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12A COTTAGE GROVE SENTINEL MAY 16, 2018
© 2018 by Vicki Whiting, Editor Jeff Schinkel, Graphics Vol. 34, No. 23
Think about important summer
safety tips for kids (bike safety,
pool safety, sun safety, etc.)
Select one of the tips. Then list
three steps to help kids follow this
safety tip. Write the tip and then
illustrate it in the boxes below.
OUCH! Hot fun in the summertime can be painful!
Too much fun in the sun can burn your skin.
How does the sun burn skin?
Normal skin cells.
Cells that get too much
sunlight swell and fill with
This turns the skin red and
makes it hurt.
Find: • banana • watermelon • moon
• dolphin • car
• bowling ball • crocodile • ice cream • octopus
To burn or not to burn?
Everybody has tiny grains of color called
melanin in their skin.
Melanin grains are like a screen. They
protect the body from the burning rays
of sunlight. Everybody’s skin makes
melanin. Melanin grains are brown.
When your skin is exposed to the sun,
it makes more melanin. That is why
your skin gets darker when you play
in the sunshine.
Different skin types
Tanya has a lot of melanin
in her skin. Andy and
Melody have a little. Amy
has very little. Some parts of Amy’s
body make more melanin than others.
These dark spots are called freckles.
Everybody needs to protect their
skin from the sun. Even people
with lots of melanin will burn.
Their skin won’t burn as fast
as Amy’s, but it will burn.
What should you look for
when you are getting too
much sun? Cross out every
letter that is printed twice on
the innertube. The five
letters left spell your answer!
Standards Link: Reading Comprehension: Follow
simple directions; identify common sight words.
How many words can
you find in today’s
newspaper that mean
the same as HOT?
1-3: Pretty Cool
4-6: Hot Stuff!
7+: Steamin’ Hot!
Using 12 toothpicks, try this puzzle. Lay out the toothpicks as shown below.
Can you make four squares by moving only three toothpicks?
Standards Link: Math: Problem Solving; make a model to solve
e a puzzle.
Standards Link: Language Arts:
Identify synonyms in reading.
Find the words by looking up,
down, backwards, forwards,
sideways and diagonally.
L S U R A Y S C D N
B I C N D B U O A R
R N F O Y O U O R M
This week’s word:
O R B E A C H L K E
The verb protect means to
keep someone or something
safe from harm.
W S U N S H I N E L
N P S K K A I N R A
H O T
U T T
I N Y R E T
E V T H N
S S H U R T B U R N
Standards Link: Letter sequencing. Recongized identical
kim and scan reading. Recall spelling patterns.
Trevor used sunscreen
to help protect his skin
at the beach.
Try to use the word protect
in a sentence today when
talking with your friends
Sun Safety Scavenger Hunt
In today’s newspaper, find pictures of:
• Something to protect you from the sun.
• Something to cool you on a hot day.
• Something you do on a sunny day.
ANSWER: When you’re asleep.
Standards Link: Health: Practice safe behaviors during recreation.
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