Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Smart Start and book labels

 Our Treasures reading series begins with a week called "Smart Start" where we review short vowel sounds and do some read-aloud stories.  I find this week so boring so I usually do a lot of my own thing while hitting the skills. I had a request from a follower to create a pack to use during this week so I tried to include some games and fun activities for the week.

You can find this unit in both of my stores.

I also added two new sets of book basket labels with no backgrounds as a freebie in my TPT store. Click on the pictures to get the freebies.


  1. Everything looks great Courtney!! Your Round Up the Vowels pack looks super cute! :)
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  2. Thanks for the book labels, they are perfect! I see you are from Knoxville, I am visiting my dad and he lives right outside of Knoxville, I was thinking of going to McKay's used book store, have you ever been? Is it worth it? Thanks for all you do!

    1. I love McKay's. You should definitely go. I recommend going early because it can get really crowded. Also, if you are looking for a certain item, take a list. There are so many books in a small space that it can be hard to find anything (in the children's section especially).

    2. Thanks so much for your input, I'm going to check it out today. Is it sad that I'm so excited?

  3. Hahaha! I cracked up about this because I always call it "Smart Start" and one of my teammates ALWAYS argues it's "Start Smart". She's right, it is... =) Love it. It's on my wishlist. =)

    Emily @ Second Grade Silliness

  4. I love your stuff for Treasures. I have seriously bought so many of your packets especially for the last stories when all the fun holiday things have ran out. I love that you have made one for the smart start. I seriously hated teaching that one. Now I can do something fun with my students instead. Thanks!
    The Hive

  5. Smart Start *is* pretty boring, haha!! Your packet looks like just the right addition to make it more fun!
    A Cupcake for the Teacher

  6. Your blog is great. I totally agree with you about Start Smart (and with Mrs. Cupcake above). Most of the teachers at our school either do it in a day or two, or just hit the ground running with Unit 1. I am your newest follower...I look forward to learning from you this year.

  7. I'm a new follower!! Just found your blog YAY!!!! I hope you'll check out my blog sometime:)

    1...2...3...Teach With Me


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