In conjunction with our unit on ancient Egypt, the students had a chance to become a scribe this week. Yesterday, they were asked to study a list of hieroglyphs and apply them to their first and last names. They realized that even with our fancy pens, pencils, markers, etc., this process is difficult. I told them to image just using a quill and some home made papyrus. Better yet, using a stick to write on a clay tablet. All in all, they had fun writing.