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"Rivers" Letter of the Week

   All rivers start at the highest point in an area. Many amazing animals live in and around rivers, lakes, and ponds.  Beavers are herbivores, and are the largest rodents in North America.  Beavers play a vital role in creating wetlands which approximately 85% of all native North American fauna rely on so they are extremely important to the ecosystem.  Alligators and Crocodiles are carnivorous reptiles that have lived on earth for millions of years.  Alligators tend to live in freshwater habitats and have a wider U-shaped snout.  Crocodiles tend to live in saltwater habitats and have a V-shaped snout.  The saltwater crocodile is the largest living reptile.

    Our letter is "Y", our word is “yes”, and our song is "Row, Row, Row Your Boat".

     Please ask your child the following questions.  What do beavers eat?  What can beavers make?  Where do alligators live?  What do alligators eat?  Where do crocodiles live? What do crocodiles eat? What is the difference between alligators and crocodiles?  Would you rather be a beaver, crocodile, or an alligator for a day?  

   Ask your child to tell you the definition of our vocabulary words.  Our vocabulary words are: skeleton, digestive system, pack, alpha, magma, lava, volcano, volcanologist, imagination, fiction, nonfiction, reptiles, arachnids, sedimentary, igneous, metamorphic, dawn, dusk, predator, prey, flock, beak, ornithologist,  Arctic, Antarctic, Asia, 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:  I like it (me gusta), I don’t like it (no me gusta),  twenty (veinte), ninteen (diecinueve), eighteen (dieciocho), seventeen (diecisiete), fabulous, (fabuloso), sixteen (dieciseis), fifteen (quince), fourteen (catorce), thirteen (trece),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).

 Learning Shows on Netflix.

Ask The StoryBots:S2E3 How Many Types of Animals are There?

Magic School Bus:S2E12 Gets Cold Feet, Gets Planted,   S4E4 Gets Swamped. 

Magic School Bus Rides Again: S2E5 I Spy With My Animal Eye,   S2E11 Waste Not Want Not. 

Octonauts:S2E11B Saltwater Crocodile,   S4E7A Baby Gator. 

Cat In The Hat Knows A Lot About That: S1E9B Sticky Situation,   S1E7A Tree’s Company

Alligator & Crocadile Information

Wild Kratts Alligators vs. Crocodiles https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJxvIHuKPBE

Wild Kratts Crocodile Hatching https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABfnsxbWWSQ

Wild Kratts A Caiman Crocodile https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wiVs7d0Ppw

Wild Kratts Hippos vs. Crocodiles https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ID2Qkvkzplk

Nat Geo Kids Alligator & Crocodiles https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wRdFr1t7iI

Nat Geo Wild Rough Life for Baby Crocodiles https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBFJ7HtbizA

Crocodile mom scoops up babies in mouth pbs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvjDcbLtU5I

BBC Baby Caimans Hatching https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a25kikvEpOw

alligator animals for kids https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gC438crLVY

Crocodile Animal Planet https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPcgMB9nAbg

Alligator Roars at Tuba BBC https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFpVYFTQRuQ

Alligator on golf course BBC https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5Im4mMFK4A

Sneaky Croc Camera BBC https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bVZeOt7bCw

Flying Foxes Vs. Fresh Water Crocodile https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wi30w-Mk2yQ

Books

Meet the Animals Nile Crocodile https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nh5oZTgX88w

Songs

alligator chomp https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvLNhTnDO4I

Alligator is my friend https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJiTWd-25OA

Five Little Monkeys Swinging in the Tree https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2jnqUyxck0

Crocodile River Surprise https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcvRa1K_FC0

Beavers

All About Beavers Freeschool https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oL5SD6z7AG8

American Beaver NAT GEO https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ic3x8OVYe80

Beaver Lodge BBC https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iyNA62FrKCE

Beaver Genius Nat Geo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBaXlyq3E8M

Wild Kratts Beavers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DjBNqPEIMMU

Wild Alaska PBS  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lMHUNkm8KI

I’m a Beaver https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMW79_wJLko

How Beavers Build Dams PBS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJjaQExOPPY

Letter Y

Get Squiggling Letter Y https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMmZ40BEMWI

Akili Y https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIAF2PP4m_w

Olive and the Rhyme Time Crew Y https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aosei1XkTjg

Sesame Street Letter Y https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4EwfoeZtazI

Patty Shukla Y https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKjXyxkPllA

Kids TV phonics Y https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJH2oMKPeaw

Abdo Kids the Alphabet Y https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LTg6C4hTiE 

Turn and Learn Letter Y https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lURkIT4Wu8g

Miss Molly Letter Y https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XTJOv-BZq0

Nursery Tracks Letter Y https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3GklYJrj4o

Singing Walrus Write Letter Y https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bm7x1MfzHh8

The Singing Walrus Find Letter Y https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCDdUUXIlFM