Ancient Egypt comes to life for St. Sylvester’s first graders
When teacher Jenny Thornton asked her St. Sylvester’s first grade students what they had learned about ancient Egypt over the past few weeks, she got some pretty interesting answers.
Their answers included: Men in ancient Egypt wore fake beards, as did their wives and children. Only rich boys were allowed to attend school. Hair and nails keep growing after mummification. Cats were mummified as well as humans. King Tutankhamen was the youngest pharaoh and also the one with the fewest tomb raiders. Camels spit in other camels’ faces to say hi. There were three different kinds of pyramids.