Monday, January 13, 2014

Day 1 of Student Teaching!

Today is the day.  Ever since I was a little freshy signing up for my first semester of classes I have been dreaming of the day I would start student teaching.  Today marks that day.  I'll be working with preschoolers all semester.  I know it's not always going to be easy and I know there will be days I will be completely overwhelmed, but I'm SO excited!

Me (and my brother) on my first day of preschool! 

Please pray for me today as I nervously/excitedly walk into the classroom filled with wide-eyed 3-5 year olds who have accepted me to be their teacher this semester.

I am so grateful.

I am so blessed.

I am so ready.

Praying this prayer today,
"Lord, let me be just what they need. If they need someone to trust, let me be trustworthy. If they need sympathy, let me sympathize. If they need love, and they do need love, let me love in full measure.
Let me not anger easily, Lord, but let me be just.  Permit my justice to be tempered in your mercy.
When I stand before them, Lord, let me look strong and good and honest and loving and let me be as strong and good and honest and loving as I look to them. Help me counsel the anxious, crack the covering of the shy, temper the rambunctious with a gentle attitude.
Permit me to teach only the truth.  Help me to inspire them so that learning will not cease at the classroom door.
Let the lessons they learn make their lives fruitful and happy, and Lord, let me bring them to you.  Teach them through me to love you.
Finally, permit me to learn the lessons they teach."

Any teachers out there have advice for me?


  1. Aww!! I was a preschool teach for a hot minute! Such a sweet age! Have fun loving them and pouring into them! You'll be great!

    1. Thank you so much Taylor! They are at such a fun age and I'm sure I will have lots of great stories :)

  2. Hope you had a SUPER day! Student teaching makes me anxious just thinking about it. Praying for you that this semester and experience is such a blessing and leads you where you want to go.

  3. Hope your first week is going well!

  4. Hope everything went great on your first day - and the rest of the week!

    jess | Quaintrelle

  5. Eeek! Happy first day! I'm so jealous you're doing preschool- 4K is my dream grade, but sadly student teaching 4K isn't an option here... Hope you're loving it!!