Center Focus


  1. Obtain books on Egyptian hieroglyphics that students can look at for this center.
  2. Have students duplicate several of the ideograms (pictures that represent words) they come across and write the meaning of these next to the pictures.
  3. Egyptians used ideograms to represent common, important things such as heaven, gods, hunting, water, etc. Have students create their own ideograms. Have them select items or people that are important to them.
  4. They can combine these in order to create a story about a particular event.
  5. Have students guess what their classmates' hieroglypics mean. You may want them to have it written out as well.

More Center Focus Ideas

How Long Would It Take?
Journal Topic: Space Exploration
What is the Moral?
Division with Models
Paint a Picture with Words
Author Spotlight
Pattern Necklaces
Paint by Title
Money from Around the World
Balloon Rocket
"Thanksgiving" Poem
Moldy Pumpkins
Millennium Inventions
How Does Soap Affect Bubbles?
Re-tell A Story
Discoverer of America?
What Do You Picture
Corn on the Cob
Person, Place, or Thing?
All Kinds of Genres
Famous Places Wall
Magnet Fishing
Scariest Jack-O-Lantern Contest
Situational Conversations
Line Symmetry
All About Easter
Bring Your Own Tale
U.S. Percentages
Totem Pole
Non-fiction Poetry
Color Pastel Classmates
Bean Bag Throw-and-Catch
Matching Animals To Their Names
Patron Saint of Lovers
Round vs. Flat
Columbus Acrostic
Irish Stained Glass Scene
If You Could Be An Animal
Survey Says
Valentine Flower Pots
Cinderella, Cinderella
Inch By Inch Map
Walk a Mile in Their Boots
Length of Foot vs. Height
Spaghetti vs. Macaroni