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© 2018 by Vicki Whiting, Editor Jeff Schinkel, Graphics Vol. 34, No. 26 A Walk in the Woods Even if you don’t live near the woods or a park, chances are there is nature around you. You can explore nature in your world by simply sitting quietly and observing. Take the form below with you and sit outside for 10 minutes and write down or draw what you observe. A forest is filled with some interesting things to see, hear, feel and do. But it isn’t always possible to get to the woods. This week, Kid Scoop takes you on an adventure in the woods. LOCATION: DATE: Animal Groups TIME: What do you call a group of these woodland animals? Circle every other letter under each animal to discover the answer! Woods Watcher Look closely at this picture of the woods. Can you find each of the following? PORCUPINES RASPDRNI RCZKTLME mushroom bird’s nest animal track spider web bird feather SQUIRRELS WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE: two caterpillars moss five butterflies acorn six ladybugs DALSMCOU YRKRTY SKUNKS JAFSMUWR PFYEUIVT FOXES Find the two identical camp scenes. TAPLQEN AKSVH Woodsy Words Look through the newspaper for five or more words that describe the woods. Put the words in ABC order. Standards Link: Language Arts: Put words in alphabetical order. Put Out Thatt Campfire! fi WHAT IS IT DOING? There’s nothing like a cozy campfire after a long day of hiking in the woods. But some campers didn’t make sure this campfire was all the way out. Get the bucket of water to the campfire to put it out! START PLANT TREE MAMMAL Who is walking in the woods? Match each animal to its footprint. Do the math to check your answers. raccoon deer 19 - 6 18 - 4 16 bear 15 squirrel 23 - 7 14 21 - 6 10 13 Standards Link: Reading Comprehension: Follow simple written directions. rabbit 17 - 7 ADVENTURE PORCUPINE MUSHROOM FEATHER SPIDER TRACK WOODS ACORN WOLF PINE TREE BIRD NEST DEER WEB Find the words by looking up, down, backwards, forwards, sideways and diagonally. BIRD INSECT OTHER Standards Link: Reading Comprehension: Follow simple written directions. E E E R E D I P S X N D R I B R E E D P I E M U S H R O O M P L E O T R E K O N U A N R T N C U W N C R E H T A E F E R R R S N R A L V B O O L T T I O W O D C P O D L W P A N D A Standards Link: Letter sequencing. Recongized identical words. Skim and scan reading. Recall spelling patterns. This week’s word: OBSERVE The verb observe means to notice or watch something. Jaclyn could observe the nest in the tree from her bedroom window. Try to use the word observe in a sentence today when talking with your friends and family. Nature in the News Look through the newspaper for news articles about the natural world. Is it good news or bad news? Write a letter to the editor telling your opinion about the natural-world news you discovered. Imagine you are taking a walk in a forest. Describe the sights and sounds. Standards Link: Reserach: Use the newspaper to locate info. NIE SpoNSorS Premier Properties Kings County Trophy Suzanne Marienau Cardoza, O.D.