I have listed below some of my favorite books to help you get started with doing glyphs. I love doing them!
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Hat Glyph - We make the hat glyph on Hat Day during H week. I have changed the glyph a little since I went to full day kindergarten so the new one doesn't match the photo of the poster. The hats are the same. I have also recommended some of my favorite hat books.
Scarecrow Glyph - We make this glyph in the fall. I added a lot of questions because we made our scarecrows with our 5th Grade Buddies. You can make your own a little simpler if you do it by yourself.
These are some of my favorite scarecrow books to read when we make our glyph.
During Aa week, we learned about apples and apple trees. This is a photo of what our Apple Glyph looked like when it was done.
After doing a glyph with your class, you should analyze the glyphs. Click here for a blackline to analyze your class apple glyphs.
Pumpkin Glyph - We made this pumpkin glyph the week before Halloween, when we started doing all of our pumpkin math and science activities. It was very easy for the kids to make. The eyes and nose shapes were precut with the paper cutter or die cut machine.
Haunted House Glyph - We made this glyph on Halloween Day. It turned out to be my favorite. The items on the glyph are Foam Shapes from Creative Hands. The kids traced a template for the house. The moon was a die cut circle. The windows and door were also precut. All of my kids wanted to show their house so here they all are.
Turkey Glyph - This turkey glyph gave me a lot of information about what my kids would be doing for Thanksgiving and what kind of foods they like.
Christmas Tree Glyph - To make this glyph, the kids trace a tree pattern. I precut the different color circles using a 1" punch from the craft store. We did this glyph on December 22. It was quite exciting!
Ladybug Glyph - This was a lot of fun to do with the kids. It was fun to see if they were afraid of bugs and grouchy! Not many of the kids were.
Owl Glyph - My favorite question on this glyph was "Are you a good listener?" Sometimes my opinion and theirs differed a little.
Monster Glyph - We do this monster glyph on our Monster theme day (which happens to fall close to Halloween.) The kids cut all of the shapes from rectangles and squares that they are given.