I have been meaning to make a post like this in a while, but here it is: I just want to say "thanks" for the advice I have received from all of you over the past several months. I became a "poster" instead of a "lurker" back in February when I began my pre-service student teaching. I posted more often during my student teaching that just ended a few weeks ago. I do like reading all the advice that you all share on these forums. I often came here after a rough day of teaching to get some reassurance that things aren't always bad, haha. I felt such a sense of pride and accomplishment after student teaching ended. I truly felt I made a difference in many of my students' lives. For those of you that have mentored student teachers: thank you. I know how much of a task it can be in addition to worrying about your students. I was blessed with a mentor that helped me both inside and outside the classroom, and I could not be more grateful. I am off to the world of day-to-day subbing, which is really nerve-wracking, but I have enjoyed it so far. I hope there is a full-time job somewhere in my near future!