Sunday, March 4, 2012

Episode 44: Clementine's Big Mess

Click here to listen to: Clementine's Big Mess
Clementine the cupid has lost his magical quiver. 
Can his friends help him find it? (16:05)

Hi All,

We'd like to send out a special thanks to Sean Sweeney, a speech pathologist in Boston, MA for recording the bumper at the beginning of the episode. Sean is the author of the popular SpeechTechie blog which features useful strategies to help students improve their speech - language abilities. Speaking of useful strategies, our latest story discusses some different ways to stay organized. As you listen to the story, consider the following: How do you keep your room clean? 

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.

continent: one of the main landmasses of the globe, usually reckonedas seven in number (Europe, Asia, Africa, North America,South America, Australia, and Antarctica).
crimson: deep purplish-red
heapa group of things placed, thrown, or lying one on another; pile
panica sudden overwhelming fear
quiver: a case for holding or carrying arrows
synchronicity: an apparently meaningful coincidence in time of two or more similar or identical events that are casually unrelated


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

1. Listen to the Leprechaun Trap, our story from last March! 
2. Design and build your own leprechaun trap using materials around your house. Send a picture to nightlightstories@gmai.com or post it on our Facebook page. Here is the trap the Night Light Stories household build last year:

2. Make your very own "Shape Leprechaun". Use as many shapes as you can. We would love to see your creations! Send them to us at nightlightstories@gmail.com or post them on our Facebook page.
Here is what the Night Light Stories household came up with: 


4. Take a picture of a messy room and then take another picture after you've cleaned it up. 
5. Play a game of Hide and Seek with a friend.

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

1. Why is Clementine in a panic?
2. Who does Clementine decide to ask for help first?
3. Where are the three places that Clementine visits in the story?
4. When does the story take place? 
5. What different strategies are given to Clementine to help him find his lost quiver full of arrows?
6. How does Clementine find what he has lost?


We want to send out bright birthday wishes to:

Joe of Texas
Uncle John of Texas
Jax of Massachusetts
Karen L of Massachusetts
Krista S of Massachusetts
Ellie of Massachusetts
Patti of Massachusetts
Kevin of Massachusetts
Colin of Massachusetts
Tim of New York
Juniper of New York

Andy of New York
Lyla of New York
Evonne U of Pennsylvania 
Patrick B of Illinois
Jen N of California
Evan of West Virginia
Ms. Sally of Virginia
Dawn F of Texas


We hope your days SPARKLED!



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

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