What a beautiful day it was today! Wow, it really feels like spring is on its way now. I couldn't help but smile my whole ride home from school!
I only have a week and a half left with my fourth grade class, and I know that I'll be sad to see this placement end. The students realized today what little time I have left and I was pleasantly surprised to realize that they're all going to miss me as well. Their overdramatic little personalities shone through as they yelled about not wanting me to leave. It was pretty funny. I'll really miss these kids when I'm done here.
Student teaching has been a lot like taking in foster kids. You're with the kids for a while, and you get to know them. You figure out what their personalities are like, their interests, their strengths and weaknesses; you bond with them and wish that nothing had to change. But eventually you know that you'll go your separate ways, and you'll get to know the next group of kids and the cycle will begin all over again. The only difference is that these kids are in the classroom instead of at home. Sometimes I feel like my life is a neverending cycle of goodbyes, which I guess is really helpful in preparing to be a teacher. Just another way foster care has truly impacted my life.
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