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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

Wild Kratts Crocodile Hatching

Wild Kratts A Caiman Crocodile

Wild Kratts Hippos vs. Crocodiles

Nat Geo Kids Alligator & Crocodiles

Nat Geo Wild Rough Life for Baby Crocodiles

Crocodile mom scoops up babies in mouth pbs

BBC Baby Caimans Hatching

alligator animals for kids

Crocodile Animal Planet

Alligator Roars at Tuba BBC

Alligator on golf course BBC

Sneaky Croc Camera BBC

Flying Foxes Vs. Fresh Water Crocodile


Meet the Animals Nile Crocodile


alligator chomp

Alligator is my friend

Five Little Monkeys Swinging in the Tree

Crocodile River Surprise


All About Beavers Freeschool

American Beaver NAT GEO

Beaver Lodge BBC

Beaver Genius Nat Geo

Wild Kratts Beavers

Wild Alaska PBS

I’m a Beaver

How Beavers Build Dams PBS

Letter Y

Get Squiggling Letter Y

Akili Y

Olive and the Rhyme Time Crew Y

Sesame Street Letter Y

Patty Shukla Y

Kids TV phonics Y

Abdo Kids the Alphabet Y 

Turn and Learn Letter Y

Miss Molly Letter Y

Nursery Tracks Letter Y

Singing Walrus Write Letter Y

The Singing Walrus Find Letter Y