Sunday, May 3, 2020

Episode 67: The Cloud, Chapter 5 and 6

sunday, MAY 3, 2020

Hi All,
Just a reminder that we are recording a novella that Mr. Chris and I wrote. The story, about kids solving a mystery using their technology skills,  has twenty-five chapters.  
Last week we brought you Chapter 4, where the students were introduced to their fourth grade teacher in a very unique way. In order to get their teacher to talk, they will need to follow a series of clues. You, too, can follow the clues! Be sure to visit the website mentioned in the episode and check out the Clues Corner on the blog for a link to be part of the class! 
This week, we have two chapters, 5 AND 6, in this episode. Our new sponsor, Texthelp, will be featured before Chapter 5 and before Chapter 6. Texthelp, the makers of Fluency Tutor are offering it for free through the end of the school year. Try it today, by visiting:


What did you say? A word of the day! In our story 
there are many juicy words that are fun to use and say.

Demonstrating- to manifest or exhibit.

Relate-to have reference.
Surveyed-a formal or official examination of the particulars of something, made in order to ascertain condition, character, etc.

Manila- a strong fiber of a Philippine plant, used for rope, matting, paper, etc.

Avid-  showing a keen interest/enthusiasm for something.
Oblong- being an elongated shape, such as a rectangle or an oval.

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

1. Todd loves to learn by watching documentaries! Research a documentary about a subject that interests you and watch it (always best to do with popcorn). Here's a list of kid friendly documentaries to get you started!
2. Find a riddle or create your own and see if you can stump a family member or a friend. Then, send it to us at We will feature the most creative riddle on the next episode!

3. Help us Up in The Cloud! On our community padlet, share your predictions, favorite part of the book so far, your favorite quote, your favorite character and/or any positive and constructive advice you have for a character. We can't wait to hear what you think!


Each week, we'll post the clues that have been given in the chapter.
 Take a look at the clues and see if you can solve the 
mystery along with Mr. Brisbane's students.

Website: Brisbane Grade 4


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

1. Who was the boy folding his manilla folder hot dog style?

2. What does Mr. Brisbane pick off the projector and place on his shoulder?
3. When were the students supposed to give the answer to the riddle?
4. Where did Todd hear about the Kiwi bird?
5. Why does Garrett want to wait to go over to the computers?

We wanted to send out 
to all of our May birthdays. 
We hope your days sparkled!