I am finishing up How Do You Burp in Space? And Other Tips Space Tourists Should Know by Susan E. Goodman with our 5th graders and introducing it to our 4th graders. I had downloaded the extensive teacher's guide at the beginning of the year, but today I took a look at her website and you should too!
I knew that Ms. Goodman had written several books about various topics in science, but it was the inclusion of her book, The Truth About Poop, on last year's Bluestem list, that really hooked the students at Carrie Busey. I will be ordering several more of her books this week and look forward to sharing them with students soon. I am especially interested in See How They Run: Campaign Dreams, Election Schemes, and the Race to the White House.
Ms. Goodman seems like so much fun, I would love to sit down with her and have a chat. I did just send an email to her inquiring about school visits, but for now we have to settle for her books and her website. I especially liked the project she did which she called "My Other Writing Life." a living book for the Selby Botanical Gardens in Sarasota, Florida.
I hope you have as much fun exploring her website as I did. Now I need to quit playing and go back to writing those lesson plans! If you do look at the website, take a few minutes and click on comments to let others know about what you found.