With the help of some teacher blogs, I found some really inspiring ideas that led me to the following, which I guess I can call “Sound Friends”. I came up with the ideas of how I wanted them laid out. AR designed my ideas digitally. I printed them, placed them on pieces of construction paper, and had them laminated. I can’t wait to hang these in my new classroom.
This mouse and cow friends represent the /ou/, /ow/ sound. I love their band-aids to help the students remember the sound they make!
“When two vowels go walking, the first one does the talking,” is a common saying in the 1st grade! Now…it’s illustrated!
ai and ay…they’re twins. I love this story. They are some bossy wives that have silent husbands! It follows the same rule as “when two vowels go walking, the first vowel does the talking”, but is going to be fun to tell!
The “bossy e” sure makes a lot of appearances in our spelling words! We talk about “him” often when long vowels are first introduced!
Love this one! (It was added to the post late)
Some ideas inspired by Phonetic Phollies by Author’s Lois Freeman & Candy Tennison.