Saturday, June 26, 2021

Episode 83: The Cloud, Chapter 23

 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 episode, we brought you Chapter 22, where The Cloud walked around to check out all of the other groups projects, and prepared to present their project to all of the teachers, parents, and peers.

Did you know that you can help the Cloud? Simply share a picture of the weather that is happening in your neck of the woods at nightlightstories@gmail.com.  We'll place them on the the class website at bit.ly/brisbanegrade4 to help out The Cloud with their science fair data! 



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.

Annualoccurring or returning once a year

Decay - to become decomposed

Eruptedto break out of a pent-up state, usually in a sudden and violent manner

Murmursa low, continuous sound, as of a brook, the wind, or trees, or of low, indistinct voices

Simultaneouslyexisting, occurring, or operating at the same time




   JUST ADD IMAGINATION! 

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

1. Check out these cool interactive websites to keep you engaged in learning all through the summer.

2. Try a few of these quick and easy science experiments with an adult!  


                               COMPREHENSION CHALLENGE

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

1. Who was the man with the blond ponytail?

2. What was the name of the company Ralph Baer is president of?

3. When did Mrs. Young become a judge?

4. Where was Mr. Van Riper?

5. Why was Garrett angry at Melvin?




WE HOPE YOUR DAYS SPARKLED!

Sunday, April 25, 2021

Episode 82: The Cloud, Chapter 22

 

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 episode, we brought you Chapter 21, where The Cloud worked diligently at their houses reviewing video and photo evidence to come up with a hypothesis as to what could be causing the school to get sick.  

Did you know that you can help the Cloud? Simply share a picture of the weather that is happening in your neck of the woods at nightlightstories@gmail.com.  We'll place them on the the class website at bit.ly/brisbanegrade4 to help out The Cloud with their science fair data! 


We would like to introduce a 6th grader who used her passion for sewing to create her own Etsy store! This episode's spotlight is on Shyla, owner of Sew Fancy Designs Co. She began sewing when she was eight years old. Her passion led her to sell her creations at local farmers markets. With the help of her mom, she opened her own Etsy store where she sells a variety hand-sewed, affordable, high quality stuffed animals and handmade sticker designs. She also works with her customers for customized orders! But what about all the leftover fabric? Well, Shyla is a true animal lover. She doesn't waste a thread. All her leftovers are made into soft toys for local animal shelters! Way to go, Shyla. Please check out this impressive young lady's talents at Sew Fancy Designs Co

In fact, she created a one of a kind Mojo the Ferret just for us!




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.

Draped - To cover or hang with cloth or other fabric, especially in graceful folds

DiagramsA drawing or plan that outlines and explains the parts, operation, etc., of something

Align - To bring into cooperation or agreement with a particular group, party, cause, etc.

Multimedia - The combined use of several media, as sound and full-motion video in computer applications.

Waggled -  To wobble or shake, especially while in motion


JUST ADD IMAGINATION! 

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

1. Create a picture or diagram of how you hear the gymnasium is set up for the science fair. 

2. Do you think The Cloud is still doing a project on the weather? Vote in a poll here!

                      COMPREHENSION CHALLENGE

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

1. Who was missing when The Cloud walked into the Gymnasium?

2. What does Melvin call Todd and Jamie?

3. When are people allowed to walk around and look at the presentations?

4. Where is the science fair held?

5. Why does Melvin talk about The Cloud's weather project so much?



All of our family, friends and listeners for the
months of February, March and April

WE HOPE YOUR DAY SPARKLED!

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

CATCH UP WITH ALL THINGS NIGHT LIGHT STORIES

 


The Night Light Stories Household is so happy it is Spring. We will be back to recording our final chapter of The Cloud this week. In the meantime, we wanted to post some of our quick links for a "one stop shop" type of post. Come catch up with us!


Story Snapshots

Visit this link to view a list of our 62 stories. Here you'll find links to the audio and the blog post with activities.

The Cloud

Visit this link to catch up on our novella, The Cloud. We update this link each week to include all of the chapters that are posted. 

EduWalks 

Visit this link to join us on EduWalks. Mr. Chris and I share resources and strategies to help families, students, educators and admin for the current learning environment! 

Night Light Stories Live

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Sunday, January 24, 2021

Episode 81: The Cloud, Chapter 21


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 episode, we brought you Chapter 20, where The Cloud had a day off of school that they used to meet as a team to put their science fair project together. However, they found that their data had been tampered with and they would be forced to withdraw or get another project together in one day's time.  

Did you know that you can help the Cloud? Simply share a picture of the weather that is happening in your neck of the woods at nightlightstories@gmail.com.  We'll place them on the the class website at bit.ly/brisbanegrade4 to help out The Cloud with their science fair data! 



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.

dimensiona property of space; extension in a given direction

huncha premonition or suspicion; guess

lateralof or relating to the side; situated at, proceeding from, or directed to a side

poltergeist:a ghost or spirit supposed to manifest its presence by noises, knockings, etc.

   JUST ADD IMAGINATION! 

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

1. Conduct a mold experiment and send us a picture of the results at nightlightstories@gmail.com. Visit the following site to guide you on how to get started: https://teachbesideme.com/growing-mold-science-experiment/

2. There is many different things to learn in science. You can play interactive science games here.

                               COMPREHENSION CHALLENGE

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

1. Who said the pink fuzz looked like cotton candy?

2. What did they see in the picture of the apple wrapped in blue plastic?

3. When did The Cloud capture all of the pictures of the ladybugs?

4. Where did Garrett suggest they find the data for their new science project?

5. Why do you think there would be mold on the corner of the wall by the classroom sink?



Mr. Chris of the Night Light Stories Household
Meme and Papa of Massachusetts

WE HOPE YOUR DAYS SPARKLED!