This week we are focused on the short vowel sound of e. The specific rimes that we will be looking at in the classroom are -est, -ed, -en, and another one that I just can't remember tonight, but it is in the Spelling duotang. The purpose of the practise is to get the students to see what words they can spell. Some may be able to spell west, but others may be ready for the challenge of the word blest. By working with your children at home, their areas of weakness should be noticed and through your support, those weak areas will be eliminated. It's a win-win situation! They get your attention and you get to be so very proud of their accomplishments!