I start student teaching on Monday, so today is my last (full-time) day at work. It was supposed to be Monday, but they let me extend it for the rest of the week so I can leave with more $$$. The fact that I have the option to pop in for a few hours here and there makes me less anxious about money. (Student teaching is 12 weeks unpaid work.)

Today my boss and coworkers surprised me with a teacher care package (a binder, some supplies, a coffee mug, etc.) Another coworker told me my dad would be proud and I lost it. I really wish my dad would have seen me finally get this far.

I’m an ugly-crier, you guys.

Now I’m eating lunch with my post-cry runny nose.

My school, principal, and host teachers seem awesome, btw.

I’m excited and terrified.

ETA: I’ll be doing six weeks with 4th graders and six with 1st graders.

ETA 2: My phone autocorrected “student teaching” to “student watching.” Hahaha.