Well, Teacher’s Pet is over 12 months old now so I think it’s about time you guys found out who I am and what actually goes on behind the scenes where resource making is concerned.
I’m not expecting my blog to be ground breaking, just an opportunity to let you all inside my head a little (it’s a messy place – bring guide ropes) and share what’s up and coming.
April & May have certainly been interesting months. What with Royal weddings, bank holidays and my own birthday I’m amazed I managed to get anything done.
Benji is, shall we say…overly friendly and it doesn’t always go down too well. He’s a 2 year old German Shepherd, soft as a brush but when you see him charging towards you and your dog it’s still a scary sight. He only managed to scare 1 couple over to the other side of the road that day though so we did rather well.
It was like when you watch one of those cheesy films and you wait for the main character to say the film title in one of his lines…As daft as it sounds, I owe a lot to Benji. You wouldn’t believe the weeks it took us to actually come up with a name for our venture. If you’ve ever created a website yourself you’ll know what I mean. Choosing the name isn’t the worst part, its choosing a name that doesn’t already have a registered domain. It was pet week, I’d brought in a picture of Benji & the kids caught Benji fever that day. Some of the questions…hilarious! And at the end of the day one of the children yanked their mum into the classroom and said “look, come and see the teacher’s pet” – well that was it! It stuck like glue straight away. It was like when you watch one of those cheesy films and you wait for the main character to say the film title in one of his lines…”he said it!”
You may have noticed though that we weren’t ground breaking in originality when it came to the name Teacher’s Pet – quite a few people had reached the conclusion well before us but I didn’t care this time round so http://tpet.co.uk was born – rather catchy we thought and a whole lot easier to type too!
Drives me insane at times – I cant look at my older resources for too long otherwise I want to start remaking them – that time will come, but not yet!Hard to believe that all happened over a year ago – how time flies when you’re busy! This time last year I was just about getting to gribs with Adobe Illustrator (thats the software I use to create the resources) and a set of simple (and all be it awful) 2D shape posters were a triump and demonstration of my skills. Drives me insane at times – I cant look at my older resources for too long otherwise I want to start remaking them – that time will come, but not yet!
Jack and the Beanstalk – now there’s an interesting story! Taught this so many times but never actually thought about it in too much depth and a good job too! Ok, so a boy breaks into a castle, steals a chicken and a harp & when the giant tries to take back what’s his, Jack’s mum kills him – NICE!
After that it’ll be a ‘Habitats/Adaptation/Jungle/Zoo/Farm’ extravaganza but keep sending in your requests, I never leave one out – they all get added to my to do list!
Every week I’ll be bringing an older resource to the top of the pile – one that might have slipped through the net and gone off the radar but deserves a quick reminder.
Well, that’s your lot for this week – I’m off! Actually, I wish I was but I’ve got a mountain of resource request emails to reply to. If your awaiting a response it’s on its way.
Same time next week? See you there!