Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Bead Glyph - Zipper Pull

This is NOT my original idea!  I've seen a few versions of bead glyphs around on the internet and I've adapted it to fit into my own classroom.  This is such a fun activity for the first day of school and it helps students to break the ice with their classmates! Using a glyph sheet, the students place beads on colored string according to their interests and facts about themselves. (To save on time, I do tie the string to the key rings before this activity!) The kids really enjoy using their glyphs to get to know their classmates and then they have a nice keepsake to hang on their backpacks for the rest of the year!

Here are the printables for this activity!



  1. I love this idea! I do Behavior Beads with my class. You should stop by to check them out! Thanks for commenting on my blog and adding me to your blog list. I'll add you to mine!

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  2. What a great back to school activity! I love it!


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