This is the class' E and student's E.
It's that time of year again when we teach about silent e and all of its power. Normally I say "Alright friends, when you see Silent E he gives all of his power to the first vowel; which makes it say its name." Not too bad, but definitely not catchy. Then I saw on the wonderful Fun in First Grade that Silent E doesn't have to be, well, boring. Let's dress him up a bit! So that's what I have done!
Now, my kiddos get to meet Sparkly E! Rather than using my usual verbiage, I use the same introduction as those over at Fun in First Grade. "This is Sparkly E and when he shows up at the end of a word, the other vowel in the word gets so excited they just have to say their name - "Hi, I am A!""
We used Sparkly E to make words for our long a chunks this week, _ame, _ake, and _ate. The kiddos have loved Sparkly E so much! In fact, the kiddos got to make their own and go on a word hunt around the room! So fun!
We love our Sparkly E's!~ Katie