Weekly Letters From Brown Door

Brown Door Weekly Letter December 8, 2017

Dear Parents of Brown Door,

This week our students began learning about Christmas, they’ve discussed and drew one thing they wish to have for Christmas and they even participated in many arts and craft activities throughout the week. Our Brown Door students have been doing a fantastic job learning Christmas songs.

They also reviewed the Months of the year, as well as their phone numbers.

Things we’ve learned:
The topic this week was Christmas.

Academic Enrichment and Art- the students wrote the words Merry Christmas on a Christmas card they’ve made.

The students made their very own elf to hang up and decorate our classroom with.

Our students made a beautifully decorated Christmas Tree.

The children made a Christmas Stocking, their stocking contains a picture they drew of something special they want for Christmas.

They made their own ornament to hang on the class tree.

Lastly, they’ve made a reindeer using Popsicle sticks, pipe cleaners, cotton ball, and wiggly eyes.

Journal- The students drew a picture of what Christmas looks like to them.

Mighty Minutes and Intentional teaching- every afternoon we take a few minutes to do an activity or play a game that will encourage learning. This week the students played a game called “I have a secret”, “Simon says”, “describe things”, “la,la,la, sing” and “silly willy walking”.

Soccer- the students took turns running an obstacle course as they relayed the bean bag to the next runner, afterwards they took turns tossing the bean bag into the bucket. They also practiced passing and scoring goals and learned the role of the goalie on Monday and Wednesday with Coach Daniel.

Stories we’ve read- “There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Bell”, “I Want A Dog For Christmas (Charlie Brown)”, and “Charlie Brown Christmas”

Reminders and notes:

*12/11-12/15 Book Fair

*12/15- Field trip to Actors Playhouse

*12/21- Family Story Night at 7:00 pm, come in your jammies

* For the student of the week, please have your child bring in a poster filled with family photos for your child to share.

Student of the week for:

12/11- Angel Navarro

12/18- Micaela Noya

1/8- Bella Nua

1/15- Natalie Orellana

Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Ana, Mrs. Melisa, and Miss. Sammy

 

Brown Door Weekly Letter December 1, 2017

Dear Parents of Brown Door,

This week our students were well rested from their long weekend and were ready to learn! They had so much fun learning all about dinosaurs, and the letter D!

Things we’ve learned:

The topic this week was Dinosaurs and the letter of the week was letter Dd.

Academic Enrichment and Art- the students wrote words and drew pictures with the letter of the week “Dd” (dog, dice, daisy, and dinosaur).

The students traced and colored the letter of the week “Dd”.

Our students made a dinosaur using the letter D.

The children pretended to be mini Paleontologists and put together dinosaur bones (Popsicle sticks).

They have made a brontosaurus using their painted handprint.

Since there is no way for scientists to determine the actual colors of dinosaurs, they used their imaginations and painted dinosaurs using whichever colors they’ve wanted.

They have traced the lower case d and filled it with dots. Using their math skills, they counted how many dots they’ve used to fill the letter.

We’ve done a chart activity to determine which dinosaur is their favorite, afterwards we’ve extended their learning by asking questions such as, “Which dinosaur has the most likes?”, “Which had the least?”, “How many students liked the T-Rex?”… etc.

We have introduced the term “Prehistoric”, and have made a large prehistoric footprint, the students took turns guessing how many of them can fit into the footprint.

Journal- The students drew a picture of their favorite dinosaur.

Science- The students have learned about one of the few theories that may have caused the extinction of dinosaurs which was Volcanic eruption. After discussing that topic they have witnessed a volcano erupting in the class. We’ve used paper and glue to mold and shape the “volcano”. The baking soda, red food coloring, and vinegar were used to cause the eruption. It was so cool, pictures and video on Life Cubby.

Mighty Minutes and Intentional teaching- every afternoon we take a few minutes to do an activity or play a game that will encourage learning. This week the students played a game called “Sorting syllables”, “What’s inside the box?”, “Say it, show it”, “I’m thinking of…”, and “Hippity, Happily, How many?”.

