mr. d

I have quite a story to share with you's about a new
television show that will air tomorrow night (Monday, January 9 at 8 pm).  I live in Toronto, Canada so for those of you living a little farther away, you can view the show online (see below for the link and preview).

Okay, when I was in high school a few years ago (ahem, maybe slightly more than a few) I had a funny teacher by the name of Mr. Donaghue (now referred to as Gerry Dee or mr. d).  He taught me for a couple of years, various subjects, and then left the teaching profession to become....a comedian!  Well, turns out that he is FANTASTIC
(as a comedian that is ... just kidding, he was a great teacher too!) 
He has been featured on Last Comic Standing and is just hilarious!  His comedy tours are titled "Life After Teaching" and if you are ever fortunate enough to see him live, it's well worth the money! 
You MUST 'google' him - 'google' a word, sorry, I'm so used to saying it when I talk!?!?!

Now he is coming out with his next project - the television show mr. d
which airs tomorrow night at 8 on CBC.  I can't wait to see what my old high school teacher has up his sleeve (let's just hope there is no character on the show named Alessia!) HA!

Click this preview to check out the show:

I also wanted to mention.....
I made a wonderful 'blogger friend' recently. 
Her name is Julia from Loving and Learning in PreK and her blog is adorable! 
She has lots of cute freebies (which I will be using soon!) and her latest unit
Valentine's Day
has great ideas and activities!  Go and check her out - you will LOVE and LEARN a lot (get it, ha!).


  1. Hi Alessia! Ya, a stamp with a cookie shape on it. If you could pass it on that'd be great!

  2. Oh my gosh that's awesome!!!!!

  3. That show is hilarious! I wish so bad we could get it here!!

  4. Totally surreal experience! I have been laughing at his stories for a while!


  5. We watched it tonight! It was really funny. How cool it that!!!! You know him! That is awesome. I love your blog! I am a fellow Canadian teacher- from New Brunswick. I enjoy browsing all the wonderful blogs and getting ideas.I do not have a blog-yet! :) Take Care. Chantal

  6. Hi Alessia,
    I have awarded you The Versatile Blogger award! Come by my blog to pick it up!


  7. Hi Alessia,
    I am also a teacher in Canada - I live just outside of Ottawa - I have been searching for items to help me teach the 2d shapes and 3d objects part of our Ontario math curriculum. Any ideas??

  8. He is hilarious! I remember him from Last Comic funny that you were in his class! Thanks for entering my giveaway and becoming a follower! I own many of your TPT products and LOVE them!!!


    Growing Up Teaching

  9. How fun! I watched the preview, but it would not let me watch the pilot episode. It looks hysterical. Hopefully it will work later. TFS


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