I am student teaching now and writing lesson plans/making materials is taking me forever. I would say it takes me about four hours to just plan one lesson. My school doesn't have a curriculum so my mentor usually creates things on her own. She has resources that I can use, but she only has paper copies and I have to adapt and modify her resources. I have also been differentiating so for Monday's lesson, I made three different versions of something. Is this much time normal or am I doing something wrong? Please tell me it gets better! I'm worried for my first year because I'm only doing half the work as a studen teacher!!!