Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Office Depot: Teachers Change Lives

My brother has special needs and will be attending school for most of his life. Although this doesn't change who he is to me, the teachers and education he receives could effect him. Did you know that teachers spend money every year out of their own pocket, especially in underfunded areas? That is why I have teamed with Office Depot to bring importance to Teachers Change Lives program from Adopt-A-Classroom; which is a nonprofit organization that helps connect donors with teachers to enhance the learning environment for students.

Office Depot and Adopt-A-Classroom have partnered to raise awareness about teachers, and all that they do in the lives of their students. Meet Virginia Hamilton who uses her love of animals to teach students about giving back. This story touches me in sooo many ways. I am a huge fan on volunteering. I think that Virginia is doing something amazing by instilling that in her students. I also love that this teacher is in my home state, Florida. We have one of the worst school rates in the country but this just shows that there is good in our state too. Take a watch of what Virginia Hamilton and her students of Indialantic Elementary are doing. 

You can donate to help Virginia Hamilton meet her goals or help another classroom changing lives in all across the country. Please, don't miss out on this amazing opportunity to touch our students lives. This could be your student or your child or your sibling. Please help.
How to Register Your Classroom as a Teacher
  1. Go to Teachers Change Lives website (http://clvr.li/1emq4KF)
  2. Click on the red box that says "Register Your Classroom," which will take you to the Adopt-A-Classroom website
  3. Follow the corresponding steps from there
How to Donate to a Teacher
  1. Go to Teachers Change Lives  website (http://clvr.li/1emq4KF)
  2. Click on the teal "Donate to a Teacher" box on the Teachers Change Lives website (http://clvr.li/1emq4KF), which will take you to the Adopt-A-Classroom website
  3. Follow the corresponding steps from there.

I hoping to save enough money to donate to this amazing cause. Education in our country is lacking and I believe the time has come to reward our hard working teachers and build our children. 

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

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Friday, April 18, 2014

Literary Junkies April 2014

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1. What are you reading right now? Tell us about it!
Right now, Im not reading anything. I just finished a book yesterday though called "Come Away With Me". I won't say I am fan of it but it wasn't bad either. 

2. Divergent, Hunger Games, or Twilight. Which do you prefer and why? (If you’ve never read them which do you think you’d prefer?)
I haven't read Divergent yet because for some reason it doesn't interest me and the way Twilight is written is just horrible. So that leaves Hunger Games which is up there on my favorites list. The third one is fantastic and I can't wait to see how they make it into a movie (or two). 

3. TV Series Based on Books they start out very close to the book to draw in the fans but then will start to separate themselves by changing things and adding characters. What are you thoughts on this?
Sometimes I wish they would just stick to the book. Kinda like "Once Upon A Time", they are taking books and just screwing with them. However, other times I love they change things because we get to see more about the town and characters that the book didn't give us. 

4. You’ve just been recruited to help a movie studio bring your favorite book to the big screen. What’s the movie and who are you choosing to play the main characters?
Oh man. I have talked about this alot. I don't know if my favorite book, The Music of Dolphins, would be best on screen but I sure know who I would love to play the roles. 
Christina Ricci as Mila (the main character).
Andie MacDowell as Sandy
Justin would be played by a new uprising male star. 

5. Going back to the above question, do you keep it word for word the same or do you use this chance to change little things you thought would make the book better?
I would try to keep it word for word within an hour and half but I would probably have to change somethings to keep the audience watching. 

6. After you finish a physical copy of a book do you keep it for a reread, put it on a shelf to collect dust, donate it to Goodwill, or do you just not purchase physical copies of books?
I read most of my books now-a-days through the Public Library. So I usually only buy ones that I am really thrilled over; like Ignite Me. However, most books that I buy from a thrift store end up collecting dust intill I read them. If they are a 5 star, I usually try to keep but anything lower I try to giveaway.

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Vlog + Sick

I have another video/vlog wanting to be posted but unfortunately I came down with a nasty cold and have felt like doing nothing but sleeping or be uncomfortable. Even though I had a whole schedulce for this week, guess I need to remember January's lesson. However, I do still have something that I can share.

I am follow Shane from Whispering Sweet Nothings and she had this really cool post about the site Peek. What they do is have you submit your site to critic. He records what is wrong, or right, about your site. Well the dude was pretty harsh on Shane. Yet, I was still curious so I enter my blog. Below is the video:

He wasn't as bad as I thought he would, but I did update my blog to my new design. I can't say that I have anything to take back from it. Other then maybe I should start sponsoring again.

What do you think about my review? What about my blog? Do you like the new look? Would you sponsor me? How much would you pay? Are you going to sign up for the review? If so, I'd love to see it.

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