In August I will begin the final semester at CSU, but not at CSU. I will be student teaching. I am excited and terrified at the same time. I know it will be the best part of my education thus far, but the anticipation of the unknown is tangible.
I have prepared for my high school placement with some skeleton plans. It is really difficult to see what needs to happen until I have seen the room and met the students. Luckily, my mentor teacher has a comprehensive website that has given me a little insight as to order of operations in her classes. I have based my planning on that. I will be taking, from the start, all four of her beginning sections. My thoughts on that are that I will need to know what multiple preps feels like and there is no reason to not take the opportunity when I have it.
I have met with both of my placement mentors a couple of times and will be meeting with my elementary mentor in just a short while to discuss our plan for the second half of the semester. I would love to utilize some learning from the Africa trip, and share some experiences. We will see how it plays out.