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Create a mummy

How you can help at home: Make shawabtis, small mummy-like statues, to introduce your child to the art of ancient Egypt.

Create an Obelisk

How you can help at home: To learn about Egyptian art, try making your own obelisk out of paper.

Book Nook: Books for Kindergartners With Positive Messages

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.

The Washington Assessment of Student Learning and State Standards

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.

Middle and High School Reading: Tips From the Pros

Teachers and literacy coaches give timely advice on preparing your child for higher level reading.

Middle and High School Reading: Tips for Students

Teachers and a high school student give practical advice for becoming a successful reader in middle and high school.

Teaching tykes persistence

How to help your children stick with it (no matter what).

An Honest Day's Work: Summer Jobs for Youth

A summer job can be a great learning experience.

Bright ideas from readers: Test-taking tips

GreatSchools parents share how they help their kids squash test stress.

Play a matching game

How you can help at home: Try this fun game that helps students think about how words are related.

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