Pumpkins, Prepositions, and Poetry!

Monday, October 17, 2016

We are in the middle of studying prepositions! We kicked off our preposition studies with the Preposition Song seen below that I still remember from my sixth grade English teacher! 
The kids are loving learning this song to the tune of Yankee Doodle Dandy.
I also made this anchor chart based on the wonderful visual I found on the website found here.
To have the students get in some real world practice, their homework for the night before was to find 3-5 prepositional phrases from the book that they had read! As I checked their homework, kids took turns going up to the chart seen below to record their prepositional phrase. This was not an easy task, but they came through and it was also nice to have a public view of what each student was reading.
Finally, the students took a crack at writing the prepositions in a poem about pumpkins. A great sentence starter we used was, "A Pumpkin Grows" which students then chose a preposition from the song and wrote a phrase that made sense to them. They came up with some great poetry! Click on the picture below to get more detailed templates that you can use with your students! 
Below is the finished product. The students typed their poems on the computers and inserted a picture of their rough drafts along with inserting a picture of a real pumpkin. They looked great on our door!


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