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"Gorillas and Giraffes" Letter of the Week


 We will be studying two African animals this week, Gorillas and Giraffes. Giraffes are the tallest land animal and every giraffe has a unique spot pattern.  Giraffes use their extremely long, black tongues to eat leaves off of high branches of trees. Giraffes tongues can be up to 20 inches long and are black to protect against sunburn. A group of giraffes is called a tower and a group of gorillas is called a troop. Gorillas are the largest ape and are herbivores. Gorilla mothers hold their babies until they are about 4 months old then the babies are old enough to hang on to their mother’s back until they are about 3 years old. Gorillas stay with their mother for 7 to 10 years. Some gorillas in captivity have learned Sign Language to communicate with humans.

    Gorillas are critically endangered, but you can help. Recycle old cell phones and electronics.  There are metals mined from gorilla habitat in the Democratic Republic of Congo that are used in cell phones and other electronics.  You can recycle at Show, Inc. 425 W. Wells St. Sapulpa,  across from the Salvation Army. The Tulsa Zoo has two female giraffes,one male, and one young boy.  The Tulsa Zoo does not have gorillas, but the Oklahoma City Zoo has several gorillas including some young ones.

     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 gorilla 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? 

  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 excellent (excelente), 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).

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Giraffe Information

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Giraffe Vocalizations


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 Letter G 

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Find The Letter G The Singing Walrus

Write the Letter G The Singing Walrus

Go for G

 Gracias, Jonsie

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