I am sorry for the delay in updates. School got in the way but such is life. Here is the stack of 93 books from all of the codes that you sent me! There’s still more coming in the mail because they’ve been trickling in. The codes have basically stopped, which was expected of course, but I’m still in shock I got enough codes for 93 books. There’s Fly Guy, Clifford, Hippo and Rabbit, and more. I’m going to start giving out the books and then the thank you notes will come! I’ll tag them as “dear internet friends” because that is who the letters will be addressed to. I just wanted to say thanks again to all of you and show you what your awesome help has achieved. The next update will be letters. :]
This is in my Economics textbook
This is fucked up
if you couldn’t SEE how fucked up this is, let me put this into even more perspective for you.
a male with no high school education still makes more than a female with 9th-12th grade education (no diploma).
a male who is a high school graduate still makes more than a female with an associate’s degree.
a male with a bachelor’s degree only makes about ~$2000 less than a female with a fucking doctorate’s degree.
tell me again why feminism isn’t important.
I am personally offended to the highest degree
Remember how I had an extra $20 in PayPal that I said I would use to buy the dollar book from a book order? Well here we have 20 copies of If You Give A Mouse A Cookie, which just arrived today. The pack of six books was only $8 and I figured the kids could use a few extra books. If you notice on the left there’s little baggies with something inside. They are little rubber bracelet’s that are all about “reading stretches your mind” and each of the kids will get one of those. I figure it’ll just be more encouragement to keep reading. :] The books from the Kellogg’s codes should be arriving in the next few weeks, so expect an update and then thank you notes to the “internet friends”. Thanks again everyone!
Thanks to some more kind and generous people I now have $100 to spend on more books for my kids. I’m going to go shopping after New Years when I have more time to get loads of Fly Guy and sight word books. These books will get here before winter break is over so you’ll be getting thank you letters and pictures of the kids with their books in another week or so. Thanks so much. :]
Thanks to two very kind people I received $125 in the form of Amazon gift cards. I was able to buy 34 books on Amazon and above is a picture of all the different titles I ordered. For some I ordered more than one copy.
From the donate button through PayPal I have received $40, which amazes me.
Thank you everyone. Please keep the codes coming. The promo doesn’t end until May of 2014 so there is plenty of time. Once I hit 180 codes for my class (meaning three books per kid) I’m going to still enter codes and give the books to other students at my school.
Thanks again everyone. I hope you all have a Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays! :]
Ok tumblr, I know the power of the internet so just hear me out right quick as I ask for a simple favor. See those cereal boxes up there? If you buy any Kellogg’s product with that Free Book logo on it there is a 16 digit code inside your box of cereal. Now, when you get three of those codes together you submit them online and they will send you a free Scholastic book. Now I’m sure you’re wondering why I’m bringing it up, so here goes.
I teach first grade at a school where the kids have little to nothing. Through generous donations (government, three square, various community partners, etc.) the kids get backpacks, clothes, shoes, free breakfast/lunch, and some school supplies. The school is not in the best part of town. I’ve had students who live with grandparents because their own parents are in jail, kids who have parents that don’t have custody over them for various reasons, and so on and so forth. Now I am trying to get my kids to read books, but they literally don’t have any books at home that they can use to practice their reading. Sure they get a library book from the school library but it’s not the same, you know? They don’t own the book, it’s not theirs.
Here’s where you come in. If you happen to buy one of these specially marked boxes and don’t plan on using the code please send me that code through my ask box. If 60 people on here send me a code I’ll be able to get 20 books, which will easily allow me to get each of my students a brand new book of their own. I used the Fly Guy books above because my kids are currently obsessed with the character and the book has sight words that we’re working on in class. Even if you have no codes, I’d appreciate the signal boost as well.
So, if you happen to get a code please send it my way. I would appreciate it and so would my kids. Heck, if I get 60 codes, that would give me enough to give each of my students a book and I will gladly take a picture to show you how excited they are to get a book. If more codes keep coming, I’ll post up their thank you notes. They’re seven so expect something awesome. Thanks in advance.
Update 2 - Almost at 120 codes, right now I have 110. Reaching 120 codes means 2 books per kid! Now let’s see if we can get 180! That’s 3 books per kid! Also I’ve set up a donate button on my page, which is weird I know because I feel weird about it but that’s for those who care to do it. I also received an Amazon giftcard, which blows my mind, so I”ll be buying some books with that as well. Please keep the codes coming everyone, don’t slow down now! The promo doesn’t end until May so there’s plenty of time!
Going to hit 60 codes, I just know it. It’s only been 24 hours since the original post though so I’m going to up the goal to 120 codes. That means two books per kid. One at the beginning of 2014 and one just before they leave for summer break. If we’re really rambunctious maybe 180 codes for three books per kid. You all game for helping still?
what a fucking joke.
Let’s be honest, without an education you’re pretty much screwed. I don’t think I can be a self made billionaire by creating something brilliant. The problem is, an education is getting expensive and after all the money that goes towards paying for it there are loans to pay off and other financial problems. Is an education still worth it? Hell yeah. McDonalds now requires a high school diploma for it’s workers. Everyone is raising the bar, to see who can be the best. I think that if you can earn a college degree, work your butt off, and get what you want in life you have gained the education you need. But remember, a test doesn’t define you. I just want to say that because I feel a lot of people reflect on their ACT/SAT scores and act like that defines them. A test does not tell me what I can or can’t do. I don’t think it could tell me I am funny, athletic, street smart, right handed, pretty, or anything. Haha. Sorry for the blurb, but enjoy.