Upper Grades: Nov 12 - Nov 16

Greetings, Upper Grades Parents!

We hope you had a wonderful and restful Thanksgiving break.  Steve and I attended my family reunion up in Minnesota and it was delightful. 

For this week and next, Ki Jas is guest teaching, for the morning main lesson time, a subject she loves, "Gilgamesh,"   This is an ancient Mesopotamian poem, widely regarded as being the first story ever written down.  Important cultural developments occurred at this stage of humanity’s growth such as the growing of surplus crops, the domestication of animals, great architectural feats, cuneiform writing, and the codification of law. Some of these will be introduced as activities with the class.