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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).

Netflix:
Cat in the Hat S1E29B Treetop Tom
Our Planet S1E3  â€‹Jungles
If I were an Animal S1E12

 

Gorilla Information

Gorilla Nat Geo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHhSCO5-3Pg

Gorilla Animals for kids https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ieS2DsrDh18

Interesting Facts about Gorillas https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HknJnRG_lug

Gorilla Dancing Dallas Zoo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfS5kBGBh00

Baby Gorilla Dalls Zoo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_HPpYtg25Bk

Baby Gorilla Lincoln Park Zoo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1y2J5PC0Ic

Gorilla Sister Zoo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SzR39SLvHsI

Baby Gorilla Takes First Step https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0yp_YH3rZFw

Gorilla eating https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSx8h84frwo

Gorilla Beating Chest https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0uWHMq1bDAE

Giraffe Information

Wild Kratts Giraffe https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpG_g2Io2kM

Giraffes Nat Geo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_ckAbOr0r4

Giraffes Animals For Kids https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5aMASHwBaqc

Giraffes Eating Nat Geo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jwk2Z4E3Xpw

Baby Giraffe San Diego Zoo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2SlZ5dABdrk

Baby Giraffe Runs and Plays https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJ80VZblogM

Giraffe Sounds https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_P-2VB0quM

Giraffe Vocalizations https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w618jriMW0M

Books

Meet The Animals Gorilla https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFJe5mGOcAY

Meet The Animals Giraffe https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYFcOyh-oc4

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXSD7eBCLDQ

Bear in A Square https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcIPPCnoHf0

One Gorilla https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vh8KG5mpkiY

Giraffes Can’t Dance https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0wweS8P-tY

Giraffes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HH9fTD3MR0o

Goggles https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwEVVRJyixs

 Letter G 

Letter G -Olive and The Rhyme Rescue Crew https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVAcO9P3GOs

Get Squiggling Letter G https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QfkmyqOPeQ

Learn Letter G With Akili https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGJlYLTL2fM

Sesame Street Letter G https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NK50r_VyNlU

Phonics Letter G Patty Shukla https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ssRfcROY9I

Learn Letter G Kids Academy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9U_LUtQ_tw

Abdo Kids the Alphabet G https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3W8NUZwRajk

Turn and Learn Letter G https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxF-aEqNpLU

Miss Molly Letter G Song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNqHltYP9Ps

Nursery Tracks Letter G https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D49mGNT5YCI

Find The Letter G The Singing Walrus https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXTzsX-yg8k

Write the Letter G The Singing Walrus https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXkmID0i9X0

Go for G https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGuG4wOMF7E

 Gracias, Jonsie

Mrs. Jones; Pre-K Navigation

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