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.
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
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.
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
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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