible, and I wanted two children. Then I became saved at eleven years old, and my next adventure was going to be a long distance one and that was finally being in Heaven! And life goes on, and the years roll by, and everything is precious, every tiny bit has a purpose and meaning to it. Children are precious and they have dreams, even at very young ages. I did get married, with a man who has owned 100 cars (not all at once!) some of them convertibles, and I doubled the size of my family to four children...but I am still waiting for the icing on the cake...Heaven!
    May you have a beautiful year ahead of you teaching the precious souls of children.
    love, and hugs,
    Teresa in California

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  51. Tardy yes but NO DETETION....just SWEET TREAT APPLES!! Tee Hee

    Anita today was the first day of our move!! (Boy am I caput)!!

    Have a wonderful back to school, and Prayers out to Ya!! ;-)

    Many many Blessings Dear One, Lot's of Hugs and Love!! Linnie

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  52. Hi Anita, I'm sure they've been missing you! Who doesn't want their rubbers wrapped?? That's so sweet and shows what kind of teacher you are. Have a great school year!!! :) Now I'm off to find who photographed that beautiful school girl. Soooo beautiful!! Have a blessed day!

    Love, Kristin

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  53. Hi Anita!!!!
    Hope you've been having a wonderful holiday weekend!!!
    This is such a cute post; I adore all the photos!!!!
    Thank you so much for your lovely comment!!!
    Just wanted to stop by & say hello!!!
    Shannon
    xoxo :-)

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  54. Hi Anita...what a wonderful post !!...love it...back too school......yes darling.....enjoy that time.......and do not worry about us......we know you are busy...take the time you need to do things.....we have had a wedding yesterday......and now about two ours three ours we have a wedding high tea with 40 people......so i enjoy myself.......have fun too...love from me...xxx...

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  55. Good luck for a new beginning!!! I love those pictures, so full of hope for the start of something new! X

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  56. Never mind the tardiness Dearest...first things first...you go out there and give those wonderful students the best year...Enjoy being back at school Anita...Dzintra

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  57. Dearest Anita. your students can be soooo lad to have you - and i'm sutr they are. For them it's not easy too, to get into routine again, but YOU will bring some magic to the classroom, i know!
    That outfit up there with black skirt and bow-tie looks gorgeous, and i can see you waering that to school!
    Am a bit tardy too, you see ... Sometimes, real life takes up a bit more from us! Never mind - i do look forward to sharing a lovely fall season with YOU! xx

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  58. Hi Anita, when I first saw the erasers I thought they were candy! Love the outfit the teacher is wearing and I absolutely love that rabbit. How are things at Rabbit Hill?

    xoxo, Bonnie

    PS - loved Ruben's post!

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  59. Haut les coeurs pour cette rentrée avec de nouveaux visages, de nouvelles idées et la récompense de transmettre un savoir qui embellira la vie de tes élèves.
    Je t'embrasse.
    Fine.

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  60. mon ami
    may you
    give them
    as much
    JOY
    as they
    give you.
    BEAR HUGS
    ~victoria~

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  61. Enjoy your new year, Anita! I know the kids are lucky to have you as their teacher and I'm not at all surprised that you are what they look forward to the most!

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  62. Good Luck and hope its really a good year for you and your students.

    It is always a pleasure to visit your blog...

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  63. Oh, Anita
    I'm going to miss visiting with you all the time, but we have to share you right now. Your beautiful students need you more. I bet they just adore you. I love the photo of the little school girl. I always loved school growing up, and this post was so fun and brought back some sweet memories. Children are so creative, honest, and wonderful!! Enjoy your time with them.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

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  64. You came to meet Jock! Thank you so much my dear dear friend for your sweet words... Have a wonderful day. Sending love your way.
    Bisous! Penny

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  65. Best wishes on returning to your little darlings dear Anita! I hope you have an incredibly wonderful group of students this year.

    Have a grand time ma belle!

    Grosses bises, Sherry

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  66. Hello dear friend,
    So nice of you to let us all know that you are still thinking of us, even while so busy with the hustle & bustle of life and school. Your images are beautiful and always blow me away. Yes, I see "that" on your sidebar and think it covers things very well.
    Have a great week back at school. I look forward to what you will share in the future with us.
    Blessings and hugs to you Anita!

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  67. Oh my dearest... I just got home from Becca's first soccer trournament.... it was wonderful weekend and the trip was great but I got lots of sun, and i look like my ripe tomatoes!!!grin.

    I am looking foward to this week and hopefully with can exchange some notes.

