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Learn a New Word:Moonfish

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Learn a New Word:Moonfish

I wish I were a mermaid
So I could swim beneath the sea
And bring a moonfish home
To meet my mermaid family!

A moonfish (also called an opah) is a large, flat-bodied fish found in warm ocean 
waters. A moonfish can grow quite large, weighing up to 200 pounds. 

Bonus activity: Print a picture of a moonfish from the internet and let children pass it 

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  1. Date: 5/3/2011 6:42:00 PM
    learnt it, quite new to me, Cherie, especially the chikldren would love it,

  1. Date: 4/29/2011 3:57:00 PM
    Judging by this,I think you must be one of the best home schooling moms ever!!

  1. Date: 4/29/2011 2:03:00 PM
    sure enjoyed reading this one. last night my wife and me watched Disney's Ocean, don't remember if they had a moonfish on there or not, they had so many different kinds of fish, if you have not watched it yet, you should give it a try, a great movie. thank you for commenting on Brandon My Grandson and thank you he is a very special and sweet little baby. it is hard to belive that he will be 11 months old on May 10.

  1. Date: 4/29/2011 1:37:00 PM
    I enjoyed reading your poetry today Cherie. Wishing you a wonderful weekend filled with inspiration. I hope the sun shines down upon you and brings joy into your heart. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 4/29/2011 7:57:00 AM
    Is the moonfish found in the Atlantic? Great verse for children.

  1. Date: 4/29/2011 7:43:00 AM
    Gee, all my years fishing and I have never seen a moonfish. Hope you entered this delightful rhyme in Deb's Fantasy Land contest, Cherie. I was thinking of mermaids too, but then the sandman struck. Love and blessings, Carolyn