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"Human Body" Letter of the Week

  Pre-K will not have class on Thursday, April 25, because we have enrollment for next year.
    The human body is the theme this week.  We will be focusing on the digestive system, healthy habits, bones, and the five senses.  We will try to encourage healthy habits, (hand washing and nutritious eating).   Our letter is “X”, our word is “exit”, and our song is “Dem Bones”.  Please ask your child the following questions.  What is the biggest bone in your body?  What’s the smallest bone in your body?  What are the five senses? What is the hardest working muscle in the body?  Tell me what happens to your food after you eat it? What do your lungs do?  What does your heart do? What does your skull protect?  What are some fruits you like to eat?  What are some vegetables you like to eat? 
What can you sing while washing your hands? 
There are cute versions of this song on Youtube. Toe bone connected to the foot bone.  Foot bone connected to the leg bone. Leg bone connected to the knee bone.  Knee bone connected to the thigh bone. Thigh bone connected to the hip bone.  Hip bone connected to the back bone. Back bone connected to the shoulder bone.  Shoulder bone connected to the neck bone. Neck bone connected to the head bone.  Dem bones, dem bones, dem dry bones. 

    We have been learning about antonyms or opposites.  Please play the opposite game with your child. Antonyms we have learned so far are: up-down, stop-go, in-out, big-little, large-small, on-off, cold-hot, wet-dry, and above-below.
     Ask your child to tell you the definition of our vocabulary words.  Our vocabulary words are skeleton, digestive system, marine biologist, pod, pack, veterinarian, magma, lava, volcanologist, version, imagination, review (carnivore & mammal), herpetologist, reptile, arachnid, review (herbivore & omnivore), China, Europe, prey, flock, ornithologist, Arctic, Antarctic, astronaut, planet, star, solar system, comet, meteor, astronomer, rain forest, jungle, sea, review (nocturnal, omnivore, & diurnal), North Pole, troop, primatologist, South America, pride, reptile, pod, species, marine mammals, marsupial, Australia, diurnal, ocean, entomologist, North America, herd, nocturnal, 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  I like it (me gusta), I don’t like it (no me gusta), sixteen (dieciseis), seventeen, (diecisiete), eighteen, (dieciocho), very good (muy bien), important (importante), fifteen (quince), fourteen (catorce), thirteen (trece), delicious (delicioso), twelve (doce), eleven (once), ten (diez), fabulous (fabuloso), nine (nueve), eight (ocho), seven (siete), excellent, (excelente), six (seis), five (cinco), four (cuatro), three, (tres), two (dos), one (uno), yes (si), no (no), goodbye (adios), purple (morado), pink (rosa), blue (azul), black (negro), yellow (amarillo), green (verde), red (rojo), orange (anaranjado), brown (cafe), white (blanco), please (por favor), hello (hola), friends (amigos), thank you (gracias).

Gracias, Jonsie

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