This PowerPoint can be used during lessons on common blends. The teacher will introduce the blend by placing the two letters in the blend in a pot. The teacher will "mix" the letters around and around. The teacher will pull out the blend and place it on the bowl on the board. Other ideas include pictures of words with those blends, words, etc. There are also slides with a picture in which teacher and students can practice sounding out and writing the simple, short vowel words.