We have worked very hard to master the short vowel sounds and this week we spent our afternoons working on short vowel centers. They worked with 3 in a group and learned to work cooperatively with their classmates and played 7 different short vowel games.
This center was a short vowel sort where they sorted pictures by their vowel sound then sound spelled each of the picture cards on a record sheet.
This center was called “Beat the Record”. They worked with each vowel sound and tried to build as many words as they could in the time given. One group came up with 36 words in 20 minutes!
At this center they got to pick different board games and raced around as they drew cards and had to tell the vowel sound that was missing in the words.
Sound It Out Bingo was another center where they spun the spinner and it landed on one of the 5 short vowel sounds. They had to see if they had a space on their board that would make a word with that vowel sound and played to see which board could be filled first.
At this center they raced through the short vowel words. They would roll a die and move that many spaces and had to say each word as they raced by!
At this center they had to figure out the missing short vowel sound and match it up to the correct vowel sound and then spell them on their record sheet.
The last job we did to finish up our short vowel week was make a short vowel flip book. They put each of the vowels on the book and then cut out pictures and matched them up to the correct vowel sound and then sound spelled each of the pictures. They are so proud of their efforts. I am too! Next week we will begin our spelling tests with the short vowel a sound!