When homesickness strikes you, you might on a trip or in a strange new school. Maybe you've even moved away from your old home, and you can't go back. You might feel unsettled, like you don't belong; you wish and hope to get back to the place that feels safe and happy: home. You're homesick.
In The Wizard of Oz, Dorothy goes on a journey very far from home. The whole time, she's homesick! She's homesick for her Aunt Em and her Uncle Henry; for her dear friends on the farm; and for her safe, quiet house with her own small room and her own cozy bed. Don't worry: Dorothy's homesickness disappears when she finally makes it home at the end of the story. She's relieved and overjoyed, her eyes filling with happy tears as she says, "There's no place like home!"
Lastly, let's think: what could the opposite of homesickness be? I've got two ideas! One could be cabin fever: that's a feeling of being sick of being home; you've been cooped up too long, and you've just got to get out! Another could be wanderlust: that's the desire to travel, the urge to leave home and explore the world.
Make a flash card:
You can write your own definition and choose your own picture, or copy mine.
sad because you're longing to be at home
Write your own sentence!
You can use either of the two ideas I'll suggest, or you can invent your own. Include as much detail as you can!