about the book
I reached into the shoebox that had a slit cut out on the top for the students to drop in their anonymous questions. I had been doing this for many years and actually looked forward to answering their questions. The first question I pulled out asked: What are sex toys? I was hoping for a less loaded first question like why do girls have periods. Each year I tell my students that I will answer any question as long as it is legitimate and not personal. So I did answer the question about sex toys and how do lesbians have sex and what is oral sex and why does sex feel good. Eventually I learned how to do this without the eye twitch.
Readers of all ages will learn to expect the unexpected; appreciate the curiosity of the students minds and respect the level of maturity that most students demonstrated on this difficult subject matter. For the pre-teen who reads this book they will be educated in a unique fashion. And for older teens and adults they will be fully entertained with smiles on their faces and reflections of the days they were clueless about sex.
About the Author
Jim Seaman is a retired 5th and 6th grade elementary school teacher who relocated to Seattle from Los Angeles after the 1994 Northridge earthquake. He pursued a nagging desire to become a teacher and went back to college at the age of 52 to receive his teaching certificate. He brought a unique teaching style into the classroom consisting of humor, fun and zaniness while creating lesson plans which challenged his students and elevated their learning performance.
He has been married for almost 53 years to a very special woman who is sensitive, compassionate and funny and is a member of the rare “it factor” club. His hobbies include camping, writing magazine articles and poetry, photography and downloading his favorite songs (over a thousand so far).
He hopes to soon publish a book titled “My Students Taught Me How to Teach” and a second book titled “Partly Sunny with a Chance of Laughter” poems that will make you laugh, wonder, reflect and question. He is currently working on a book titled “52 years (and counting) of Love, Laughs and Lunancy.
Vivienne Vitalich was born in the Philippines and moved to Seattle when she was 8 years old. She was a 4th grade teacher for many years and then became a school librarian and eagerly became my co-author. The title of our book came from one of her students who wrote the question, “Where Does the Trombone Go”? Vivienne determined she was talking about a tampon and not a trombone. We decided her question would be the title of our book.