Cooking- This week we’ve made our very own dinosaur for lunch! Our mini chef’s have made a Stegosaurus Sandwich, which consisted of Whole wheat bread, tortilla chips, bananas, raisins, strawberry jelly, and cream cheese, Yumm!

Soccer- the students took turns running an obstacle course as they relayed the bean bag to the next runner. Afterwards, they took turns tossing the bean bag into the bucket. They also practiced passing and kicking the soccer ball.

Stories we’ve read- “My D book”, “Dinosaurs”, “How Do Dinosaurs Get Well Soon?”, “How Do Dinosaurs Eat Their Food?”, and “Clomp, Tromp, Snap”

Reminders and notes:

*12/4-12/8- Book Fair

*12/7- Clifford the big red dog will be visiting from 4:00pm-6:15pm

*12/15- Field trip to Actors Playhouse

*12/21- Family Story Night at 7:00 pm Come in your jammies

* For the student of the week, please have your child bring in a poster filled with family photos for your child to share.

Student of the week for:

12/4- Rafael Machado

12/11- Angel Navarro

12/18- Micaela Noya

1/8- Bella Nua

“Dinosaurs may be extinct from the face of the planet, but they are alive and well in our imaginations.” -Steve Miller

Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Ana, Mrs. Melisa, and Miss. Sammy

 

Brown Door Weekly Letter November 17, 2017

Dear Parents of Brown Door,

This week our students began learning about Thanksgiving, how it began, and why we celebrate it.

Things we’ve learned:
The topic this week was Thanksgiving and the letter of the week was letter Tt.

Academic Enrichment and Art- the students wrote words and drew pictures with the letter of the week. The students traced and colored the letter of the week.

Our students made a colorful turkey with their hand prints using paint to be hung in the classroom. The children made a headband with a turkey head that they’ve made using construction paper and colorful feathers on the back of the headband. They have written what they are thankful for on each feather.

They also decorated their very own placemat that will be laminated for the students to use during our Thanksgiving Feast. They colored the water and sky and used their painted handprint to represent a ship to create a picture of the Mayflower.

Journal- The students drew a picture of the Thanksgiving story including the Mayflower crossing the Atlantic, the Pilgrims when they arrived in Plymouth, and when the Pilgrims and Indians met.

Mighty Minutes and Intentional teaching- every afternoon we take a few minutes to do an activity or play a game that will encourage learning. This week the students played a game called “I have one”, “Disappearing Rhymes”, “Let’s make letters”, and “the green grass grows”.

Field Trip- This month’s field trip was brought to us at the school, Adventures in a box! Our students were able to learn and explore Dinosaurs! It was so much fun!

Soccer- the students took turns running an obstacle course as they relayed the bean bag to the next runner, afterwards they took turns tossing the bean bag into the bucket. They also practiced passing and scoring goals and learned the role of the goalie on Monday and Wednesday with Coach Daniel.

Stories we’ve read- “My T Book”, Thanksgiving Day”, “The Big Thanksgiving Race “, “Thanksgiving Is For Giving Thanks”, and “Run Turkey Run”.

Reminders and notes:

*11/21 Class Feast (Parents please sign up to bring an item for the class.)

*11/23-24 School Closed for Thanksgiving

*11/30 7:00pm Family Story time -come in your jammie’s

* For the student of the week, please have your child bring in a poster filled with family photos for your child to share.

Student of the week for:

11/27- Thiago Llerena

12/4- Rafael Machado

12/11- Angel Navarro

Have a great long weekend!

Mrs. Ana, Mrs. Melisa, and Ms. Sammy

 

Brown Door Weekly Letter November 10, 2017

Dear Parents of Brown Door,

This week has been filled with lessons about plants and even included hands on learning when the students planted in the garden!

Things we’ve learned:
This week Our students have learned about plants and what makes them grow. As we discussed plants we’ve taken the opportunity to discuss living and non-living things and what do living things need to live and grow. They also partook in many activities that reinforced learning their phone numbers, they are doing so well.

