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"Dolphins" Letter of the Week

                                                          Dolphins

   We will be learning about dolphins this week. There are over forty different species of dolphin. Dolphins are highly intelligent marine mammals that live in water but breathe through a blowhole on the top of their head. They are friendly and extremely playful.  Dolphins live in social groups of five to several hundred. Many beautiful dolphins are killed in tuna nets. Biologist have estimated that 650,000 marine mamals are killed or injured each year due to fishing practices.  Of that, 300,000 are dolphins and related cetaceans, and 350,000 more are seals and sea lions. “Dolphins Spy in the Pod” is an excellent documentary on Netflix.
   We will be learning numbers 4, 5, and 6, and reviewing letters "I and J".  Our song is "10 little Dolphins".
    1 little, 2 little, 3 little dolphins, 4 little, 5 little, 6 little dolphins, 7 little, 8 little, 9 little dolphins. 10 little dolphin jumpers!
   Please ask your child the following questions.  Where do dolphins live ?  What do dolphins eat?  What is a group of dolphins called? What is a baby dolphin called? What class are dolphins in?
     
Ask your child to tell you the definition of our vocabulary words.  Our vocabulary words are pod, species, marine mammals, 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, meateaters.
     Please have your child show and tell you our Sign Language and Spanish vocabulary.  Sign Language and Spanish vocabulary words are  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