I will be student teaching in a predominantly 11th grade Biology class this next semester. With all the comments I heard from my professors in college to other people, it sounds like I will be busier than I ever have been in my life while student teaching. This scares me a bit as I have to commute to my school 30 min every day and make time for my ten year old daughter, step-son, and husband. Since time sounds so precious, I am trying to prepare ahead whatever I can. I have the textbook for the class, and know right where the class is right now. I still am not exactly sure where my own lesson planning will fall other than the end of a chapter on genetics, and I will be covering evolution. Does anyone have suggestions on how I could effectively use this last week to get a jump start on student teaching? I have emailed my teacher with several questions but I have a feeling she is trying to keep her own Holiday Break away from school-related stress. Any comments or suggestions are appreciated!