Long A

Language Arts

The sound this letter stands for is the long vowel sound - /a/ as in acorn.  You could teach your child that when a vowel is long the letter says its name.

Theme words - acorn, apron, ape, age, amen, angel, April, ate

Poetry and Rhymes:

An Acorn Story
by Katrina Lybbert

There was a little acorn in a great oak tree,
Blowing in the wind, it felt so free,
The wind picked up, the acorn fell,
Down to the ground, near a well.

A busy squirrel took the acorn away,
Buried it deep for another day,
The seasons passed, the squirrel forgot,
And a lovely oak tree grew in that spot.

Books to read aloud:

From Acorn to Oak Tree by Jan Kottke
The Tiniest Acorn: A Story to Grow By by Marsha T. Danzig
Dot & Jabber and the Great Acorn Mystery by Ellen Stoll Walsh
The Escape of Marvin the Ape by Caralyn and Mark Buehner
Cassandra's Angel by Gina Otto



Adolphe Adam (1803 - 1856)  (Listen to music from the ballet Giselle, which was composed by Adolphe Adam.)


Angels Guard Your Little Bed
Little April Showers (from Bambi)



Bible Story/Character Trait

Abraham or Angels/Learn when it is appropriate to say amen.


April - find the month of April on a calendar.

Age - talk about your age.

Color - apricot


Insect - Aphids
Mammal - Apes
Ocean Creature - Angelfish

Social Studies

You could learn about Abraham Lincoln, study the geography of Asia, or learn about the job of an Aviator.

Art Project

Make a Christmas Angel


Cook a treat wearing your apron!

Field Trip

If you have oak trees near your home, look for acorns.


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