Over the past year and a half I have written lesson plans-a-plenty, stressed incessantly over tests, pulled research papers out of thin air, read (or briefly skimmed) countless text books, and experienced a variety of intern placements. By far the most exciting part of this journey has been playing the part of "Mrs. B". I fell in love with 26 2nd graders, despite their boundless energy that left me completely drained with a splitting headache once a week. A massive chunk of my heart was left with students in the resource classroom that first sparked my passion for special education. The junior high classroom that brought me to tears on many occasions also provided me with the certainty that these kids needed me, just as much as I needed them.
Now that I am going to start student teaching, I feel just as nervous and unsure as I did my very first day of my very first placement. How fitting that my first 8 weeks have me revisiting a 2nd grade classroom!