Monday, October 29, 2012

500 Followers - 5 GIVEAWAYS!

UPDATE: Sign up for our Advent Calendar Swap by clicking the picture below! Receive a few more entries for the 5th giveaway for a 31 Bag! :)
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On October 15th (anniversary day!!), I hit 500 followers. I cannot believe the amount of support I have from the blogging community and I have to say, I love love love this journey I've been on! I have met some of the most amazing friends, received some fantastic items from swap partners, and realized that this is something I am meant to be doing :)

SO, I've asked a bunch of my bloggy friends to help me celebrate! Not only was I sooo overwhelmed with the amount of support for this giveaway, but I have the best mentors/bloggy friends in the entire world. I'm convinced. And once you see this giveaway, you will be convinced, too!!

The first four giveaways are for all teacher resources from my teaching friends & myself. They have some amazing, amazing, AMAZING things in their TPT/Etsy/TN stores, so make sure you check them out if you haven't already. Not to mention, there's also a few gift cards, ad spaces, and a blog design thrown in, too! In these giveaways, following EACH blog is mandatory before you can unlock the other entries.

The second giveaway is for a 31 ORGANIZING UTILITY TOTE (in your choice of print) from me! I'm having my 31 Party online from November 1st to November 9th! If you'd like to purchase anything, please click this link here - CLICK on My Parties and then go to my party: Sara Ventrella. You are able to get more entries into the second giveaway if you do purchase something of your own - no matter how big or small! This is something I will absolutely be verifying - want to make sure the one who wins actually did what was required & is most deserving of winning the bag! I know I totally appreciate your support no matter what :)

Thank you to each and every participant in this giveaway as well as YOU, my readers, for following along with me each and every day!

Without further ado, the giveaways! PREPARE YOURSELF - THIS IS LONG! But, there's lots of ways to get entries - the more you do, the more entries you earn!


Nichole from Craft of Teaching
 The Craft of Teaching
is giving away a $10.00 Target gift card

Marlana from Lil' Country Kindergarten
is giving away THREE items from her TPT Store

April from Wolfelicious
is giving away ONE item from her TPT Store

Tara from 4th Grade Frolics
is giving away ONE item from her TPT Store

Lisa from Learning is Something to Treasure
is giving away ONE item from her TPT Store

Jenna from Diving into Learning
is giving away her Telling Time to the Hour Pack from her TPT Store

Tanja from Journey of a Substitute Teacher
is giving away ONE item from her TPT Store

Sarah from Fortune Favors the Brave
is giving away a Medium Ad Space (200x100) for 2 Months 

Vera from Bedford, Love, and Teaching
Bedford, Love, and Teaching
is giving away ONE item from her TPT Store

Holly from Fourth Grade Flipper
4th Gr Flipper
is giving away ONE item from her TPT Store

Tanya from First Grade is Fantabulous!
is giving away her Nonsense Word Fluency Game - "BOO!" from her TPT Store

Andrea from *Reading Towards the Stars!*
is giving away TWO items from her TPT Store

AND I am giving away any FIVE products from my TPT Store!

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Jenn from A Pirate's Life for Us!
A Pirate's Life For Us
is giving away a $10.00 Starbucks card

Sara from Miss Elementary
is giving away ONE item from her TPT Store

Laura from Love to Teach :)
is giving away TWO items from her TPT Store

Kelley from Teacher Idea Factory
Sour Apple Studio
is giving away her November Good Morning Work Packet for Reading from her TPT Store

Michele from Run! Miss Nelson's Got the Camera
Run Miss Nelsons got the Camera
is giving away TWO items from her TPT Store

Storie from Stories by Storie
is giving away her Keep on Rollin' Dice Games pack from her TPT Store

April from The Idea Backpack
is giving away a $15.00 credit to her TPT Store

Patty from Second in Line
is giving away her Multiplication Task Cards from her TPT Store

Sarah from Learning is for Superstars

is giving away her November Packet from her TPT Store

Lauren from Teach*Pray*Love
Teach * Pray * Love
is giving away her Library Labels in your choice of color from her TPT Store

Antonia from Forkin4th
forkin 4th
is giving away ONE item from her TPT Store

AND I am giving away any FIVE products from my TPT Store!



