Hi everyone! I am new to the site and this is my first time writing a post, so I hope that I am doing it correctly! I am in need of some advice! I recently started my student teaching semester in a first grade classroom. So far I am really enjoying the teaching aspect of student teaching and my Cooperating Teacher is great. The problem is, I really feel like I am not fitting in with the other teachers, especially during lunch in the teacher's lounge and recess. All the teachers have all taught 20+ years and are the best of friends. They are nice, but I feel that I come across as super shy and quiet because no one talks to me and I do not know how to insert myself into their conversations. The teachers don't really acknowledge me when I am around and they only talk to one another. I just stand to the side and listen. I am the only student teacher in the building and I just really feeling left out. Is this a normal feeling for student teachers? Does it get better? What can I do to fit in better? I appreciate any input! Thank you so so much!!