Art- the students drew a picture of a flower and wrote its parts: seeds, roots, stem, leaves, and flower. Each student picked one page from the tiny seed book and drew that picture on white paper. Afterwards we stapled all of the pictures together to make a class book.

The students glued yarn over the numbers of their phone numbers.

Computer- Two days a week for 20 minutes the students use the ABC mouse app on the tablets to reinforce the letter and topic of the week. For this week students played educational games, painting, songs, stories, puzzles, and tracing all related to plants.

Academic Enrichment- the students wrote their phone numbers.

They went to the garden and planted green bean seeds and cherry tomatoes. They also planted black beans in a clear plastic cup so we can observe them as they grow.

On a paper we wrote numbers from 1-10 going down and the students did do a dots in correspondence to each number.

Journal- the students drew a picture of a garden in their journals.

Music- Mr. Brandon taught the students rhythm using notes and pitch using numbers. Combing the two they were able to create songs.

Soccer- the students took turns running an obstacle course as they relayed the bean bag to the next runner. They also played soccer with goals on each side of the field on Monday and Wednesday with Coach Daniel.

Stories we’ve read- “The Tiny Seed”, “Animals and Plants”, “Living Things Grow and Change”, and “Mickey And The Manatee, Learning How To Count”

Reminders and notes:

*11/17 field trip in house Adventures In A Box
*11/21 Class Feast (Parents please sign up to bring an item for the class.)
*11/23-24 School Closed for Thanksgiving
*11/30 7:00pm Family Story time -come in your Jammie’s

* For the student of the week, please have your child bring in a poster filled with family photos for your child to share.

Student of the week for:
11/13- Nikolas Gousse
11/27- Thiago Llerena
12/4- Rafael Machado
12/11- Angel Navarro

There is no school on Friday 11/10 in observance of Veterans Day on 11/11, let’s not forget to thank a veteran for their bravery, sacrifice, and service.

“Land of the Free because of the brave” -Anonymous

Have a great long weekend!

Mrs. Ana, Mrs. Melisa, and Miss. Sammy

 

Brown Door Weekly Letter November 3, 2017

Dear Parents of Brown Door,

This week has been jam packed with tons of fun activities! The Halloween Happening parade was so much fun! Big thanks to all the parents that have participated and contributed! We would like to wish Caleb, Emily, and Sebastian a very happy birthday, they all turned 5 on the same day! How cool is that?!

Things we’ve learned: This week Our students have learned about the letter Vv and The four seasons. They have continued practicing their phone numbers.

Art- the students traced and colored the letter of the week, they practiced writing Uppercase V and lower case v.

Our class drew pictures of all of the four seasons and wrote each season to go with their season.

The students created a work of art to represent three of the four seasons, for summer they made a beach ball, for spring they’ve made a flower headband, and for fall they’ve drew a leaf filled with all the autumn colors such as brown, red, yellow, and orange.

Computer- Two days a week for 20 minutes the students use the ABC mouse app on the tablets to reinforce the letter and topic of the week. For this week students played educational games, painting, songs, stories, puzzles, and tracing all related to the letter V and the Seasons.

Academic Enrichment- the students wrote words and drew pictures with the letter

Mighty Minutes and Intentional teaching- every afternoon we take a few minutes to do an activity or play a game that will encourage learning. This week the students played a game called “writing in the air”, “Mr. Forgetful objective”, “people patterns”, and “the green grass grows”.

Cooking- for the Halloween Happening our Brown Door kids made their own lunch! Our mini chefs whipped up a yummy mummy pizza topped with sauce, mozzarella cheese and olives, that was served with carrots, and for dessert they made a representation of a candy corn using fruits. They’ve used pineapples, mandarins, and whipped cream to top it off. So good!

Soccer- the students took turns running an obstacle course as they relayed the bean bag to the next runner. They also practiced passing and scoring goals and learned the role of the goalie Monday and Wednesday with Coach Daniel.

