SAL-VA-TION: by grace

E-LEV-EN: children from 1984 to 2006

HOME-SCHOOL-ING: since 1990

DOWN-SYN-DROME: susie and gabe

GRAND-CHILD-REN: since 2010

FAITH-FUL-NESS: my steadfast rock, my biggest supporter, my leader, my friend, my love, my husband

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Prepositions: something for everyone

Application #1) The grammar curriculum I use with my older elementary students has them memorize the common prepositions as a basis for all sentence structure. It's been a very useful academic exercise.

Application #2) Gabe is now learning the practical meanings of the most common preposition such as over, under, in, out, above, and under.

Application #3) Girls/Ladies of all ages, I went bowling this week and saw something that led me to think we really need to key in on and review the meaning of one of those words--"under". It is very useful as a prefix: as in,
underground: below ground, not seen from above; or
underwater: below the surface and not seen from above.
How about "under"wear?
Any questions?


Keelie said...

as in, we shouldn't be seeing them???:)

Keithslady said...

You got it! Thankfully, the styles have changed some so we're not seeing all of the underpants we did about 5 years ago. But, now coordinating bras have become part of the ensemble! Girls don't make it easy on Moms raising sons....or the sons.

Keelie said...

I was afraid of having a daughter! One of my biggest struggles in my mind is how to raise her into her teen years to have a sense of modesty without having to force it or nag. Guess it's a good thing I have a few years to think about it!