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© 2019 by Vicki Whiting, Editor Jeff Schinkel, Graphics Vol. 35, No. 9 Challengeafriend toseewhocanfind themostheartson thispage! Real Love Birds 3 2 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 4 5 1 29 30 6 28 27 A pair of trumpeter swans form a heart shape when they nuzzle beak-to-beak. Connect the hearts to draw a trumpeter swan. 7 26 11 10 8 9 13 14 12 25 15 16 17 18 19 20 24 23 22 21 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.) 1. 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. 50 50 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. 50 50 50 A trumpeter swan weighs about 7 + 7 + 7 = ______ to 42 - 12 = _______ pounds. How many hearts can you find? Standards Link: Follow simple written directions. 50 50 50 FINISH 2. 50 50 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: 50 50 50 50 50 A female swan is called a: A young swan is called a: 3. p! 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.