Saturday, August 27, 2011

Episode 37: Mojo's Outdoor Adventure

Click here to listen to: Mojo's Outdoor Adventure

Hi All,

We would like to send out a special thanks to Laurie Berkner of the Laurie Berkner Band for recording a bumper for us. You can find details about her new DVD, “Party Day”on her website or Facebook Page . What an exciting adventure for her! Speaking of adventures, our favorite little ferret is back with an adventure of his own! Mojo’s Outdoor Adventure was written by Chris and Melissa Bugaj. As you listen to the story, consider the following: What adventures have you been on lately?

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

aroma: an odor arising from spices, plants, cooking, etc., especially an agreeable odor.
impulsive: swayed by involuntary impulses.
reconsider: to consider again.
shiver: to shake or tremble with cold, fear, or excitement.
vivid: strikingly intense.


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

1.  Have you ever heard the phrase, "Look before you leap"?  This type of saying is called an idiom. Idioms are words, phrases, or expressions that are used in everyday language and have meaning other than the basic one you would find in the dictionary. You can find a list of idioms at Idiom Site. How many idioms can you think of?

2. In the story, Mojo was stuck outside. Brainstorm a list of other ways Mojo could have tried to get back in the house.

3. Sequence the following events in the order they occurred:
               * Mojo traced the perimeter of the house, searching for a way in.
               * Thousands of aromas assaulted his nose.
               * A gust of wind swept down the hall and blew across his fur.
               * Mojo's mother found him outside on the deck.
               * Mojo dug in the dirt, chased his tail, and rolled down hills.

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

1. Why did Mojo's curiosity prickle in the beginning of the story? 
2. What was the problem Mojo had when he tried to get back into the house?
3. Where did Mojo play once he jumped out the window?
4. Who did Mojo hear and see on the deck?
5. When did Mojo think it was time to go back in the house?

We want to send out bright birthday wishes to:

Seth F of Texas
Damien L of Massachusetts
Mariella of Louisianna
Zadie of West Virginia
Ryan of Texas
Kelly of West Virginia
Beth P of Maryland
We hope your day SPARKLED!

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