    I know our students will be so blessed to have you as a teacher. It is amazing to think and imagine what kind of impact the Lord Jesus has already reserved for you and each one of them!

    love you~

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  68. Good luck and remember do not work too hard, be as good to yourself as you are to your students.

    50 kids is a lot but think of what a difference you will make for them. I am sure that you are the teacher that these kids will speak of 20 years from now as making the biggest impression on them. Your caring loving, sunny personality surely makes you the hands down favorite.

    We will be thinking of you and missing you.

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  69. Have a great time! You will find the joy in all you do! I started a pinterest account. What fun!Came here via there, actually! Take care, dear!Blessings.

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  70. This post make me think of the first days of school and how many I wish I could remember that made me miss school so much, haha. Thanks for sharing :))

    p.s. I gave you a "Prom Queen" award.

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  71. The Hokey Pokey IS what it's all about! I LOVE the pink pearl yummy wrapped erasers! So much fun!
    Happy beginning of school!!!

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  72. What a lovely post, my sweet Anita!!! I wish, that every child could have such a wonderful teacher like you are!!!!! Have a great new school year and a happy time!!!

    Love and hugs, Jade

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  73. Off you go, up and running. Have tons of fun in this new School Year, ma plus chere amie. Happy hugs xoxoxo

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  74. IMAGEN..... you walk into your classroom and.......
    SURPRISE .....THERE WE ALL ARE
    ALL YOUR FOLLOWERS ....flown in by Oprah hihi .....
    But .... in a way we will be there !
    Enjoy your great job Anita .
    YOU'RE THE BEST !

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  75. I know I'd be looking forward to seeing you, Anita! :)
    Was it fun seeing all the shiny new faces ready to face the school year?
    Wishing you great success, attentive pupils and fun this school year!

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  76. Happy Monday sweet friend...enjoy your day today...my list is way too long for words today. So I must get started...first another article must be written so off I go but must get my tea first.

    I will be thinking of you tomorrow dear one...xoxoxox

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  77. Hey TEACHER! (that's something you will never hear at school, I am sure your students treat you with respect and adoration!!!!)

    I am sending you something this week to add to your teachiung wardrobe that will be a touch of SPARKLE!!!!!

    Have you memorized the names and faces of all 50 students yet?!?!!!
    You amaze me!!!!

    Have a wonderful school year....
    ~ Violet

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  78. If your students love you as much as your readers do, you will have a wonderful new year. What a joy to have YOU as a teacher, I can just imagine the enthusiasm in the classroom! Hope you have a class full of memorable little students.

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  79. I'll bet you are one of the most enchanting teachers around. Your students must love you.

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  80. LOL, this made me smile, just spent first day back at school as well, Foundation stage, so much fun, did not realise you where in Education, small world, I know what you mean about now finding time to blog visit, take care, Doreen x

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  81. Best of luck for tomorrow my dear. It's all good though, welcoming a new season, I am now looking forward to snow and Christmas.
    I was in denial that Christmas is over but it's pointless....the sun has gone so it's onwards and upwards.
    Will be thinking of you tomorrow and can't wait to read your next blog post.
    ps LOVING your musc on the blog. It's such a lovely place to visit, images, words, music. No wonder you have so many followers!

    Love Gem x

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  82. Hi Anita,
    je te souhaite une bonne rentrée!
    Même si tu nous visites pas trop à cause de l'école, ce n'est pas grave!
    Nous passerons te voir et te laisser un petit message!
    Amuse-toi bien!
    Bises

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  83. Wishing you a wonderful class full of loving and thoughtful pupils!
    That photo of erasers is too precious. How clever! I love the smell of new school supplies... a fresh box of crayons, a new eraser, a new Prang watercolor tin box set, and a new pad of grey paper with blue lines. Love it all.
    LOVING the children singing the Hokey Pokey!!!
    xoxoxox
    Alison

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  84. Thaaank you, Anita! Your comments are always so encouraging! By the way I simply loved your photography link 'faithworks4you'. That is also art in the photos....oooh, I want to learn!! Have a lovely day!

    Love, Kristin

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  85. Anita,
    Good luck with the first week back. You are so creative and have so much energy and passion for everything you do, it will be a breeze! Wishing all the best! (And lucky them!)
    Kirsten

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  86. Dearest Anita

    I can feel your joy and enthusiasm for your students in the music you have selected. As my blogging friends have said, your students are so blessed to have you as their teacher.
    I am thankful for all your wonderful comments through the summer and truly understand how busy you are. Will be thinking of you
    Helen xx

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  87. Cute post. did you give them all pink erasers? Bet you are having fun getting to know them. look forward to hearing more in your next post. Love always, Fiona

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  88. There is so much here I think I'd better put my name down for now, see what there is, can't digest it al in one go.

