This book presents a problem that most kids can relate to. Okay, let's be honest. This book presents a problem that most people can relate to. How do you find the courage to pursue your dreams when the people around you are telling you to do something else? Astronaut Annie would be a great interactive read aloud because there are lots of opportunities to ask readers what Annie should do. In addition to the career crossword puzzle below, I included the NASA document about women in space that Suzanne Slade links to on her website. Upper elementary teachers, be sure to check out Tanya Lee Stone's Almost Famous. It'll fascinate your students.
Activity Name: Career Crossword
Activity Description: Give students a copy of Careers Crossword Puzzle provided in Teacher's Guide. Using the career definitions, students will learn about exciting career options as they solve the puzzle.
Day 25 of Summer Goal
MY SUMMER OFFICIALLY STARTS JUNE 19TH AND ENDS AUGUST 24TH. THAT'S 9.5 WEEKS OF SUMMER OR 66 DAYS. MY ORIGINAL GOAL WAS TO READ A MIDDLE GRADE NOVEL OR 15-20 PICTURE BOOKS A DAY FOR 50 OF THOSE DAYS, BUT MY NEW GOAL IS TO SHOOT FOR 30 DAYS. I DIDN'T REALIZE I'D END UP DOING TEXT SETS! I'LL BLOG ABOUT THE BOOKS AND MY EXPERIENCE HERE. READ ON!