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This is a deep breath kind of moment.

Just a day before a new year begins.
Anticipation of the what's to come.

Smiling faces walking through the school doors.
A fresh start.  To begin again a year older.

Brand new clothes and shoes and backpack and supplies.
A missing tooth grin.  Fancy hairdo.  Looking too cute.

Excited to be with friends in a new class with a new teacher.
Nervous about the newness of it all.  Ready to start.

Me? I'm ready to foster new and old relationships.
To show them I care.  Wanting to make the difference.

To read and write and laugh together.
To laugh and write and read together.

Take risks, dare greatly, show some grit.
Learn from each other.  Make mistakes and push on. 

Butterflies of excitement of what is to come.
Just a day before a new year begins.

This is a deep breath kind of moment.

And I can't wait until Wednesday.  {Smiles.}


  1. How wonderful it would be to teach beside you!

  2. Have a great first day with students. My girls start on Monday, and they can't wait. When school clothes shopping last night, my daughter's principal was behind her and she didn't realize it. He commented on her hair cut (from the day before) and she was so, so happy to see him. I love the excitement of this time of year.

  3. The anticipation of a new school year starting! I remember that in mid August my mind would be wandering to the new school year, thinking about how I would approach a new batch of students, developing different ways to reach them. The night before the first day I rarely got much sleep and then was up earlier than usual to start the day and the new year. May you have a wonderful school year.

  4. I love this! Every new year is full of so much stress and anxiety, but you've captured the beautiful, lighthearted aspect of it that I know I often forget. Thanks for the reminder :)

  5. Excitement, anticipation and joy - all showed thru your slice today. And, I'm sure there is some trepidation included. A good, positive attitude is essential for teachers and students. Good luck during this new school year. Love ya, Mom

  6. To read and write and laugh, to dare greatly - love it! Wishing you the best for tomorrow!

  7. I think the night before school starts is better than Christmas Eve! The whole year of possibilities lies ahead. I don't know how anyone sleeps!

  8. Make mistakes and push on! I love this! You have captured the anticipation beautifully. Best of luck to you this year!

  9. You have described the start of a new school year so well from the perspective of a teacher, a child, and yes, even a mother. Happy first day of school to you! Hope it is delightful!

  10. As usual your excitement comes through! Lucky kiddies! ;-)

  11. Our day tomorrow is all about staff getting together, but this time next week the butterflies will arrive. You spoke so sweetly about this special time, Michelle. Best wishes for a wonderful day!

  12. Good luck! Something tells me that this will be a wonderful year...those are lucky kids to have you!

  13. Wahhhhhh... now I'm weepy! :) Your excitement and love of teaching bubbles up through your post. Here we go!!!!


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