Saturday, September 12, 2009

Episode 12: Untitled Imagination Story


Click here to listen to: A Place for Everyone

Hi All,

The school year is in full swing at the Night Light household. Trail hiking, river swimming and all day family days will have to wait until the weekends. Our minds are rested and rejuvenated from the summer adventures and we are ready to have some new adventures in school! We hope you admire your teacher, are blissful when collaborating with your classmates, never disguise how ecstatic you are about school, flabbergasted by all the new things you learn, and most of all we wish you all a gigantically successful school year!

CREATE A TITLE FOR A CHANCE TO WIN A COOL SNACK BAG!


Our twelfth story was written by Chris and Melissa Bugaj and well, to be honest, it does not have a title! We could really use your help and creativity! After you listen to the story, come up with a creative title for this story. Leave it as a comment on the blog, twitter it to us at nightlight08 or email me at nightlightstories@gmail.com. Our favorite title will win this very fun and reusable snack bag created by Natalia at the Woobie Shop. Great for lunchboxes, purses, book bags, diaper bags or really anywhere you can fit it.




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!

launch:to send forth or release
slogan: catch word or catch phrase
summit:the highest point or part of a hill
swivel: to turn or pivot


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

1. Keep a special journal or notebook where you keep all of your thoughts, ideas and drawings.

2. Sit together as a family and write down three goals for the school year for school and home that you want to achieve.They could be daily goals, weekly goals, monthly goals or yearly goals.

3. Mrs. Brighton made her lunch and packed her backpack the night before so that she would not have to rush to do that in the morning. Think of one or two things you could do the night before school to make the morning a little bit easier for you. Examples would be: Take a shower, pack your lunch, organize your book bag or set out your clothes.

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

1. Why did Mrs. Brighton have such a difficult time choosing a theme for her classroom?

2. Where is Mrs. Brighton when she thinks about "Leaping into Second Grade" as her theme?

3. What does she finally decide on as a theme? Be as specific and detailed as you can in describing her classroom.


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

Amanda M from New Hampshire
Heather J of Virginia
Saben J of Virginia
Aunt Nenny
Danielle B of Buffalo, NY
Proby of Chigago Illinois.

We hope your day SPARKLED!

If you know someone who has a birthday coming up and you'd liketo 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.