2012 Blog Best & Brightest Linky

I'm linking up with Mrs. Bainbridge to reflect on my best and brightest bloggy moments of 2012.  This should be fun!  Click on over to her blog to get linked up and share your special moments from this year!

Most Popular (Visited) Blog Post:

By far, the most popular blog post of 2012 from 2nd Grade Stuff can be found {HERE}.  I posted this on January 16, 2012 (just 10 days after I started my TPT store).  This post is a mixture of a couple random things, but it's where I first introduced my TPT Best Seller for the first time: my Common Core Graphic Organizers.  I created these graphic organizers when most districts had barely been introduced to the Common Core Standards and they exploded on Pinterest and sales immediately followed.  At the time, there weren't many Common Core materials out there, so these really took off for me in my store.  Also on this post, I offered a free preview with a couple of free samples of the organizers.

FYI: I have recently updated some of the fonts in this pack.  You can go back to your My Purchases on TPT and re-download from there to receive the latest version with updated fonts.  I think you'll love it!

Blog Post with the Most Comments:

My blog post with the most comments can be found {HERE}.  This blog post was featured on the popular blog post by the School Supply Addict found {HERE} and all over Pinterest :)  Ashley (School Supply Addict Blog Author) put this caption underneath the picture from my blog on her featured post: 
"2nd Grade Stuff: Whoa.  This room rocks my socks off.  It is completely coordinated and beautiful!"

Most Popular FREEBIE:

Without a doubt, my most popular FREEBIE downloaded was the Number of the Day freebie.  You can find that {HERE}:

Graphics by: KPM Doodles and Fancy Dog Studio
Fonts by: www.kevinandamanda.com, http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Tracee-Orman

My Favorite Post from A Fellow Blogger:

Without a doubt, my favorite post that I have ever read on a blog was from Ladybug's Teacher Files and can be found {HERE}.  She posted a video tutorial for how to make printables using PowerPoint for TPT.  I watched this, began creating with this program, and never looked back.  She has other wonderful tutorials on her blog and many, many free printables as well.  She's wonderful!  If you don't already follow her (and I'm sure you do), click on over there and follow her right away!

Well, thank you for reading along and thank you for all of your support and dedication to 2nd Grade Stuff in my first year of blogging and TPT.  2012 has been a year of many blessings.  Each of you who take the time to read my blog, take a look at my products, and share with others are a part of that blessing - so thank you!
Follow Me {Again} on Pinterest!
Now before I go, I have a favor to ask.  My Pinterest account got all kinds of crazy and I had to completely start from scratch, so PLEASE help me build back up my followers by re-following me on Pinterest.  You can find me {HERE}.  It's an entire new Pinterest account so bare with me while I build back up my boards.  Thanks friends!
Wishing you all the best in 2013!


  1. Thanks Jennifer! Those are Amy Lemon's Chevron Numbers that I printed on neon card stock. You can find at: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Classroom-Number-Words. I should have mentioned you as the "Sweetest Commenter". I remember when I was first starting out blogging, you would always post such sweet comments, and it still continues almost a year later. Thanks Jennifer :)

  2. Thanks Christina and thanks for hosting such a fun linky :)

  3. Wow, your room pic is my daily dose of zen! How beautiful :)

    Wishing you continued success in 2013!

    3rd Grade Thoughts

  4. Thanks Stephanie! Love your blog by the way :)

  5. Thanks for sharing your ideas through your blog! I love reading it. I love how colorful and organized your classroom looks too. It looks very spacious. My classroom is quite small :(

  6. I just loved your classroom post!! And I missed that freebie, grabbing it now!!
    A Cupcake for the Teacher

  7. Jamie, what a great walk down memory lane! Your room looks stunning. Straight out of a catalog! Thanks for the freebie, too! I can see why that freebie and your graphic organizers are so popular!

    Ѽ Lori
    Teaching With Love and Laughter

  8. Thanks so much!!! I'm so happy you were able to use the video, though I don't think you needed much help your work looks awesome! Thanks again:)

  9. I remember this post and just fell in love with your beautiful classroom! Your number of the day freebie is one of my favorites and your reading and math graphic organizer packets are weekly go-to's for me! I'm still so grateful you created those! :0)

    I hope you had a wonderful Christmas, Jamie and are feeling much better! I'm looking forward to using your January writing activities when we get back to school!

    Have a great rest of the break!

  10. Um, can I come live in your classroom?! It's amazing!

    Sara :)
    Smiling In Second Grade

  11. Woah! Your room is A-MAZ-ING!!! Anytime you're wanting to organize a room, come on over! Oh, and I LOVE the freebie you made!

    I'm your newest follower!
    Angela :)
    Hippo Hooray for Second Grade!