Category Archives: Summer

June 12, 2012

Summer Word Scramble Game

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Trivia_quiz1Summer Word Scramble Game

It is June, and the school year is done (for most of you in the U.S. anyway). Yay!! Whether you are on summer vacation or still toiling away at school for a few more days,  AmberBlack111 from the STACK Back Message Board created this summer-themed word scramble game for you. Can you unscramble these words? Think summer!

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June 5, 2012

Would You Rather: Summer Vacation

Posted by at 1:15 am in Summer, Would You Rather | Permalink

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There's nothing I love more than summer vacation! The beautiful weather is the perfect excuse to spend days at the beach and nights sitting around a campfire. There are so many ways to spend a summer's day, sometimes I don't know what to do with my time. In case you're having trouble with ideas for how to spend your summer, I posted some suggestions below in the form of my favorite game. So here's the question you've all been waiting for.

This summer, would you rather . . . 

  1. Learn to ride a unicycle OR ride a dolphin?
  2. Travel in Ron's flying car OR travel on the Hogwarts Express?
  3. Spend a week camping in the woods OR spend a week at the beach?
  4. Invent a board game OR invent a new sport?
  5. Adopt a pet from an animal shelter OR discover a new species?
  6. Adventure in the Amazon jungle OR travel across the Sahara Desert?
  7. Build a space robot OR construct a rocket ship?
  8. Become a Hollywood actor OR become a star on Broadway?
  9. Become a super hero and save a city OR become an evil villain and conquer the world?
  10. Write an epic novel OR have an epic novel written about you? 

Post your answers in the Comments below and have a happy end to your school year!

image from kids.scholastic.comBrian, STACKS Writer (a.k.a. BlackBird268)

June 27, 2011

Summer Writing Prompt: Tongue Twisters!

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Writingprompt_generic WRITING PROMPT: SUMMER TONGUE TWISTERS

Howdy Splotters! Are you a fan of tongue twisters like the good old-fashioned “She sells sea shells by the seashore?” Well, I was thinking since summer is here, it would be fun to do some non-traditional tongue twisters – with a summer twist. For example. . .

Justin Bieber bakes brownies by the beach. (Say that fast three times!)

Can you think of any wacky themed tongue twisters? Write yours in the Comments below. Bonus points if you use a celebrity name.

—Ratha, Stacks Writer

June 20, 2011

Writing Prompt: Virtual Yearbook

Posted by at 1:59 am in Summer, Writing Prompt | Permalink

Writingprompt_generic Now that the school year is over, and summer vacation is here, today's Writing Prompt is a perfect time to reflect on the school year gone by. (Do I sound like a yearbook editor?!) Maybe you made your first best friend, took a special trip, won an award in school, or made it to the championships with a sports team. Or maybe you had your first crush, got a pet, did volunteer work, or won a hot dog eating contest!

Is there any one thing that happened this year that you will remember for the rest of your life? Or maybe something you are super proud of? Something that made you learn a lot, or cry, or feel on top of the world?

Let us know in the Comments below, and we'll try to collect the most comments we can to create a virtual yearbook. Then you can scroll through, and see what other kids found most memorable from this school year. Let's see how many we can get!

—Ratha, Stacks Writer

May 23, 2011

Writing Prompt: Graduation Bear

CreateacaptionGraduation Day. Aaah. Memories in the making. As the school year winds down, maybe some of you guys are graduating from middle school, and moving onto high school? Or graduating from elementary school and moving onto middle school? Or in my case, giving myself a pat on the back for just having made it through another crazy year!

Well, as I was walking around my local party store shopping for a birthday card, all the graduation decorations got me thinking. It also gave me an excuse to dress up my favorite bear. What do you suppose he is thinking?

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Here's my caption.

Bear: The diploma is nice, but I sure I hope I got some cold, hard cash in those cards!

Give it a shot, and let me know what you imagine he's thinking. Leave your Caption in the Comments below.

—Ratha, Stacks Writer

August 23, 2010

Writing Prompt: My Summer Vacation

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Writingprompt_generic Writing Prompt: My Summer Vacation

There’s a point every summer when I notice how the sun looks in the sky, how it’s positioned differently than it was in June, how it filters through the trees like a painting, how everything around me, even the beaches and lakes, feels muted, a bit heavier, than they did when summer first began. And that’s when I realize that summer is (gulp!) almost over.

This happened to me the other day when I was walking around my neighborhood. It was still hot as ever (I mean, really. Will this heat wave ever end?), but instead of daydreaming about pools, I was daydreaming about kicking up fallen leaves and wearing scarves. Friends, I am ready for fall.

But that doesn’t mean I don’t have great stories to tell about this summer. And now that you all are gearing up for school, organizing binders and laptop folders, and trying to remember locker combinations, it’s the perfect time to take a few moments and remember how you spent your summer.

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July 6, 2010

Summer Songs Trivia Answers

Posted by at 9:28 am in Summer, Trivia | Permalink

Music_trivia Okay, we're back with answers from last week's trivia on Summer Songs. Are you ready to rock out to the soundtrack of summer? How did you do on the quiz? Take a look at the answers below!

1) What Time is It? __________. Sing the kids from High School Musical. A: Summertime!
2) _______ Nights. Song from the movie Grease. A: Summer Nights
3) I Wanna Soak Up the ____. Song by Sheryl Crow. A: Soak Up the Sun
4) _________ and DJ Jazzy Jeff sang the song “Summertime.” Hint: It was what Will Smith called himself before he went by. . . Will Smith. A: The Fresh Prince.
5)”But there ain't no cure for the summertime ______.” Oldies song by Eddie Cochran. A: “But there ain't no cure for the summertime blues.”
6)  ___________ in Paradise. Name of a song by Jimmy Buffett. Hint: the word is a food you can find at McDonald's. A: Cheeseburger in Paradise.
7) Summer ______. Jason Mraz remade this old song. Hint: a gentle wind. A: Summer Breeze

And thanks for all the summer song recommendations you guys left last week. Looks like I have some downloading to do for my Playlist. Keep 'em coming, and we'll see you next Tuesday for more Trivia!

— Ratha, Stacks Writer