2nd grade continues their exploration of vowels (AEIOU, sometimes y!), focusing on the regular pattern short and long vowel words. Our words this week have the letter u. Short u says u-umbrella and follows a CVC pattern like in the word tub. Long u says u-unicorn and follows a CVCe patterns like in the word tube.
Practice at home by saying words slowly. Is the vowel sound SHORT (umbrella) or LONG (unicorn)? If the vowel is saying a long sound, remember to use the magic e.
3rd grade has wrapped up vowel work and is working with consonant blends. Consonants are any letter that is not a vowels. Consonant blends (also called consonant clusters) are groups of two or three consonants in words that makes a distinct consonant sound, such as “bl” or “spl.” Ask students to find the blends on their words this week.