Allie from The Gypsy Teacher
is giving away a $10.00 Starbucks card

Corinna from Surfin' Through Second
Surfin' Through Second
is giving away ONE item from her TPT Store

Beth Ann from Taming My Flock of Firsties

is giving away TWO items from her TPT Store

Farley from Oh' Boy 4th Grade
is giving away ONE item from her TPT Store

Mel from Graphics from the Pond & Pond Spot
Frog Spot Blog From the Pond
is giving away ONE item worth $15.00 or less from her Graphics TPT Store or Resource TPT Store

Katie & Lisen from Second Grade Smartypants
are giving away TWO items from their TPT Store

Casey from Second Grade Math Maniac
is giving away her Story Problem Task Cards for November from her TPT Store

Halle & Jenna from Across the Hall in 2nd
are giving away TWO items from their TPT Store

Sue from SOS Supply
is giving away ONE item from her TPT Store or TN Store

Amy from 3 Hoots for Little Learners
3 Hoots for Little Learners
is giving away ONE item from her TPT Store

Stephanie Ann from Sparkling in Third Grade
Sparkling in Third Grade
is giving away ONE item from her TPT Store

AND I am giving away any FIVE products from my TPT Store!



Megan from I Teach. What's Your Super Power?
I Teach. What's Your Super Power?
is giving away ONE Basic Blog Design (valued at $25.00)

Brian from Hopkins' Hoppin' Happenings
Hopkins' Hoppin' Happenings
is giving away his Phonics Word Sort Mega Pack from his TPT Store

Kate from EduKate and Inspire

is giving away ONE item from her TPT Store

Aimee from Pencils, Books, and Dirty Looks
is giving away THREE items from her TPT Store

Liliris from Fourth Grade Garden
is giving away her Monster Under the Bed Writing Prompts & Fun Activities from her TPT Store

Dana from Fun in 1st Grade
is giving away ONE item from her TPT Store

Shanyn from Coffee, Kids, and Compulsive Lists
Coffee, Kids and Compulsive Lists
is giving away ONE item from her TPT Store

Corinna from O "FISH" ally a First Grader
O FISH ally a First Grader
is giving away her Bossy R Activities & Games: The /ar/ Sound from her TPT Store

Crystal from Ms. Jones' Junction
is giving away TWO items from her TN Store

Rikki from The Hive
is giving away her Awestruckly Adverbs from her TPT Store

Ang from Juggling Act Mama

is giving away a Mama's Spot Ad Space (300x100) for 1 Month

AND I am giving away any FIVE products from my TPT Store!



Here's the giveaway for the 31 Organizing Utility Tote - in winner's choice of print!

I am hosting a party online for 31 from NOW until November 9th. Please take a look at the catalog and see if there is anything you would like to purchase - for family members, for yourself, presents for the upcoming holidays, etc.

**Click shop now to see what's available**

Once you've looked around, go ahead and enter below for the bag! Make sure to do ALL parts in order for your entries to count.

***If you have any questions about ordering, please e-mail me at OR leave a comment here WITH YOUR E-MAIL ADDRESS and I'll get back to you ASAP.
The winner of this giveaway will also receive 4 Halloween themed Scentos markers in the bag. Yes, I know it's after Halloween, but who says you can't still use them?! :)




  1. Congratulations on reaching 500 Sara!

    I would be thrilled to win any of the prizes, but my favourite is the fourth giveaway. I would really really like the blog design... at the moment I am attempting to redesign my blog myself, and oh my, it is much more difficult than I anticipated. I can't seem to choose a colour scheme or make a decision on fonts, and I just know Megan would do a terrific job in about a tenth of the time!

    Teacher Kirra:Maestra Kirra

  2. Thank you for all of these fun giveaways! I would love the Target giftcard and I always love the "you choose something from my store" items too!
    I Want to be a Super Teacher

  3. thank you for being amazing! and having amazing giveaways! im excited for the blog design along with the chose something from my store items!

  4. Congrats! If I had to pick a prize, it would be either prize #3 or #5.

    ~Diving Into Learning

  5. Oh this is such a great giveaway! I would be thrilled to win of the awesome prizes. Thank you so much!
    GFC: Kelly Brown

  6. Thanks so much for hosting such a great giveaway. I would feel very lucky to win any of the prizes. :) Thanks to everyone who donated all of the great prizes too.


  7. How can you pick a favorite?? It's awesome to see so many bloggers willing to donate prizes! Thanks for hosting such an awesome giveaway!!

    Following Optimism in 2nd Grade

  8. All of these giveaways are amazing! We don't know if we could pick just one to win!

    We're happy to be a part of it!

    Halle & Jenna
    Across the Hall in 2nd Grade

  9. Amazing giveaway Sara! Thanks for putting this together!

  10. Congratulations on 500 followers! :)

  11. You have worked so hard on this giveaway. I don't think there is one thing I could choose. They're all great prizes.

    Thanks for letting me contribute!!
    The Hive

  12. I don't know how to pick a favorite! I think I would like to win #1, 2, 3, 4, or 5! Great giveaway and congrats on 500 Sara!

