Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Preventing Bullying






Hey guys,

Since today is the first day of school in my district, I wanted to write this post because I think it's an important topic especially since school is just beginning. As you can tell by the title of this post, this is about bullying prevention. Now, I have been in the shoes of someone being bullied a lot throughout my school years so I unfortunately know how it feels to be bullied. If you're being bullied and feel like you don't have anyone to talk to, you are always welcomed to send me a message through Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or E-mail (I'll have them all listed below). 

Bullying is a serious issue throughout the world and needs to end! Nobody should have to go through being bullied. It's really sad to see on Facebook News reports of kids/teens committing suicide because they think that the only way out from getting bullied. The statistics are also sad to read (StopBullying.com, 2018) :


  • 28% of U.S. students in grades 6–12  and 20% of U.S. students in grades 9–12 experienced bullying. -You may say only 28% and 20% ,those sound like low percentages, but in all honestly those percentages are high in this situation. The percentage for both of those grades groups should be 0. 
  • Approximately 30% of young people admit to bullying others in surveys.-Although they were honest in the surveys, they should put themselves in the kids they bullys' shoes and see how being bullied affects them.
  • The most common types of bullying are verbal and social. Physical bullying happens less often. Cyberbullying happens the least frequently. -Since social media is growing and the number of cell phones and electronics are increasing, I feel cyber bullying is happening more. Kids/teens think if they bully someone through social media sites it isn't bullying because they are not saying it directly to their face but it is absolutely still considered bullying. 
  • Only about 20 to 30% of students who are bullied notify adults about the bullying. -Some kids/teens think if they tell on their bullies that will only make them bully them even more. I will say that I've been nervous to tell educators about what was going on. 
  • There is no federal anti-bullying law. Although 49 states have anti-bullying legislation, bullying is not illegal. - Bullying should be illegal because it does more harm than some people realize. 


Parents/Guardians- Please talk to your children about bullying and that being a bully will not be tolerated. If they see a friend or a classmate being bullied, encourage them to go tell an educator.

Educators- Please keep an eye out for bullying occurring in your classroom and school. If you see bullying going on please talk to the student that is bullying. If a student informs you of bullying happening, please know that they are telling you because they trust you, and please again talk to the student who is bullying.

Students- Please know that if you're being bullied, you don't have to deal with it by yourself. Educators are there to help you and keep you safe. If you don't want to tell your teacher/principal/ counselor what's going on ask a friend to tell them. I'm sure they will keep you anonymous if you ask them to.

Remember, I have been in your shoes and I'm here if you need someone to talk to. 

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I hope everyone has a great school year!!

StopBullying.com (2018). Facts About Bullying. [online] StopBullying.gov. Available at: https://www.stopbullying.gov/media/facts/index.html [Accessed 22 Aug. 2018].


<3 Amanda 

Monday, August 20, 2018

Teacher YouTubers 2018

Hey guys,

Since it's the beginning of the new school year, I thought I would give a shout-out to 4 teachers that I have been watching on YouTube and following on Instagram mainly. If you're a teacher yourself, they are some great teachers to get ideas from and if you're in college and going for your teaching degree or basically any career working with kids, they are also great role models for you.



Early EDventures: This only might be Shelley's 2nd year of teaching 3rd grade but let me just say this, I think she's doing an amazing job with what I have seen through her YouTube videos and Instagram posts. She also recently got married so congratulations to her and her new husband.  You can find Shelley on Instagram and on her Teacher Pay Teacher (TPT) Account


The Kinderhearted Classroom By the name of her YouTube channel, I can tell that Elizabeth loves teaching Kindergarten with all her heart and with what I and her other subscribers see while watching her videos, I can truly see that she does. She recently got a class pet, which is a turtle named Franklin. There are a few ways that you can find her besides her YouTube channel. You can find her on her blog, Instagram, TPT Account (Teacher Pay Teacher), and Facebook.


My2ndGradeLife: Vanessa is a 2nd grade teacher. Like the other teachers I'm mentioning, I also think she's a great teacher. Besides being a teacher, she's also an owner of a store along with her husband. They create teacher shirts, teacher accessories and custom orders. Their shirts are cute and have inspiring sayings. You can also find her on Instagram, TPT Account and Twitter


thatonehappyclassroom: Last school year, Fernanda taught kindergarten but this year she's teaching first grade. I still think she'll be a great teacher teaching first grade. She also got married recently so congratulations to her and her husband. You can find her on Instagram and her TPT Account.

You should check out all 4 teachers and subscribe to their YouTube channels and other social medias. You won't regret it!


<3 Amanda 





Saturday, July 21, 2018

This OR That??

