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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
Skunk 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jn41vwP28gw
PBS Nature Skunk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vEcTVa6YjcQ
Wild Explorers Skunk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5RiErxwrVQ0
Raccoon Nat Geo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lViKrWgTYk
Nat Geo Rescue 101 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Lg7mT_57Mk
Opossum Top 7 Facts https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxhDwZCWxdE
TVO Kids Opossum https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JiZ4mOk9rMY
Armadillo San Diego Zoo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0e-tiKu2P4
SciShow Armadillos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPt0nFem5SY
Ellie’s Learn Armidillo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UbClLJDmU1I
Ellie’s Learn Porcupine https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUDTzCXvY98
TVO Kids Porcupine https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKPKciCipHo|
Wild Kratts Skunk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytz3c_ypY84
Wild Kratts Bats https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4OUiRneNGE
Wild Kratts Creatures at Night https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6ba7dBhxe0
Wild Kratts Creatures in the Dark https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKny4LLqKPw
Animal Sounds Porcupine https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Su-N1O6Nijw
Zooniversity Porcupine https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGz8jcbJjRw
Songs
Nocturnal Animal Song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFG7etbxl5o
Nocturnal Diurnal https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYKCklr2GvY
Porcupine Rhyme https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxeGaCj2DUM
Bat Song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrR6rasDmj0
Bat Rhymes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fm1kZHITT1k
Storybots Letter N https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZG0GQTskhE
Sesame Street N https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jc20vMz0V7Q
Kids Preschool N https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkFukpdp82s
Books
The Little Mouse Red Ripe Strawberry https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJtXNpSa8Gs   
Whose Mouse Are You? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YoUcvXh7r4o
If You Give A Mouse A Cookie https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bzw0pDLAf7k
Raccoon Meet The Animals https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6hx75Gva70
Mice Squeak We Speak https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEac-maxuQU
Time To Sleep https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFmhMt7JDZ0
Letter N
Olive and The Rhyme Rescue Crew Letter N https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4SMQ0NGvaU
Get Squiggling Letter N https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tO9UzckHTxk
 Akili N https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcR-YvZtT2k
Sesame Street Letter N https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nadZ5dXR2zg
 Patty Shukla N https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=asJR_YNv7Fc
 Kids Academy N https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTrX71Yx5dk
Abdo Kids the Alphabet N https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zcHL2-dQ_ys
Turn and Learn Letter N https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2qfGLacGGw
Miss Molly Letter N Song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4JbXAqV6Js
Nursery Tracks Letter N https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_TQEs611so
Singing Walrus Write Letter N https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJYCLfzSOQE
Find The Letter N The Singing Walrus https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wa2YnI530Us