    Will ou come and do the same for me in case you like what you saw? Mind you, I use a lot of words, which might put you off.

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  89. Nita!!! i can't wait to see the theatre... Cinderella??? Oh how wonderful!!!
    Becca's team won 2nd place but it was on penalties that they did not win first place. we had a blast!!!Becca is getting so good on soccer i must confess that there are not many other things that makes me so relaxed then watch her play... it is wonderful!

    Hope you are had a nice break today!!!
    Love you`

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  90. I love the Hokey Pokey! Life would be fun if we lived by the Hokey Pokey! Hee Hee. Enjoy the school year. You are a beautiful person to teach young minds. Hugs Anne

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  91. have a great rentree!!!!!
    i know what you mean !!! i was a teacher for literature for 7 years until my son was born!
    school will start next week here!
    take care,
    Rosa

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  92. Enjoy every moment dearest! They are so lucky to have you.
    I sent off my little ones this morning, sort of bittersweet I guess.
    Enjoy your day!
    xo

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  93. Hello dear sweet Anita.
    I am back in town after a few day's off on holiday.
    And you are back to teach your students at school !
    That's what I like about you.

    Liefs , veel plezier op school !
    Mapi
    Kusje !

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  94. Dearest Anita,
    Wishing you a wonderful year filled with eager students who know how lucky they are to have you for their instructor!!! Much love to you! xoxoxo

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  95. Your Royal Highness,
    your students are the fortunate ones to have one such as you for their teacher. Have the best school year wrap up ever, and take care of you. Do not worry about being a bit tardy when it comes to replying and such. Make sure you take time to breathe. We here in the Land of Blog are a very patient lot...and will look forward to hearing from you WHEN you can find the time. ♥

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  96. Dearest!! I am hoping your first day back was glorious! All those little darlings have missed their sweetheart of a teacher:) Remember these first two weeks you will run on adrenaline...and then the "crashing" may ensue...oh, how I remember those days...PaCE YOurSelf, dear girl!!
    Hugs, and kisses, and blessings...
    Christie

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  97. Have a great start back to school :)

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  98. I think ,just maybe,you have the finest husband in the world.
    TDA

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  99. Dear Anita,

    Hope that your first day back at school was wonderful, dear friend.
    Always an exciting time for you and the children to get to know one another.

    Sending hugs
    Carolyn

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  100. Hi sweet friend...thank you for your note and I am so thrilled your day was magical!

    I had a wonderful first day too but I am bushed but I still have lots of school things to do.

    Hugs for another magical day tomorrow. xoxo

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  101. I hope your school year started out fabulous! I'm certain you're students missed you and are happy to be back in your classroom.
    Wishing you a most lovely week! xoxo, B

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  102. Oh, Anita, I have not been to my blogroll in DAYS, so I missed this so sweet post from you! And now you are back with your children and they will have our dear Anita to love and delight in, just like we do. But we do understand how it is with schoolteachers, and how busy you will be. Don't worry. We will be here whenever you can come out to play.
    Love to you,
    dawne

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  103. Hey Dudess,

    Oui Anglais mais oui de plus en plus Camembert que le Stilton récemment.
    TDA

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  104. Dearest Anita ..... of course they were so excited to see you as you are the perfect teacher and the perfect friend! I wish you a wonderful start to your new school year and I can't wait to hear all the news! Beautiful post and love the rubbers wrapped up! (sorry erasers!)
    love and best wishes always
    Frances

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  105. Off you are for a JOYful Midweek, Have fun and keep those heels clicking! xx

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  106. 3:30am dear friend!!! Wow...you do start your day early...I thought my 5 or 5:30am wake up time was early...hugs. xoxox

    Enjoy your day....lessons on "How to Walk the Hall in Silence" are very important and need to be reviewed many many times as some just do not understand shhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! Hugs and love....reading assessments today for me. xoxoxo

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  107. Enjoy your new school year! Your students are very lucky to have such a compassionate teacher as yourself!

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  108. Day Two of this
    year's school
    journey for you;
    and hope it's been
    wonderful, so far!!
    Your kids are very,
    very lucky to have
    you!
    xx Suzanne

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  109. It must be very nice to have you as a
    teacher, I send you joy
    and serenity to your students.
    Happy school year
    and a hug
    Suzy x

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  110. I hope this week back has been a beautiful one!

