Details for Kids Scoop ER 2/6/19

© 2019 by Vicki Whiting, Editor Jeff Schinkel, Graphics Vol. 35, No. 9

Challengeafriend
toseewhocanfind
themostheartson
thispage!

Real Love Birds

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Trumpeter swans make for a
LOVELY topic for a Valentine’s
Day page! Trumpeter swans pair
up and stay together for life.

Heart-to-Heart Art

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A pair of trumpeter swans form a
heart shape when they nuzzle
beak-to-beak. Connect the hearts
to draw a trumpeter swan.

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The swans have long necks.
Trumpeter swans have white
feathers and black bills.
These are all FACTS about
trumpeter swans.
Can you write three opinions
about them? (Remember,
a fact is something that can
be seen or proven true.
An opinion is how a person
feels about something.)

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Flying Fact Maze

In order to take off, how many feet of water does
a trumpeter swan need? Add the numbers on the
correct path to the center of the heart to get the
answer.
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Trumpeters _______
underwater to eat
plants. Their broad,
flat _______ have tiny
tooth-like notches along
the edges to help them
strain aquatic __________
from water as they feed.

Large and Lovely

Trumpeter swans are the largest
native waterfowl in North
America. Do the math to find
out how big they are:

The birds’long necks and strong
feet allow them to ___________
plants in water up to 4 feet deep.

An adult swan can grow to be
25 - 21 = ______ feet tall.
(Are you taller than a
trumpeter swan?)
A trumpeter swan’s
wingspan is about
21 - 14 = ______
feet wide.

These birds eat the leaves,
________ and roots of many kinds
of pond weeds.

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A trumpeter swan weighs
about 7 + 7 + 7 = ______
to 42 - 12 = _______
pounds.

How many hearts can you find?

Standards Link: Follow simple written directions.

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FINISH

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Why are they called
“trumpeter”swans?
They make a noise that
sounds like a person playing
a trumpet! Hear their call at
kidscoop.com

Trumpeter Swan Secret Code
=B
=E
=N
=P
=U
=C
=G
=O
=T
=Y
A male swan is called a:

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A female swan is called a:

A young swan is called a:

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Measure Up!

Locate a photograph
in the newspaper and
make of list of the
people, animals or
things in the image.
Measure each one in
inches and in centime
centimeters. Label each with
the measurements.
Standards Link: Research:
Use the newspaper to
locate information.

the words in the puzzle.
UNDERWATER Find
How many of them can you
TRUMPETER
find on this page?
WINGSPAN
U N D E R W A T E R
FEATHERS
P A H S L L I B I E
NOTCHES
A R E T E P M U R T
AQUATIC
HEARTS
Q S A A A H R F S I
SWANS
U K R Y T R C W O H
WATER
A C T R E P A T L W
WHITE
T E S T I N A F O E
BILLS
NECKS
I N A P S G N I W N
PAIR
C W F E A T H E R S
STAY
Standards Link: Letter sequencing. Recongized identical
EAT
words. Skim and scan reading. Recall spelling patterns.

Some people say that a swan
sings a song when it dies.
That led to the term“swan
song”meaning a person’s last
action before retiring or
dying. But is this TRUE or
FALSE? Hold the Fact Checker
up to a mirror to find out.

This week’s word:

AQUATIC

The adjective aquatic
means relating to water.
Ducks are aquatic birds
that live on the lake.
Use the word aquatic in a
sentence today when talking
with your friends and family.

Valentine Surprise

Nouns and Nouns

Look through the newspaper for five singular
nouns. Write them in a list on a piece of paper.
Next to each noun, tell if it is a person,
place or thing. Then next to that, write
each noun in its plural form.

ANSWER: ChocoLATE.

Standards Link: Language Arts: Students recognize nouns.

Make up a story about a
Valentine’s Day surprise.
Who was surprised? What
was the surprise? Use five or
more adjectives in your story.

NIE SpoNSorS

Rotary Club of Hanford Sunset

Suzanne Marienau
Cardoza, O.D.

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