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How you can help at home: Learn about an important aspect of Egyptian culture and art by creating your own scroll.
How you can help at home: Make shawabtis, small mummy-like statues, to introduce your child to the art of ancient Egypt.
How you can help at home: To learn about Egyptian art, try making your own obelisk out of paper.
Darlene Kenny has been the librarian at San Francisco's Clarendon Elementary School, a California Distinguished School, for 20 years. Darlene recommends these books with inviting illustrations and positive messages.
Washington has methodically built its system of standards and statewide tests. Find out how the state's testing program works and how it affects your child.
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