The students were asked to think of a word for each vowel sound with the CVCe pattern to write on the trunks of their trees. They then chose two vowels to glue on the necks of their giraffes in order to create a final word with a long vowel sound. Finally, they glued their giraffes to their trees and colored their pictures. The bulletin board is a giraffe I created that reads "Let's take a LONG look at vowels". I found the phrase online and thought up the activity to go with it. Hope this gives you some ideas!