Monday, July 6, 2020

LIGHTING THE WAY WITH WORDS


Dale: (14:32)
The adventure of a little gray fox as he searches for a place to call home
 after his den is cleared away by construction.
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Saturday, July 4, 2020

Episode 73: The Cloud, Chapter 12

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 week we brought you Chapter 11, where Val and Garrett went to turn in attendance in the office, when they found the principal, Mr. Wolff, was feeling sick. Mr. Wolff tasked them both with drafting health rules for the school, and ended with him and Jamie going home sick.

What type of weather is happening in your neck of the woods? Take a picture and upload it to our group folder. We'll place them on the the class website at bit.ly/brisbanegrade4 to help out The Cloud with their science fair data!   

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSOR, TEXTHELP!

                                 
                                                                 Photo credit: Texthelp

This week, we bring you Chapter 12. Our sponsor, Texthelp, will be featured before and after this week's episode. Texthelp, the makers of WriQ, is establishing a new revolution for student writing achievement. Join a growing community of students and teachers and try WriQ for free today. Visit: text.help/stories.




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.

Lounge - To pass time idly and indolently.

Application - A computer program used for a particular type of job or problem.

Genuinely - Possessing the claimed or attributed character, quality, or origin; not counterfeit; authentic; real.

Definitively - Serving to define, fix, or specify definitely.

Artifacts - Any feature that is not naturally present but is a product of an extrinsic agent, method, or the like.

   JUST ADD IMAGINATION! 

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

1. Share your coolest weather pictures in this folder!

2. What do YOU think is making people sick in the school? Add your theory to the Padlet

3. Continue to help The Cloud by adding your own suggestions to help fight illness in the school to the Cleanliness Catalog. 

                         COMPREHENSION CHALLENGE

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

1. Who hypothesized that Melvin was causing everyone to get sick?

2. What channels did Todd watch?

3. When were Val and Garrett walking to the office?

4. Where did The Cloud take pictures?

5. Why does The Cloud suspect someone is helping them?



Auntie Kerry of Massachusetts
John Kane of Texas

WE HOPE YOUR DAYS SPARKLED!


Saturday, June 20, 2020

Episode 72: The Cloud, Chapter 11





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 week we brought you Chapter 10, where The Cloud discussed how they would divide the work for the science fair amongst themselves, and also thought up ideas to help Jamie make a swift recovery.

What type of project have you done or would you be interested in doing for the science fair?  Check out the class website at bit.ly/brisbanegrade4 and  http://www.nightlightstories.net for a link to be part of the class! 

This week, we bring you Chapter 11. Our sponsor, Texthelp, will be featured before and after this week's episode. Texthelp, the makers of Fluency Tutor are offering it for free through the end of the 2019-2020 school year. Try it today, by visiting: text.help/nightlightstories



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.

Swish - move with a hissing or rushing sound. 

Hub - The effective center of an activity, region, or network.

Eerily - In a strange and frightening manner.

Absentmindedly - In an absentminded way; vaguely.

Erupt - Break out or burst forth suddenly and dramatically.

   JUST ADD IMAGINATION! 

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

 1. Principal Wolff asked Val and Garrett to put together a Health Recommendation Sheet. Visit the class site and add to a list of recommendations to make your school or workplace healthier. You can find their Google Jamboard here where they've started.

 2. What are some ways Mr. Brisbane's students can contribute to their groups in class completing work even if they were home sick? Post some ideas on the below Padlet!

Made with Padlet



                            COMPREHENSION CHALLENGE

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

1. Who needed to go home at the end of the chapter?

2. What color was the folder the second graders were carrying?

3. When were Val and Garrett walking to the office?

4. Where had the assistant principal, Mrs. Young just return from in this chapter?

5. Why did Principal Wolff ask Val and Garrett to make a Health Recommendation Sheet?


Aunt Sue of New Jersey
Kenni of Pennsylvania
Baby Frankie

WE HOPE YOUR DAYS SPARKLED!

Friday, June 19, 2020

LIGHTING THE WAY WITH WORDS

Pedal Power (14:21)
While learning to ride a bike, a boy learns perseverance breeds confidence.
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When you are completing a project or trying something new, 
you really need to concentrate.  An example is the girl painting 
What have you had to concentrate on lately? 
Share with us below in the comments!

Sunday, June 7, 2020

Episode 71: The Cloud, Chapter 10




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.  
Two weeks ago we brought you Chapter 9, where The Cloud decided their nicknames and learned about the school's upcoming science fair. Mr. Brisbane incentivized entering the science fair by giving no homework while the students prepared their projects! The class clusters were all abuzz about options for the projects they could do.

What type of project have you done or would you be interested in doing for the science fair?  Check out the class website at bit.ly/brisbanegrade4 and  http://www.nightlightstories.net for a link to be part of the class! 

This week, we bring you Chapter 10. Our sponsor, Texthelp, will be featured before and after this week's episode. Texthelp, the makers of Fluency Tutor are offering it for free through the end of the 2019-2020 school year. Try it today, by visiting: text.help/nightlightstories



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.

Spiffy - Smart in appearance. 
Stuffy -  Lacking fresh air or ventilation.
Alleviate - make less severe.
Eagerly - used to emphasize a strong desire to do or have something.
Crittera living creature; an animal.

   JUST ADD IMAGINATION! 

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

1. What are some home remedies that your family uses when you have a virus in the house? Share with us in the comments. Here are some common symptoms to decipher between a cold or allergies.




2. Check out some science fair projects ideas and try one that looks interesting to you (with permission from an adult). Post your results in the comments and/or send us results and picture to our email at nightlightstories@gmail.com.

                            COMPREHENSION CHALLENGE

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

1. Who was sick at home from the class?

2. What were each member of The Cloud's roles in completing their science fair project on the weather?

3. When did Jamie say he felt better?

4. Where had Todd learned about viruses?

5. Why did Val insist on using their code names?


                                GLOWING GRADUATION WISHES! 


CLASS OF 2020 at LOUDOUN VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL