Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Opening Day 2014: A New Epic Adventure, Part Three

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If you missed the tour of the pyramid, you have to go back to PART ONE and PART TWO.

For those who already went through the tomb...all of the kids were assembled in the living room figuring out the clues: RAINBOW, FAMINE, and DREAM.  Long story short, it was Joseph of Egypt. You know, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat?  He is an important figure in history who is going to be a light for us as we travel through the dark ancient civilization of Egypt. (That's how I see it.)

After the kids confirmed that the clues pointed to Joseph, they were entertained with a short video of their school year: a peek at Ancient Egypt and Classical Greece and Rome.  It went along with our school song, which is the music of "Call of the Champions," by John Williams.  Life is an adventure; it needs theme music.

By the way, they were all wearing their school shirts by now.  They will never get lost on a field trip in that green.

Following the video, the kids were ushered into a separate room, which was set up like an outdoor eating area under a tent, complete with throw pillows to sit on.  And here they met Joseph who shared the story about his life, his dreams, his brothers, and his time in Egypt.

Here they are listening to Joseph:

A visit with someone from the past is never complete without a group shot.  Here they are with Joseph in the tent:

...and in the pyramid:

 And every family had to do an Egyptian pose, or something like that, with Joseph, too.

Everyone was famished by now; therefore, after pictures we were able to return to the tent and eat. This is what was served: grapes, raisins, crackers, tuna fish, Mariam's crunchy chicken salad, cheese, cucumber salad with lemon and feta, curried couscous, a Rice Krispie's Treat pyramid, Halavah, and pomegranate water. It was an absolute feast.  

And to add to the atmosphere, I diffused frankincense essential oil into the air.  

Finally, it was recess.  Everyone got to play.  Some took pictures with the sarcophagus...

...and inside of the sarcophagus.

Suddenly, the inside of the pyramid turned into a haunted house, and there were eighteen kids screaming for joy, using their torches, and exploring the pyramid.  I cannot even imagine what that sounded like on the outside of the garage.

I don't know...but I heard a lot of great comments about this being one of the best opening days ever. And we moms then asked, "How are we ever going to top this?"


1 comment:

Amanda said...

Such a great day we had! You are so good about posting. Hopefully I'll get to it soon.