I enjoyed making glyphs with my students each month. Glyphs are a pictorial form of data, also known as a pictograph.
They are an easy and interesting way to help reinforce listening and following directions and make a great display for a hallway.
My Y5’s enjoyed making them + they provided an opportunity to learn more about their classmates.
If listening and following directions, is a report card standard for you, glyphs are a wonderful whole group assessment tool for that.
Because of the variety of questions, you can also turn some of them into graphing extensions. i.e. Do you like gingerbread? Have you ever made Christmas cookies? etc.
Turning your students into glyph detectives is also a fun way for them to learn how to collect data and analyze results.
Give students 10 minutes to see how many gingerbread glyphs they can figure out.
By using your personal glyph as an example, take a moment to explain how they would go about doing this.
When the glyphs are complete, number them, and display the gingerbread in the hallway.
Write a list of student names at the top of a pre-numbered sheet of paper.
Give students 5-10 minutes in the hallway to try and figure out the gingerbread glyph mysteries.
When the timer rings, flip up the glyphs to read whose glyph it is, and have students self-correct their papers.
The person with the most correct, gets a gingerbread sticker or whatever you deem is appropriate.
I’ve included my purple gingerbread glyph as an example. The coloring didn’t come through the scanner as bright as I wanted it to.
Click on the link to view/print the Gingerbread Glyph
If you are looking for other glyphs, I have made one for each month. Click on the link to go to the glyph section. Scroll down to view the examples and click on whatever else you want to download.
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“Little by little does the trick!” -Abraham Lincoln.