Short Vowels

G’tums was having trouble remembering which vowel made which sound, so we decided to do a little project that was fun and now he has them mastered.

We cut off the bottom of a file folder and glued in these little cards. He cut out and colored the clip art on the front which was taken from the Dinah Zike Line Art Library. He punched out the letters on my Big Shot. And he cut out the words that I typed that began with the short vowel sounds and glued them into the corresponding mini book.

Short Vowels Flip Books Closed

Short Vowels Flip Books Open

Short Vowels "a"

This project was adapted from an idea in the book: Foldables and VKVs® for Phonics, Spelling, and Vocabulary PreK-3rd by Dinah Zike.


My kids love it when we go to Nebraska. Here are some pictures of the things they love in Nebraska.

We all love Nana!

Nana and Baby

Some pretty Indian corn that Nana grew and the kids got to pick. Everybody loves picking things from Nana’s garden.

Hand picked Indian Corn

They love Papa’s tractors.

Up on the Wheels of a Tractor

Baby in a Wheel

They love riding on Uncle’s 4-wheeler.

Out on the Four Wheeler

They love playing in the blow outs.

Getting Dirty

G'tums Getting Dirty

And they even think it’s fun digging potatoes, because on Papa’s farm, we get to do it with the aid of backhoe.

Digging Potatoes

Baby Picking up Potatoes