Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site by Sherri Duskey Rinker

Book Info

Grade Level
Elementary School
STEM Concepts
Engineering, Architecture, Design

As the sun sets behind the big construction site, all the hardworking trucks get ready to say goodnight. One by one, Crane Truck, Cement Mixer, Dump Truck, Bulldozer, and Excavator finish their work and lie down to rest—so they’ll be ready for another day of rough and tough construction play! With irresistible artwork by best-selling illustrator Tom Lichtenheld and sweet, rhyming text, this book will have truck lovers of all ages begging for more.

Check out our interview with illustrator Tom Lichtenheld on Episode 6 of The STEM Read Podcast, Doodlers and Daydreamers.

Source: Chronicle Books


Idea Sparks and Mini Lessons

These questions, prompts, and short activities provide quick ways to inspire interest and explore the STEAM concepts related to the book. Idea Sparks and Mini Lessons can also be used for differentiation and to foster new ideas of your own.

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Building With Shapes

All kinds of shapes can be found in buildings around us.  In this combination art and math lesson, students create an original construction using shapes and parts of a whole.

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Under Construction: Weighing and Digging in Sensory Bins

Students create their own digger machine and use it to explore materials of various weights.

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Creating the Cube

Test your understanding of weight and engineering by testing out various materials to determine the best ones to use for construction of a cube that will be strong enough to hold the book.

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Construction Measurement

Move around the construction site as you work toward finding the perfect measurements in this math and PBL based activity.

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About the Author

Sherri Duskey Rinker

Sherri Duskey Rinker is a graphic designer and is constantly inspired by the passions of her two young boys. Her other books include Mighty, Mighty Construction Site and Steam Train, Dream Train.

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Source: Chronicle Books