Ancient Writing in Upper Elementary

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In Upper Elementary our journey through the ancient world has led us to the Fertile Crescent and the Sumerian people. This is the birthplace of writing; the Sumerians used clay tablets and cut reeds to create the writing system known as cuneiform.

Our Upper Elementary students have the opportunity to be Sumerian scribes and write on a clay tablet using an alphabet based on cuneiform. With air dry clay and some basic carving tools, the students are writing their names in an ancient language. The work was so enjoyable that several Middle School students asked if they could do it as an extension as well.

Look for your child’s tablet when it comes home for Winter Break.

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