Saturday, May 9, 2020

Episode 68: The Cloud, Chapter 7

SaturDAY, MAY 9, 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 5 and 6, where the students worked on solving the clues that their new 4th grade teacher, Mr. Brisbane had given them in multiple different formats. They were presented with pictures, audio directions from the computer, clues on a class website and search engines for research. In order to get Mr. Brisbane to talk they have to solve his puzzle. You, too, can follow the clues and help them out by utilizing some technology tools! Check out the class website at and also the Clues Corner on the blog for a link to be part of the class! 

This week, we have chapter 7. Our new sponsor, Texthelp, will be featured before and after Chapter 7. 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.

Paraphernalia- Miscellaneous articles, especially the equipment needed for a particular activity.

Professional- Engaged in a specified activity as one's main paid occupation rather than as a pastime.

Theories- Ideas intended to explain something.


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

1. Design your own name tag! Try this website to create your very own!

2. Watch the following video to learn the basics of Rugby!


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 called Mr. Brisbane over to see their name tag?
2. What was Jamie's theory about what the pictures meant?

3. When did Garrett say they would continue to work on the project?

4. Where were the two rugby teams from in Mr. Brisbane's picture?
5. Why does Val walk over to Mr. Brisbane?

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