The Letter E

Language Arts

The sound this letter stands for is the short vowel sound  - /e/ as in elephant.

Theme words - egg, elephant, engine, empty, emperor, elves, everything

Poetry and Rhymes:

Eletelephony by Laura E. Richards(Old & New)
Holding Hands by Lenore M. Link(Old & New)
The Elephant by Arnold Sundgaard(Animals, Animals)
Little Egg by Jean Warren(1001)

Books to read aloud:

The Elves and the Shoemaker (Fairy Tale)
The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper
Emma's Eggs by Margriet Ruurs
Eggday by Joyce Dunbar
The Empty Pot by Demi


Composer -Edward Elgar (1857 - 1934)


Everything Grows(Raffi)
The Elephant Song(Sharon, Lois, & Bram)
Nellie the Elephant
When I see an Elephant Fly


Egg salad sandwiches, scrambled eggs, egg noodles, elbow macaroni, eggplant

Bible Story/Character Trait       Ezra


Estimating - fill a jar with elbow macaroni,  estimate how many there might be,  count to see if you were right.

Color -  electric lime(neon Crayola color)


Bird- emperor penguin
Tree - elm
Mammal - elephant
Rock or Mineral - emerald
A good book on elephants is:  Elephant Families by Arthur Dorros

Social Studies

You could read about Emperors of China, study the geography of Mt. Everest or Ecuador, or learn what an electrician does.

Art Project

Egg Carton Caterpillar
You will need a cardboard egg carton, assorted pompoms, crayons, scissors, glue.
Cut the egg carton in half lengthwise.  Glue large pompom eyes on one end.  Decorate your caterpillar with small pompoms and color designs on it.


Have an exercise class:  run, jump, skip, turn, walk, floor exercises, dance like an elephant.


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