Hey guys,

I have seen this type of video going around on YouTube and I thought why not make it a blog post.
  1. McDonald's OR Burger King? BK! Chicken Fries & Fries!!
  2. Jeans OR Leggings? Leggings!
  3. Flip-flops OR Tennis Shoes? Flip-flops during the summer and then UGGS in the winter.
  4. Summer OR Winter? Summer,but more preferably fall;not too hot/not too cold
  5. Milk Chocolate or White Chocolate? Milk Chocolate
  6. Dogs OR Cats? Dogs
  7. Glasses OR Contacts? Glasses; I don't think I could put something in my eye.
  8. Tacos OR Pizza? Pizza (Pepperoni).
  9. Pen OR Pencil? Pen! I just write better with pens.
  10. Candy OR Popcorn? Candy, I don't like popcorn.
  11. Pop OR Water? Water. I haven't drank pop in forever.
  12. Pancake OR Waffle? Pancakes 
  13. IHOP OR Denny's? IHOP
  14. Morning OR Night? Night, I'm not a morning person.
  15. Movie at home OR At theater? Depends,but more likely movie at home
  16. Chocolate OR Vanilla? Chocolate 
  17. Rain OR Snow? Rain, I dislike the cold.
  18. Hamburger OR Hot dog? Hot dog
  19. Comedy OR Horror? Comedy
  20. Banana OR Apple? Banana
  21. White OR Wheat bread? White
  22. Chocolate OR Gummy candy? Chocolate
  23. Math OR Writing? Writing, I dislike math
  24. Swim in a pool OR Lake? Pool
  25. Long hair OR Short hair? Hmm..Medium hair
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<3 Amanda 

Thursday, July 19, 2018

15 Tips For Going Into High School

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Hey guys,

So, I know it has been a few years since I begun high school..okay...maybe like 12.. I graduated high school in May of '09. I remember going into high school because who doesn't? Back then, I was the shy student so I was a little nervous how high school would be for me. In middle school, we had 6 different classes but the school only had one floor while the high school had two floors. If you're going into high school or even still in high school, these tips can still help you.


  1.  Be yourself. It's a lot easier making friends that way because you show off who you are truly and others can see that.
  2. Don't change for anyone-any friends or especially guys. If they are your friend then they should like you for you.
  3. This is something that I didn't do too much but join groups and sports aka extra-curricular activities. I helped backstage for a musical in my freshman year and then did track my junior year. Today thinking back, I wished I joined more extra curricular activities. 
  4. Use a planner!! Planners help you stay organized and on track really well. Your planner should become your best friend that reminds you of tests and quizzes that are coming up, assignments that are due, sports practices, and other important information. 
  5. When you're done with an assignment, highlight it so you know that you completed it. 
  6. Use flashcards to study for vocabulary or other important key terms/concepts.
  7. Make the flashcards colorful so they are appealing to look at. 
  8. Grades are not just important in your junior and senior year. Your G.P.A is from your entire high school years.
  9. If you don't fully understand something, ask your teacher if you could come in early or stay after school for additional help. I had to do that a few times when I was in high school.
  10. Take the electives that YOU want to take and not just because your friends signed up for those electives . If you don't like art but your friends are taking art, don't take art. Sign up for electives that interests you, and that's another way to make new friends.
  11. Try to not be tardy or have too many absences (especially unexcused ones) because then you'll miss a day or that class and feel behind because you missed learning and information that happened that day.
  12. Follow the dress-code!
  13. Don't get involved in the drama that happens in high school. I actually transferred schools the beginning of my senior year due to the drama (I can write a post on that). If you see drama, just walk away from it. It's useless and just cause more drama and it will continue. 
  14. Remember that these are only 4 years of your life, and they go by fast.
  15. High school prepares you for college (whether you go to an on-campus college or an online campus). If you don't keep track of your assignments, grades and etc. in high school, then any type of college might be a little bit tricky for you.
What grade are you going into this year?

<3 Amanda

Monday, July 16, 2018

Favorite TV Shows "Now" (2009- June 2018)

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Hey guys,

For me when it comes to new shows coming on these days, I either like them or I don't.  I have compiled a list of the shows I really liked. Yes, most of these are unfortunately not on anymore but you might be able to find them either on Netflix, Hulu or possibly Freeform for a few of them. Let me know if you ever seen any of them, which I'm sure you have seen at least 1 of these shows. I'm going to briefing talk about them without giving any spoilers away just in case you want to watch them. I'll start off with Freeform (ABC Family) TV shows

Pretty Little Liars (2010-2017): This is a show that I didn't begin watching at the very beginning. I saw one of my brothers watching it and it looked good, so I started watching it. I finished the series along with soo many other fans and I didn't want it to end because I really liked it. Since I didn't watch it from the very beginning, I went back and re-watched the entire series. In any TV show, you have your favorite characters/actresses & actors. My favorite cast members were Lucy Hale (Aria), Ashley Benson (Hanna), Ian Harding (Ezra) and Holly Combs (Ella). Lucy Hale is also a good singer. You should check her out on YouTube, Spotify or ITunes. Fun side note- when I have a girl, I want her name her Aria. I think that's a cute name.

Switched At Birth (2011-20117): This show was interesting to me because I've never knew that this could happen in real life. This show wasn't based on a true story but it made me wonder "How could something happen like that?" I liked that although there was drama in the beginning, they all came together as a family. My favorites were Constance Marie (Regina), D.W. Moffett (John), Lea Thompson ( Kathryn) and Marlee Matlin Melody).

