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Phonics– short vowel sounds!
8 Jun, 2012. 6 Comments. Uncategorized. Posted By: Kristen Smith

I’m sure you’ve all sung Old McDonald a thousand times in your lifetime. Well, when I taught Kindergarten I started singing it a little bit differently.  When I teach short vowel sounds, I use this song to help reinforce the short vowel sounds for my auditory learners as well as just to have a fun song to sing! Instead of singing E-I-E-I-O, you sing the short vowel sounds a-e-i-o-u!

So it goes like this:

In the new version of the song there are 5 verses: 5 animals with a specific short vowel sound.

Old McDonald had a cat (a)
Old McDonald had a hen: (e)
Old McDonald had a pig: (i)
Old McDonald had a dog: (o)
Old McDonald had a duck: (u)

I created a packet around this idea to use during my first few weeks as I am teaching expectations, how to use centers and as an assessment tool.  This will help me see which of my firsties KNOW their short vowel sounds.

The packet is 81 pages and contains everything from:

literacy center activities and word sorts:

 handwriting/fine motor practice:

writing prompts, to worksheets and MORE!

It also has games that you can play on the board as well as pocket chart games!

In fact, I am so happy with the way the packet turned out I will give the first two people who comment on this blog a packet for FREE! :) (Please leave me your email address so I can email you a PDF version of the packet free of charge!)

Please let me know what you think of it!!
Get yours here!! (and please rate it on my TpT store!)

6 Comments
  1. I just found your blog! It is great. I am your newest follower. I absolutely love your new unit. It would be great for my Kindergarten kiddos. Check out my blog too!

    krw107@gmail.com
    Glitter and Glue

  2. I also just found your blog and love your ideas! I, too, am a first grade teacher, and know how important music is while teaching!

    Sarah
    smbhankinson@gmail.com
    Learning is for Superstars

  3. Jeanne -

    I just came across your blog. It’s great! I’m sure I missed the chance to win your Phonics Short Vowel Sounds Packet (shown above on this page), but it looks wonderful. I’m a reading specialist for grades k-5 and many of my kids would have fun with this.

    Jeanne
    jf_teacher@yahoo.com

  4. I would love to see your short vowels .pdf if it is still available!
    Joy

    jpatterson@conway.k12.wa.us

  5. I just found your site. Is your Short Vowel Old McDonald song still available? I know my first graders would love this song. I am enjoying your site. I will be using a lot of your ideas this year. Thank you so much for your activities. lynn.tomich@stjohnocala.org

  6. I know this is a very late response to this post but I just stumbled over this and love it for my first grade class!! If on the off chance the pack is still available my email is amy.e.sharman@gmail.com
    :)

6 Comments

  • I just found your blog! It is great. I am your newest follower. I absolutely love your new unit. It would be great for my Kindergarten kiddos. Check out my blog too!

    krw107@gmail.com
    Glitter and Glue

  • I also just found your blog and love your ideas! I, too, am a first grade teacher, and know how important music is while teaching!

    Sarah
    smbhankinson@gmail.com
    Learning is for Superstars

  • Jeanne -

    I just came across your blog. It’s great! I’m sure I missed the chance to win your Phonics Short Vowel Sounds Packet (shown above on this page), but it looks wonderful. I’m a reading specialist for grades k-5 and many of my kids would have fun with this.

    Jeanne
    jf_teacher@yahoo.com

  • I would love to see your short vowels .pdf if it is still available!
    Joy

    jpatterson@conway.k12.wa.us

  • I just found your site. Is your Short Vowel Old McDonald song still available? I know my first graders would love this song. I am enjoying your site. I will be using a lot of your ideas this year. Thank you so much for your activities. lynn.tomich@stjohnocala.org

  • I know this is a very late response to this post but I just stumbled over this and love it for my first grade class!! If on the off chance the pack is still available my email is amy.e.sharman@gmail.com
    :)

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