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"Pandas and Valentine's Day" Letter of the Week

 Pandas and Valentine’s Day

     Our class will study giant pandas and red pandas.  The Tulsa Zoo has two red pandas. Disney Nature “Born in China” is spectacular on Netflix. Please ask your child the following questions.  Where do giant pandas and red pandas live?(Asia) What do giant pandas and red pandas eat? Would you rather be a giant panda or a red panda for a day? We will review letters "P & Q", learn numbers "13, 14, & 15", learn words “I and love”, and sing our song "How Do You Spell Love?". 
How do you spell love?  L-O-V-E          How do you spell love?  L-O-V-E
You show love by giving a hug.          You show love by giving a smile.
How do you spell love?  L-O-V-E      How do you spell love?  L-O-V-E ©Jen Jones

     Ask your child to tell you the definition of our vocabulary words.  Our vocabulary words are  Asia, 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  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).
   
We have been learning about synonyms. A word that means nearly the same as another word. Please ask your child about our synonyms.  North Pole-Arctic, South Pole-Antarctic, big-large, small-little, lolly pop-sucker,autumn-fall,insects-bugs, mother-mom, father-dad, rain forest-jungle.  
Thanks, Jen Jones