Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Trying to Get Out of Egypt!

We've spent the afternoon trying to wrap up all of our Ancient Egypt odds and ends so we can move on to Ancient China for a little while. Here is Cullen working to flatten out our thoroughly soaked papyrus reeds. Maybe we'll still paint something on it when it dries. That is assuming it's useable, of course!

Then we pulled out some rubber heiroglyph stamps and figured out how to make our names. After the paper filled up, Cullen labeled himself in various places.

Yesterday, we got to go to the King Tut exhibit in Atlanta. It was really impressive, and I absolutely loved it! Cullen worked on writing a couple of sentences about the outing, with a little rubber mummy from the gift shop keeping him company.

With all of the unbelievable treasures and artifacts we saw, the highlight for my little boy was a toilet seat from an ancient Egyptian palace!

There is a little bit of inventive spelling still, which is okay for a six-year old, and the handwriting could be neater, but look! Two complete sentences with capitalization (mostly) and punctuation done correctly the first time! I really can't adequately explain the hearts or know if they are related in any way to his excitement over the toilet seat, though. He was quite pleased with himself after writing this and knew that I would be proud of him, too. Maybe all those good feelings just spilled out onto the paper!


:: jamie :: said...

The toilet seat is even in 3-D! I'm impressed!

~Angela (mommylawyer) said...

Will you be going to the Terra Cotta Army exhibit at the High as part of your Ancient China study? I've been waiting for the exhibit to come for almost a year now! So EXCITED!!!