My TpT Pooch

       Up until a couple of months ago, I thought my only TpT pooch was the one that was going to be protruding from my midsection if I skipped another run to work on a product. But I am happy to announce the arrival of my furry little TpT pooch: Sunny T! Yep, that's a T for... you guessed it! My favorite site for amazing teaching resources!
       I'll explain. My husband and I have two wonderful kids. And another kid. ( Haha. I'm just kidding; there are only two.) I always swore that when it was time for college, I would help pay the tuition by doing after-school tutoring, resulting in very long days away from home. But last winter I found the amazing world that is TpT. I am able to share teaching resources with other teachers, while earning more money on TpT than I made tutoring. Best yet, I do it all by working from home! It's a win/win!

       So when my boys asked if we could rescue a little puppy, I didn't have my old "it's not fair to the dog, because we're never home yadda-yadda blah-blah" excuse. I was able to say "Yes!" And with the help of Jennifer and Julia, from the wonderful Second Chance Rescue in Queens, NY, we found our little lab-mix pup! The boys named him Sunny, and I gave him the T.; because if it hadn't been for TpT, we would not have been able to rescue him from the terrible fate he'd meet at the high-kill shelter. 

It's been a month now, and our sweet little guy keeps us laughing. He operates on two speeds: hibernating bear (visible in photo on left) or Robin Williams. Also, he carries a toy everywhere he goes.  Potty jaunt? Gotta take a frisbee. Walk to the park? Gotta take the demented-looking tennis ball clown-head. 

      I'm finding that "educating Sunny T" is not very different from educating my own kids or educating middle school students. Meaning: lots of encouragement, repetition, creative problem solving, and love. More about that fun stuff in another post. I'm being nudged by a demented-looking tennis ball clown-head. Take a look, but you may have nightmares.  Don't say I didn't warn you ;)



  1. so happy you added a poochie to your life! I love mine! Kristy :)

  2. Wow! Sunny T is getting big quickly! Congrats, #24 MS teacher! =)
    Desktop Learning Adventures

  3. How sweet!! He looks a smidge like my old dog, Bro. :) Glad you have a new buddy to keep you company!

  4. Hi Darlene. I loved reading about Sunny T and looking at the new photos! I'm now your newest follower!

    Kelly, from
    Kelly's Classroom