Thursday, October 20, 2011

Episode 39: A Glummy, Gloomy Halloween


Click here to listen to: A Glummy, Gloomy Halloween

Hi All,
Have you ever felt sad? Down trodden? Down in the dumps?  Have you ever had a day where nothing seemed to go your way? Maybe you lost your favorite toy. Perhaps you were not able to do something that you really wanted to do? As you listen to the story consider the following: What do you do to cheer yourself up?

What are you giving out to all the tricker treaters who’ll be visiting your house this Halloween? Chocolate eyeballs? Gummy fingers? Sugary spiderwebs? All of those sound like creepy fun but if you’re looking for something educational to give away, consider printing off our cards and handing them out to the ghosts and goblins who visit your house. You’d be giving the gift of hours of free stories for them to enjoy!




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.

concoction: the act or process of mixing a mixture or medley.

dilapidated: fallen into partial ruin from age, wear, or neglect.
flicker: shine with a wavering light



                                                JUST ADD IMAGINATION! 

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


1. Try these fun, interactive Halloween themed games at funschool.com: http://funschool.kaboose.com/fun-blaster/halloween/

2. There are some very descriptive similes in our story and I posted a few below. See if you can use one of the cool interactive drawing sites I posted to draw them literally and figuratively. Share your masterpiece with us at nightlightstories@gmail.com.

*You look like a herd of black cats just crossed your path.
*Disappointment dripping like drool from a dirty dog.
*Have your bats in the belfry completely flown the coop?

Nick Jr. Free Draw program http://www.nickjr.com/kids-games/nick-jr-free-draw.html

Art Pad.art.com online interactive painting website: http://artpad.art.com/artpad/painter/



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



1. Why did Glum think his brother Gloom was so sad?
2. What does Glum think will make Gloom feel better?
3. Who does Glum go visit first? Second? Third?
4. When does Glum want to have a birthday party for Gloom? 
5. Where does Glum sleep the day away?


We want to send out bright birthday wishes to:


Alex, who is turning 5
Julia, who is turning 1
Raz, who is turning 5
                                     
                                       We hope your days sparkled! 



Have you heard our other Halloween Stories? 

Our spoooooooooky story:
Click here to listen to: The Heebie Jeebies


Our not-so spoooooooky story:
Click here to listen to: The Patchwork Pumpkin Part 1
Click here to listen toThe Patchwork Pumpkin Part 2


From the Night Light Household to yours, we hope you 
have a spoooooooooooooooktacular Halloween.  
Be safe and have fun!


As always, we look forward to watching the glow grow 

brighter with the many stories we can scare up together.

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