After reading Magic Tree House: Mummies in the Morning we did some researching and talking about how the Ancient Egyptians communicated and what hieroglyphs were. They were very excited and interested in this so we looked up an Ancient Egyptian alphabet. Now I can't guarantee it's absolute authenticity, but it was easy for them to draw! So each student at least wrote their first name, possibly their last name if they had time! I put a picture of the alphabet up top if you wanted to try it at home!
Part of the discussion was about how different places had different sounds (like n made 6 sounds in their language) and compared them to our language. Not sure how that stuck :) but they asked so I answered :)
Just a fun tidbit (which I will show you a picture of next week), we are using the Magic Tree House books to also put history in chronological