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"Volcanoes and Vultures" Letter of the Week

Volcanoes and Vultures

    If we were back at school this is what I would have been teaching the kids.  Maybe you could  teach them about volcanoes and vultures this week.  Approximately 1,500 volcanoes on earth are considered active.  There are 23 different species of vultures and unfortunately 14 of the species are considered threatened or endangered.  Ask your child the following questions.  What is magma?  What is lava?  Who studies volcanoes?  What do vultures eat?  Which vulture lives around here?(Turkey vulture)  Would you like to be a vulture for a day?  Our letter is "V",our word is “big”, and our song is "Ten Big Vultures".    
    Here are some videos that can teach about volcanoes, vultures, and letter “V”.  On netflix-Magic Schoolbus season 2 episode 1 Blows its top.  On youtube-Cool Critters: Turkey Vultures, Creature Feature: Turkey Vulture, Akili letter “V”, Olive and the Rhyme Time Crew Letter “V”, Squiggles letter “V”.

    Ask your child to tell you the definition of our vocabulary words.  Our vocabulary words are magma, lava, volcanologist, version, imagination, review (carnivore & mammal), herpetologist, reptile, arachnid, review (herbivore & omnivore), China, 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, 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  very good (muy bien), important (importante), 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).
Gracias, Jonsie