Gearing up for December and Sparkly E

Last week, we began working on words with silent e.  This is always a turning point for many of my students because all of the sudden, everything they think they understand about stretching out words, changes. 
You may remember this post from last year about Sparkly E.
I introduce Sparkly E to my students by saying, "Here is a word {mad} and along comes Sparkly e.  Sparkly e is just so beautiful and fancy that "a" has to introduce itself.  'Hi!  Nice to meet you.  My name is A.'  Sparkly e doesn't say anything back because it's silent, but the vowel says it's name."
Here is a song that we sing together.
We practice making words together.
Then the students make their own by using glitter glue on index cards and gluing them onto a popsicle stick.
I put the song and some word cards together into one packet that you can download for free by clicking below.

Example of the word cards.
I am also gearing up for December!!  I have completed my December Poems and Songs Packet.

I have also officially aligned my December, January, and February Fluency packets to the Common Core and have added the standards on each passage.  If you have already purchased any of these, you may redownload them to get the updated version.

You can also get ALL three months in one packet by purchasing the Winter Fluency Packet {which is also Common Core Aligned.}
Still to come...December Differentiated Morning Work.  I'm only about a quarter of the way done, but with only a 2 day week ahead of me and five glorious days off, I plan to finish it by next weekend :)



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  2. So great to see your Sparkly E post. Going back to read your post from last year. We will be working with long vowels when we go back. Thanks for sharing!!

    For the Love of First Grade

  3. Hi Jodi,
    I love your Sparkly E story, super cute! I was just stopping by to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving!

    The Picture Book Teacher's Edition

  4. Thanks for the Sparkly E song. I do magic e and I created some "movie star" type activities to go along with it. After I introduce them, the students use them for Daily 5 Word Work. Silent "e" Goes to Hollywood and Staring Silent "e". This song will be a perfect addition to our silent e study. Thanks!


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