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  We'll place them on the the class website at 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!


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


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


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