Must-Read Mentor Texts: Claude Monet

Good morning, bloggy friends!
I am typing this to you from the airport where I am zooming off for a quick, exciting, potentially-life-changing getaway. I'll post more about it when details have been finalized... :)
Little Girl Flying a Plane
This morning I'm passing the time in the terminal by joining
Collaboration Cuties for their Must-Read Mentor Text linky!

This week's theme is Social Studies

I want to share a really great biography book:

I got this book from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC.

I LOVE this museum - it's overwhelmingly wonderful :)
When I was in high school I had to see a specialist for my arthritis once a month. After the appointment, my mom would take me to the museum and we would wander around, taking tours, absorbing information, and enjoying the artwork. It beat going back to school any day :)

Monet is my favorite impressionist artist
and I was so excited to find an accessible,
kid-friendly biography about him to share with my students.

Claude Monet: Sunshine and Waterlilies is written from the perspective of a young boy who visited an art museum and wanted to learn more about Claude Monet.
The book is sprinkled with little cartoon doodles and comments from the "student":

My students LOVED learning about this unconventional artist.
And it was written in such a way that they could relate to both the (child-like) author and Monet.

I used this book to launch my biography unit
which you can grab at my TpT store:
Speaking of TpT, yesterday I sold my 1000th product! 
To celebrate, I'm having a
on the 1,000th item that was purchased...
My States of Matter Task Cards will be FREE for one week :)

Click the pictures above to snag a
FREE copy of this great activity packet.

If you download it, please leave me some feedback :)

Have a wonderful Sunday, friends!
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