Second Grade Nest: One Year Blog Anniversary! Giveaway Celebration!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

One Year Blog Anniversary! Giveaway Celebration!

Today is the one year anniversary of my blog and TPT store. One year ago, I had a crazy thought that I would start uploading a few products on the Teachers Pay Teachers website that I had been downloading products off of. My expectations were low and all I hoped for was to sell enough to pay off the $60 yearly fee. Boy, was I wrong! This has been an incredible journey and I could not be happier with the success I've had.

In the last year: 
*Steadily documented a year of teaching on my blog
*Created 139 products in my TPT store
*Wrote an article for a well-known company (Scholar's Choice)
*Gained 930 TPT followers
*Gained 606 blog followers
*Gained 930 Pinterest followers
*Started a Instagram and Facebook fan page (~300 followers on each)
*Created incredible friendships with other bloggers

To celebrate, I want to have a fabulous giveaway.
I asked a few blogging friends that I've met over the year, and over 60 things were donated!

Set #1

Ashley Hughes donated Paper Bundle 2
Alyssha  donated Charades of Meaning
Tamara Russell donated Doggone Good at Place Value
Brooke Benyon donated Roll a Sentence 
Linda Kamp donated Continents, Oceans, and Landforms
Faith Wheeler donated Camping Centers
Victoria Moore donated Ocean Unit
Heather donated Sound Racers
Rebecca Browning donated Silly Dilly Caterpilly
Stephanie Stewart donated Plants Unit
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Set #2

Anna DiGilio donated Weather Watchers
Latoya Reed donated Sight Words Packet for List 1
Katie Knight donated American Symbols Unit
Gina Coniglio donated End of the Year Summer Activities
Krista Mehrtens donated Summer of Fun Lapbook
Amanda Richardson donated DeBug Mini Unit
Tiffani Mugurussa donated CVC Cut and Paste for Kindergarten
Jennifer donated KaBlooey!
Amber Polk donated Plant Growth and Survival Lapbook
Abby Spann donated Addition Connection
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Set #3

Jodi Southard donated ABC Poetry
Jeannie Hunter donated Mustache Partners
 Deb Thomas donated Bossy R Round Up
Jessica Stanford donated Predictable Sentence Journal
Sally DeCost donated Reading Celebration Game
Daina Roberts donated You Better Splat That!
Lori donated Memory Makers
Elizabeth Supan donated Multiplication Lapbook
Marie Cote donated Measuring with Standard and Nonstandard Units
Ashley Sanderson donated What It's All About 
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Set #4

Brianna Price donated Common Core 2nd Grade Math Assessments
 Shanyn Newell donated Simple Borders Mega Bundle
Tracy Tegeler donated Animal Wax Museum Project
Mel D donated Reward Coupons
Sarah Shelton donated Long Vowels
Lisa  donated Fabulous Back to School Fun
Laura Martin donated Classroom Coupons
Christi Fultz donated Digital Papers: Glitter
Julie Pieprzyk donated Mixed Numbers and Improper Fractions Task Cards
Casey Turner donated Measure Owl Around the Room1
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Set #5

Lisa Mattes donated Finding Proof
Tanja donated Winner's Choice  
Gina S donated Winner's Choice
Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah donated Winner's Choice ($10 or less)
Nicole Heinlein donated What To Do When You Are Through
Tanya Dwyer donated Super Star Math Stations
Nicole Lanier donated Winner's Choice
Jen Skyes donated Common Core Reading Comprehension Strategy Sheets
Hallie donated Summer Reading Comprehension Passages
Barbara donated a copy of Have You Filled Your Bucket Today?
Melissa  donated  Beginning Blends and Digraphs Flip Books
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Set #6

Carmen Zeisler donated 15 Writing Journal Prompts
Amy Marshall donated Winner's Choice
Jamie Rector donated Common Core Reading Graphic Organizers
Patty Rutebar donated Vowel Teams Sweep
Heather Kicera donated Letters, Sounds, and Blending to Make Words
Cindy Feeney donated Oviparous Animals Lets Make a Book- Science and Literacy Book
Lisa Parnello donated Winner's Choice
Tessa Maguire donated Open Ended Passages and Questions
Krystal Plot donated 2nd Grade Single-Step Task Cards 
Emily donated Winner's Choice
a Rafflecopter giveaway a Rafflecopter giveaway

Come on and join in to try to win one of these amazing packs! 


