Summer SAVY 2017, Session 4/Day 4- Beyond the Pyramids (Rising 1st)
Hello SAVY Parents!
I can’t believe tomorrow is our final day together in ancient Egypt. Just like any good trip, we don’t want to leave this destination, but we’re leaving plenty of learning undiscovered for other trips.
Today we constructed and discussed a model pyramid that helped us to understand the organization of the labor system in our schools. Picture, if you will, a lone decision making principal at the top, a layer of teaching staff in the middle, and finally the broader base of hard working and valued students at the foundation. This was a great way for us to understand all the social, labor, political groups in ancient Egypt, and we worked to sort them in the same model structure, with a Pharaoh at the top. Maybe you can asked your child to fill in some of those others as they did in illustrations earlier today. We then worked to complete a greater systems diagram to understand the interactions of all these ancient people!
After a snack (Mrs. Byrd tried hard to not eat all the items we’re assembling for our market display for you tomorrow!), we read a text entitled: The Winged Cat. This helped us to explore more of the mythology of ancient Egypt, and it was a beautiful story we all enjoyed. The beautiful illustrations included so many of the hieroglyphs we have been studying, so that was really fun!
We hope you will be able to join us tomorrow morning so that we can show you and explain to you all the wonders that we have discovered about this marvelous civilization – and how this civilization’s systems have changed over time based on needs, resources, and circumstances. We welcome you to the “House of Life”!
Mrs. Carol Byrd