Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Word of the week Wednesday

Hello my raviolis! Yes it's another Word of the Week Wednesday and today's word is brought to you by Grampy!  Grampy has been waiting for Word of the Week Wednesday to share his word with you and that word is:


The turtle, especially the "sea turtle" is one of grampy's favorite creatures. 

Here is a picture of a loggerhead turtle in Cancun, Mexico. Grampy took this picture with his underwater camera.  He was a very big turtle.

This is a sea turtle sculpture that Grampy displays on a small table in our living room.  Grampy likes to look at it and dream of swimming and diving in the sea.  It makes everyone feel happy to look at it.

Sea turtles are reptiles that live in a marine environment. The flippers of sea turtles are long and paddle-like, making them excellent for swimming but poor for walking on land. The shell of a sea turtle is also  streamlined to help it move faster and smoother in the water.  Loggerheads are the most common sea turtles in the Caribbean.  They like to eat mollusks, crabs and animals that encrust reefs and rocks. They have been on Earth for millions of years.  They can grow to more then 3 feet in length and weight from 250 to 400 pounds. They spend their entire lives at sea, except when females come ashore to lay eggs several times per season every 2 to 5 years. After about sixty days, baby sea turtles (known as "hatchlings") emerge from their sandy nests and make their way to the ocean.

Do you recognize this sea turtle? This is Crush from the movie, Finding Nemo

Do you remember the name of his son?  Yes, it is Squirt!  I know of a dog named Squirt that lives with the Denver raviolis.

Grandma-ma took this sea turtle's picture when he was snoozing in the sea grass and coral.  He did not stay long and swam away very quickly.

Remember to use the word turtle in three sentences today.  Here is grandma-ma's first sentence:  "Grandma-ma wishes she can swim as fast as a sea turtle, but sometimes, feels as slow as a land turtle."  Did you catch that? Grandma-ma used the word "turtle" twice in her sentence.  Love to you all my raviolis.  Grandma-ma.

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