    Sara :)
    Smiling In Second Grade

  13. This giveaway is incredible! Can I answer that I want everything? :) I really can't even pick there's such great prizes. Thank you for putting this together for us.

    Stephanie Ann

  14. I would like any of the items! Wow!

  15. I like all of them. It is hard for me to pick a favorite!

  16. I would love to win all of them, but my favorite would be Giveaway #5. I just love 31 products :)

  17. I don't think I can pick a favorite. I just think giveaways are such fun because it helps me to find new blogs to follow :)
    Stories by Storie

  18. The one thing I would love to win is Giveaway #4. I would love to have my own blog after being inspired with all the teaching blogs out there!

  19. I'd love to win any of the giveaways!! Congrats on 500 followers!! :)
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  20. Thank you for letting me participate in this fabulous giveaway! I just posted about it on my blog! Congrats on 500 followers!


  21. Wow!! I really cannot pick a favorite! This is the best giveaway ever! I am so happy to be a small part of it:) Thank you SO much!!
    Fourth Grade Flipper

  22. you have been busy! It must have taken a long time to get this all set up. You are my hero! Thanks for helping to bring so many new friends to my blog. . . I'm now over 300. . . maybe I need to create such a giveaway on my blog!!!
    Second In Line

  23. Wow! I cannot believe how AMAZING and HUGE this giveaway is! You have certainly put a lot of work into it! I honestly don't know which giveaway I want to win the most (I'd be grateful for any). They are all amazing and generous!

    A is for Apple B is for Blog

  24. HOLY MOLY!! You have the giveaway of the century ;) I want to win it all muahaha no but seriously, you have FABULOUS prizes and I am so excited to share my two units for a special winner!! I am crossing my fingers for that Thirty-!! Orrrr ANY teacher unit and/or gift card would be super special!!!

  25. Congrats! I'm loving give away number 1

  26. Happy Halloween! Make no BONES about it, this giveaway is SPOOK-tacular! I would love to win any of the giveaway. WOW! is all I can say:)

    Congrats on 500 followers!
    The Resourceful Apple

  27. I would like to win the 2 TPT products from Reading Towards the Stars.

  28. What a giveaway! Hoping to win the 31 Bag:)

  29. what an amazing giveaway - sara you certainly have a lot of awesome bloggy friends! :)

  30. Loving your giveaway and loving being a part of it. Thanks! I'd be happy to have anything - all the prizes are so great!


  31. What a perfect giveaway! I think they all are amazing, so it wouldn't matter which one I win, but I am partial to Thirty-One, so it would be my first pic.

  32. All of the prizes are great! If I had to choose, I would want to win the 31 bag.


  33. Congrats on the big 500! I'd be appreciative of anything offered:)

  34. LOVE all of these!!!!! Want them ALL and will definitely share!

  35. I would be happy to win any of the prizes. They are all great, but if I had to choose I would want to win the 31 bag. :)

  36. What a huge giveaway! Congratulations on the milestone!

    Making It As A Middle School Teacher

  37. So many awesome prizes! I'd be happy to win any of them! I am really liking the 31 tote!

    The Teacher Diaries

  38. What a great giveaway. I like #2 or #5.


  39. You have an awesome giveaway going on! I would be honored to win any of them. I do like giveaway #2 and the 31 tote most. Thanks for this chance!

  40. Wow! This is an amazing giveaway! I would LOVE to win #4 because I desperately need a blog makeover but as always am happy with anything free :)!

  41. I would love me some 31 gifts!!!!! Congrats on you milestone and what awesome things you have to giveaway!!!

    Thanks for all the chances---my fingers are crossed!!!!! :)

    Rulin' The Roost is having a giveaway!

  42. I would love the target gift card! Of course I just love all things from TPT also. Oh, wait the 31 tote. Do I really have to pick?

  43. Congrats on reaching 500 & happy to be a new follower! All of the prizes look wonderful!

  44. Congrats on reaching 500! Wow! The prizes all look terrific. The 1st giveway that includes free ad space :) is pulling me in !

  45. Yay! 500! hopefully I'll get there some day too. I'd love to get adspace or the custom blog design. Probably the design the most, I need to get a little more professional looking but don't have the dough to do it yet.

  46. What a wonderful giveaway! I would love to win any of the things you have to offer through TPT. I can't choose just one. :)


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