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"Nocturnal Animals" Letter of the Week

   I hope you had a fantastic break.  I missed the kiddos and can’t wait to see their sweet faces!  We will be learning about nocturnal animals this week.  We will focus on skunks, armadillos, mice, bats, and opossum.  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? Which nocturnal animal would you like to be for one night?  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  
    
We will be introducing a new word every week.  “No” is our word this week.  Please help your child learn to read by writing the weekly words and reading them with your child.
 Ask your child to tell you the definition of our vocabulary words.  Our vocabulary words are 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  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).
Thanks, Jen Jones