This week, we did: ai, ay, aw, au, and ee.
1. We started with the a few objects (crayon, pail, bee, saw, haunt, ray, deer, spray, etc.) and my phonogram rocks. From there I built a few more word examples without objects.
2. The next day, I got out my word matching cards: ai ( lanternfish ), ay ( $ ), aw ( lanternfish ), au ( $ ), ee ( lanternfish ). I set them up in groups by rule and she did them one at a time.
3. Further exercises: Mix the cards and match, word building with pictures and objects. Above you see a “secret word” activity I learned from Montessori. I put the objects in a pretty box and wrote a word on a slip of paper. She hunted through the box to find the word I was thinking of.