Sunday, August 14, 2011

License Plate Glyph

Hi blog friends! I'm Marlene from I Heart Teaching Elementary. I am excited to be joining Me and My Gang as part of the Third Grade Lounge. I love collaborating with other teachers and finding new ideas to use in my classroom. This will be my 9th year teaching and I've been in third for all of it. I really enjoy this age and can't imagine teaching any other grade.

For my first post, I'd like to share an activity I will be doing on Tuesday which is the first day of school. One of the activities I will be doing is a license plate glyph. I start off by reading the book Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes.

 It's a great book that teaches about not caring what others think and loving your name even if it's a little different. After I read it aloud and discuss the theme, the kids complete the license plate glyph. I got the glyph from Education World.  After they are all finished, we share them and I put them up on display. The license plate is in word so that it is able to be changed. So I provided the link to education world. Here is an example of the info you can include on yours.
                                                             Name Glyph Key

                                                        License Plate Template


  1. Cool! I'm so going to do this!! Welcome aboard!
    Thoughts of a Third Grade Teacher

  2. I also read Chrysanthemum to my class. I can't wait to use this activity with them. Thanks for sharing.

  3. This is a great idea...I do a name glyph as a getting to know you activity but this is way cuter!

    The Schroeder Page

  4. So glad you all like it! Thanks for the comments :)

  5. useful information on topics that plenty are interested on for this wonderful post.Admiring the time and effort you put into your b!


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