  1. Congrats on your one year blog anniversary!

    I'm glad to have gotten to know you better!

    Journey Of A Substitute Teacher

  2. Hi! I am a recent grad, I subbed through college and did a long term sub job after student teaching. I am from Indiana but looking everywhere for a job. Any tips or suggestions are helpful or if you can lead me in the right direction to get a interview.

    Thank you,
    Just Diving In

  3. Congratulations! I can't wait to get to the year mark myself...10 months ;) I hope I win something! AMAZING products!

  4. Way to go. I know you are proud of yourself. It is time to toot your own horn.

    Kristy and Misty

  5. Holy cow! What a FANTASTIC giveaway! :) So exciting!!!
    Congrats! :)


    Mrs.Russell's Room
    First Grade

  6. WOW! Congratulations! That is a big accomplishment in one year! I have been blogging for about 6 months and I am so excited for the summer to blog more :) What is your secret to your big accomplishments?
    Take care,
    from Well, Michelle?

  7. Wow! That's an incredible year! Congratulations!

    My Kinder-Garden

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  9. Congratulations! Thank you for this amazing giveaway!

  10. WOW!!!! Congratulations on your anniversary!!! This is far and away an amazing giveaway!

    Apples and Papers

  11. You are incredible, Miss Jessica!!!! What a wonderful year it has been for you! AND for ME to be following your awesomeness!!! :)


    Growing Firsties

  12. COngrats on your anniversary! You've had a great year...and it will take me a year to enter for all the lovely goodies!

    Here's my one link it did not copy/paste properly, so you have my name instead. Sorry!

  13. Congratulations, Jessica! So glad to have "met" you and have the chance to celebrate with you! What an awesome giveaway!

    A+ Firsties

  14. Congrats on one year! Thanks for the giveaway :)

  15. Wow - that is one amazing giveaway!
    Glad I stopped by for sure!
    Whimsy Workshop 

  16. Wow can you say AMAZING?!?! Sooo happy I just spent 20 minutes of my time entering and following and entering and following some amazing people.. and seeing my lovely beautiful friends along the way!! I am a new follower adn I love your blog... thank you so much for the chance!!!

    Laura Love to Teach

  17. Congratulations on a HUGE giveaway! I'm crossing my fingers I'm lucky!

  18. Wow! You've done so much in one year! I don't know how you did it. I started my blog last July and I haven't done nearly as much as you. Congratulations on your bloggiversary!

  19. What an amazing year you have had. The giveaways are just as amazing. I am one of your newest followers. I have a bit to do to catch up before September.
    Paula’s Place and iSURF Maths

  20. Congratulations in all you've accomplished in the past year! Very impressive! This is an amazing giveaway!! I love all of the new blogs I discovered through your post! Thanks!

    Table Talk with C & C

  21. 1 Congratulations! I am very happy for you and you do such a great job!
    2 Your blog is the EXACT colors I want for my room (and my life, I am in LOVE with them!)
    3 You are doing an awesome job, keep up the great work!

  22. What a giveaway! Just entered!

  23. Congratulations! What an amazing giveaway! It's my blog anniversary too! Please feel free to stop by my blog and enter!

    Pencils, Books, and Dirty Looks

  24. Congrats on 1 year! I thought for sure you had been blogging, etc. for longer than that. You've accomplished so much in a year. What an inspiration! Keeping my fingers crossed for the contest.
    Teacher Treasure Hunter

  25. WOWZA! What amazing packets! I hope I win them ALL!!! :) Thanks!
    wendy 1stgradefireworks

  26. WOW!! Did you ever put together a great bunch of prize packs!! Congrats again on your Anniversary! :)

    Mrs. Beattie's Classroom

  27. Congratulations Jessica! What an amazing and HUGE giveaway!

    A is for Apple B is for Blog