I've discovered a new book...AND I'M IN LOVE! In this one book, I will cover all subjects in learning (music, art, language art, social students, science, technology & PE-via dancing), ready? Here we go...
Here's a small video I created to put on the morning announcements to entice the students:
And, what kind of librarian would I be without including a book review:
Mummy Cat by Marcus Ewert
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I absolutely loved this book as it's the perfect platform to cover every subject taught in school. Without giving away too much, Mummy Cat was the victim of vengeance and now awaits to be reunited with his owner, the Queen of Egypt! The fluidity of Marcus Ewert's choice of words is wonderful. Please check out my blog post, as it has the blessing of both author and illustrator: Mummy Cat! And, did I mention that illustrator Lisa Brown has fantastic illustrations that allude to the text seamlessly?
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Then, I began my lesson with the Bangles' "Walk Like an Egyptian," but the kiddos weren't feeling the 80's vibe, so I improvised and found this wonderful tweet:
I love the Egyptian culture! Here's Queen Hatshupset (drawing courtesy of this website), to whom the book honors:
Right now, at Houston's Museum of Natural Science & History, the have The Hall of Ancient Egypt.
Here's my son with King Tut's casket:
virtual tour on PBS
And to get them EXTRA excited, I had them wrap my son's "Pete the Cat" in toilet tissue to "mummyify" the cat like in the book!
They couldn't do it, but I could...:)
here. Thank you Amy Kincaid!