Our Fowl, named "Pharaoh Feather," was embalmed by the fourth graders of Room
9 pounds of kosher salt, ceremonial washing, and many rubber and latex
gloves. Children who had no gloves or didn't want to partake were the
After completion, we all wrote and drew in our journals, and a list was
formed to be Pharaoh watchers and check for smells. Our local grocery stores
have been great in donating all the supplies.
These children also hatch and raise ducks, geese and chickens. We reviewed
why we had to be careful and wear gloves and wash. All the same worries for
the duck, et. al., handling.
These children has already studied Egypt and were really great about their
facts and the differences between our "embalming" and the traditional
Egyptian embalming. The teacher joined in and took pictures. I forgot the
camera in school, but will see if the computer tech can put them on our
website for you to see, next week.