Monday, December 17, 2012

Episode 53: Ohwhatfunitis


Click here to listen to: Ohwhatfunitis (13:33)
Carol is way behind with her Christmas preparations when 
she starts to experience some strange symptoms. 
Can her family step up to help her out?

Hello All,

Can you believe it? The new year is but a few weeks away! We are excited to present to you our fifth holiday story. We hope that you will be able to take some time over the school break to enjoy your time together. Stay healthy!


Extra! Extra! Read All About It!

I wanted to take a moment to send out a big 
CONGRATULATIONS to Mr. Chris. His solo
podcast, The A.T.TIPSCAST won the
 Edublog Award for Best Podcast!


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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.
 
crescendo: to grow in force or loudness.
delve: to carry on intensive and thorough research for data.
expulsion: the act of driving out or expelling.
malady: any disorder or disease of the body. 
perpetual: continuing or enduring forever, everlasting.

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

1. Create a 3D Snowflake by watching our step-by-step tutorial. Thanks to our friend, Viv, who made so many snowflake, it looked like a blizzard! 


2. Complete one of these five crafts in the linked article that my friend and I wrote. 'Tis the Season to be Crafty: 5 Easy Holiday Crafts
3. Listen to our other holiday stories and visit the blog posts to complete the fun activities we have posted. We've outlined them below.

      Chilly's Christmas: (20:08)
An ornament is accidentally placed on the back of the Christmas
 tree and must learn to experience his favorite season using his 
other senses with a little help from his friends!
Free audio download: Chilly's Christmas 
Blog with activities: Chilly's Christmas

       Inky's Christmas: (21:24)
Inky, a nervous octopus, has to figure out a way to control his inking 
so he can attend all of his friends' holiday festivities.
Free audio download: Inky's Christmas
Blog with activities: Inky's Christmas

Red vs. Green: (22:21)
When a team of Christmas elves goes against a team of 
St. Patrick's Day in the Holiday Hockey Winter Classic, who will win?
Free audio download: Red vs. Green
Blog with activities: Red vs. Green

Candy Cane Catastrophe (14:56)
Tragedy befalls a boy and his candy cane on a long car 
drive to Grandma's for the holidays.
Free audio download: Candy Cane Catastrophe

Blog with activities: Candy Cane Catastrophe


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

1. Who brought Carol a cup of hot chocolate?
2. What fell out of Carol's ear onto the mattress?
3. Where did Carol find tinsel? 
4. Why did Carol need to apply lotion to her arms? 
5. When did Carol tell her family about her strange symptoms?
6. How did Carol's family help her heal from Ohwhatfunitis?


We want to send out bright birthday wishes to:

Robert P of Virginia
Matthew A of South Carolina
Tre of Louisiana
Bill P of West Virginia
Mr. Chris of the Night Light Stories Household

We hope your days SPARKLED!

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