- Writing the alpha letter “M,m”
- Drawing as two mountains
- Or a ripple in a fountain!
In the beginning of organized writing, the Egyptians drew waves as a symbol of water. Then the Greeks revised the wave symbol into their letter “mu” from which our English alphabet letter “M,m” is directly linked. Water is the source for “M”.
Words with “M”
The letter M can be at the start of a word such as mask or in the middle of a word like hammer. And even if it takes first and last place as in Mom, the sound of “m” remains the same. Try humming to hear and feel the letter “m”.
Sounds of “M”
Of course some animals can say “M’. A hungry cow bellows “Moo-o”! Many animals whose names start with “m” create wild music. Will your ears want to hear a moose, a monkey, a mouse, a mammoth and a muskrat sing together? Who will pay money to hear such a menagerie of musicians?
Search for “M”
As we think of an answer to those questions our task is to find more “m” words. So into the minibus we jump with our bags of M&Ms and Milky Ways traveling to eight states that begin with the thirteenth letter of the alphabet. Our list of eight includes Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, and Montana. Which state is your favorite? Maybe Maine is best for lobster lovers? Or Mississippi with the millipedes of the muddy Mississippi river finds favor with the scientists ?
Mile after mile, looking for “M” makes for magical moments.And of course every magical moment contains a mystery. For instance with the use of a microscope we solve some of nature’s mysteries. For example the millipedes of muddy rivers have 115 legs not 1000 feet( as its name suggests). A droplet of water found in any of the states contains millions of water molecules.
To conclude our magical moments with the letter “M” let’s share some mirth(laughter) with another rhyme.
- Hearing the alpha letter “M,m”
- As baby says “Momma” first;
- or after a quench of thirst!
Stretch your brain
Trivia: What is a mammoth? When did mammoths live on earth?
Activity: Draw a picture of Mickey Mouse or Minnie Mouse.
Tongue Twister: Mainly magicians and musicians meet monthly in Mississippi, Massachusetts and Minnesota. (Repeat 3x)