1-2-3 Come Make A Glyph With Me!
I had several requests come in for an apple glyph, so I whipped one together yesterday, for today's FREEBIE. Other fall glyphs I have thus far are: a pumpkin glyph, as well as a scarecrow glyph. To take a peek at all of my free glyphs, click on the link to pop on over to that section of my site.
I LOVED doing glyphs with my kiddo's and they really enjoyed making them. They are a quick, easy and fun way to show if a student is listening and following directions. I did a monthly glyph to practice that life skill, plus provide examples, to show parents at conferences, should they not agree with me that their child does, or does not, listen and follow directions. Because you do glyphs as a whole-group activity, this is a huge time saver, when assessing this standard. They're also an interesting way to find out about your students.
If you extend the activity and have children try and figure out whose glyph belongs to whom, you will be practing data collection, comparing & contrasting, analyzing data, problem-solution etc. All of these are Common Core State Standards.
The apple glyph, has directions based on apple-themed information. I've included a set of sample interview questions students can use to figure out whose glyph they have acquired.
The oval-centered apple is for girls; the circle-centered apple is for boys. I found that if I gave my Y5's some sort of template, they did so much better with their glyph. At the beginning of the year little ones tend to draw small and write big. Some children also have difficulty drawing shapes. A template is a lot less frustrating. Click on the link to view/download the apple glyph.
The pumpkin glyph offers a nice opportunity to review shapes. This glyph is done with construction paper cutouts, so it's a terrific fine motor skill activity as well. There's all sorts of graphing extensions and data collection sheets included. Click on the link to view/print the pumpkin glyph.
The scarecrow glyph, like the apple glyph, starts with an oval for girls and a circle for boys. Remember to make an example of your own to share with your students. They enjoy learning about their teacher. Completed glyphs make wonderful bulletin boards or hallway displays.
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