Snow Sticks - Gather enough paint sticks for your class. Put students' names on the back with a sharpie. Students paint one side of their stick white. Once sticks are dry, students use unifix cubes to measure 1-inch marks on their sticks. Once they finished all their markings (I told them to go to 10), they drew on a face. I passed out sharpies for the students to trace their marks/numbers/faces. Decorate snowman using different materials. Hot glue gun may be needed depending on materials.
Students use the bioglyph key to make a picture that gives information about theirself. There is also a "Bioglyph Challenge" sheet included, on which students use their investigative powers to match each classmate with their bioglyph! I have used this lesson in the computer lab and had the students use MS Paint to create their bioglyph. This is a great beginning of the year activity for learning about your students and for helping students get to know eachother.