I wanted to point out a great resource for books that some of you may be able to take advantage of without even knowing it's available to you. For Kindle owners who are also members of Amazon Prime, the Kindle Owner Lending Library is as simple to use as checking books out from a traditional library. There are literally thousands of books that you can borrow for free. You can even sort by genre. Check out this page to see what books are currently available in the Kindle Owner Lending Library, often referred to as KOLL. Click here to view all available books and click here to see what is available in children's mysteries. I'm a little partial to one of the children's mystery titles. This is a great resource and a way to make the most of your Kindle purchase and your Amazon Prime membership.
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Fellow teachers, check out the two day TPT sale! Many stores will have all of their products marked down 20%! The sale is runs from May 6th-May 7th. Be sure to check out my store, Elizabeth Woodrum Publications, too!
Recently, I realized my tennis shoes were getting rather old. I hadn't even noticed when the mesh on top of them had gotten full of holes! How does someone not notice that? Shortly after that, I saw an ad for these shoes from The Animal Rescue Site/Greater Good Network. I love animals and have a dog that I adopted through a local rescue organization. So, I was happy to look into the site's claims that my purchasing a pair of shoes could fund food for shelter dogs.
A little Googling led me to positive stories about The Greater Good Network and its websites that offer merchandise for sale while donating funds to a variety of causes, not just animals.
So, I happily clicked to purchase these shoes and discovered that not only did my purchase fund food for animals in shelters, they also donated a pair of shoes to Soles4Souls, and I had an option to donate vaccines to shelter animals as well.
I can only speak for this product, but the shoes are very well made and comfortable. They appear to be true to size as I normally wear a size six shoe and the size six shoes I ordered fit very well. I've taken my dog for long walks in them for the past week and have no complaints.
So, if you're in need of something practical, like shoes or other clothing items, or just want to purchase a little something fun, check out the website! They have a lot of causes you can contribute to, and a variety of products. You can see the shoes I bought here, and you can get to other causes and other products very easily!
Also, if you're thinking of adding a pet to the family, please look at your local shelters or rescue organizations. My philosophy is always to adopt instead of shop! There are lots of homeless pets that deserve a second chance! My Reese Cup is certainly the best dog I could have chosen for myself, and she came from a rescue organization after being found, either lost or abandoned, as a stray. Check out dogs in your area through sites like www.petfinder.com, which many shelters and rescues use to list pets. It's where I found this adorable little pooch!