Dear New Teacher…

From the desk of The Magnolia Teacher (with the help of Michael Scott Memes...) Dear New Teacher, CONGRATULATIONS!!! The moment you've been waiting for is swiftly approaching! You'll soon have your own classroom, curriculum, and little humans to teach! This is THE MOST EXCITING time, but also equally stressful, so I thought I would give … Continue reading Dear New Teacher…


When I first started teaching middle school science I dreamed of starting a science fair. I did a science fair when I was a 6th grader and loved every minute of it! Lots of people said it wouldn't work or it would be too much work, but I was determined to create this experience for … Continue reading HOW-TO: SCIENCE FAIR


Hellooooo, babes! I haven't blogged in a hot minute, I know. Life has been CRAZY lately, but I plan on jumping back into blogging consistently. (YAAAY!!) For this post I want to focus on goal setting and share with you some things that I plan on  working on in 2018. Goal setting is something that I … Continue reading #GOALS

Everyone Loves Winston

I get so many questions on the daily about my classroom pet, Winston. This post is dedicated to talking about what it’s like having a classroom pet and how to care for a guinea pig! Winston+Jess Story My first year teaching middle school I had many classroom pets. Roscoe the leopard gecko, Sheldon the mini red … Continue reading Everyone Loves Winston