When I heard about this book, I immediately pictured the super-fun biography project that the third grade teachers do at my school. In addition to a non-fiction timeline, the third grade teachers ask students to create bottle people to accompany their timeline. If one of your students or your class decides to make a Eugen Sandow bottle person, please send photos my way. I want to see one! In the meantime, you can check out the pdf of bottle people photos and print out the assignment packet for your students. Happy reading!
Activity Name: Biography Bottle People
Activity Description: "You will be creating soda bottle sculptures. Save either a one or a two-liter soda bottle to use as the body of your famous person. You will need to fully decorate both the head and the body at home to closely resemble your famous person. You may want to “weight down” your sculpture so it will not be tipsy by placing a few heavy, disposable items inside before decorating. Sand, pebbles, or marbles would work well."
Whether it be for one specific student, a small group of kids, or a whole class, finding a "just right" book makes the teacher's and the students' day.