Students are learning more about word meaning, and how the meaning of a word can change when a consonant suffix (-s) is added or vowel consonant suffix is added (-es). Students are also learning the rules of spelling words with suffix, and when to use -s or -es. The suffix rule is: use -es at the end of a word when the word ends in ch, sh, x, s, or z. For example: watch - watches, dish - dishes, mix - mixes. We played a fun guessing game today where children needed to choose which suffix to add at the end of a word... we used reporter's notebooks to write our guesses, which was especially important since what the word looks like helps students remember the suffix rule!