## And let the student teaching begin!

I hope all you future and current teachers had a good (and warm) winter break!

I was scheduled to start student teaching (eek!) on Monday, however, due to inclement weather we got two snow days! What a way to start off student teaching! My first official day was Wednesday and we hit the ground running due to the two days off.

I’m teaching all Juniors, broken down into two honors classes, one advanced, and two general. My cooperating teacher and I are taking a Co-Teaching approach for all of the classes. We are doing this style of teaching because she said this is what the principal said the state wants and plus she said it will give me that experience and help me land a job. The two general classes are already co-taught with a special education teacher, so having three adults in the room now for these two classes will be interesting.

Even though it was my first day, I jumped right in and taught a few classes. With pre-teaching and methods, I was used to only going in a few days a week, and mostly observing, helping with individual work, or grading papers. It’s hard to believe that I’m going to be going in *every day* now. I hope I remember this when my alarm goes off at 5 am….