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Dear Family Member:

This week our class will be reading stories about the ways we can protect our environment. Children will learn about endangered animals and the ways we can help protect animals in their habitats.

Here are some activities that you can do with your child to help reinforce the skills we will be practicing.

Word Workout

  • Vocabulary: environment, protect Discuss ways your child can help to protect the environment, such as reducing, reusing, and recycling resources.
  • My Words to Know

High-Frequency Words: help, too, play, has, where, look, who, good, come, does Write sentences that include each of the review words. Have your child underline each review word.

Category Words: names of baby animals Gather stuffed animals, animal toys, or animal books. Point to and identify the name of each animal, and then state the corresponding baby animal’s name.

Phonics: long a, e, i, o, u Create a five-column table on paper. At the top of the table, write the vowels a, e, i, o, and u. Say a word with a long vowel sound. Have your child point to the column where the word belongs. Then write the words in the corresponding columns.

Comprehension: main topic and key details

Have your child look at details in each animal picture and match the adult animal to its baby.