Oh, and just curious, but do any of you have any good ideas for teaching long vowels and short vowels. I gave my kids a worksheet this morning thinking that this skill is simple - oh, no! It was not simple. When my kids that get "everything" right didn't understand I realized that maybe I missed something. They know the sounds, but somewhere along the lines they missed that half of those sounds are considered long and the other half are short. I had an impromptu meeting on the rug to review for awhile today, but it is obviously going to take more than one meeting. By the way, that meeting also caused us to be 5 minutes late to lunch. I'm telling you, this huge discovery was quite unbelievable to me. The joys of first grade! So, when you read this paragraph first, leave me a comment on any ideas you may have and second, know that there will be some sort of freebie center, worksheet, activity (probably all three) coming soon to a blog near you - mine!!!
Now, outside of all this craziness, I did accomplish one thing today. I dug up a freebie that I created a lloonngg time ago during a faculty meeting. I know that's bad to admit, but I did hear everything. I just hear much more if I can draw while I listen. You should see my church journal :) It is loaded with drawings and notes :) Oops! Okay, I'm back on topic. These are two of my favorite morning work sheets every year and my kids seem to enjoy them. I have a few more, so I will hopefully grab those tomorrow. I also can't wait to show you my newest writing project. We started today and it is going great! Hopefully, I will have it ready to go tomorrow :)
Anyway, here are the worksheets. If you like them, click HERE to get them.
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