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SIUSLAW NEWS ❚ WEDNESDAY, MAY 27, 2015
© 2015 by Vicki Whiting, Editor Jeff Schinkel, Graphics Vol. 31, No. 25
Are you an eagle-eyed reader?
Read the article below and
correct the nine errors you find.
The first one is done for you.
Why are butterflies
It’s a flower! It’s
a bird! It’s a butterfly!
Butterflies may look like
flying flowers but they
are living insects.
has a coiled
such as flower
No one knows for sure, since the
wurd has been in the english
language for centuries. The word
was buterfleoge in Old English,
which means butterfly in our
Like all insects, a butterfly
has a head, thorax, abdomen, two
antennae and six legs.
Because it is such an old word,
we don’t really know the furst
Butterflies can be found on all continents
except one. Write the letter that comes before
each letter to find that continent.
time someone said, “That thing
over there is a butterfly.”
One stories is that they was
called butterflies because it was
though that witches took on the
shape of butterflies and then
stealed milk and butter.
A butterfly can fly at a top speed of
Some butterflies, such as the Monarch and
Pipevine Swallowtail, eat
poisonous plants as
caterpillars and are
as adult butterflies.
Birds learn not to eat them.
6 + 3 + 5 - 2
miles per hour.
Some peoples think it comes
from someone hearing
“butterfly” when someone else
said, “flutter-by.” In other
languages, this fluttery bugg is
not called anything like “butter”
Why do you think butterflies are
butterflies are disguised
to look like poisonous
ones causing birds to stay
away from them as well.
Look closely at these
butterflies to find the
one that is different.
Draw the other half of this butterfly.
One butterfly is spelled b-u-t-t-e-r-f-l-y.
More than one is spelled b-u-t-t-e-r-f-l-i-e-s.
To make butterfly plural, you change the y to i
and add –es.
Look through the newspaper for five nouns that
end in y. Change each from singular to plural.
Then, look for five plural nouns, and change
them to singular nouns.
… taking time to appreciate
the world’s natural beauty.
ith the help of her grandfather,
a little girl makes a house for a
larva and watches it develop before
setting it free. Every summer after
that, butterflies come to visit her.
Unscramble the title of this book.
Then, check it out at your local
library this summer!
Find an article in the newspaper about the
environment and read it. Write a short
summary of the article. Be sure to indicate
the who, what, where, when, why and how
of the article.
Find the words in the puzzle,
then in this week’s Kid Scoop
stories and activities.
N B D U S S D R I B
E N E G B T H T U T
C E E E U R H T C F
T M P L L B T G O Y
A O S T C E S N I M
The noun proboscis means
the slender, tubular feeding
organ of some insects.
R D L A R V A B L N
E B A F S C A L E S
U A L T Y T L U D A
O Y E N I V E P I P
Why did the
other bugs drop the
caterpillar from the
The butterfly drinks nectar
from a flower by using
Try to use the word
proboscis in a sentence
today when talking with your
friends and family members.
Write about a book you think
kids should read this summer.
Have fun describing the details,
but don’t give away the ending!
Share what you write with
friends and classmates.
CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK
Butterflies are mostly brightly
colored day-flying insects with
long clubbed antennae, while
mo fly at night and lack
at the end of their
h have antennae that look
almost like feathers.
Scientists estimate there are some
12,000 – 15,000 species of butterflies.