Sunday, August 16, 2009

Dragonfly, Dragonfly, Show Us the Way

Click here to listen to: Dragonfly, Dragonfly, Show Us the Way

Hi All,

Here we are in the last month of summer vacation. Can you believe it? We have had a great summer taking time to visit with our family and friends. Speaking of our friends, we are having a quick contest in honor of celebrating our little man turning FOUR with all of our friends! What will you win?


Two imaginative, energetic and catchy music CD's.

"FIELD TRIP" from Recess Monkey



"JUICE BOX HEROES" from Imagination Movers


To enter, simply leave us a comment on the blog, at our email nightlightstories@gmail.com, or send me Tweet via Twitter.com at nightlight08 describing one of your favorite things about your best friend. We'll be picking two winners at random from all those who enter. Contest ends on September 1st in honor of Miss Mel's birthday! See my example below:



I love my best girlfriend because she accepts me for who I am.
For 15 years she has always been there for me!


What did you say? A word of the day! That is right! In our story there are
many juicy words that are fun to learn and say!


audible: loud enough to be heard

conceal: cover up or keep from sight

shimmied: to shake or vibrate
treacherous: unstable or insecure, as footing

JUST ADD IMAGINATION!
Try these activities to keep your imagination glowing after hearing the story.

1. A spelunker is a person who makes a hobby of exploring and studying caves. Think about all the things that a spelunker would find in exploring a cave. What kinds of things do you think they would study?


2. Check out a book or many books at the library on the buffalo, the dragonfly, or the black-footed ferret. Read about one, two or all of these animals.

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

1. Where did Buffalo and Dragonfly discover Black-Footed Ferret?

2. How did each of the friends help get each other safely through their journey?

3. Before meeting Buffalo, Dragonfly used to live in the meadow. Why did she leave?


BRIGHT BIRTHDAY WISHES
We want to send out bright birthday wishes to:

Gianna S of Peabody, MA
Meme of Georgetown, MA
Nana of Eden, NY
Bethie C of Groveland, MA
Brian C of Groveland, MA
Brian B of Fredonia, NY
Brayden B of Fredonia, NY
Tucker B of Harpers Ferry, WV

We hope your day SPARKLED!

If you know someone who has a birthday coming up and you'd like to send them a Night Light Birthday wish, send us an email at nightlightstories@gmail.com.Please send us your loved one's first name and the first initial of their last name only and we'll pass along the birthday wish. There are no age limits!

As always I look forward to the many stories we can share together.

2 comments:

Patrick Black said...

My best friend never judges (he's just as much a geek as I am!)

BrainsNW said...

I have several best friends ... what I love most about all of them ... I can just be myself, and there's no better feeling :)