The countdown to the start of my student teaching experience is T-minus 1 week. I'm experiencing all the normal feelings and thoughts: anticipation, nervousness, excitement, wondering if I'm crazy, stress, happiness, etc. I'm getting settled into my new apartment and trying to figure out what end is up as I prepare for teaching. I'll be teaching a horticulture class all semester and get to work with vet science and food science classes and a middle school exploratory class.
It's been fun going through my old notes and items that I've saved over the years in preparation for actually being in the classroom. It's been a great 4.5 years at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls preparing for being an ag teacher. I've had the time of my life, learned a lot and have some amazing friends that will also be student teaching this spring. It's fun to think about how much we've grown over the years and the fact that we made it this far. Now I'm just hoping that I'll remember everything I learned in college and that everything goes well. Wish me luck!