Hello! I had the privilege to do my student teaching at Walter’s Elementary in Marshall, MI. I worked with a great mentor teacher, Mr. Dorosh and an energetic and warm group of twenty-two 4th graders! There were twelve girls and ten boys in the classroom. They are all learning humor and still believe that the opposite gender posseses cooties. I had an amazing experience where I learned and first hand experienced the ups and downs of teaching, what strategies work in a 4th grade setting and what doesn’t, and quickly became aware that the clock goes faster than you think! My days were filled with laughter, reward, and stress, but most importantly there were many great “aha” moments of shared learning.