Like I mentioned in my last post… Rachel Williams and I have become very close this year since we will be on the same first grade team at Combs starting January 2nd full time!! I can’t believe that the time is finally here to student teach. I feel prepared, but I am still nervous. My excitement outweighs any anxiety I may have, though. It seems like I’ve been waiting my whole life for this wonderful opportunity to student teach at a school I love and with a teacher that I admire so much.
Earlier this week, Rachel and I met with Dr. Laura Bottomley at N.C. State. She’s the director of K-12 Outreach at N.C. State’s College of Engineering. You can check out her cool bio here. We are so fortunate to have Dr. Bottomley’s insight to help guide our lesson plan ideas for the science unit we will be teaching on balance and motion. She is also hooking us up with some resources that we will need. Rachel and I are both SO pumped to teach this unit… there may be stomp rockets involved. 😉 Get ready, first graders!!