Today was my last day of my student teaching! I am happy to be done but I also feel really sad and guilty for leaving my students. Many of my students were sad to see me go. One student said she was heartbroken and another student asked who would help him with his work when I leave. I wrote personalized notes to the students. It took forever but it ended up being great because the kids liked them. I had one student who hadn't spoken with me in a month because she was angry at me smile and say thank you and ask where I'll be teaching next year. Another student who said she hated me and is a huge behavior problem gave me a hug. My mentor had the kids write notes and they are very sweet. My student teaching was in a low-income high needs school. A lot of my kids have difficult home lives. I just feel overwhelming guilt for leaving my students even though I know I shouldn't because they are so needy and they all need help. I literally hear my name called 30+ times in a class period. I already stayed an extra 4 weeks because of an internship and I know it's not fair to myself to stay longer when I'm not getting paid. However, I can't seem to get past this guilt that I'm feeling. My friend has told me that it will pass in a few days.