    Hugs!
    Nancy

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  111. Nita, its me again!! i am here wondering how was your second day of school and as i listen to your "music" I am thinking of your students and hoping that they were in good bahave for you!!!grin

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  112. Nita, its me again!! i am here wondering how was your second day of school and as i listen to your "music" I am thinking of your students and hoping that they were in good bahave for you!!!grin

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  113. tee hee...I loved how you sqoze (made up word) a little comment in before school! hope it's going well for you this week - always a bit of a shock to the system after a summer hols. Cleggy is feeling the strain this week (and not liking it one bit!)
    Oh well, someone has to pay the bills (him) and someone has to spend the money (me)
    Much love
    fee x
    (thought I'd let you know that my Mum says she enjoys reading your comments as much as reading my blog...nice huh!)

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  114. You are a blessing to all my dear friend... Thank you for your visit.
    Wishing you a wonderful day at school tomorrow.
    amour mon ami,
    Penny

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  115. Hello dear friend thanks for leaving lovely messages !
    Have a geat day at school today.
    Maak er iets moois van.

    Liefs en kusjes
    Mapi

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  116. Have a blast at school!! When things get crazy do a bit of the hokey pokey and eat cake...always works for me.

    And many thanks for your lovely comment over at my blog. It means more than you know, or you probably do, but it's so nice knowing someone's looking, reading and appreciating.

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  117. Hello Anita,

    Thanks for your sweet comments. We are in the last stages of moving. I will be SO glad when we're completely in our new place. Rob has hired some movers to do the really heavy lifting on Saturday. He had shoulder surgery a little of 2 months ago...and he has been already lifting more than he should. Ugh...but, what can I say? I've already said it to him! haha...Men! :)

    I hope you are having a fabulous first week of school! You've got one more day and then the weekend! Yay! I hope you find some time to rest and write and create some art. Have a beautiful day, my friend.

    Love,
    Heidi

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  118. Hi Anita,
    I always looked forward to the first day at school after the summer vacations, there is always that tinge of anticipation and the eagerness of meeting up with your friends (those were non facebook days, good too!!!)...
    All the best, your students are lucky to have a wonderful and caring teacher like you!
    Have a fabulous day:)

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  119. HI ANITA I JUST STOP BY YOUR CHARMY WORLD,AND I DONT WANT TO LEAVE I A'M JUST SO HAPPY HERE VISITING YOU ,THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL I STILL REMEMBER MY 2 BOYS THE DAY BEFORE THE NEW SCHOOL DAY,THE NEW CLOTES THE NEW SHOES.THEIR VOICES SAING MAMA DO I LOOK GOOD,MEMORIES ARE A TREASURE FOR EVER IN MY HEART,MY HOUSE ALWAYS FULL OF FRIENSDS"W SEE IT AT THE TIME ,IT WAS GOING TO BE IN OUR TOUGHT'S FOR EVER IN OUR GOLDEN YEARS.I LOVE YOUR FOTOS ANITA THEY FIT AT ANY SITUATION,YOU ARE A WONDERFULWRITER , WHEN MY HEALT GETS BETTER I WANT TO GO TO GE SOME CLASES IN CREATIVE WRITING ,I HAVE SO MUCH TO TELL.YOU ARE READY FOR A BOOK MY FRIEND ,I WOULD LIKE TO WRITE ABOUT MY YEARS BY THE SEA,RUNING IN THE SAND WITH NO SHOES AND CARE FREE..ANITA YOUR BLOG MAKES ME HAPPY..I A'M HAPPY TO CALL YOU FRIEND...HAVE A BEAUTIFUL DAY...SINCERELY SANDRA

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  120. INITA I CAN SPEND ALL DAY GOING TRUE ALL YOUR FOTOS WHERE .ANITA IT IS OK TO GET BEAUTIFUL IMAJES FROM SOME SOURCE ???...thank you

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  121. Hi Anita!!!!
    How was the first day of school?
    This is such a cute post!!! I love the photos!!! The weather is starting to cool off & autumn is definitely on it's way!!!
    Hope you had a wonderful holiday weekend!!!!
    TTYS!!!
    Shannon xo :-)
    http://fashiondiarylooks4.blogspot.com

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  122. Oooo! Anita
    Time Worn Interiors blog is having a 'Name that Shop' contest. And I thought of you because the owner wants a French name for her shop which is in Texas and is giving away a gift for the winner! I thought you would be a good one for naming a shop in French. She just posted the contest today!
    Cheers my sweet friend!
    Teresa in California

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  123. Hello Anita!

    Oh I love the erasers wrapped up like candies! So cute! How is school going? I hope you were able to have a long weekend. Celebrating my grandparents anniversary was very special! I've been working a little more, but I try to work on my art as much as possible!

