Crazy Teacher Ahead… Proceed With Caution

So, if you’ve been following the blog you know that I am currently obsessed with the idea of becoming a middle school teacher.

So far, all is going well. Yesterday I had interviews for a few different jobs. I am hoping to start work soon so that I can save to restart my schooling in September. I am homeschooling my younger siblings and building up my teacher notebook (there are so many great books for teachers to read y’all, I had to rehaul my reading list!). And I am looking for volunteer opportunities to get inside a middle school classroom ASAP (spy out the territory, ya know?).


In the midst of all that, I must admit I’ve revisited my childhood dream of becoming the next Ms. Frizzle. Do you guys remember Ms. Frizzle? The crazy redhead from the PBS TV program/book series The Magic School Bus. She took her students on field trips inside a digestive system and into outer space.



She was one of my original childhood role models. It was Ms. Frizzle and Carmen Sandiego… but let’s just go ahead and breeze over that second once, shall we?

Carmen Sandiego, a spy who got bored with work and turned into a super villain. She organized a crime ring to steal precious monuments, not for the money but to tease/test her former spy associates.

The idea that I could actually become a wacky and overly enthusiastic teacher is thrilling. In fact, long time ago I posted some photos of my new socks with this caption:

Someone told me that becoming a teacher is my destiny, like it or not. So I started my Miss Frizzle wardrobe:

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One of my favorite things about the Magic School Bus books was that Ms. Frizzle would wear a costume at the end of the book, cluing readers into what the kids would be studying next time. For example, if the next book was to be about dinosaurs, she would wear a dress covered in dinos (#notsubtle). 

Now that a career in teaching is in my sights, I’ve been stepping up my teacher wardrobe game on Pinterest. Course, I don’t have the rocking confidence needed to pull off this look:



Perhaps I could modernize the concept! Here are a few ideas:


Quirky jewelry with an educational touch:




I may just have to get my ears pierced:


Nails with clues to what we are learning about next:

So there you have it, a few rambles inside the mind of a whacky teacher-in-training.

Author: Susanna

I'm Susanna, a 20-year-old Christian girl incorrigibly addicted spontaneous adventures. My first dream was to become a pioneer. Unfortunately, I was born a couple centuries late, so I've decided to read, cook, run, and travel the world until my time machine is finished. You'll mostly likely find me getting into trouble and/or eating licorice. I am currently blogging the misadventures of a middle-school teacher in training. Come join me on my quest to become the next Ms. Frizzle!

6 thoughts on “Crazy Teacher Ahead… Proceed With Caution”

  1. Aaahhh this is absolutely such a joy to read! It looks you totally LOVE the idea of being a teacher and it’s so cute to see you being all into the profession! I absolutely adore this idea and I think you’ll be the best teacher EVER!!!!!! Our next Mrs. Frizzle! Can’t wait!!!

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    1. Thanks so much Meghana! I am thoroughly enjoying immersing myself in this new dream. I’ve been reading up a storm and pinning and lesson planning, and just in general feeling so peaceful and content with this new path : ) Thanks for your warm comments!


    1. Thanks Emily! That means a lot to me. And also, the fact that you’ve always pursued your interests and dreams without compromise is a huge inspiration to me.


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