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A Little Messy
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Question and Wonder:
- What are signs for?
- What information do they have?
- Which signs do you think are the most useful?
- How any signs do you think you can spot in your neighborhood? Driving on the interstate?
- Do you think those signs always say the same things?
Take a walk or drive around your neighborhood. Keep a lookout for any signs.
Imagine and Design:
- What signs did you see? What were they for?
- Were they all on poles? or???
- What are the signs made of? Who made them?
- Who changes the signs? When do they change them?
- What signs do you think change the most often? Why?
Take pictures of the signs you see around you. Wait a week and look again. Compare what you see with your pictures. If you don’t have a camera, draw the signs you see.
Wait another week and do it again. Track the changes. Talk about them.
Test and Discuss:
- Did the signs stay the same? Which changed?
- Why do you think those signs changed? Are they the ones you thought?
- Did you find the information on the signs useful? How did you use it?
- What shapes and colors did you notice? When are those shapes and colors used?
- Design a sign for your room using the poster board.
- What shape will it be? What will it say? Will you use words or symbols?
Did you Know?
“As young children begin keying into symbols, they are making a huge conceptual leap; they’re learning that a “picture” can convey a message.” Read the full article here : https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/blog-posts/elaine-winter/2017/Pre-Reading-Activities-Signs-and-Symbols/