We have spent time on and off all year long learning about letter sounds, but we really honed in on vowel sounds over the last few weeks. These kinder smarties quickly reminded me that vowels make 2 sounds!! We did sorts, games, made books, and circle maps as well as sang along to our favorite vowel song..."Vowel bat". Check out some of the short o words we came up with! I am also including a link to starfall here ( http://www.starfall.com/n/level-a/learn-to-read/load.htm) so your kiddos can use the website we did in computer stations to hear short vowel stories. Once again...I am blown away by them!