I mentioned our glyph project earlier, and now it's finally up and running on our site.
Background on the glyphs- they are coded pictures that represent information.
Since we find hieroglyphs in Mesoamerica, I thought this would be the time to bring them in.
When I was first teaching in KS, we would do glyphs every month, and the kids always made data graphs representing the information. Well, since I love hearing from you guys I thought it would be appropriate to have some glyphs from your children.
So here is the coding in case you want to join in on the fun.
And here are the fabulous glyphs we have received so far (in no particular order)...
Aren't these the best? A couple of these were when I was silly and had asked everyone to make 16 steps for the midwest... since then I modified not thinking we would have to fit so many in the first level. Anyhow... I absolutely love seeing this online bulletin board.
To view the rest of any additional glyphs and the data that go along with them, go to our glyph page.
Thank you all for being such a wonderful group of parents and working hard with your kiddos to make the memory work come alive and meaningful for them.
If you would like some additional activities for older kids regarding graphs I will post that on our glyph page. If you do send them one in, please send me the data along with the picture- as I want to make sure I get your information correct.
Also, I've added the booklist for Lesson 18 for those of you that like to reserve copies at your libraries. Plus, I'm doing a book giveaway. Because I'll admit... I am a nerd and I love books!
In order to enter, post a comment on this post about one thing you love about our lesson plans and/ or this site. I want to stream line them a bit more for week 19-24, so I need to know what the essentials are to keep.
Post your favorite thing about them or your favorite resource on the blog.
FB comments count as an entry as well. You can post multiple times if you have more to add, each comment counts as an entry. In doing so you will be allowing me to post your comment on our testimonials page (if you wish to give a positive about them).
Then on Feb 14th, I will announce the winner by a random number widget and the book will be yours shortly after.
What book am I giving away, you ask?
Only the best book I've found about Ancient Civilizations... It's on my book list for Lesson 18.
It's a hard cover, spiral bound treasure, with plastic overlay pages, and an interactive CD with Maps and photos of many of the sites we've studied. Seriously... can anyone say, "Jackpot!"
Now let's just hope it comes in the mail soon... I so love books!
Go here for the list and the detailed review that it has on Amazon.
Last but not least, has anyone heard of the map maker kits by National Geographic? AMMMAAAZZING!
They offer FREE maps for us to create and use and you can customize maps with words, location markers. They offer them in different sizes- wall maps, one page maps, table maps, all regions, all countries, states, you name it they have it and it's all free!
Seriously, can this site get any better?
Here is the site for regular one page maps and here is the link for bigger maps... but beware, once you get on there, you might be on for hours... I "heart" National Geographic.
Did I mention they offer ocean maps too??? Oh where were you NG when we first started CC??? This is becoming a permanent tab on my bookmark list!
Blessings to you all!
PS: I look forward to many more glyphs and displaying our kids' work throughout the blog.
After all, this is all done for them.
My email is firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or would like me to add your child's to our online bulletin board.
PSS: Lesson 17 is out, if you didn't receive it, please email me. Lesson 18 is coming soon. If you ordered they will be in your inbox by this Saturday. I will post when I send it just to make sure everyone gets them right away. For lessons 19-24, we will go a different route (I've learned a lot) and you will get them digitally immediately after you order from a password protected site.
I pray it would go much smoother...
thank you all for your patience and understanding with working out the kinks.