Last week we finished up Egypt and today moved onto Rome. They learned about the Colosseum, gladiators, and chariots. The children drew a design for their shields they will be making next week. Then they did some pencil drawings of gladiators, weapons, and the Colosseum. They painted watercolors using the same theme. For their last project the children constructed chariots using paper, tape, and markers. Some of the children made horses to pull their paper chariots. They are really looking forward to making shields and weapons next week.