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                                       Gorillas and Giraffes
       We will be studying Gorillas and Giraffes this week. The Tulsa Zoo has two female giraffes,one male, and one baby boy.  The Tulsa Zoo does not have gorillas.  The Oklahoma City Zoo has giraffes and several gorillas including two young ones. Giraffes are the tallest land animal and every giraffe has a unique spot pattern.  Gorillas are the largest ape and are herbivores. Our letter is “G”,  and our song is "Five Big Gorillas". Five big gorillas making a nest. One walked away and beat her chest.Four big gorillas making a nest. One walked away and beat his chest. Three big gorillas making a nest. One walked away and beat her chest. Two big gorillas making a nest. One walked away and beat his chest.One big gorillas making a nest. One walked away and beat her chest. ©Jen Jones 
   Please ask your child these questions. Where do gorillas live? What do gorillas eat? Where do giraffes live? What do giraffes eat?  What is an herbivore?  What Class are gorillas and giraffes in?  Would you rather be a gorilla or giraffe for a day? 
    We will go to the Tulsa Zoo on Thursday! All children must wear their green Pre-K t-shirt.  If it is a little cool please have your child wear a hoodie under their shirt.  They must wear their shirt on top. Girls and boys will AR test on Friday.

    We get out of school at 1:00 on Tuesday, October 16, to prepare for our Fall Festival.  Fall Festival is from 6:00-8:00 followed by bingo. If anyone would like to donate small wrapped candy for our booth we would appreciate it.  We will be out of school on Wednesday, Oct. 17, Thursday, Oct. 18, and Friday, Oct. 19, for Fall Break.  We will not check out any AR books next week.

  Ask your child to tell you the definition of our vocabulary words.  Our vocabulary words are  troop, Amphibian, metamorphosis, Africa, Asia, mammoth, matriarchal, ape, equator, extinct, herbivore, paleontologist, carnivore, retractable, omnivore, hibernate, cub, animals, mammals, plant eaters, meat eaters.

   Please have your child show and tell you our Sign Language and Spanish vocabulary.  Sign Language and Spanish vocabulary words are goodbye (adios), purple (morado), pink (rosa), brown (cafe), white (blanco), blue (azul), black (negro), yellow (amarillo), green (verde), red (rojo), orange (anaranjado), please (por favor), hello (hola), friends (amigos), thank you (gracias).

 Thanks, Jen Jones

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