October is Mesopotamia month. This month we are reading the epic poem Gilgamesh. The children will be illustrating picture books depicting the story as well as writing poems and essays. Projects will include making a small scale model of a ziggurat, writing our names in cuneiform on clay tablets, decorating with mosaic tiles and sculpting our own individual lamassu. We will celebrate all of our hard work at the end of the month with a Mesopotamian feast that would put Ashurbanipal to shame!