What's a student teacher? The first-grade students in Mrs. Rice's room are a little worried about what that means. What will happen to Mrs. Rice if someone else comes to teach? Why do they need a student teacher? Any teacher who is willing to open up his or her classroom to a student teacher would benefit from reading this book to their students as an introduction to the student teacher. Younger children may not understand what a student teacher is, and as a result may have some concerns about changes in their familiar school routine. This read-aloud book will help familiarize the children with the student teacher process and alleviate their apprehension.