Stories we’ve read- “My V Book”, “Halloween Mice”, “In The Snow”, “Fall Leaves”, “One Sunny Day”, and “Night Before Halloween”

Reminders and notes:

* Every week we send home bags filled with all sorts of learning activities for our Brown Door students to practice with. We kindly ask that students take good care of the bags and its contents so that each student may have a chance to use it throughout the year. -Thank you-

*11/10- SCHOOL CLOSED for Veterans Day

*11/17 field trip

*11/21 Class Feast (Parents please sign up to bring an item for the class.)

*11/23-24 School Closed for Thanksgiving

* for the student of the week, please have your child bring in a poster filled with family photos for your child to share.

Student of the week for:

10/30- Mila Gutierrez

11/6- Nikolas Gousse

11/13- Thiago Llerena

11/20- Rafael Machado

“Crunching crinkling autumn leaves spiraling swirling in the breeze. -Anonymous

Have an awesome weekend!

Mrs. Ana, Mrs. Melisa, and Ms. Sammy

 

Brown Door Weekly Letter October 27, 2017

Dear Parents of Brown Door,

As we prepare for Halloween, Brown Door has been very busy using their creativity to decorate bags, Halloween masks, and decorate bags for homeless children (as we decorated the bags for homeless children we have taken the opportunity to discuss empathy and appreciation.)

Things we’ve learned:
This week Our students have learned about the letter Ll and Halloween. They also have begun to learn their phone numbers.

Art- The students traced and colored the letter of the week, they practiced writing Uppercase L and lower case l.

Our class decorated the Halloween bags for homeless children, they also decorated the bags for the Halloween Happening.

The students made a picture frame using colorful Popsicle sticks and decorated it with yarn representing spider webs, spiders, ghosts and witch hats.

Computer- Two days a week for 20 minutes the students use the ABC mouse app on the tablets to reinforce the letter and topic of the week. For this week students played educational games, painting, songs, stories, puzzles, and tracing all related to the letter L and Halloween.

Academic Enrichment-The students wrote words and drew pictures with the letter L.

They practiced writing numbers 1-10

Mighty Minutes and Intentional teaching- Every afternoon we take a few minutes to do an activity or play a game that will encourage learning. This week the students played a game called “Nothing, Nothing, Something”, “Simon Says”, “Words in Motion”, “Freeze Dance”, “I Spy”, and “Clapping Syllables”

They searched for buried treasure in the sand, retold wordless books, created patterns, line up objects by size and shape.

Music- Mr. Brandon taught the students about rhythm using music notes. (Check out pictures and videos on Life Cubby)

Soccer- The students took turns running an obstacle course as they relayed the bean bag to the next runner. They also practiced passing and scoring goals and learned the role of the goalie Monday and Wednesday with Coach Daniel.

Stories we’ve read- “My L book”, “Halloween Mice”, “Five SpookyGghosts Playing Tricks At school”, “Clifford’s Halloween”, and “Night Before HalloweenT

Reminders and notes:

* Every week we send home bags filled with all sorts of learning activities for our brown door students to practice with. We kindly ask that students take good care of the bags and its contents so that each student may have a chance to use it throughout the year. -Thank you-

* 10/31 Halloween Happening 9-11am

Students are allowed to wear costumes- (masks, weapons, and toys are not allowed) please provide a change of clothes for after the parade.

-PARENTS INVITED Please bring a bag of non candy items for our parade. Send your child in costume and with a change of clothing.

Parents may bring a bag of candy to donate to homeless children.

*11/10- SCHOOL CLOSED for Veterans Day

* For the student of the week, please have your child bring in a poster filled with family photos for your child to share.

Student of the week for:

10/30- Mila Gutierrez

11/6- Nikolas Gousse

11/13- Thiago Llerena

11/20- Rafael Machado

“When witches go riding and black cats are seen the moon laughs and whispers ‘tis near halloween” -Anonymous

Have an awesome weekend!

Mrs. Ana, Mrs. Melisa, and Miss. Sammy