A Mystical Creature

The head of a dragon.  A single horn jutting from its head.  The body of a deer.  The hooves of a horse.  The tail of an ox.   What is this mystical creature?  The great qilin is the Eastern version of the unicorn, and it was believed that only the very powerful ever caught a glimpse of it. 

When 4th and 5th graders "traveled" to the Han Dynasty last week, they had the great honor of creating sculptures of the qilin.  These sculptures determined who Emperor Wu chooses to sculpt the life-size statues of the qilin for his tomb.  Our talented sculptors practiced the focus and quiet that they have learned in previous time-travel excursions and created carefully designed pieces.