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Tuesday, November 29, 2011


I was beginning to wonder if people read what I post---or if the things I make are useful to others, and then----BAM!!  I have had so many hits on my blog lately--which is really something that has FILLED MY BUCKET!!!!  So a HUGE thank you to Heidi from Swamp Frog First Graders, Denise from Sunny Days for posting on TBA, and Charity Preston from SOO many things, especially for her Classroom Freebies blog.  I really appreciate the traffic that you have brought to my blog.

I posted this over at Classroom Freebies. You can click the picture if you want to grab this Noun/Verb game--in case you didn't see it at Classroom Freebies.
So, today---we had a 2 hour delay (power outage)......and then my kids went to specials for 90 minutes, and then we had lunch/recess....and then I got to teach ;)  I realized that some of my kiddos are going to struggle with long a/silent e. I previously posted a Christmas tree coloring sort, but I made this sort this evening.  I introduced the e as the MEAN-E.  "Meanie" letter---it's probaby not the best method anymore, but it always works for my kids when I talk about him jumping over letters and pinching the vowel, and the vowel screams his name.  Don't judge---it works! ;)

So if you'd like another freebie, you can click the picture below for a worksheet.


  1. Thank you for the two wonderful freebies. I love your blog.
    2B Honey Bunch

  2. I love your creations! I use almost everything you post. You have inspired my to amp up my teaching!

    I was excited to see where you were from, my dad grew up in Washington Courthouse (I have an aunt who still lives there!)and I know Chillicothe is not that far away.

  3. I love your way of teaching long vowel/silent e! It's a cute story and really makes sense! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Thanks---and you're welcome! :)

    Jenalyn--Small world :) Actually, we are about 30 minutes from CourtHouse, and thanks for all the positive feedback! :) Fills my bucket ;)

  5. I am SO stealing the way you teach with the "mean e" story...it's awesome!! Thank you for the super helpful picture sort too:)

  6. I should add that for the silent e that I mention he's so sneaky, you don't even hear him. (Kinda like the brothers or sisters you had growing up--or in my case, I WAS the sister that was sneaky and got the olders in trouble!) ;)

  7. these creations are awesome.its very impressive

    Plastic Cards
    Plastic Card


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