Bing Teacher Appreciation through DonorsChoose.org

I worked in a daycare for around 7 months back in 1997.  Let me tell you it was one of the toughest and most rewarding jobs I ever had.  I worked with the 3 and 4 year old children.  It was very fun teaching them every day, playing with them, listening to their stories.

It was also one of the most stressful jobs I ever had.  I truly give teachers a lot of credit.  They have a tough job!  They deal with many children, many different parents, trying to teach a wide range of levels of education within one classroom, budgets and much much more. 

Teachers are the ones that truly teach our kids.  I do a lot at home with my girls, but it is always their teachers that seem to make it click it for them.  They are the ones that teach us to read, write, math, science, history ...

They also are the ones that witness many of our childrens milestones.  I still remember all of the kids I had in my daycare classes.  Every single one of them left an impression on me and that was only in 7 short months.  With the end of the year here, now is the time to start thinking of ways to thank your teacher.

Bing is encouraging students and parents to recognize teachers who have made a difference in their lives through a new philanthropic campaign focused on supporting kids' education. Bing has committed to a gift of up to $500,000 and teamed up with DonorsChoose.org to provide both kids and adults with a way to express their thanks to a teacher and help another teacher or school in the process.

Visit www.bing.com/education to post a comment or share a story about a teacher who made a difference in your life (or the life of your child), and Bing will provide you with a $5 donation to DonorsChoose.org, which can be applied toward any classroom project of your choice. Each visitor can leave up to 5 comments, resulting in a total donation of $25. At the end of June, Bing will aggregate the comments and share them with each teacher in the form of a congratulations letter.

Here’s how it works: a teacher can log onto the DonorsChoose.org website to start a “classroom project” or donation request. Parents and students can then visit the Bing Teacher Appreciation site to leave a comment [up to 5 per visitor] about a teacher who has made a difference in their life, enabling them to receive a $5 giving code to donorschoose.org [one per comment]. Parents and students can then apply the $5 giving code to the “classroom project” of their choice. Classroom projects are created by teachers, so reach out to your childrens’ teachers and encourage them to submit their own projects!

I will be commenting on Alli's 5th grade teacher.  She was and is an absolutely amazing  teacher.  She was always there for my daughter, she went to her dance recital and still asks about her every single time she sees me or my 3rd grader.  For next year, she will be teaching a different grade, and my 3rd grader has already cried several times that she missed her chance at having her.  I have actually had nightmares about Cami not having her, she was that awesome! 

What teacher will you comment on?  Is it one of yours or one of your childrens?  I know I will also comment on my 5th grade teacher who is now a principal of a school, and Cami's second grade teacher who was amazing to her as well. 

I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour campaign by Mom Central on behalf of Bing and a $100 DonoseChoose.org giving code to facilitate my review. Mom Central also sent me a thank-you gift certificate.
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Giveaway ~ Chicken Soup for the Soul ~ Thanks Dad & Nascar!

I have two great giveaways lined up for the Dad in your life ~ Wether it is your dad or your children's dad :)


First up is ~ Chicken Soup for the Soul Thanks Dad


Chicken Soup for the Soul: Thanks Dad: 101 Stories of Gratitude, Love, and Good Times    This book gives fathers the pat on the back they deserve. Children of all ages share their heartfelt words of thanks and loving memories in this collection of 101 stories. Personal accounts of learning from Dad's example and lasting lessons, special moments and memorable outings, encouragement and expectations will bring any father joy, inspiration, and laughs. Whether the reader is a new dad, a father of teens, a father of grown children, or a grandfather, these heartwarming and humorous stories will resonate with him. He may even find that his kids did pay attention after all!


Next is for the Nascar fan ~ Chicken Soup for the Soul: Nascar: 101 Stories of Family, Fortitude, and Fast Cars




Chicken Soup for the Soul: Nascar: 101 Stories of Family, Fortitude, and Fast Cars


Get behind the driver's seat with these personal tales and anecdotes from inside the race track. Famous drivers and their families, pit crews, and fans share their stories of perseverance, triumph, comebacks, and life on and off the track.
Includes stories by the following NASCAR drivers:
Aric Almirola
Buddy Baker
Kurt Busch
Kerry Earnhardt
Jimmie Johnson
Bobby Labonte
Joey Logano
Casey Mears
Ryan Newman
Mike Skinner
Scott Speed
Tony Stewart
Martin Truex Jr.
Brian Vickers
Darrell Waltrip
Michael Waltrip
NASCAR CEO Brian France
Former NBA player and now NASCAR broadcaster: Brad Dougherty
Lt. Governor of South Carolina Andre Bauer

With many more to come, including more of the biggest names in the NASCAR world.


To enter this giveaway ~ Just tell me which book you want to win.  Don't worry, you can enter to win them both.  Just let me know that in your comment!



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Sex in the City 2 Soundtrack Giveaway

I didn't' have paid channels when Sex in the City aired, but when it moved to regular cable channels, I caught up on the show and LOVE IT!


Now, not only is there one movie, but Sex in the City 2 is in theaters right now! 



Sex and the City 2 has a Facebook page as well, Click HERE to become a fan!

Here are a few fun items in relation to this new movie and the soundtrack:
  • You can win a call from Sarah Jessica Parker (http://bit.ly/O2OSJPcall)
  • The soundtrack features a brand-new duet "Love is Your Color" by Grammy and Academy Award winner Jennifer Hudson, along with global superstar, multi-platinum recording artist and three-time Grammy Award nominee Leona Lewis.
  • Soundtrack includes a new song by platinum-selling CeeLo and International superstar Dido also contributes an exclusive new track.
  • Grammy, Emmy, Golden Globe, Tony and Academy Award winner Liza Minnelli covers Beyonce's chart-topper "Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)".
  • 12-time Grammy Award winner Alicia Keys performs her own extraordinary new version of the Blondie classic "Rapture".
  • The soundtrack also features the starts of Sex and the City 2, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon, performing the Helen Reddy Classic "I Am Woman".
Sex and the City 2: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is available for purchase right now.  The Movie just hit theaters on Friday, May 27th.  It makes a great girlfriends night out event!

Giveaway ~ One2OneNetwork is giving one of my readers, their very own copy of the soundtrack.  To enter, tell me have you seen the movie yet?  Are you a fan of the show or just going for a girls night out?





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Contest ends on June 7th

* I was sent a copy of the soundtrack to review.  I was not paid in anyway. *
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