Thursday, October 20, 2011

Prepositions Anchor Chart

Teaching 2nd graders the concept of prepositions is not easy.  So I have to pull out all the stops to make sure they're grasping prepositions and their phrases.
Today we made this chart:

Then, I made a little fly using a sticky note, making sure the sticky part was behind the head of the fly.
My students came up to the chart and placed the fly somewhere on or near the boy and used a prepositional phrase to describe where they placed the fly.  I wrote the phrase on the chart after they said it.

More preposition fun to come tomorrow!

Blessings to you,


  1. Wow! Thanks! That's a really good one! I had a squirrel with and a log...I think I'll draw a boy and find a bee...


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  2. Thanks a million for sharing this!! I am teaching prepositions next week and I can't wait to use this!

  3. I'd love to have you join me for Foldables Week. I am going to post the math stuff on Monday the 14th and I will put up a link to your blog.
    Thinking of Teaching

  4. What a clever way to teach prepositions - kudos :) I would love to "lift" it from you if you don't mind :-)

    I've enjoyed looking through your blog to see your other amazing ideas!

  5. I love this! I bet the kids were so engaged!


  6. Omg I love that fly. What a fabulous and creative idea! Thanks for linking up.

    Ms. M

  7. Nice, your post brought back a found memory of my mother saying, "A preposition is anywhere a mouse can go."

    I also teach 2nd grade and am just starting to blog. I am excited to start following your blog.

    Great idea!!

    Innovate, Create and Relate

  8. Thanks! I can't wait to use this next week! Jan

  9. I did a take on this as a reminder lesson for seventh grade called PREPOSITION MAN. We paired the students up and had them outline each other. Them they decorated their person, but anytime they did, they had to put the prep phrases near their addition. So a watch would be "on the wrist" or "around the wrist.". It worked great and the kids loved their creations around the room for the next 2-3 days

  10. LOVE. Anonymous, that is neat idea as well. I teach a reading remediation program called Language! to middle school students and it focuses on prepositions right much throughout the units. I am going to have them do this next year!

  11. I used this anchor chart with my first graders and they loved it! Thanks for sharing!
    Sharon McBee
    Buggy for First Grade

  12. Thank you so much for this great idea! I used it today with my daughters. They loved it! :)

  13. Thank you for making teaching enjoyable.

  14. Ooh! I'll use this with the Fly Guy books and try to draw Fly Guy and Buzz on the chart. My first graders will love it! Thank you.

  15. What a cute and meaningful idea! Love your blog!

  16. I'm student teaching and used this for one of my lessons. My 2nd graders and professor loved it!

  17. What a great idea! I'm using it tomorrow. Thanks for sharing!