Saturday, June 20, 2020

Episode 72: The Cloud, Chapter 11

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 10, where The Cloud discussed how they would divide the work for the science fair amongst themselves, and also thought up ideas to help Jamie make a swift recovery.

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 11. 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.

Swish - move with a hissing or rushing sound. 

Hub - The effective center of an activity, region, or network.

Eerily - In a strange and frightening manner.

Absentmindedly - In an absentminded way; vaguely.

Erupt - Break out or burst forth suddenly and dramatically.


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

 1. Principal Wolff asked Val and Garrett to put together a Health Recommendation Sheet. Visit the class site and add to a list of recommendations to make your school or workplace healthier. You can find their Google Jamboard here where they've started.

 2. What are some ways Mr. Brisbane's students can contribute to their groups in class completing work even if they were home sick? Post some ideas on the below Padlet!

Made with Padlet

                            COMPREHENSION CHALLENGE

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

1. Who needed to go home at the end of the chapter?

2. What color was the folder the second graders were carrying?

3. When were Val and Garrett walking to the office?

4. Where had the assistant principal, Mrs. Young just return from in this chapter?

5. Why did Principal Wolff ask Val and Garrett to make a Health Recommendation Sheet?

Aunt Sue of New Jersey
Kenni of Pennsylvania
Baby Frankie


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