WORD BOX • AROMA BEVERAGE BLAND BRITTLE • CLUSTER COMBINE CONSUME CRAVE CULTIVATE EQUIVALENT EXPORT EXTRACT INTRODUCE PURCHASE TROPICAL The Adventures of Caleb & Hank One day, two astute members of Mr. Barber’s team, Caleb and Hank, decided they would start their own business. “I know,” said Caleb, “let’s create our own ________. Only, let’s make ours more flavorful than Coke or Pepsi.” “That’s a great idea Caleb,” replied Hank. “We could ______ the juice from inside an acorn and use that as our secret ingredient.” “Nah,” replied Caleb, “that would be way too _____. We need something with a little more zing to it.” “I’ve got it!” exclaimed Hank. “We could use the nacho cheese from the cafeteria to add a little kick to our drink. Lots of kids ______ that yummy, delicious, nacho cheese.” “Better yet, we could use the garden outside to ________ rare breeds of tomatoes and use those in our secret sauce.” After giving it some thought, Hank and Caleb decided they would _______ their ideas and create a flavored drink featuring rare tomatoes and nacho cheese from their school cafeteria. “Man,” said Hank, “I can’t wait until we _______ our new drink to everyone at Irwin.” “Me too,” said Caleb, “once everyone sniffs the sweet, pleasant ______ of our new creation wafting down the hallway they can’t help but shell out top dollar for our new creation!”
9) “But wait,” cried Hank. “Perhaps we are thinking too small-scale with our idea! I am certain there are plenty of exotic _______ islands, like Tahiti and Newfoundisland, which will pay top dollar for our drink.” 10) “I agree,” replied Caleb. We need to step up production on our drink or we’ll never be able to meet the demand of all those customers waiting to _______ our creation. 11) With that said, plans were put in motion to ______ vast amounts of Hank and Caleb’s new drink to islands across both the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. 12) Such a grandiose endeavor, orchestrated by two of Irwin’s finest students, did not come without a cost, though. To meet the growing demand for their new drink, Hank and Caleb were forced to _______ additional nacho cheese from several schools across CMS. Within one week of starting their new company 1400 pounds, or the _______ of one year’s supply of nacho cheese, was taken from CMS schools to be used for their new drink. Not a day passed, though, without Caleb and Hank worrying that their plan would fall apart. Despite all of their hard work and ideas, they knew such a venture was like walking on _______ ice. Even the slightest problem could cause their whole plan unravel. So, did they succeed? Did people flock to stores in large groups or ________ to buy this tasty creation, or was a nacho-cheese and tomato flavored drink an idea well before its time? Stay tuned, next week, to find out the answers to these questions (and more)!