This month our studies took us all around the world. We visited The Great Wall of China, The Grand Canyon, The Serengeti, Matterhorn, and The Great Pyramids of Egypt.
But this little lesson about the picture language of the ancient Egyptians captivated us all.
We received this from our curriculum partners at Mother Goose Time and we immediately observed that different pictures had letters that they symbolized. We discussed how we use pictures too on our phones to convey words and emotions, so we are not so different from the people from very long ago.
We turned this lesson into an opportunity to spell our names in hieroglyphics. I think the smiles below tell the story very well of how engaging this was for our students..
I loved the hieroglyphic alphabet!
Our 4 and 5 year olds quickly cut out their letters and pasted them in proper order noticing that their names were no longer made out of "A's, b's, and c's" but rather, 'bird, staff, hand, palm leaf, water!"
Our 2's and 3's practiced cutting out their letters and some asked for help while others arranged and rearranged their letters until they got it just right!
This lesson made reading their names more challenging as they had to find their individual paper to take home after it dried!
Silly and sweet and ready to read!! All in a day of play at Woolsey Academy!
As always, we wish you well and we hope you get to play today!
Life is made of moments...
"There isn't anything more full of hope, joy and peace than a child's smile... It captures the mundane and makes it extraordinary." - LaDonna Woolsey
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