Now that we know all 5 vowels we can start talking about how they work together. Did you know that vowels are super heroes? When they work together the second vowel (either right next to, or one letter away from, another vowel) can make the first vowel say its name rather than its short sound? Then the super hero vowel that helped is too tired to say any more sounds. Today we spent plenty of time reviewing our sight words and talking about CVCe words on the SmartBoard. CVCe= Consonant, Vowel, Consonant, e. Then we split into groups and learned about our new word family the -ake family, practiced our sight words, read stories, and wrote/drew book reports. With some extra work on trying to write long vowel words we then moved into place value talking about tens and units on Decimal Street. It was a super busy day of learning!