But then I sucked it up and remembered that every teacher went through student teaching at one point, and they survived! That also means, with all you wonderful teachers out there, some are sure to have great tips and tricks for deal with this.
Here is my question:
What tips do you have for student teachers regarding staying organized in a class that is not their own?
Obviously we can't go in expecting to overhaul the classroom to fit our liking. And even the best mentor teacher in the world will likely do things a little different than we would. I'm not looking to rearrange or reorganize my mentor teacher's classroom (which I'm eager to see) but I will have my own materials, papers, supplies, etc to keep track of. So I am curious to hear what you found successful (or unsuccessful) for keeping your own ducks in a row during student teaching.
If you have a post you think would be helpful, feel free to post a link it in a comment as well! I am open to any and all ideas and I am sure my fellow teacher candidates are too.
Also, If you haven't yet, you should check out a few of these bloggers and their awesome classrooms! Or head over to Blog Hoppin to check out even more!
2nd Grade Shenanigans
Step into 2nd Grade with Mrs. Lemons
The Big Apple Teacher