It is amazing how the huge “world wide web” quickly becomes a small and close knit family.  My dear friend Abby at The Third Grade Bookworm has put together  a wonderfully compassionate fundraiser.

Sadly, one of her sweet students passed away after a fight with childhood leukemia.  It is a fight that I pray I never have to witness.  Abby and Aileen, another teacher and friend, have kept in close contact with the family.

When learning that the family did not have the funds to purchase a headstone for Ruby, Abby leaped into action.  She created a fundraiser to help the family create a complete and final resting place.

With the help of several other bloggers, Abby has put together a FANTASTIC pack with products from many, many sellers that is worth  just under $130 for only a $20 donation.  If you are interested  in supporting Abby and Ruby’s family, please click here for more information.  The fundraiser ends in two days- April 24th, so please make sure to check it out quickly!

Here is a look at some of the wonderful products (taken directly from Abby’s blog) you will receive with  your $20 donation:




No Monkey Business

Peace, Love, & First Grade

Fabulously First

Sunny Days in Second






Math Science Social Studies Oh My!

Ms. Fultz's corner

The Tutor House



Polkadots and Pencils


Published by Mandy Gregory

Mandy Gregory is a 2007 and 2012 Teacher of the Year. She has taught 4th, 3rd, and 2nd grade in both the general education and inclusion setting. She is the owner and creator of the Teaching Tips website ( and has over 10 years of experience. She is married with two beautiful children.

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