Tips for the Future Teacher

Some days it feels like just yesterday I was student teaching in Mrs. Adams' first grade classroom, and other days it feels like forever ago! (Wow, was that really 8 years ago!?)

This year I had the pleasure of having a student teacher in my classroom for the very first time! I was definitely nervous, but also very excited to have someone who is just starting out in their career and full of new and exciting ideas! I still remember that feeling of being so extremely excited to be that much closer to graduating and having my very OWN classroom! So, I wanted to make sure that she had a wonderful experience and was excited and ready to start out in her own classroom!

The past few months flew by, and I truly hope she has learned a lot from spending time in my classroom! I wanted to do something special for her to let her know how much we appreciated her on her last day! I created a Future Teacher Tips book for my students to show her their appreciaiton AND give her some great advice!


There are three different pages that students can complete! A {Teacher Tips} page, a {Thank You!} page and a {Terrific Teacher} page. It's so cute what the kids come up with!



How sweet is this advice from one of my super sweet seconds?

The entire unit is editable, so you are able to enter in your student teacher's name to make the book personal for him/her! 


I {tried} to be creative and came up with this cute little poem to include at the beginning of the book! Like I said, I tried! 


There is also a blank page for you to write your student teacher a letter, if you want! Words of Affirmation is my love language, so I absoutely love writing letters to people! And, after spending so much time with someone in my classroom I had a lot I wanted to tell her! 

I put the book together and then put it into a little basket! I used my Silhouette Cameo to put her name on the basket and then we filled it with school supplies and books that she could use in her classroom! 


Good luck Mrs. Davis and all the other student teachers!!!

Happy Teaching!


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  1. Take notes on what the teacher is saying. Taking notes on what the teacher says will help you gain a visual reminder of the lesson. Nifty Futures

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