Thursday and Friday were our end-of-year retreat. So while the kids did this:
I did this. Repeat after me: Grade an essay, knit a round. Grade an essay, knit a round. Grade an essay, knit... you get the picture. And in case you don't, here is the picture:
Now, grading essays is pretty much drudgework, but these kids, these kids I adore, they do their darndest to lighten my load by inserting little pearls of wisdom and wit into their writing. I thought you might enjoy learning a bit about what they've discovered in their studies of the Greek gods and goddesses.
"The cult of Hepheastus originated in Asia Minor and eventually came to grease."
"Apollo had a nickname which was Fart-Darter because his arrows carried plagues onto mortals to punish there immortal acts."
"Apollo was a person full of reasoning, nobility, form, action, apprehension, and beauty. He was also the leader of the Muses who defied him as patron of intellectual pursuits. Their ideas formed the basis of our educational value."
"Apollo disliked anyone who was mean to his mother. So one day he slew the Python with his bow and arrow."
"If there was no Aphrodite maybe we wouldn't have extramarital affairs."
"No one is really sure if Aphrodite was a real goddess or if she was a myth, but all the myths about her tell how she was born and everything that happened in the rest of her life, so it seems that she could have been a real goddess." (I love the logic in that one.)
"Sadly, Aphrodite was a prostitute."
"Hades is always busy all the time. Like he has to sort the good from the bad and control and organize every thing. So Hades does have an important job."
"Hades had no big myths and other gods did not let him go to any rituals. A lot of people called him the god of few words. That is because he did not speak to much. As you see Hades had a lot of nicknames." (Do you see it? Is it me?)
And finally, I'll leave you with this to ponder:
"A lot of people say that the afterlife has long gone or has it? So the mystery continues on the ancient land of Greece and the land of the dead."
A+, every one.
Coming soon to Fricknits: broken resolutions (stop that snickering, there) and baby blanket goodness.