Glyphs are a quick, easy and interesting way to get to know your students, as well as whole-group assess listening and following directions.
Use this quilt glyph as a fun icebreaker. Simply read the numbered directions; students fill in their own personal answers via coloring the shapes.
I used shapes as the quilt design, because you can also use this as a quick way to assess K’s and 1st graders and see where your students are at. The shapes also work for older students. If you want to do this with little ones who haven’t learned them yet, simply point to what shape you want them to color.
Have students choose a sheet of construction paper (These are 5×7. I put two on a page for easy printing.) and glue their quilt to it. Add a photo for that finishing touch.
After students have shared their quilts, hang them together so that that they look like one big quilt. Your caption could be: “We are all different, but we fit together.” OR… “Mr(s). ____________’s kinders are really shaping up!”
Click on the link to get your Quilt Glyph Icebreaker.
From Diane, over at TeachWithMe.com