We have been working on the LONG vowel sounds. I created a center to help the students understand the importance of vowels. Without vowels we can't "hang" words. In the center they are sorting short a and long a words. Then they are writing the words. Also during tier 2, I have the students read a book and make lists of all the words they find that have long vowels in them. We add these words to the chart. The idea is that students can refer back to the chart to help them build words using the vowels.
Our field trip to the Christmas tree farm is tomorrow! Bundle up! :)