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Bonus Pages: Play the “Get to Chester!” Board Game


Read Along Research has shown again and again that one of the very best ways to help children become successful readers is to read aloud to them. The companionship and encouragement that you provide will help your child enjoy reading. That’s why we’ve created this read-together magazine for little ones. We hope that you’ll want to read and reread each issue with your child. But we also know that there comes a time when young children are ready to assert their independence and try “reading” their magazine on their own. That’s when an audio version might come in handy. So we’ve begun to post a read-along audio edition of High Five™ at Highlights.com/highfive. You can listen to it online or download it to your favorite listening device. You and your children can choose to listen to the entire issue read aloud, or you can select individual tracks and listen to a single feature. For children who are beginning to learn to read, listening to the familiar stories again and again can help them identify and remember words and phrases. As they read along with the narrator, they also develop confidence in their abilities to master the printed page. Each month we post a survey on Highlights.com/highfive asking subscribers to share their thoughts about the current issue of High Five. In this month’s survey, we will ask you to share your thoughts about this new audio version. We look forward to hearing from you!

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May 2009 • Volume 3 • Number 5 • Issue No. 29

Editor in Chief: Christine French Clark Editor: Kathleen Hayes Art Director: Kelley Cunningham Senior Editor: Marileta Robinson Editorial Offices: 807 Church Street, Honesdale, PA 18431-1895. E-mail: eds@highlights-corp.com CEO: Kent S. Johnson Editor in Chief Emeritus: Kent L. Brown Jr. Copyright © 2009, Highlights for Children, Inc. All rights reserved. Designed for use in all the classrooms of early childhood, including daycare centers, preschools, schools, and the home. Highlights High Five (ISSN 1943-1465) is published monthly by Highlights for Children, Inc., 1800 Watermark Drive, P.O. Box 269, Columbus, OH 43216-0269. Periodicals postage paid at Columbus, OH, and additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Highlights High Five, P.O. Box 760, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0760. About mailing lists: Sometimes we make our list of customer names available to other carefully screened companies whose products and services might be of interest to you. We never provide children’s names. If you do not wish to receive these mailings, please contact us and include your 15-digit account number. To subscribe, make a payment, change your address, or for other customer-service needs, such as changing your contact preference, please contact us: • Online: www.Highlights.com • Call: 1-800-421-3081 • Write: P.O. Box 762, Mt. Morris, IL 61054-0762

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Cover art by Bonnie Leick Back-cover art by Patricia Castelao Editor photograph by Susan Erb Computer mouse photo by Jupiterimages Unlimited


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Let’s Read Together The Great Big Slide The Adventures of Spot Pizza Hiccup! Anita’s Playhouse (English/Spanish) Tex and Indi: A Dragon Comes to School 35 Look at the Llama!

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Let’s Puzzle It Out 10 My First Hidden Pictures® 18 That’s Silly! 24 Here They Come!

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Let’s Do It 16 Sprout Some Beans 26 Make It: Make Sweet-Smelling

Play Dough 32 Cooking: Make Fruit Cups 33 Build It 34 Fingerplay: Rain Is Coming Down

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Bonus Pages “Get to Chester!” Board Game TM

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The Great Big Slide Poem and art by Nancy Cote

Down Down The great big slide Thump Thump My lunch box rides Plunk Plunk My shoes fall down Bump Bump My fruit rolls ’round Woof Woof My doggie glides Swish Swish My body slides 4

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The By Marileta Robinson • Art by Ron Zalme

Who wants to play?

Not Squirrel.

Not Blue Jay.

Not even Splinter.

“Here, Spot!”

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Pi z za By Dawn King

Pizza, pizza, pizza, We like it hot or cold. Pizza, pizza, pizza, For people young and old.

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Art by Mary Sullivan

Pizza, pizza, pizza, Give the dough a toss. Pizza, pizza, pizza, Now spread on the sauce.

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Pizza, pizza, pizza, Sprinkle lots of cheese. Pizza, pizza, pizza, Add pepperoni, please.

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Pizza, pizza, pizza, Have a slice or two. Pizza, pizza, pizza, Enough for me and you!

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Art by Susan Dahlman

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Can you find these objects hidden in the big picture?

bell

football

canoe

crayon

purse

bowl

cap

lime

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c i H c up! By Pearl Hoffman • Art by Marsha Winborn

Every morning Chester sat on the fence and crowed, “Cock-a-doodle-doo!” But one morning, all Chester could crow was “Cock-a-doodle-HICCUP!” “Oh my, oh HICCUP!” Chester cried. “I have the HIC-hiccups! I can’t crow! What am I going to do?”

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“When I get the hiccups, I HOP them out of me,” said Hilda Hen.

“When I get the hiccups, I ROLL them out of me,” said Prescott Pig.

“When I get the hiccups, I SCRATCH them out of me,” said Derwood Dog.

“I’m too smart to do silly things like that,” said Chester. “Then there is only one thing to do,” said Clementine Cat. “Someone must SCARE the hiccups out of you.” May 2009

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“No one—HICCUP!—will ever scare ME!” said Chester. “I’m too brave!” “Too bad,” said Clementine. “I guess Farmer Jones will have to get an alarm clock to wake us up in the morning.”

“WHAT? But-but-I would be out of a job!” cried Chester. He flapped his wings in fright. He ran in circles.

