Saturday, January 1, 2022

Episode 84: The Cloud, Chapter 24

  Hi All,

Just a reminder that we are recording a novella that Mr. Chris and I wrote. The story, about kids solving a mystery using their technology skills,  has twenty-five chapters.  

Last episode, we brought you Chapter 23, where The Cloud prepared to present their new project. Mr. Ginsburg, the Technology Resource Teacher, had set up the event and reviewed the interactive voting system. Mrs. Young, the Assistant Principal, introduced each group to come to the center table to present their project to the audience. Melvin continued to make snide comments about the validity of The Cloud's data. Finally, The Cloud was called to the center of the gymnasium as the last group to present. 


Have you picked up a hobby or do something that makes the world a better,more positive place that you’d like to share with us? We’d love to Spotlight it inour episode. Simply send us an email at nightlightstories@gmail.com 

We are so proud to Spotlight a special young lady who has practiced her love of

photography to create her very own Photography business. She’s available to take

Senior pics, family, individual and group pictures, and more. You can find samples

of her work on Instagram @kieramcmahonphotography. Not only is she talented

and fun to work with, but she is also excellent at taking suggestions, working with

your vision, giving feedback and finding just the right setting for you! 

Take a look at what she did with our family:


And now on with the show! This week we bring you Chapter 24! 



VORACIOUS VOCABULARY

What did you say? A word of the day! In our story 
there are many juicy words that are fun to use and say.

Bobbinga short, jerky motion

Symptomsa phenomenon that arises from and accompanies a particular disease or disorder and serves as an indication of it

Fuzzloose, light, fibrous, or fluffy matter

Batedto moderate or restrain

Swiveledto turn or pivot on or as if on a swivel

Wickedvery; really; totally

Absorbedto suck up or drink in



   JUST ADD IMAGINATION! 

Try these activities to keep your imagination glowing 
after hearing the story.

1. Locate all the heating vents and ducts in your house. With the help of an adult, check the vents and filters to see if they need to be cleaned or changed. Help with that chore!



                               COMPREHENSION CHALLENGE

After listening to the story, can you recall the 
details to answer these questions?

1. Who was sick in the pictures?

2. What was found in the ventilation system?

3. When was the school under construction?

4. Where is the virus coming from?
5. Why did the Cloud switch their project?


To all of our July, August, September, October, November and December birthdays!

WE HOPE YOUR DAYS SPARKLED!

Sunday, November 28, 2021

LET IT SNOW, LET IT SNOW, LET IT SNOW!

 Hi All,


Grab the hot chocolate, marshmallows, paper, scissors and stapler! Join us in creating some 3D snowflakes to kick off the start of winter! Just follow the link below to the step-by-step video tutorial. Feel free to post your creations on our Facebook Page or send your very own flurry to us at nightlightstories@gmail.com

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And while you're crafting a snowflake, enjoy listening to our collection of holiday stories! Below, you can find all the links to the audio as well as the blog posts with activities. Enjoy and Happy Holidays!


 Chilly's Christmas: (20:08)
An ornament is accidentally placed on the back of the Christmas
 tree and must learn to experience his favorite season using his 
other senses with a little help from his friends!
Free audio download: Chilly's Christmas 
Blog with activities: Chilly's Christmas


       Inky's Christmas: (21:24)
Inky, a nervous octopus, has to figure out a way to control his inking 
so he can attend all of his friends' holiday festivities.
Free audio download: Inky's Christmas
Blog with activities: Inky's Christmas


Red vs. Green: (22:21)
When a team of Christmas elves goes against a team of
St. Patrick's Day in the Holiday Hockey Winter Classic, who will win?
Free audio download: Red vs. Green
Blog with activities: Red vs. Green


Candy Cane Catastrophe (14:56)
Tragedy befalls a boy and his candy cane on a long car 
drive to Grandma's for the holidays.
Free audio download: Candy Cane Catastrophe
Blog with activities: Candy Cane Catastrophe



Sled Ride: (6:06)
A little boy tells of his exciting sled ride down the hill while 
trying to avoid a collision.
Free audio download: Sled Ride
Blog with activities: Sled Ride


Click here to listen to: Ohwhatfunitis (13:33)
Carol is way behind with her Christmas preparations when 
she starts to experience some strange symptoms. 
Can her family step up to help her out?



Saturday, June 26, 2021

Episode 83: The Cloud, Chapter 23

 Hi All,

Just a reminder that we are recording a novella that Mr. Chris and I wrote. The story, about kids solving a mystery using their technology skills,  has twenty-five chapters.  

Last episode, we brought you Chapter 22, where The Cloud walked around to check out all of the other groups projects, and prepared to present their project to all of the teachers, parents, and peers.

