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SIUSLAW NEWS ❚ WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17, 2015
© 2015 by Vicki Whiting, Editor
Jeff Schinkel, Graphics
Vol. 31, No. 28
The two bugs on this week’s Kid
Scoop have come up with clever
ways to use digging, or burrowing,
skills to survive. The trapdoor
spider digs into the ground to
create a nest that is also a trap.
A wasp drills into trees to find safe,
food-filled havens for its eggs.
This trapdoor spider snagged
some of the words out of Nellie’s
article. Can you draw a line to
where each word belongs?
r spiders are __ g
UNDERGROU ork. They use their _____ to
at undercover w esigned burrows.
have several us es.
These undergro ______ and safe hiding plac
makes a hinged then uses
the top of its bu
or trapdoor, at _______ for tasty insect prey
er is made
e trapdoor spid __ and
their special sp
up of layers of spends long periods of ____
soil. The spider trapdoor is a perfect fit.
e strategies to
make sure the
n: Students us
In order for a news article to be
fair and accurate, a reporter must
separate fact from opinion.
Facts are pieces of
information that can be
measured, proven or seen.
Opinions describe how
someone feels about a thing or
event. They can vary from
person to person.
Read today’s Kid Scoop page.
List three facts you found on
The trapdoor spider sits under the
trapdoor with its legs sticking out.
When an insect comes near, the
trapdoor spider senses the vibrations
it makes on the
It takes some
ground with special
sensitive leg hairs.
spiders just 0.03
It pounces! In a
rapid pounce the
spider snatches the hundredths) of a
insect, injects it
second to grab
with poison and
a victim. That is
pulls it down into
faster than the
the burrow to be
blink of an eye!
Standards Li e meaning of unknown wo
Write an opinion you found on
Standards Link: Life Science: Know that the behavior
of individual organisms is influenced by internal and
Read a letter to the editor in
today’s newspaper. With a
partner, underline the facts in
green and the opinions in red.
Another bug that uses special digging
skills is the ichneumon (ik-new-man)
wasp. This wasp lives in the pine forests of
North America, Europe and New Zealand.
When it is time to lay her eggs, the female
ichneumon wasp finds a pine tree. She
lands on a trunk or branch and gently taps
the wood with her antennae. She is
listening for a hollow sound that tells her
there is a grub inside.
Look at the Autos
for Sale ads in the
the format of these
ads, write ads with
new wing casings,
red and black,
new owner, 7-day
With the sharp tip of her ovipositor, she
pierces through the bark and drills until
she finds the grub. She lays a single egg in
the grub’s body.
In a few days, the tiny ichneumon young
hatches and feasts on the grub’s fat body.
When it is big enough, it tunnels out of the
tree and flies.
Adult ichneumon wasps drink the nectar
Standards Link: Reading Comprehension: Follow simple written directions.
P S E S N E S K O U
R N S C P
L N G S
P O W I
S H O D S O D E E H
R D Z B C E A R
N N R Y P N U V R P
A G U D U A E R
Clean between teeth daily with
floss or an interdental cleaner.
Celebrating 6 Years of offering the
Florence Community Dental Care
Dr. Chad Clement
1256 Bay St. Old Town Florence
The verb burrow means
to dig into something.
The trapdoor spider began
to burrow beneath the
leaves and twigs.
F E B O T N R N G A
R D P B S A E T P W
Standards Link: Letter sequencing. Recognized identical
words. Skim and scan reading. Recall spelling patterns.
Try to use the word burrow
in a sentence today when
talking with your friends
and family members.
Research and write three to
five facts about a bug you
think should be in the Bugs
Hall of Fame.
ANSWER: They don’t know
how to knit!
Standards Link: Social Science: use map skills to locate the
absolute location of places.
Complete the grid by using all the
letters in the word TRAP in each
vertical and horizontal row. Each letter
should only be used once in each row.
Some spaces have been filled in for you.
Find the words in the puzzle,
then in this week’s Kid Scoop
stories and activities.
Insects frequently appear in the news.
Checking the newspaper for a week, clip
and save any articles that talk about
insects. On a map, locate each of the insect
populations mentioned in the articles.
Standards Link: Reading Comprehension:
Identify the difference between fact and opinion.
Writing Applications: Use
descriptive language that
clarifies and enhances ideas
in expository writing.
Standards Link: Reading Comprehension: Know the
sequence of events.
After eating constantly at the
fast food restaurant known as
Gussy’s, ten-year-old Roscoe
finds himself turning into a
Hold this page up to a mirror to
see the title of this book. Then
check it out at your local library!
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