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"Owls, Orangutans, Octopus, and Otters" Letter of the Week

                                        Owls, Octopus, Orangutans, and Otters


     We will be learning about owls, octopus, orangutans, and otters this week. Our letter is "O", our word is “mom", and our song is "Ten Little Owls".  The Tulsa Zoo has two Snowy Owls and two Spectacled Owls.  They also have two exciting River Otters.  The Oklahoma City Zoo has Orangutans and the Oklahoma Aquarium has an octopus.  Please ask your child the following questions.  When are owls most active?  What do owls eat?  Where do orangutans live? What do orangutans eat?  Where do river otters live? What do river otters eat?  Where do octopus live? What do octopus eat? Which “O” animal would you like to be for a day?
    Orangutans are very endangered because their forest home is being burned and replaced with palm oil plantations.  Palm oil is found in many packaged, processed sweets, lotions, soaps, shampoos,and make up.  Please help protect these incredible animals by not purchasing items that contain palm oil.  
     Ask your child to tell you the definition of our vocabulary words.  Our vocabulary words are rain forest, jungle, sea, review (nocturnal, omnivore, & diurnal), North Pole, troop, primatologist, South America, pride, reptile, pod, species, marine mammals, marsupial, Austalia, 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  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).
Gracias, Jonsie