Tuesday, April 21, 2015


Prepositions.  We learned about them last week.  I was scared.  Some of the CCSS intimidate me.  Is anyone with me here?  I mean, some skills are just cut and dry but others overwhelm me with the how will I teach this in a way that my first graders will understand it thought.  We got through it and my kids can now identify and use prepositions.  I thought I'd share what I did to teach this with you. Here are a few ideas/resources!

I introduced prepositions with these free picture and word cards from my friend Michelle at Teach123.  We also watched THIS You Tube video.  As the week progressed, we read some of the picture book shown above.  One of our favorites was Rosie's Walk.  We made a list of all the prepositions we found in the book and then created our own Rosie hens {inspired by The First Grade Parade}.  We wrote the prepositions found on her feathers.

We also made this cute little preposition book from my friend Jen at Teacher by the Beach.  The kids loved making up their own little stories about their bumblebee!  *I just used a clip art bumblebee and attached it to the back of the book with a piece of tape and yarn.

One other activity that we did is play "Pass the Can."  We used some noun clip art cards that I made. The can went around and each person chose a card and said a sentence aloud using a preposition. The class had to listen carefully and say the preposition they heard in each person's sentence.  Simple but fun and engaging.

I hope that you found some good ideas here!



Amy B said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Love all of these ideas!

Michelle said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

That looks like so much fun! I love the bumble bee book.

adriana leikind said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thank you for sharing your ideas and resources. I loved the booklet, and Rosie is adorable! I'll definitely be trying those ideas in my classroom!

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