Sunday, April 20, 2014

Terrapene Ornata Part 3

Click here to listen to: Terrapene Ornata, Part 3 (35:23)
During the summer before his fifth grade school year, Haver Hawkings sets out to find all 21 geocaches hidden by an expert named Babatoochee. Having found 20 of the 21 caches, Haver searches for the final one hoping it will be the secret that unlocks the entire mystery. 

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If you remember from the last episode, we had mentioned that Terrapene Ornata, Parts 1 and 2 are the next installments of the Pogona Vitticeps series. They’re stand alone stories and you don’t NEED to have listened to the Pogona Vitticeps stories before listening to these two, but it does add a little something extra magical to the experience if you listen to those first.

Pogona Vitticeps, Part 1 (16:00)
Strange images seemingly appear out of nowhere when Vivien 
spends time with a special animal. 
Free audio download: Pogona Vitticeps, Part 1
Blog with activities: Pogona Vitticeps, Part 1

Pogona Vitticeps, Part 2 (23:45)
Amidst tragedy, Vivien learns the secret behind her visions 
and discovers she has a difficult decision to make. 
Free audio download: Pogona Vitticeps, Part 2
Blog with activities: Pogona Vitticeps, Part 2

Terrapene Ornata, Part 1 (19:30)


Haver Hawkings loves geography and maps but hates getting dirty. 
When his teacher introduces him to a global hobby called Geocaching, 
Haver learns there's a world of hidden objects for him to discover.
Free audio download: Terrapene Ornata, Part 1
Blog with activities: Terrapene Ornata, Part 1

Terrapene Ornata, Part 2 (16:18)
Haver, a bit of a neat freak, heads out to find the first of the 21 caches hidden by expert geocacher, Babatoochee. Unfortunately for Haver, obtaining the cache isn't as 
easy as he had hoped.
Free audio download: Terrapene Ornata, Part 2
Blog with activities: Terrapene Ornata, Part 2 

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.

acquisition: the act of gaining possession 
hoist: to raise or lift.
obstacle: something that obstructs or hinders progress.
silt earthly matter, fine sand.
squelch: to make a splashing sound.


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

1. Locate scientific names for different animals. Make a matching game with a picture of the animal on one card and their scientific name on the other using the collage option at http://picmonkey.com. In your family see who can match them all correctly!




2. Name the world that Haver sees through the back of the metal turtle (Hint: You need to listen to Pogona Vitticeps, Part 2 to know the name). 

3. Step out of your comfort zone and get messy by making this Paper Mache Patchwork Turtle. 



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

1. Who asked the question that gave Haver the idea about how to organize the messages within the caches?
2. When did Haver begin his search for Babatoochee's caches? 
3. Where did Haver have to reach his hand to retrieve the last cache? 
4. Why didn't Haver quit after realizing what he was looking for?
5. What did Haver see when he looked into the open back of the metal turtle?


Bella K of Maine
Morgan of Virginia
Hayden of Virginia
Landon of Virginia
Liv of Ohio
Kai of New Hampshire

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Show Us The Way is now available in English and Spanish as an in-app purchase from the Flying Books appIt is available for download 
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Illustration by Reg Silva