The Fosters (2013-2018): This is a show that I have to be careful about because it recently just ended so there are people that are probably still watching it and I don't want to spoil it for them. All I am going to say is if you haven't watch it, you should. It's a great show. My favorite people were Teri Polo (Stef), Sherri Saum (Lena), David Lambert (Brandon), Amanda Leighton (Emma), Denyse Tontz (Cortney),Meg DeLacy (Grace) and Nia Peeples (Susan). 

Fox Show

9-1-1 (2018- ) I personally could never be a cop, firefighter or an EMT but this is a good show to watch.This show shows how they all work together to help people and keep them safe.  I am happy that season 2 will be starting in September.  In this show, I like Peter Krause (Bobby), Angela Bassett (Athena), Oliver Stark ("Buck") and Connie Britton (Abby).

Netflix Show

Fuller House (2016- ): Okay, I first just want to say that if you were a '90 child you probably watched Full House because who didn't.  I was one of those kids who had to watch Full House because it was my thing to watch. When I heard that they were coming out with "Fuller House", I knew I had to watch it. I saw it as Full House was the younger generation for us '90 kids and now Fuller House is for us now because now we are not the younger generation anymore. We basically are growing up with the show, if that makes sense. I love their family concept and that they are always there for one another. Same as like on Full House, my favorite person was Candace Cameron Bure (DJ). I also like Jodie Sweetin (Stephanie), John Brotherton (Matt), Andrea Barber (Kimmy), Adam Hagenbuch (Jimmy) and of course,John Stamos (Jesse), Dave Coulier (Joey), Lori Loughlin (Becky) and Bob Saget (Danny).

Cancelled TV shows

Glee (2009-2015): If you like musicals and singing, you most likely watched Glee because it was like a musical/singing in every episode. I couldn't be on the show because I can't sing for the life of me. One thing that I liked about this show is all of the different friend groups and clique all joined together. Lea Michele (Rachel), Matthew Morrison (Will), Naya Rivera(Santana),Dianna Agron (Quinn), Chord Overstreet (Sam),Cory Monteith (Finn) and Jayma Mays (Emma) were some of my favorites. 

Parenthood (2010-2015): One reason why I liked this show was because of Lauren Graham (Sarah) and I think she's a good actress. I like this show ,also,because it shows how a family should be. Yes, there are misunderstandings and arguments but they are always there for one another. The other cast members I liked were Monica Potter (Kristina), Erika Christensen (Julia), Sam Jaeger (Joel) and Peter Krause (Adam).

Finding Cater (2014-2015): My brother got me into this show and I liked it. I again wanted more. It's about a girl that finds out that she was kidnapped at a young age and then gets reunited with her real family. I liked Cynthia Watros (Elizabeth), Alexis Denisof (David), Kathryn Prescott (Carter), Anna Jacoby-Heron (Taylor) and Zac Pullam (Grant). 

Castle (2009-2016): This show was on the top of my favorite list. If it was on Netflx, I would re-watch the entire series. It was about an author going to "work" along a detective on cases. If you watched Castle then you probably liked the connection with those two. My favorites from this show were: Stana Katic (Kate), Nathan Fillion (Richard), Jon Huertas (Javier), Seamus Dever (Kevin) and Tamala Jones (Lanie).

Do you have a favorite TV show from 2009-June 2018? Leave them down below so if someone needs/wants a new show to watch, they can check the shows out that are recommended. 

<3 Amanda 





New Facebook Blogging Group

Hey guys,

Are you a blogger? If so, this is the post for you. I created a blogging Facebook group called I love blogging 101 and you can find it by clicking here. I like being in these types of groups and I decided to create my own and make it how I want to and decide which days mean what type of social media or topic. Come check it out.

<3 Amanda

Outshine: Non-Dairy Strawberry Banana Frozen Fruit Blend Review

Hey guys,

Do you have a favorite dessert? Do you prefer ice cream over frozen yogurt? I prefer ice cream but I found this while ordering groceries online and I thought why not, I'll try it. This is the new Outshine Non-dairy Strawberry Banana Frozen Fruit Blend, which is Banana Based (also the other flavors as well).


Made with Real fruit
Serving Size- 1/2 cup (90g)
Serving Per container 3.5
Calories 80
Sugar 18g
Vitamin C 20%
No high fructose corn syrup
No artificial colors or flavors
No GMO Ingredients


In my opinion, it's okay. I mean it's good but if I had to choose between non-dairy ice cream and this, I would probably choose ice cream. But, if I was wanting to eat healthier then I would prefer this because it's made with real fruit.  There are other flavors as well besides Strawberry Banana. There are: Berry Blend, Sunrise Blend and Tropical Blend. If you're interested, click here, to check out their other products.

Have you tried this new treat? What did you think of it? Do you have a favorite flavor? Let me know down below.

<3 Amanda