Weekly Letters From Brown Door

Brown Door Weekly Letter August 11, 2017

Dear Parents of Brown Door:

The theme of the week was France and Facts on Fat.

As a morning gathering we all went on a airplane to the most romantic country, France. We started by introducing the theme of France then listening to the anthem of France, after the kids did the turn and talk activity. Children learned the location of France on the world map. To make the morning more fun they listened to “Are You Sleeping” song in French, by Frere Jacques. We showed some paintings of the most famous person Van Gogh. We ended the week by doing a review of the topic of France.

For story time, they listened to Mr. Chicken Goes To Paris, A Poodle in Paris, Adele and Simon, Belinda In Paris and Madeline.

For academic enrichment the children wrote French words and their meanings. They learned that fat is something found in some foods, seeds, fish and avocado are good for your heart. The children wrote “A healthy chef eats fruit for dessert”. We also talked about eating healthy to give them energy all day and helps their bodies to keep growing strong. To make the week more challenging the children built the Eiffel Tower using Legos.
In small group activities, they colored the flag of France on a white paper with red and blue crayons and markers. After the children learned the location of France on the map they drew it on a piece of paper. They also wrote a sentence about France, and then they used paint to duplicate “starry night” picture.

During small group activities, the kids road bikes on honor of Tour de France, they played pantomime, Simon Says, soccer and bowling. Remember that every Friday we are going to have water day, so parents make sure to send your child with all water gear and extra clothes to have fun and unforgettable moments this summer.

You can see the pictures on Life Cubby !

***Reminders***
Coming up field trips and special events:
8/17/17 center closes at 2:30 pm
8/18/17 closed for professional development.

“Le futur est entre nos mains”.
The future is in our hands !

Have a nice and safe weekend !
Mrs. Ana and Mrs. Tayra.

 

Brown Door Weekly Letter August 4, 2017

Dear Parents of Brown Door:

The theme of the week was India/ Whole grains and Healthy Hydration.

As a morning gathering we all went on a airplane to the magnificent country on India. We started with the introduction of India, then we listened to the National anthem. As usual on Mondays; the children did the activity on “turn and talk”. They learned facts about India:
*India has the largest population in the world.
*India is the seventh largest country.
*Capital is New Delhi.
*Most populated city is Mumbai.
*India belongs to the continent of Asia.
*Main language is Hindi.
We all learned the most famous person is Mahatma Gandhi, and the national symbol is the endangered Bengal tiger. At the end of the week they reviewed the topic.

For academic enrichment they worked to identify examples of “Go” grains. They discussed what they ate for breakfast. They used movements for Go: they jumped with lots of energy, if is not a Go they pretended to move very slowly. They tried the healthy eating with crackers, banana and cinnamon. After that they had free art. They keep learning about healthy drinking options: during cooking, they had water, added fruits and herbs they then enjoyed drinking it. The children ended the week by writing brown rice, oatmeal, and bread.

For digital story time, they watched: “Bark George”, “Dinosaur Bones”, “Goldilocks And The Three Bears” and “The Red Hen”.

Then on small group activities the children drew and colored the flag of India, they drew the map of India, and they wrote a sentence about India. The kids made an elephant by using a big white plate, colored it gray, glued wiggle eyes and used a lot of imagination. The also traced their hands and decorated using crayons and markers.

To keep them active on gross motor they hopped on one foot, jumped as far they could go, walked backwards, had relay races and used bin bags for balance.

Remember that every Friday we are going to have water day, so parents make sure to send your child with all water gear and extra clothes to have fun and unforgettable moments this summer. You can see the pictures on Life Cubby !

***Reminders***
Coming up field trips and special events:
8/9/17 field trip to the movies $12

Have a nice and safe weekend!
Mrs. Ana and Mrs. Tayra

 

Brown Door Weekly Letter July 28, 2017

Dear Parents of Brown Door:

The theme of the week was Japan .

As a morning gathering we all go on a airplane to the wonderful country of Japan. We started with the introduction of Japan then we listened to the National Anthem, for our surprise one of the students in the class was born in Japan. They also learned that Japan is an island nation in the Pacific Ocean with dense cities, imperial palaces, mountainous national parks and thousands of shrines and temples.

For academic enrichment on Monday, the children learned about fruits and vegetables, we also reinforced the Whoa, slow and go with the fruit and veggies. For the cooking class the children made a fruit skewer recipe with grapes, bananas, and blueberries. They wrote Apple , orange and grape on a paper then they drew a picture of the fruits with markers or crayons. For digital story time “The Teacher From The Black Lagoon”
To continue with the Chef class on Tuesday, the children wrote “I should always measure and count when cooking.” and then they drew a picture.
On Wednesday, we did another recipe called Seed Tasting and the ingredients are: popcorn, sunflower seeds, and peas. On Thursday, we talked and showed the children what Japanese people eat like: sushi and what utensils the use to eat it .

On Wednesday, for digital story they listened to “Where The Wild Things Are”.

Then on Friday we all went on a field trip to Actors Playhouse.

During small group activities the children drew and colored the flag of Japan on a white paper and red crayon or markers. Following on Tuesday the children tried their best by drawing the map of Japan. They also pasted colorful square on top of the word Japan. To continue our trip on Japan the kids made a Japanese fan by using Popsicle stick, construction paper, and crayons. To finish our tour in Japan the children made a small cherry blossom tree with some branches and tissue paper.

To keep them active on gross motor skills they jumped up and down in place, balanced on one foot, danced, played soccer, and danced with hula hoops. You can see the pictures on Life Cubby !

***Reminders***
Coming up field trips and special events:
8/5/17 Parents Night Out 6:00 pm- 11:00 pm RESERVATIONS REQUIRED.

