Sunday, June 7, 2020

Episode 71: The Cloud, Chapter 10

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.  
Two weeks ago we brought you Chapter 9, where The Cloud decided their nicknames and learned about the school's upcoming science fair. Mr. Brisbane incentivized entering the science fair by giving no homework while the students prepared their projects! The class clusters were all abuzz about options for the projects they could do.

What type of project have you done or would you be interested in doing for the science fair?  Check out the class website at and for a link to be part of the class! 

This week, we bring you Chapter 10. Our sponsor, Texthelp, will be featured before and after this week's episode. Texthelp, the makers of Fluency Tutor are offering it for free through the end of the 2019-2020 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.

Spiffy - Smart in appearance. 
Stuffy -  Lacking fresh air or ventilation.
Alleviate - make less severe.
Eagerly - used to emphasize a strong desire to do or have something.
Crittera living creature; an animal.


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

1. What are some home remedies that your family uses when you have a virus in the house? Share with us in the comments. Here are some common symptoms to decipher between a cold or allergies.

2. Check out some science fair projects ideas and try one that looks interesting to you (with permission from an adult). Post your results in the comments and/or send us results and picture to our email at

                            COMPREHENSION CHALLENGE

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

1. Who was sick at home from the class?

2. What were each member of The Cloud's roles in completing their science fair project on the weather?

3. When did Jamie say he felt better?

4. Where had Todd learned about viruses?

5. Why did Val insist on using their code names?

                                GLOWING GRADUATION WISHES! 


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