moiyoko:

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.

(via serastella)


Drafts is saving you from bad, tiny poems

So in honor of pretty good writing, I’d like to share with you all that I finally started a story to share with the class on Sunday and I worked on it some more today. I read over it and actually still like it! What do you know? Is there a full moon tonight or some other phenomenon?  So I’m enjoying this process. Other accomplishments: one load of laundry done! Time to go to the library and stop procrastinating on this other assignment. I wish all homework were as fun as it is for creative writing.

Be productive and blessed!


Life is hectic!

And all I want to do is write and edit poetry

and read The Fault in Our Stars

(I’m probably just gonna read all of John Green’s books)

and I’ll definitely read Perks of Being a Wallflower before I see the movie since I know it’s a book.

And there’s a random list of books floating around somewhere…

I would also squeeze a movie or two in there….


Getting it together

Hello Tumblrs. Finally, as the beginning of my last year of college comes dauntingly closer, I’m updating my Figment page and working on some writing. I’m going to add one of the stories I did for my fiction class tomorrow and I got three requests for swaps so I will be busy. I will also finish I story I started for class but didn’t turn in and edit some poems. 

In regards to academia, I have to work on my presentation about my internship. No time to fail this class. Not necessary. 

I’m thinking about posting some writing up here, like the good old days. I will probably like to the story on Figment since it’s a much easier read on that site. 

I hope you all have had a wonderful Saturday. And if not, Sunday is literally around the corner. (If not today by the time I post this) Do your best to make that wonderful.

Be blessed!


It. Is. March.

I’m going to find a way to keep my eyes open so I don’t blink and it’s April. 


That awkward moment when you look around and realize you’re the only one not taking notes.


Cappuccino and Reporting

Hola! It’s been a minute since I’ve just written, so here I am. I can’t wait to get this cappuccino and get some food after I do some homework. Then I’ll be going to report on this movie - it’s hosted by Disability Services and I’m trying to dig a little deeper and find out more. I need more serious topics.

The post I reblogged about Jesus not being your girlfriend (and ladies, you know boyfriend) is so relevant to my life right now. I always try to push through praise even when I don’t feel anything. The more I try, the more I realize I’m holding myself back; it’s nothing God is doing. So, it’s important to STAY FAITHFUL; just like God is to us.

Find me on Figment.com - Brittany Washington. It’s a lovely site for writers. <3

Have a blessed day!

P.S. I’m going to look and see if any other 116/Reach Record members on here. If  you know that they are, hit up my ask box!


Packing for School.

I know that I’m really fortunate! I have a lot of clothes and I have some clothes to be donated.

I just have a lot of stuff in general. And since we lost the truck in a car accident, it’s gonna be a lot of work moving this stuff. Both the cars are going and I will probably have to drive.

I’m excited to see my friends and roomies! :) I have the best roommates ever this year! They are waiting for me. :D

Oh, I was supposed to treat them to some Panera bagels….Errr, but I’m out of money!

I can treat them some other time. :)

God bless. Have a wonderful day. Praying for those who suffered Irene’s wrath. There are some floods and power outages.


whysper:

95% (being generous) of people don’t know where my school is or haven’t heard of it before. *long sigh*

whysper:

95% (being generous) of people don’t know where my school is or haven’t heard of it before. *long sigh*


My big brother turned 22 today

He’s not my biological brother, but I love him just the same.

He will be graduating from college this year. *sigh* I will miss him terribly. We rang his birthday last night: Pasta and German chocolate cake. Yummy!

I will be giving him my little token of appreciation later.

In other news, my paper is not due tomorrow (Praise the Lord!) but Thursday; like I first anticipated.

I hope you all are enjoying my new story. No comments make me unsure….but I will keep posting it nevertheless. Maybe someone is enjoying it after all. I’m trying to keep the posts small, but sometimes I don’t know a good place to break them so bare with me.

Lunch soon! Class soon! Dance, Exec board, and homework.

Busy, busy, busy. Two weeks left. Good luck to you if you are still in school. If you aren’t, sleep in for me!