First graders have been given a special task of becoming word detectives. Each class received a special message from the SSDA (Super Secret Detective Agency) giving them missions like “Do a slow check of your words” and “Notice a problem, then stop to solve!” First graders are taking this on very seriously, as they try to earn their SSDA Word Detective badges. We have also been trying to solve the Mystery of the Silent E. What types of words have silent e? Are there rule breakers? Stay tuned to find out whether first graders solve the mystery and earn their detective badges!