I turned in my application for student teaching on Monday. On the application, we were encouraged to write down any teachers with whom we especially wanted to work. During my junior high practicum, I worked with a great teacher at a school only two miles away from my house. On the last day, she told me that she would love to have me as a student teacher. Even if things hadn't worked out, I would still take that as a very nice compliment.
So, I got an e-mail a few minutes ago from the college's placement office and the teacher from my practicum has already agreed to let me student teach under her guidance! I can not emphasize how great this is.
After being told by advisers that that placement as a student teacher is often difficult and can take quite a bit of time because of the time and energy, paperwork and matching of a willing teacher to work a student, I am surprised and relieved to be set up!. It is nice to have something set already and a bonus is the chance to learn from and work under a great teacher. Also, even if my car breaks down, I can walk to school. This situation is a nice break from my 3 hour round trip commute to Everett and back. So in short, YAY!
I even received an e-mail from my teacher that read, "I am honored you requested me. And please call me (her first name). Call me any time with questions or concerns."
I am cautious about ever getting my hopes up too much or being to happy, (because usually if I'm happy something gawd awful follows pretty quickly,) but this appears to be a good situation. Thank goodness1