    It was wonderful sharing struggles and encouragement over the summer!

    I hope all is well! Sending much love to you!
    xoxo

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  124. Merci! J'ai demandé l'autorisation d'utiliser ses images et elle dit oui.

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  125. Those are some big french words... I used the translater.. naughty me!

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  126. Just popping in to say good evening my friend and ask how your day was?

    It is good to be back with students...they always fill me with joy......my heart always melts for the little anxious ones...especially when I can make them smile!

    Hugs and love for a great Friday...yahooooo...it is Friday already...first week done!

    xoxoxoxo

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  127. Hi Anita!
    Oh dear... I took an unexpected nap right here with my laptop waiting for me to visit you!
    How was your first few days of school? I'm sure the kids were happy to see you again ~ it is always such an exciting time!

    Wishing you a wonderful Friday and a sweet and restful weekend!
    God bless you ~ always,
    Maria
    I

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  128. Happy Friday Anita Love!
    I love this back to school post. Love the pic of the girl at the school desk.... how gorgeous!
    And, the earasers all wrapped up like candy, how cute!
    I bet your students were so excited to see you. I hope school is going well for you all. I am sure you have been working so hard, I do hope you'll get a nice relaxing weekend!
    Lots of love to you

    gi gi

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  129. You sweet girl, you! How dear to my heart YOU have become! What an InCreDibLe summer! Thank you for "getting" me ...all the silly little things I love, I'm glad you love, too. Staying a child at heart makes for the best kind of grown-up, don't you think?we're the ones that have the most fun and keep a smile on our faces..for we have found joy..joy in all God's creations...in the sweet little creatures He puts at our doorsteps, windows, and gardens, knowing we will love their visits...and joy in finding our creative outlets, whimsy, enchantment, the things that cause us to leap from our beds each morning...because we have missed them all the night long. We have found each other through God's amazing way of bringing kindreds together...how grateful I am for this gift of your friendship, your inspiring words, and your amazing spirit. What a blessing you are, dearest!
    It is Friday...you have made it through this first week...now breathe this weekend...refresh and renewal time:)
    Hugs and love to you, Ruben, Tearat and sweet Eliza, and all your enchanting little friends at rabbit hill...the prettiest cottage in all of Minnesota,
    Christie

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  130. Hope your week is going well :)
    My boy is back on Tuesday,i shall miss him even though he is 17 it has been a c wonderful summer x

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  131. It is Friday.....yahoo. I have enjoyed this week and I am so happy to be back with students...school without them is terrible. Last week with meetings and prep..I just wanted to come home but now that I have my sweet students....I am happy.

    Your weather is HOT? So is ours ....do you think it will stay around for next week? Unsure what to pack in my suitcase...all I want to wear are cozy fall clothes...I am so done with Summer! See you soon my friend....in a weeks time!!!!! Next Saturday...???

    Hugs xoxoxo

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  132. Have a wonderful school year! Dear Anita, you are one special teacher !

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  133. Bonne rentrée Anita ! j'aime beaucoup la photo des gommes on dirait des friandises....
    Bon week-end
    A+Sacha

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  134. Enjoy this great adventure! What a challenge to teach...I admire you! ♥

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  135. Dearest Anita,
    It is Friday evening here in UK, and I was thinking of you and wondering how your first week back at school has been.
    Hoping all is well with you, and thank you for stopping by my blog earlier in the week. It always makes my day when I see you have left a comment :)
    Hugs from me and Spotty xx

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  136. Anita,

    You are going to love Jeanne at Collage of Life. She is such a beautiful lady inside and out and her photographs are spectacular. Oh, she also just returned from 2 weeks at a chateau in the Loire Valley!

    I think you will enjoy all of her blogs.

    Have a wonderful weekend my dear friend, and thank you for visiting Jeanne!

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  137. This summer has been wonderful Anita...and its been so good to chat and get to know each other!
    Back to school blessings to you!!
    How very fortunate your students are to have you!!

    Deborah xoxoxo

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  138. It's an awesome thought Anita to know how many precious children are getting the opportunity of a lifetime to have a teacher of your character and quality of integrity and creativity teaching them the language that so many associate with L*O*V*E. :)

    They are BLESSED! And I know they will bless you too! When the days are stressful in the classroom I want you to close your eyes and remember that YOU are their for a higher purpose and HE will continue to supply you with the strength and love to give even more of your heart to them! Just ask Him for a larger portion to give! ;)

    Love you friend!
    Your heart amazes me!
    ~CC

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