Updated: Nov 17, 2020
Word of the Week
Synergy (sin-er-jee): When two or more people come together to produce something better and more valuable than what each person could produce on their own. In other words, teamwork works! This word comes from the Greek words sun meaning “together” and ergos meaning “work”.
Gram here! I sure did miss sharing my thoughts and fun with you all, so I’m glad to be back!
This is my absolute favorite time of year! When I think of November I think of family, sharing memories, delicious food, yummy pies, talking about all the things in life I’m grateful
for. . .and turkeys, naturally!
My only complaint about this time of year is that it seems to all get squeezed into a short period of time. Why not have fun all month long? Then we can have even more holiday fun all of December too. So, I challenge you to be sure to have fun even more fun with your loved ones this month. This week’s activity is sure to be a hit! All you need is one dice, a piece of paper, crayons or markers, and a big imagination.
On to some fun turkey facts:
- A male turkey is called a Tom or a gobbler.
- Adult turkeys have over 3,500 feathers!
- The average female turkey lays 12 eggs.
- Baby turkeys can’t fly for two weeks.
- Wild turkeys can run up to 25 miles per hour and fly as fast as 55 miles per hour!
- Turkeys can hear great, but they don’t have ears on the outside!
- You can hear a wild turkey’s gobble from a mile away!
- A turkey’s wattle turns bright red when the turkey is anxious or worried.
And here’s the silliest one, if you ask me.
Benjamin Franklin wanted the turkey to be America’s national bird! I, for one, am glad he was outvoted. The eagle is a lot less silly looking.
Gobble Gobble Gobble (“Until Next Week” in Turkey Talk)