Today Grade 5 joined with Grade 1 for a birthday party to celebrate the founding of the city of Rome. (Both grades just completed a unit of inquiry based on Ancient Rome.) We made paper laurel crowns for party hats, and "reclined" on the floor to enjoy typical Roman treats of bread, apples and grapes.
First graders made an altar dedicated to Jupiter, Juno, and Minerva, the three gods who had their temple on the Capitoline Hill above the ancient Forum. On top of the altar were gifts to the gods, celebrating the founding of Rome on April 21, 753 BC.