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Back to School

Back to school.  Our preschoolers don't start until Tuesday but the upper grades begin on Monday.  As a child growing up in New York, we always began school after Labor Day.  But not in Arizona.  All I can say is ...thank goodness for air conditioning!

We held a Meet and Greet last week at school.  Many of the parents brought their three year olds in to meet Mrs. Rosetti and Miss Debbie.  It was fun to see their little faces.  Some were a bit shy but others quickly began playing with the toys in our room.

I loved it when some of our former students peeked their heads in to say hello.

When I stepped outside our door to go home, I was greeting by a child jumping into my arms with her feet wrapped around my waist.  Nila had been in my class during summer camp and was so excited to see a familiar face.  She was new at our school.

Tuesday will be interesting as the newbies spend the day at school making new friends and learning new things.  We've encouraged the parents to drop their child at the gate where friendly teachers will guide them to their classes.  It's always hard that first day.

I'm anticipating a good school year.  Heidi and I work so well together.  We'll have lots of new children to teach and to love.

And of course, I'll continue to count my every day blessings.

#893 Seeing the sweet faces of many former students
#894 Getting to meet many of our new students
#895 The excitement of seeing teachers after summer vacations
#896 Happy that I got to teach summer camp this year
#897 Grateful for a Barnes & Noble gift card for books
#898 Receiving a copy of Jeff Goins latest book "The In-Between"
#899 Lunch with my good friend Helen (finally)
#900 Many spiritual insights studying the book of Romans
#901 Spring cleaning our condo this past week (in the summer)

I'm linking up with Ann of A Holy Experience for Multitudes on Mondays.

Blessings and love,

Debbie Petras
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  1. This year is going to ROCK! We are an amazing team and I can't wait to begin teaching! I am grateful we get to work together, Debbie!

  2. You are going to have an amazing year! I love your enthusiasm. Blessings my friend!

  3. We always start before Labor Day in Alabama so yes, thank God for air conditioning! :-)

    I'm excited for you to have a new batch of students to love. I know they will be blessed by being in your class!
    Have a great week!

  4. HI Debbie! I wonder if teachers get as excited as the kids for the first day of school? Sounds like your students are just loving it, and seeing you again :)

    It must warm your heart to know that you are making such a difference in little lives. That would make it exciting!

  5. Dear Debbie
    I still find it difficult imagining a new school year starting in the middle of the year like in your country. In South Africa our new school year starts is January. Enjoy your new class and may you continue to be such a ray of sunshine in the children's lives!
    Blessings XX

  6. I love your enthusiasm for the new school year, Debbie! I can just imagine your smiling face as you great your new students. What a blessing you are to our Lord, loving His children and showing His love to them through you. Have a wonderful school year, and I look forward to reading about it!

  7. A new school year is always exciting. I can't wait to hear all about the new kids you will be blessing during this coming year......So glad you get to work with someone you really like and admire.....

  8. I know it's a different joy you feel when you are surrounded with the kids you love. I'm glad my son is back to Sept.as start of school instead of mid- August. I'm hoping the weather would be much cooler by then. Visiting friends before I go to work in a few mins. God bless you sister.

  9. Debbie - Two of my three grown kids are school teachers, and they are always glad to see school get out, and glad to see it begin again. :)

    So glad your little kids are back and rarin' to go. blessings to you - Marsha

  10. Children are gifts from God. Teachers are a blessing to them:)

  11. Your love of the kiddos shines through and you are going to make a wonderful impact on so many lives in the coming school year!


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