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Lest we all forget those remarkable days when we were student teachers....

Being a Student Teacher


I remember my last day with my first grade student teaching class. Somehow, without me knowing, my cooperating teacher had gotten the kids out of class (maybe during an afternoon when she sent me to visit other classes and teachers in the area), and they made a sweatshirt for me.  It has my name on it, and all over the shirt are the kids' handprints and their names.  I think I've only worn it once when I went back one day to visit (not exactly the type of thing you would wear out in public), but I know when I saw it, I could feel all the kids' hugs.  My cooperating teacher tricked me on my last day and sent me to the mailroom to check her mailbox for a very important letter she was expecting.  Turns out there wasn't a letter, she was just getting me out of the room so the class could get ready for the surprise party they were throwing for me.  I received many wonderful gifts from my students, and lots of goodies from my cooperating teacher to start my classroom off with.  What I remember most is walking my class down to the gym for dismissal for the last time.  I was fine until we got into the gym, and the kids walked on past me to get into their dismissal lines, each giving me the biggest hug.  I had tears in my eyes, and many older children in the school who knew me wondered what was wrong.  I went back to my classroom to start gathering my belongings, and my cooperating teacher said she couldn't believe how well I held up on my last day.  I almost broke down again. 
 
Your last day of student teaching is a very anticipated and special day in your career. 

I hope you will treasure yours as I have mine.

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