Have a nice and safe weekend !
Mrs. Ana and Mrs. Tayra

 

Brown Door Weekly Letter July 21, 2017

Dear Parents of Brown Door:

The theme of the week was Colombia.

As a morning gathering we traveled to the amazing country of Colombia. Half of the children traveled by airplane and the other half by a cruise. We started by listening to the national anthem. Some of the best known genres are cumbia and vallenato. The children recognized that in Colombia the main language is Spanish. We taught them that the singers Shakira, Juanes, Maluma and the soccer player James Rodriguez come from Colombia. The children were able to identify Colombia on a world map, and because in Colombia they speak Spanish we counted from 1-10 in Spanish.

For academic enrichment the children wrote a sentence about Colombia, “Bogota is the capital of Colombia”. Also the kids learned about the chief plate and the four groups, used the Whoa, Slow, Go cards. We had the children assemble the look and cook trail mix recipe with the following ingredients: cereal, raisins, and seeds. Then they defined each episode group of the whoa, Slow, Go, ingredients: yogurt, fruit, granola. After all that on Friday we reviewed the four food groups.

On Monday for digital story we read was “Mi Barrio” in Spanish, and “This Is The Way To Go To School”, about how kids in Latin America go to school in different types of transportation. On Wednesday the children picked the “Children Make Terrible Pets” story and “The Dot”.

In small group activities they colored the flag of Colombia on a white paper with the colors yellow, blue and red. We took the opportunity to teach the children that the colors of the flag are commonly interpreted in two ways: yellow symbolizes sovereignty or justice, blue as loyalty or vigilance and red represents the valor shown and the victory achieved during the battles for independence from Spain.

On Tuesday we had the field trip to Bird Bowl, kids had a Blast!!!!
Back on Wednesday they used colors square to trace the word Colombia on a piece of paper. Then, the children tried their best by drawing the country of Colombia. After all those activities kids got inspired so they worked on a free art.

For gross motor activity they rocked their bodies all week by walking backwards, going up and down the steps, playing basketball, soccer and relay races.

Remember the everyday Friday we are going to have water day, so parents please make sure you send your child with all water gear and extra clothes to have fun and unforgettable moments this summer.

You can see the pictures on Life Cubby !

***Reminders***
Coming up field trips and special events:
7/28/17 field trip to Playhouse $12

“You’re never too old to be young ”

Have a nice and safe weekend !
Mrs. Ana and Mrs.Tayra

 

Brown Door Weekly Letter July 14, 2017

Dear Parents of Brown Door:

The theme of the week was Cuba.

As a morning gathering we traveled to the wonderful island of Cuba. We started by listening to the National anthem and their music and knowing famous people from Cuba like Celia Cruz, Gloria Estefan, Jose Canseco, Deysi Fuentes and others. The children’s learned about the Cuban flag and the stand of the colors Red, White and Blue, (three blue bands represent the three military districts of Colonial Cuba, Central, and Oriental. Red symbolize the blood shed in the struggle for independence. The whhite star is called La Estrella Solitaria (the lone star) and it represents independence and freedom), and where’s Cuba located on the map. Many of the children recognized that their parents are from Cuba.

Story Time: the children listened to Jose Marti poem andLos Zapaticos de Rosa. For digital story they picked “Bear Snores On” and “Three Little Pigs” on Monday and for Wednesday “Click Clack Moo Cows That Type” and “Pigs”.

Academic Enrichment: They colored a palm tree. They also worked their skills on making a kite, we wanted the children being inspired by writing a sentence about Cuba; “Cuba is an island with beautiful beaches”. They continue their inspiration on a free art.

Small Group: They made the Cuban flag by using the colors red, white and blue. The children traced and colored the Cuban island on a white paper. The children made a beautiful guitar with paper plates,construction paper and yarn.

The children were fascinated during the cooking class when they made their own mango shake with mango, milk, ice and condense milk, mmmm yummy!

Gross Motor: the children shook their hips with hula hoops. We had fun by playing baseball, a popular sport in Cuba. The children had a lot of fun by dancing the conga song.

Take note that every Friday we are going to have water day, so parents make sure you send your child with all water gear and extra clothes to have fun and unforgettable moments this summer.

You can see the pictures on Life Cubby !

***Reminders***
Coming up field trips and special events:
7/18/17 field trip Bird Bowl $12

“Y dice una mariposa
Que vio desde su rosal
Guardados en un cristal
Los Zapaticos de Rosa”,BY

By: Jose Marti

Have a nice and safe weekend !

Mrs. Ana and Mrs. Tayra

 

Brown Door Weekly Letter July 7, 2017

Dear Parents of Brown Door:

We hope you and your families had an awesome 4th of July.

As a morning gathering we introduced the country of the United States. We talked about how many states there are, who is the present President and the name and location of the capital of the United States.

For our digital story on Monday and Wednesday the children listened to The Star-Spangled Banner and The American Flag. On Wednesday, on our field trip they saw the movie Rio 2, the children laughed and enjoyed the movie a lot.

For Academic Enrichment; the children had to think of a sentence about the U.S.A and then write it on a piece of paper, they also worked on “free art” to express themselves on the paper.

We made a 4th of July lunch with wheat bread, banana, strawberry jam, cream cheese, and blueberries.

As a gross motor activities they worked on skipping around the playground, walking on the balance beam, throwing and catching a ball with Coach Darrel and relay races. For small group activities they draw the American flag using markers and crayons, they made fireworks with glue and glitter in different colors on a black construction paper, and traced and color the map.

Please take note that every Friday we are going to have water day, so parents please make sure you send your child with all water gear and extra clothes to have fun and unforgettable moments this summer. You can see the pictures on Life Cubby !

“Today’s special moments are tomorrow’s memories”

Have a nice and safe weekend!
Mrs. Ana and Mrs.Tayra