Sunday, August 30, 2009

~ Blast Off ~

I adore September
For many many reasons
A major one being
I get to go back
School is In
After 10 weeks of holidays
{not just my my kids but for me too}


No students yet
This is teacher week
{where we can still wear our blue jeans...another reason to yahoo about}

I will be getting ready for my Students
Who arrive next week
{ I so love the excitement of seeing the students on the first day}
My apple and pencils will be on my desk
Nothing beats
new pencils
new crayons
new books
new backpacks
new lunch kits
new clothes
new students
I really do feel blessed that I love my job so much
{elementary school is #1 in my books}

Another reason to LOVE September...
A is for Apple
those crunchy sweet apples are ready to eat
{tree image...Martha Stewart Living Oct. 1998
a is for apple image...Martha Stewart Kids Fall 2005
other images...mine}

Clip art images I adore and will use this year
{all from Martha Stewart Kids Fall 2005...permission given to use by magazine}

Moms {and Dads} ... Sent me your children

I am ready

For Blast Off

{for the first few weeks anyways...until cold season sets in...achoooooo!}

40 comments: said...

Wish you were my teacher in school. You have a real passion for it.

Magdalena said...

You must be the worlds most amazing teacher. your students must adore you!!
Happy September to you ( I can't wait to go apple picking in upstate NY) Isn't this time of year so lovely!!!

FrenchBlue said...

You make me want to have a first day of school and come to YOUR class! You have captured ALL the special moments I remember going to school. I loved the cold crisp mornings wearing my new sweater to school...
Thanks for the good memories Koralee~ Your kids are Lucky!

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Oh Koralee
I hated school. If only you were my teacher.. hehe I think it is wonderful you are so inspired. The world needs more teachers like you.! Have a great week. x Julie

Simply Mel {Reverie} said...


I want to send my little crumb to your class when it's her school day debut!


Cindy@Cutepinkstuff said...

I wish ALL my children's teachers were as enthusiastic as you! I love how you write on your blog with the "stanzas" and different fonts/colors. Like poetry! All you images are so colorful, they make me smile! Have fun going back to school. I have no doubt you will!

debra@dustjacket said...

Oh you would be the best! I love how you feel about it, just great honey!

So funny with blast off ... and your little feet there, just waiting to go up and away :)

Mo said...

Yay teachers!!
What adorable clip-art, your students are lucky to have you.

Geisslein said...

I love September too, I love every time and month in the year, because I think every time has something beautiful, what´s worth to enjoy it. And I always looking forwart to the next season...But at the end of the summer I ALWAYS melancholic you know this too?

Kellie Collis said...

pretty ballet flats!

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Hello Koralee.
Thank you for your lovely comments! I too like September, autumn is a lovely season. I like picking the apples off our trees, the elderberries and the mellow feel autunmn has on a sunny day. Glad that you enjoy your job, I feel sad for those who don't.
Isabelle x

My Passport to Style said...

I want to be in your class Koralee, do you think I can sneak in through the back door! Lovely post, thanks for you comments, I always love it when you pop by!Sharon xox

Maria said...

Good Morning!

I wandered over here from Cottage... and what a charming blog you have!
I begin school next week...(middle school reading teacher ... with a side of foreign language ;o)
I hope you have a wonderful year...
All the best, Maria

Maria said...

ps. I recognize the Pier One bluebird dish pattern in your side bar! I couldn't resist and bought two small square plates and the rectangular plate...makes a lovely Saturday morning table setting!

Here's a picture of my bluebird dishes that I posted in my gratitudes.

Anonymous said...

Goodmorning!I thought you might be at teacher but i wasnt sure.Congrats to you with that job,must be difficult at times.Love this blog about the Septmeber and fall.I can just smell the apples and the scent of the air coming soon.Love it!

Anonymous said...

Teachers that like their job are the better ones! I recently discovered your blog, it is very cute!

Claudia said...

Have a great time - it is wonderful that you love your work so much! Those students will blossom in your classroom!

Tricia said...

Love your passion....great post. The world is definitely a better place with teachers like you!
Happy Monday.

Courtney said...

Aw, I'm sure your students are as excited as you are! Back to school time is always fun when you're lucky enough to have a fantastic teacher.

Jill said...

What lucky students!!! I just know you are the best teacher ever!!
Happy Back-to-school!!

Vintage Home said...

...Have a great YEAR!...lucky students in your classroom!......Colleen

Winchester Manor said...

I just know you are a fantastic teacher and what lucky students to have a wonderful and passionate teacher!

cabin + cub said...

i love this time of year... back to school shopping, all the new autumn things in the stores, sunny weather with crisp mornings, and the turning of the leaves...yay! :)

ps. i love your shoes!

Maria Confer said...

So very exciting!! You're making me wish I could go back to school!

I hope you have an excellent new year!

Mo said...

oo im so happy for you that you love your job !!! have a great "going back to school" week !

KnockKnocking said...

Oh gosh, I love that clip art! xoxo Agnes

Little Lovables said...

Hope you have fun! Love all the photos you posted :)

Vicki said...

I did just what you are doing this week for many, many years. I recently retired this past May from teaching after 33 years. I am glad you are so looking forward to your students and a new school year. I am enjoying the slower pace of retired life. Your blog is very pretty. Thanks for stopping by for a visit at Bunny Cottage. Have a happy week. Vicki

Unknown said...

Morning, you must be a great teacher, love the ballet flats, have a sweet day! x

Unknown said...

What a beautiful post, lovely really made me smile :)

Happy Going Back to School Day!

Clare said...

I'm more and more thinking I would like to be a teacher. You may have swayed it for me.
I have a book by the illustrator who did those back to school pictures, it's called mouk and is wonderful.
I like September because it's my birthday, but I am unfortunately not looking forward to going back to studying.

Clare said...

p.s. I would love to do a button swap.

cate said...

Hi Koralee

I just love your energy, you are so positive ~ it flows into your Blog ..which is just wonderful, thank you for your very kind comment on my Blog ~ you are very generous !

:) Cate p.s i love blue blogs!!he! he!

LuLu said...

can I send my chickadees to your classroom? Pretty please!!! All the parents must adore you and the year their children get to spend learning from you!!
Septemeber is going to be good!!

Faded Plains said...

I love that you love being a my opinion...teachers are some of the most important people in the world.
P.S. Love you new blog banner!

Unknown said...

I just know you must be an amazing teacher! Take some pics of your classroom for us, your blog is so colorful and beautiful, I can only imagine how wonderful your classroom must look!! Good luck :)


Clare said...

Ooo wonderful! I will put yours up right away. I also have a rectangular button which is a similar size to your bird button without the frame (ie vertical)
thank you for your comments which were so sweet. Good luck with back to schoolness, my boyfriend's just become a teacher. I think he needs some of your enthusiasm. He seems mostly scared!

Rebecca @ Belle Blog said...

hi Koralee,
What grade do you teach? My brother is a teacher. He is high school though. He interned at a nice school (Trumbull HS), but then requested a tough inner city school (Hillhouse HS in New Haven, CT). Hopefully your school is nicer than that though.
♥ Rebecca

Duchess of Tea said...

Hello darling,
I am back and have missed you terribly!! I have a post on my blog that explains my lengthy absence but enough of that, I just wanted to stop by personally to thank you for the sweet birthday wish you left Cristina and to let you know that your kindness meant the world to us both. I am now off to read the posts that I have missed and to look around your gorgeous blog.
Love & Hugs
Duchess ♥♥♥

ittybittybirdy said...

your blog is always so full of adventure!

Chelsea Ann