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Then he noticed—his hiccups were gone!

“Thank you, Clementine,” said Chester. “Thanks to you, I can cock-a-doodle-doo!”

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The roots of plants usually grow underground. If you want to see how they grow, try this!

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Soak some kidney beans in a glass of water for 3 hours.

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P the beans on a wet paper Put ttowel. Fold the paper towel over tthe beans.

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Put the beans in a zippered plastic bag. Put the bag in a warm, dark place.


Photos by Ken Karp

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A After 2 to 3 days, roots wi will ill appear. If you split open one of the beans, you’ll see the stem and leaves beginning to grow inside.

To grow bean plants, put the seeds in some potting soil with the roots pointing down. Put the pot in a sunny place, and water regularly.

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Art by Andy J. Smith

What silly things do you see?

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A Read-Aloud Story in English and Spanish

Art by Jane Dippold

Anita’s Playhouse By Marianne Mitchell

Anita was playing house under a table. But her house had no walls.

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Anita said, “Necesita paredes.”

Say it in Spanish! Necesita

paredes.

(neh-seh-SEE-tah

pah-REH-dehs)

It needs walls.

Now it had walls but no window. Anita said, “Necesita una ventana.”

Say it in Spanish! Necesita

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(neh-seh-SEE-tah OON-ah

ventana. vehn-TAH-nah)

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But how would she get in? Anita said, “Necesita una puerta.�

Say it in Spanish! Necesita

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It needs a door.

Now her house had walls, a window, and a door. She crawled inside.

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“May I come in?” asked Mom. Anita said, “¡Sí, entra!”

Say it in Spanish! ¡Sí,

entra!

(see EHN-trah) Yes, come in!

“Your house is cozy,” said Mom. Anita smiled. “Mi casa es tu casa.”

Say it in Spanish! Mi

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Truck driver, Tractor driver, Train driver, too. Honk! Honk! Rrrr! Rrrr! Woo-woo-woooo!

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Art by David Billings

How man y T’s can you f ind? How man y things ca n you find that start with the T sound?

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Photos by Ken Karp

Make Sweet-Smelling

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Mix together 2 cups of water, the drink Mix together 2 cups of flour, 1 cup p of artar. mix, and 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil. salt, and 4 teaspoons of cream of tartar.

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Adult: Cook the mixture over medium heat, stirring constantly, until it looks like mashed potatoes. Remove the dough from the pot to cool.

When the dough is cool, knead it until ugh it’s smooth. This sweet-smelling dough na will last a long time if you store it in covered container.

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Play Dough 3.

You Need

vegetable oil

flour

salt

unsweetened drink mix

cream of tartar

Slowly add the liquid to the pot. Stir.

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A Dragon Comes to School By Lissa Rovetch • Art by Amy Wummer

and and their cat named Cow

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At morning meeting, Ms. French said, “Lily, please tell us what you brought today.” “I brought my pet lizard,” said Lily. “I named him Dragon because he looks like a little dragon.” “Who wants to take a closer look?” asked Ms. French. Several children raised their hands. “OK, Tex, Indi, and Miguel, you may go first. Be sure to wash your hands when you’re done.” TM

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Lily said, “Dragon likes to eat veggies. You can feed him if you want.” Tex dropped some lettuce into the cage. “Look, he loves it!” he said. “Aww, he’s the cutest dragon in the world!” said Indi. 30

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That night at dinner, Tex said, “Guess who came to school today.” “Tell us!” said their big sister, Arizona. Tex and Indi grinned at each other, then said at the same time, “A veggie-eating dragon!” TM

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Cut a peeled banana and the orange segments into small pieces. Add 1/2 cup of drained pineapple chunks and about 20 grapes.

Squeeze some lemon juice over the fruit, and mix it together.

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Art by Lynda Cohen

How many rocket ships did they build? What will you use to make a rocket ship? Where will your rocket ship go?

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Photos by Ken Karp

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Rain Is Coming Down A Fingerplay

Rain is coming down! Rain is coming down!

Do you hear the sound? Do you hear the sound?

By Janet Schwan

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Or does it pound, pound, pound?

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Does it drip, drip, drip?

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Rain is coming down! Rain is coming down!


Look at the Llama! Llamas are useful animals. Farmers may use them to carry heavy loads or pull heavy carts. R Ranchers h may use them h to protect cows or sheep. Llamas travel with the herd and warn the animals when danger is near. People who raise llamas also give them a haircut once a year. The llama’s thick, warm fur is used to make cloth or yarn.

Photo by Cat Urbigkit

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A High Five Board Game

Ge t t o Chester! Art by Marsha Winborn

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Carefully remove these pages from the magazine.


How To Make the Playing Pieces C on the dotted lines. Cut Fold on the solid lines. Fo

Ge t t o Chester!

How to Play 1 Each player chooses a 1. playing piece. p 2. Take turns flipping a 2 penny. If it lands heads up, pe 6

move ahead 1 space. If it lands tails up,

move ahead 2 spaces. 3. The first cat to reach Chester wins!

Cats are clever creatures. Clementine Cat scare scared the hi hiccups right i ht outt off Chester. Ch t Decide D id which hi h cat you want to be. See if you can get to Chester first and scare the hiccups out of him.


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