I am a nerd. And I take it as a compliment when someone says that I'm a nerd. It's what makes me...well...me. And I'm pretty confident in who I am. And, I want to make sure that I am passing this "nerdiness" down to the Monk. He deserves all that knowledge has to give him.
Today's topic was Egypt. We went to Google Earth again to look at the Great Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx. Then we studied how mummies are made and how they are buried. We also tried our hand at making Egyptian barley bread (although we had to use flax rather than barley and I don't think the Monk likes it), writing our names in hieroglyphics, and making papyrus.
The Monkey thought that the way mummies are made is interesting. He likes that they removed the brains from the bodies (so that the zombies couldn't eat it). He also likes the idea of the mummies being buried with gold, but couldn't understand why pirates couldn't go in and steal it.