Here's a terrific activity for your first week of school.
No matter what grade I taught, my students LOVED making glyphs.
They are a quick, easy and interesting way to practice and assess listening and following directions.
Since this is one of my report card standards, glyphs also provide a "hard copy" to use as proof that a child does or doesn't.
Completed projects make a wonderful back to school bulletin board, as each one will be different!
I’ve provided two “Welcome to school!” glyph posters to use for the center of your display.
Glyphs are also an interesting way to get to know your students.
Because this glyph involves letter recognition, I’ve included a preschool version, as well as one for students who can recognize these letters.
You can also simply hold up an unfinished sample and point to the letter you want them to color.
Afterwards, older children can pick a partner, and try to guess which glyph is theirs, by asking them a few key questions, which will narrow down the field.
I’ve included a recording sheet questionnaire for this.
While your students are working on the investigative extension, snap their picture.
Make a small thumbnail, class composite and print it off, so that students can glue their little photo to the end of the exclamation point to make your “Welcome!” display extra special.
Glyphs also provide a collection of data, so they’re an interesting way to introduce or practice graphing.
Based on the information in the glyphs, I’ve included 4 graphing extensions you can complete as a whole group activity.
Since my kiddos are practicing writing their name, I read the graph and have them write their name in the blank of the appropriate section.
I’m Diane from Teach With Me, hoping your students enjoy doing glyphs as much as mine do.
Wishing you an awesome autumn!
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