Dear Parents

Today in class your children learned about animals in the arctic. We took them on an arctic adventure with the polar bears. Polar bears are one of the largest predators on Earth.  They were amazed to learn that they can grow up to 10 feet in height.  The students used rulers to measure how high ten feet in height would be. We had “beary” much fun.


Amazing Facts To Discuss With You Kids

*Although large the polar bear is remarkably agile in and out of the water. Polar bears can grow up to 10 feet in height and weigh more than 1,400 pounds.

* Polar bears have a very acute sense of smell: they can smell carrion, such as a dead whale, from 20 miles away.

* The black nose of a polar bear on the snow can be seen from six miles away on a clear day through binoculars.  It has been said that, when stalking seals, he polar bear will cover its nose with a paw to escape detection.