Thursday, July 22, 2010

Episode 22: The Hike

Click here to listen to: The Hike

Hi All,

We hope you are enjoying your summer so far!  It seems to be really flying by for us.  
We hope you have some wonderful summer time plans, whether it is playing in your yard or traveling to the beach, we'd love to hear about them. Feel free to post fun summer time activities here on the blog or on our Facebook Fan Page.

If you have been listening to us for a while, you may have figured out that "The Hike" is the sequel to a story we posted last year called
"The Walk". Both of them are read by our very own Mr. Chris, who adds his own bit of personality to it.  

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

capture: to gain control of.
familiar: commonly known or seen.
muffle: to wrap with something to prevent sound.
terrain: an area of land or the ground.

wriggle: to move along by twisting and turning the body.

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

1. An antonym is a word opposite to the meaning of another. For example, in the story, the words wet and dry are antonyms.  Play a game with someone in your family.  Say a word, such a up and have them come up with the antonym.  You can easily adjust the level of difficulty.

2. Click on the link below to find some interactive games using antonyms!  

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

1. What did Mom spray on the kids? (There can be 2 answers for this question.)

2. Why did the boy call the straight part of the path the "runway"? (There can be 2 answers for this question.)

3. Compare and contrast yourself to one or more of the characters in the story. How are you similar? How are you different?

We want to send out bright birthday wishes to:

Gianna S of Massachusetts
Will G of West Virginia
Alex P of West Virginia
Tina of Ohio

As always, I look forward to watching the glow grow brighter with the many stories we can share together.