Saturday, May 18, 2013

Egyptian Studies

We decided to take a small group of afternooners on a field trip to the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology as we have been studying Africa and most specifically, Ancient Egypt. 
We hopped on the bus and headed into campus.  Our stop was right by the cube so we decided it was necessary to give it a spin before the trip inside the museum.

First, we read the rules!  When our Docent arrived, we were well prepared to answer her question of
"What are the rules of the museum?"
 We saw many, many interesting artifacts.  We even saw a child mummy!  Jean our Docent helped to explain this in a very gently, age appropriate way! 
 We saw many masks that were put on people who had died as a way to identify them.
 Here we were fascinated with a cat and hawk mummy!
 Children in ancient Egypt played with many recognizable toys!
After our tour, Jean read a book to the children called "Temple Cat." 
The children enjoyed the story and the whole field trip!
Thank you Kelsey!
 As part of our classroom study of Ancient Egypt, many children have decided to make pyramids out of sugar cubes! 
 We also used hieroglyphic stamps to write names as well as various words.
We also presented the Ancient Egypt Toob!   The children liked to interact and read (so many older children are reading independently now) about the various pieces. 

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