**Spring 2009 Student Teachers!**

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  1. Sunny Teacher

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    I start student teaching on Monday! I know there are a few others out there that are student teaching this Spring too! I thought that we could have a thread where we just post anything related to our ST experiences!

    I'll start. I'm student teaching in a second grade classroom! I'm pretty excited but part of me is nervous too!


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  3. Joelg1980

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    I'll be doing my student teaching in a 3rd grade classroom. Good to have a thread just for us.

    I've been in this classroom all year long, but have been going in Tues/Thursday only. Now I will be in there everyday until the end of April.

    Hopefully we can bounce some good ideas off each other.

    Joel
     
  4. Danny'sNanny

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    Hey! I wanted to start this thread!!

    I start on Monday in a 1st grade classroom.

    I went in for about an hour before the break and met the teacher and the kids.
     
  5. curtukgrl

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    I start on Monday also. New school for me. I did my observations at one school and got pulled out at the last week of classes for another school. Happened to a few of my classmates.
    Although I am upset about leaving the students I have already bounded with. Not just the classroom I was in but the whole school. I am excited to bound with a whole new set of students. FLEXIBILITY!!:lol:
    Oh I will be in a Third Grade class.
     
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    When can a student start Student teaching?

    I am almost done with my GE's and about 1/4 done with my credential units.
     
  7. Joelg1980

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    All schools are probably different. I'm in IL, and you have to have over 200 hours accumulated prior to starting student teaching. Plus, you have to pass your certification tests (we don't have the Praxis in IL)
     
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    ton574, I'm guessing you're in a Cal State blended program. By state law you can't get turned loose on students as a student teacher till you've passed CSET-MS plus either CBEST or CSET-Writing - and there are probably some more credential units you should have under your belt first, too.
     
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    Glad this thread was started. I start Jan 20 but don't have my placements yet. Hopefully will in a few days.
     
  10. Sunny Teacher

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    I'm also in a new classroom. I interned a couple days a week in a first and fourth grade classroom last semester. It'll be interesting to be with a whole new group of students and a new teacher. I'm sad that break is ending so soon though!
     
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    I go back on the 12th. My college had a 5 week Christmas break! I miss the kids, but the break was much needed!
     
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    Congrats Danny! You have been on here as long as I can remember and I found this sight four and a half years ago! You are going to be a great teacher!!!
     
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    I'm glad to see there are lots of other excited student teachers out there! I have another week pretty much left of break. I have a seminar on the 9th for two hours and then on the 12th I am going to be in first grade until May!
     
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    Hi there! I've been lurking here a lot so I thought I'd jump in. I start on January 9th! (yes, that's a Friday:lol:, my co-op will be gone my first day so we decided I'd start early).

    I'm really excited, but hesitant, as I've done student teaching before, about a year ago. It was an awful experience, but I'm so ready to go back and finish!

    My first placement is an 8-week session in third grade and then my second placement will be another 8-week session in sixth grade (different school).

    Good luck to everyone!
     
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    I will be student teaching starting this month! I will be teaching 8th grade science students :>) Should be interesting since they are excited to move on to high school! I can't wait...I love kids!!
     
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    I am so glad to be able to see the finish line! I've dedicated almost 5 years to becoming a teacher, and I'm down to the final 4 months. Kinda scary to think about it. All I've known is being a student, now I'm going (hopefully) to be a teacher!!!
     

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