Did you know that you can help the Cloud? Simply share a picture of the weather that is happening in your neck of the woods at nightlightstories@gmail.com.  We'll place them on the the class website at bit.ly/brisbanegrade4 to help out The Cloud with their science fair data! 



VORACIOUS VOCABULARY

What did you say? A word of the day! In our story 
there are many juicy words that are fun to use and say.

Annualoccurring or returning once a year

Decay - to become decomposed

Eruptedto break out of a pent-up state, usually in a sudden and violent manner

Murmursa low, continuous sound, as of a brook, the wind, or trees, or of low, indistinct voices

Simultaneouslyexisting, occurring, or operating at the same time




   JUST ADD IMAGINATION! 

Try these activities to keep your imagination glowing 
after hearing the story.

1. Check out these cool interactive websites to keep you engaged in learning all through the summer.

2. Try a few of these quick and easy science experiments with an adult!  


                               COMPREHENSION CHALLENGE

After listening to the story, can you recall the 
details to answer these questions?

1. Who was the man with the blond ponytail?

2. What was the name of the company Ralph Baer is president of?

3. When did Mrs. Young become a judge?

4. Where was Mr. Van Riper?

5. Why was Garrett angry at Melvin?




WE HOPE YOUR DAYS SPARKLED!

Sunday, April 25, 2021

Episode 82: The Cloud, Chapter 22

 

Hi All,

Just a reminder that we are recording a novella that Mr. Chris and I wrote. The story, about kids solving a mystery using their technology skills,  has twenty-five chapters.  

Last episode, we brought you Chapter 21, where The Cloud worked diligently at their houses reviewing video and photo evidence to come up with a hypothesis as to what could be causing the school to get sick.  

Did you know that you can help the Cloud? Simply share a picture of the weather that is happening in your neck of the woods at nightlightstories@gmail.com.  We'll place them on the the class website at bit.ly/brisbanegrade4 to help out The Cloud with their science fair data! 


We would like to introduce a 6th grader who used her passion for sewing to create her own Etsy store! This episode's spotlight is on Shyla, owner of Sew Fancy Designs Co. She began sewing when she was eight years old. Her passion led her to sell her creations at local farmers markets. With the help of her mom, she opened her own Etsy store where she sells a variety hand-sewed, affordable, high quality stuffed animals and handmade sticker designs. She also works with her customers for customized orders! But what about all the leftover fabric? Well, Shyla is a true animal lover. She doesn't waste a thread. All her leftovers are made into soft toys for local animal shelters! Way to go, Shyla. Please check out this impressive young lady's talents at Sew Fancy Designs Co

In fact, she created a one of a kind Mojo the Ferret just for us!




VORACIOUS VOCABULARY

What did you say? A word of the day! In our story 
there are many juicy words that are fun to use and say.

Draped - To cover or hang with cloth or other fabric, especially in graceful folds

DiagramsA drawing or plan that outlines and explains the parts, operation, etc., of something

Align - To bring into cooperation or agreement with a particular group, party, cause, etc.

Multimedia - The combined use of several media, as sound and full-motion video in computer applications.

Waggled -  To wobble or shake, especially while in motion


JUST ADD IMAGINATION! 

Try these activities to keep your imagination glowing 
after hearing the story.

1. Create a picture or diagram of how you hear the gymnasium is set up for the science fair. 

2. Do you think The Cloud is still doing a project on the weather? Vote in a poll here!

                      COMPREHENSION CHALLENGE

After listening to the story, can you recall the 
details to answer these questions?

1. Who was missing when The Cloud walked into the Gymnasium?

2. What does Melvin call Todd and Jamie?

3. When are people allowed to walk around and look at the presentations?

4. Where is the science fair held?

5. Why does Melvin talk about The Cloud's weather project so much?



All of our family, friends and listeners for the
months of February, March and April

WE HOPE YOUR DAY SPARKLED!

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

CATCH UP WITH ALL THINGS NIGHT LIGHT STORIES

 


The Night Light Stories Household is so happy it is Spring. We will be back to recording our final chapter of The Cloud this week. In the meantime, we wanted to post some of our quick links for a "one stop shop" type of post. Come catch up with us!


Story Snapshots

Visit this link to view a list of our 62 stories. Here you'll find links to the audio and the blog post with activities.

The Cloud

Visit this link to catch up on our novella, The Cloud. We update this link each week to include all of the chapters that are posted. 

EduWalks 

Visit this link to join us on EduWalks. Mr. Chris and I share resources and strategies to help families, students, educators and admin for the current learning environment! 

Night Light Stories Live

Visit this link to hear our stories LIVE! 


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