Kaeli wrote some observations about Lee's final Exhibition of the year.
As you probably know, we are doing our last round of Exhibitions. The 8th graders are showing off their Legacy Projects. The 7th graders did 'Retro Projects' where we decided on a topic from way back when and went from there.
For Lee's Retro Project, he chose to complete his Gilgamesh Game, which he started in fifth grade. Now he has thirty-two levels that are REALLY hard. The game itself is amazing. If you would like to play it click the link below.
The Exhibition was really well put together. He explained where the game came from and what he added to it. The game actually is built mostly from the script from our 2012 play, Gilgamesh, which is the world's oldest published story. We did it then because we had done Ancient Civilizations as a theme. I thought that it was really amazing how he was able to incorporate the script and still make it a challenging game.
Okay, back to the Exhibition. Lee put a lot of effort into making the Exhibition something to remember. He passed around the script and explained how he used it. Afterwards he had us all play the game itself.
Here are a couple of pictures of the game--and a link, if you're ready for the challenge.
Level Two: “The Dream”
Level Three: “Pushing the Boulders”