Monday, April 29, 2013

Episode 57 - Pogona Vitticeps, Part 1

Click here to listen to: Pogona Vitticeps, Part 1 (16:00)
Strange images seemingly appear out of nowhere when Vivien 
spends time with a special animal. 

Hi All,

Here we are at the end of April. That old adage has proven true. There have been a lot of showers (granted some were snow showers) but that precipitation has brought us May flowers. We are starting to see some buds blooming around our yard. Take a look!




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.

deliberation: careful consideration before decision.
devour: to swallow or eat up hungrily.
indigenous: originating in and characteristic of a particular region or country.
inquisitive: eager for knowledge.


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


1. Go outside and hunt for crickets or other insects. When you find one, study it and make a sketch labeling all of its parts. Be careful to include as many details as possible. You can use the following website for help looking up the names of different insect parts: http://kids.sandiegozoo.org/animals/insects

2. Illustrate what you think the main character, Vivien, looks like in the story. 


3. In the story Vivien has done research on bearded dragons. Conduct your own research on bearded dragons or pick an animal you're interested in! Keep a journal of interesting facts you discover!

4. Send us picture of all your hard work at nightlightstories@gmail.com or post them on our Facebook Page

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

1. Who asked the store clerk what happened to the bearded dragon?
2. What recent event caused Vivien to be sad?
3. Where did Vivien find a strange, sooty black mark?
4. Why did Vivien give Pogo fruit?
5. How did Vivien convince her father to buy the bearded dragon?


We want to send out bright birthday wishes to:

Olivia of Ohio
Kaileigh of New Hampshire
Mason G of Kentucky
Alessandra of New York
Ethan of Massachusetts
Annabeth of Illinois
Lilly of New Jersey
Riley of South Dakota
Alex P of Colorado
Riley of Colorado
Madelyne
Oliver B
Morgan B

We hope your days SPARKLED!

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