Long E

Language Arts

The sound this letter stands for is the long vowel sound - /e/ as in eel.  (You could teach your child that when a vowel is long the letter says it's name.)

Theme words - eagle, emu, eel, Easter, east, eat, easy, even, evening, ear, e-mail

Poetry and Rhymes:

You could choose an Easter rhyme from 1001 Rhymes and Fingerplays or use the poem I wrote below.

The Emu and the Eagle
by Katrina Lybbert

The emu is an unusual bird,
Not like an eagle, have you heard?

The emu stands up very tall,
He makes the eagle look quite small.

But when the eagle's wings art spread,
They reach the length of a feather bed.

The emu runs but cannot fly,
Up like the eagle soaring high.

Their feathers are quite different too,
See for yourself, go to the zoo.

The emu is an unusual bird,
Not like an eagle, and now you've heard!

Books to read aloud:

The Ear Book by Al Perkins
The Eagle & the Wren: A Fable by Jane Goodall
Edward the Emu by Sheena Knowles
Edwina the Emu by Sheena Knowles
A Tale for Easter by Tasha Tudor
Peter's First Easter by Walter Wangerin Jr.


Classical Music:

Equal Voices:  choose music written for equal voices such as The Three Tenors.


Easter Eggs!
Eensy Weensy Spider
Evening Prayer


Easter bread, Easter eggs, or choose to "eat" your favourite snack.

Bible Story/Character Trait

Enoch/Easygoing(no worries)


Equal to - use groups of objects and make them equal to each other.

Even numbers - teach your child to count by even numbers.

Color - green (emphasize the long /e/ sound)


Bird - Egret or Emu or Eagle
Ocean Creature - Eels

Social Studies

Learn the history of Easter, or teach the direction of East.

Art Project

Paint on an easel or dye Easter eggs.


Play name that tune, guessing "easy" songs by using your "ear".

Field Trip

Take a short trip to a nice area on the East side of town.


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