1-2-3 Come Make A Glyph With Me
If you have never made a glyph with your students I highly recommend you give it a go with one of these quick, easy and super-fun fall glyphs.
My latest creations are an apple glyph and scarecrow glyph.
No matter what grade I taught, my students absolutely LOVED making glyphs, which is saying a lot because besides 4th, 6th & 7th grades, I've taught them ALL, beginning with PK all the way up through college freshmen!!
Glyphs are a quick, easy and fun way to practice listening and following directions.
They also provide a "hard copy" to use as proof that a child does or doesn't, which comes in handy during parent-teacher conferences, and selecting the yes or no box on a student's report card.
Completed projects make an adorable bulletin board, as each one will be different.
I've included a colorful glyph poster in both the apple & scarecrow packets, to use for the center of your display.
Glyphs are also an interesting way to get to know your students and build a classroom community, so the apple glyph is wonderful for a back-to-school icebreaker as well.
Both packets include several posters you can show to explain directions, which is particularly helpful for younger children.
To practice data collection & analysis, as well as process of elimination, have students pick a partner and try to figure out which glyph they made.
I’ve designed the glyph directions in such a way, that you can easily tweak them to fit your needs and levels of your kiddos, making things super-simple, or a bit more challenging for older kiddos in order to test their listening skills as well as comprehension.
Be sure and make a sample of your own, so your students can get to know you as well.
After everyone is done with theirs, you can share yours and practice inference by asking them questions.
Last fall I designed a pumpkin glyph you may also want to check out.
All 3 of these glyphs are part of "Diane's Dollar Deals".
Today's featured FREEBIE also has an apple-pumpkin theme.
Just like glyphs, my students really enjoy making Venn diagrams, which are a siimple, quick and fun way to practice comparison and contrast writing. They too make an awesome bulletin board.
This Venn diagram compares apples with pumpkins and is an easy way to reinforce all sorts of science facts.
Children can do these individually or with a partner. If you teach younger kiddos, doing one together in a whole-group setting is beneficial.
Well that's it for today. Thanks for stopping by.
I'm watching 2 of my 9 grandchildren today, so we're going to visit Robinette's Apple Orchard and pumpkin patch.
One of the many reasons why I love fall here in Michigan.
Wishing you a fun-filled day.
"Keep me as the apple of your eye; hide me in the shadows of your wing." -Psalm 17:8
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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