Today was my first day back with my kiddos. It was nice to see them again and hear about their holidays and special Christmas presents. They got to show off their new shoes, jackets, and shirts. It was a fun day.
The most exciting part for me was finding out that I am getting a student teacher! Not just any student teacher either, but a wonderful woman who has been my bilingual aide for the last few years. She's spent 30-45 minutes a day in my room during reading or math time so she knows some of the routine already. And she's just wonderful to work with and fabulous with the kids. I am so excited!
But on the way home I started to get a little nervous. I don't know what the requirements of her college are yet, but I'm trying to think of things I can help her learn and things I can have her do to make this as beneficial as possible for her.
So I'm asking for your help. If you've had a student teacher and have any words of wisdom to share, I'd really appreciate it! And if you haven't had a student teacher but have some suggestions, I'd love to hear those too.
To show my gratitude for sharing your ideas, I'll pick a winner from the comments left below and send that person either a $10 Starbucks gift card. Please leave your thoughts and email address so I can contact you and I'll choose a winner on Friday.
Thank you so much!
* This giveaway is now closed, but if you have ideas to share, I would still love to hear them! Please leave a comment.