Reading Homework

Please have your child walk through sounding out all of the letters and words. Make sure they aren’t pausing between sounds (caaaat instead of c-a-t). Click the images for the full sized  version. More will be added over time.

Killer whales

We spoke about killer whales, both in the wild and captivity. While in the wild, they can live up to 100 years for the females, but in captivity, their lifespan is significantly reduced to about 30-35 years. Their dorsal fins will frequently collapse as well. In the wild, they can swim up to 100 miles a day.


Today we talked about the blobfish, recently voted as the ugliest animal in the world (hard to disagree), and the concept of treating all animals with the respect they deserve. We can’t just save the cute animals, we need to save the ugly ones as well.


Sometimes children love animals so much that they do things that aren’t in the animal’s best interest. We spoke about the idea of treating wild animals as wild, and leaving them in their environment where they belong.