This fall begins a new chapter in my journey to becoming a teacher. In a little less than a month, I will begin student teaching! A few weeks ago I found out that I received my first placement request in...first grade! I could not be happier. I will be in a new school where I don't know many people, which I think will prepare me for when I land my first real teaching job. I am going to try and update my blog throughout student teaching because I think it will be fun to look back on! Plus it will help me keep track of ideas for the future :)
While this is all very exciting, I am sad to be saying goodbye to the job I have had for five years. I will be working a couple of weeks before and after student teaching, but will miss the bulk of the fall semester. I am really going to miss seeing those kids & my director every day! :(
For the past several months (okay maybe years) I have been collecting teaching supplies, books, manipulatives, etc. and been following along with several awesome teaching blogs. I don't know HOW teachers used to do it before they could look up tips & tricks online! I hope that I am somewhat prepared for what lies ahead, although most people say that even if you feel prepared for student teaching, you will most likely get in there and realize it's not what you expected!
In the meantime I am going to be planning some outfits to wear. That is my worst area when it comes to getting ready in the morning. I try to plan it out in the shower but it never works. My goal is to find some solid "teacher clothes" that I can mix and match. In the same boat, I am going to do some meal planning. There is nothing like running late and realizing you still haven't packed a lunch! Of course I shall turn to Pinterest for help on these tasks. Pinterest never fails.