Magic e

For the past three weeks we have been working on words with magic e. Last week my low babies REALLY started to get it. So I thought I would spice things up with a fun activity. 

I went to Michael's and bought cheap wooden stars and spray painted them gold. Then I used blue glitter glue to make the e's. I let them dry over night then I hot glued the stars to pencils. These became our magic e wands that help us change our short vowels to long vowels. 



Next I bought Alphabits cereal and covered it with butcher paper from school. I made a cereal box cover and recording sheet that you can download here. I had an extra gold star so I hot glued that bad boy to the cereal box.

I split my students into groups of four or five and gave each group a bowl. Each group got one large piece of white butcher paper that had a bowl drawn on it. Then I poured our Magic e's into each bowl. Students had to work together to make words with magic e using the Alphabits cereal.  Each group recorded their answers and we shared the words we created at the end of the activity. They had such a blast!






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15 comments

  1. This is such a great idea!!! We just started our long vowels, can't wait to give this a try!!!

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  2. AH! I have a magic E wand too!! BUt i"m loving the alphabet soup idea! Cute!
    Thanks girl

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  3. This looks like so much fun! I'm totally doing this with my kiddos!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Thank you for sharing! This is a perfect filler for my guest teachers this month!
    -Michele

    New Adventures in First Grade

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  5. I love this idea, thank you so much for sharing!
    ❤Teri

    A Cupcake for the Teacher

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  6. The cereal idea is so much fun!!!! LOVE!
    I love these Owl Who Has cards!!!!! (of course!) Is there any way, any way, any way in the world that you would make more so that I could have a class set of 32???? ANY WAY?
    A Teeny Tiny Teacher

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  7. I love this idea!! We call him "Sneaky E" in my classroom and my kiddos love the sound the vowels make when he pinches them! (When he pinches the a he makes him say "AYYYYYYY!") LOL

    I love your blog! I am your newest follower! :)

    I tagged you in a post on my blog, come check it out!

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  8. Check out this post from a coworker of mine. I think you'll love it.

    http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Silent-E-Word-Activity

    Randi

    Randi @ Teach It With Class
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  9. OH MY WORD! How precious. Too cute. Thanks for sharing! I bet your kids went CRAZY over those wands. My kids love anything that I make "magical".

    I just posted a magic e activity on my blog as well. It's a board game! My kids absolutely LOVED it. You can download it there for free.

    I can't wait to use your ideas in my classroom.

    Lyndsey
    ayearofmanyfirsts.blogspot.com

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  10. Great freebie! I'm going to use that this week with my firsties!! Thank you!

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  11. Awesome idea! Thanks for the freebie! My kiddos will love this. Can't wait to try it!

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