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"Nocturnal Animals" Letter of the Week

  We will be learning about nocturnal animals this week.  We will focus on skunks, armadillos, mice, bats, porcupine, and opossum. Opossums are marsupials and are very helpful to humans because they eat ticks, cockroaches, and mice. One oposuum can eat 90% of ticks in an area and can eat over 5,000 ticks in a season!  Skunks are also beneficial because they eat insects and mice. Skunks only spray as a defense mechanism and can spray over 12 feet away. Our letter is "N",  and our song is "There's a Mouse". There's a mouse, a mouse, a mouse in the house oh no!  There's a mouse, a mouse, a mouse in the house.  Where'd it go?©Jen Jones  “No” is our word this week.  Please help your child learn to read by writing the weekly words and reading them with your child.
  Please ask your child the following questions. Do skunks smell bad all of the time?  How do armadillos protect themselves?  How do bats help us?  Who is the only marsupial native to Oklahoma?  When are nocturnal animals active? What do omnivores eat? Are you nocturnal or diurnal?  Which nocturnal animal would you like to be for one night?  
 Ask your child to tell you the definition of our vocabulary words.  Our vocabulary words are: nocturnal, diurnal, omnivore, troop, primatologist, South America,  astronaut, planet, star, solar system, comet, meteor, astronomer,  pride, reptile, pod, species, marine mammal, marsupial, Australia, invertebrate, vertebrate, diurnal, ocean, entomologist, North America, herd, nocturnal, amphibian, metamorphosis, Africa, Asia, mammoth, matriarchal, ape, equator, extinct, herbivore, paleontologist, carnivore, retractable, 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: very good (muy bien),  twelve (doce), eleven (once), ten (diez), nine (nueve),  eight (ocho), seven (siete), six (seis), five (cinco), four (Cuatro), Merry Christmas (Feliz Navidad), fantastic (fantastico), you are welcome (de nada), yes (si), no (no), goodbye (adios), excellent (excelente), three, (tres), two (dos),one (uno), zero (cero), purple (morado), brown (cafe), white (blanco), pink (rosa), blue (azul), black (negro), yellow (amarillo), green (verde), red (rojo), orange (anaranjado), please (por favor), hello (hola), friends (amigos), thank you (gracias).
Netflix Shows: Monster Math is fantastic!
Cat In The Hat Knows A Lot About That – S1E2A I Love the Night Life
 S1E12B Batty for Bats
 S1E16B Follow the Prints
 S1E23A Surprise Surprise!
 S1E25A Sniff and Seek
Magic School Bus S2E8 Goes Batty
S4E12 In The City
Ask The Storybots S1E1 How Does Night Happen?

Nocturnal Animal Information
PBS Nature Skunk
Wild Explorers Skunk
Raccoon Nat Geo
Nat Geo Rescue 101
Opossum Top 7 Facts
TVO Kids Opossum
Armadillo San Diego Zoo
SciShow Armadillos
Ellie’s Learn Armidillo
Ellie’s Learn Porcupine
TVO Kids Porcupine|
Wild Kratts Skunk
Wild Kratts Bats
Wild Kratts Creatures at Night
Wild Kratts Creatures in the Dark
Animal Sounds Porcupine
Zooniversity Porcupine
Nocturnal Animal Song
Nocturnal Diurnal
Porcupine Rhyme
Bat Song
Bat Rhymes
Storybots Letter N
Sesame Street N
Kids Preschool N
The Little Mouse Red Ripe Strawberry   
Whose Mouse Are You?
If You Give A Mouse A Cookie
Raccoon Meet The Animals
Mice Squeak We Speak
Time To Sleep
Letter N
Olive and The Rhyme Rescue Crew Letter N
Get Squiggling Letter N
 Akili N
Sesame Street Letter N
 Patty Shukla N
 Kids Academy N
Abdo Kids the Alphabet N
Turn and Learn Letter N
Miss Molly Letter N Song
Nursery Tracks Letter N
Singing Walrus Write Letter N
Find The Letter N The Singing Walrus