The Lab — Cycle 68+


The Lab — Cycle 68+


Dad is busy using all of his amazing tools in his lab.  He puts on safety gear when one of his experiments blows up. Tim and Tiff come in asking for a new wig, and Dad builds one out of steel so that gum cannot get stuck in it.

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Dad builds stuff in the lab.

The flash glows.  The blast is big.

Dad can be safe if he wears a mask and mitts.  

Dad aimed the beam.

Dad filled the glass.    

"Dad?" Tim asked, "Tiff needs hair."

Dad said, "Hmm!"

Dad drilled.  See the flash? Hear that thud?

"Is it finished?" Tiff asked.

Dad grinned and gave Tiff the hair.


/ă/ (IPA: æ),        /m/,                  /t/,                   /ē/ (IPA: i),            /s/,                       /ĭ/ (IPA: ɪ),        

/f/,                       /d/,                   /r/,                   /th/ (IPA: ð),         /ŏ/ (IPA: ɒ),          /g/,

/l/,                        /h/,                  /ŭ/ (IPA: ʌ),      /k/,                       /b/,                       /n/,

/sh/ (IPA: ʃ),       /ā/ (IPA: eɪ),     /k/,                   /v/,                       /ō/ (IPA: oʊ),        /w/,

/ch/ (IPA: tʃ),     


This booklet is designed for kindergarten students to read independently after they have reached the cycle indicated on the cover. Students should use this to practice decoding and to develop independent reading habits. This should not be used for guided reading or for the development of content knowledge.


This file is designed to be printed, folded, stapled, and given to students as a booklet.  

  • Step 1: To print, select “print on both sides of the paper” and “flip on the short edge” in your print menu.  
  • Step 2: Fold the printed pages along the dashed line in the center, and staple on top of the three staple images on the front cover.

When one student finishes reading the booklet, you can pass it on to the next student who is ready for it.  Or you can create one copy for each student and tell them that they can color the pictures when they finish reading it.