Math Madness Wednesday: Sandwiches and King Tut

It is Wednesday again!  Are your kids excited and going crazy for Halloween yet?  I am so glad Halloween is on a Friday this year!  At least we will have the weekend to recuperate!  
I decided to jump right into November holidays.  Did you know that November 3 is National Sandwich Day?  How about King Tut Day on November 4?  I think they have a day for everything anymore!  But, these two seemed interesting to me, so I decided to do some research on them.  
While researching National Sandwich Day, I was able to find a lot of information on how the sandwich got its name, but not on why we celebrate a day for it, specifically on November 3 each year.  Did you know that the 4th Earl of Sandwich created the first known sandwich?  That is, of course, where it got its name.  Apparently, he was quite the gambler and liked to have his hands free to continue to play cards, so he put his whole meal between two pieces of bread and used one hand to eat while the other one was free to play.  I’m not sure he is exactly the kind of role model we want for our kids, but it could be fun for kids to eat sandwiches for the day, use their imagination to invent their own sandwich, or even write their own story about how THEY think the sandwich came to be.  
I have also created version of my NEWEST game called “WHAP,” which is a card game that can be used with a flyswatter, a pointer, or even just hands.  This version deals with numbers 1-20 and includes ten frames, tally marks, and number words to be matched to the numbers.  My kids had a blast playing this game!  I found these cute flyswatters at Wal-Mart and knew I just HAD to do something with them.  Look for more versions of this game coming up with themes of Sun, Frogs, Owls, Flowers, and more!  

November 4 is celebrated as King Tut Day because that is the date in 1922 in which is tomb was found.  That “holiday” actually makes sense!  I had so much fun researching this holiday that I made a pack of goodies for you and your kiddos to use!  I have included things like reading comprehension, hieroglyphic math, pyramid words, and Egyptian map skills.  My kids had so much fun with it that they are currently doing more research on their own to learn more about Egypt!  See below for some recommended websites!  You can grab this pack for only $2.99 on Educents this week!  
**Edit:  The King Tut unit is no longer available on Educents, but can be purchased in my TPT store for $5 now!  

Some FUN Egypt sites:
http://egypt.mrdonn.org/kingtut.html
http://www.childrensuniversity.manchester.ac.uk/interactives/history/egypt/hieroglyphs/
Do you have any activities you do to celebrate these special days?  I would love to hear about what you do!
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Make sure to check out Educents for some other great deals too!  My baseball units are still on there (through October 30) and check out this FREEBIE

It includes short video clips to show your students what they need in order to answer the questions on the practice sheets ALSO provided!  If you aren’t working on geometry yet, don’t worry.  Go ahead and download it now and save for later.  In case you “misplace” the file, you can always head back to Educents to re-download your FREEBIES.  But, don’t wait because this deal won’t be around after next week!
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