Summer SAVY 2017, Session 1/Day 3- Mirror of Mythology (Rising 2nd/3rd, Mrs. Byrd)
Dear SAVY Parents,
We had another great day of hearing stories, conducting research, and engaging in discussions. Today, we continued to concentrate on the Greek culture and the gods and goddesses that are prominent in these stories. We enjoyed an extensive text about the valiant efforts of Theseus to save the youth of Athens by volunteering to destroy the Minotaur of King Minos. In the same story we discussed Icarus who was loyal to his father, Daedalus, with whom he shared a “tech” mind, but that he forgot to heed his advice at a critical moment. Thankfully, Poseiden came to the rescue a couple of times when mere mortals were in peril, but still not every story has a happy ending. We may dare to add to the mythological record with some of our own writings later.
Along with recording more research, we continue to ask ourselves: How are cultures preserved and difficult concepts explained in each story? What can we learn from these stories today?
Tomorrow is Monster Day! There will be Gorgons galore and few Cyclops as well! You child has a bit of homework: Think about all the mythological gods and goddesses we have discovered, and choose one that they will spend extensive time developing their knowledge about even more. They will respond with a elegantly short writing piece and an illustration that includes symbolism reflecting the character of the god or goddess. Think and choose!
You’ll recognize your student’s work on Friday, because today we prepared name plates with your child’s name – written in Greek!