Weekly Letters From Orange Door

Orange Door Weekly Letter October 20, 2017

Dear Parents of Orange Door:

This week the theme was Pumpkins and letter P. The objective was to acquaint the children with how the vegetable, pumpkin in this case, grows. They learned that pumpkins are good to eat. We also expanded their vocabulary with the letter P.

For morning gathering the children recited the pledge to the flag, sang the morning song, and we did the calendar and the weather.

We also introduced the topic of the week, Pumpkins and the letter P. We went reviewed the topic and expanded the vocabulary with the letter P, the did the tongue twister “Peter Piper”, and learned a pumpkin finger play, then a review of the topic and the letter P. was completed.

During Story Time, we’ve read the Perfect Pumpkin, Sixteen Runaway Pumpkins, The legend of Spookley The Square Pumpkin, Pumpkin Patch, Pumpkins Countdown 1250 Pumpkins In Trouble.

During academic enrichment, they traced and colored the letter P, learned about the pumpkins’ life cycle, which they drew in their journals.

They also had the children carve the pumpkins to see what’s inside the pumpkin and make a face on it.

As a class book we did the pumpkin life cycle life book.

Friday we went on a field trip to the Pumpkin patch at the Creative Learning Center.

For small group, the children made their own paint with shaving cream, coloring food, cinnamon, and a little bit of glue and it’s call pumpkins puffy paint, to keep encouraging the topic about pumpkin they made a paper plate pumpkins.

They made they own Spookley Pumpkin based on the story “The Spookley Square Pumpkin”. During the week, we planted the pumpkin seed. We let the children express themselves with free art.

During gross motor children worked with Coach Danny on obstacle courses. This was followed by free play with the soccer .
They played hop scotch, and leap frog.

For computer time we reinforced the letter P using ABC Mouse app.

You can see pictures on Lifecubby !!!!

Reminders**

*Every week they will be a student of the week. Please have your child bring in a poster filled with family photos, favorite toys,food or thing to do, for your child to share.

10/23 Oliver Cruz family poster

10/27 MDCPS Closed

REMEMBER TO DROP YOUR CHILD BEFORE 8:20 am.

Have a safe weekend,

Ms. Tayra and Ms. Ariel

 

Orange Door Weekly Letter October 13, 2017

Dear Parents of Orange Door:

This week the theme was all about Owls and letter O.

Our objective was for the students to have a hooting great time. They learned of how many species of owls are around the world and facts about them. The children expanded their vocabulary by learning about the letter O.

During morning gathering on Monday they recited the pledge the pledge of alligance, introduced the letter O and the topic of the week Owls. Tuesday we talked about owls facts and learn from it. On Wednesday each children named a word with the letter O. For Thursday children named an O word and clapped in syllables On Friday was a review day for the topic.

During Story Time we read: Incredible Owls, Owls, Egg To Owl, Owls, Owls Babies.

For academy enrichment the Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, children wrote words with the letter O and draw a picture of it. Then on Thursday they used the Do-a-dot to make a pattern, also wrote a sentence with the letter O and drew a picture on a paper. For Friday the children made owls nest with black construction paper, cotton balls, wiggles eyes and orange triangles.

During mighty minutes Monday they remember and connects experiences using the letter O of the week and topic Owl. Tuesday they walked around the shape that we put on the floor, (musical chair game) and when the music stopped the kids sat down on the shape. On Wednesday they went on a journey by doing a play, mean while the teacher was telling a story, they let the imagination go far. On Thursday they pretended they were singers by using paper towel roll as a microphone. Friday, we worked on patterns using them in the activity, we put them in a line by using two girls and one boy and vice versa.

In small group they traced and colored the letter O and traced owl shapes with construction paper. They traced and cut the letter O. On Friday we we made our owl during cooking and it was a fruit owl bagel.

On intentional teaching they used play-doh to make the letter O, owls, and they also created their first letter of their name. They walked, jumped, skipped and hopped on the letter O.

During gross motor skills they jumped like a frog, walked backward, ran in place, and skipped around the playground.

In music time with Mr. Brandon, they learned how to sing by using numbers.

For computer time we reinforced the letter O using ABC Mouse app.

*Parents we asking for two volunteer parents who want to donate a 1 big pumpkin each for next week! *

You can see pictures on Life Cubby !!!!

**Reminders**

*Every week there will be a student of the week. Please have your child bring in a poster filled with family photos, favorite toys,foods or things to do, for your child to share. Students of the week for the next two weeks are: 10/16 Luna Ayala and 10/23 Oliver Cruz.

*Next week on 10/19 they will have a Family Story Time at 7:00 pm come in and wear your Jammies.

*10/20 Field Trip to the Pumpkins Patch at the Creative Learning Center.

*10/21 Parents Night Out. Reservation Required.

REMEMBER TO DROP YOUR CHILD BEFORE 8:20 am.

Have a safe weekend!

Ms. Tayra and Ms. Ariel

 

Orange Door Weekly Letter October 6, 2017

Dear Parents of Orange Door:

This week the theme was all about Bat and letter B.

The objective was to let the children have fun with the bat and also learn some real fun facts that will help our children have an appreciation for how wonderful and important this animal is.

Bats Facts:
Bats are not bird, but fly.
Bats have fur not feathers.
Bats are nocturnal.

On Monday we had a none instructional day (MDCPS Closed).

During morning thering they pledge the flag and we did the circle time, I also introduced the topic of the week Bat and the letter B. At the end of the week Friday we had a review.

For story time we read the books…. Bats, Fantastic Bats, Cave Home (pictures), Cave Home and There was an Old Lady who swallowed a Bat.

During academic enrichment on Tuesday they tried their best writing the word “Bat”. On Wednesday they keep practicing their writing they wrote “Buttlerfly” and after they draw a picture of it. For Thursday we did the activity about guess the word, using B words. Then on Friday they had a free art. They keep improving their writing each week.

On small group activities the children worked on their journals. For Wednesday they made a bat with paper plates, wiggle eyes, glue, black paint and brushes, to create a Bat. Then on Thursday we created a class book named “Cave Homes”. On Friday they had cooking class and they made a Black Bean Dip with: black beans, cream cheese, salsa dip, lime juice and ground cumin, activity that they enjoyed a lot.

During computes time we reinforced the letter Bb on ABC Mouse app.

For gross motor skills on Monday they had to do some obstacle course with Coach Danny in the morning and in the afternoon we played hot potatoe. Tuesday they learned how to sing high and low notes with Mr. Brandon in the morning, in the afternoon we played catch a ball. For Wednesday we had music and movement. Thursday yoga kids and Friday walk on the line with zig- zag and straight line placed on the floor with tape.

You can see pictures on Lifecubby !!!!

*Reminders**

*Every week they will be a student of the week. Please have your child bring in a poster filled with family photos, favorite toys,food or thing to do, for your child to share.

10/02 Nylah Gonzalez

10/09 Sasha Abouzeide

10/16 Luna Ayala

10/23 Oliver Cruz

*Next week on 10/13 they will have a student portraits. Make sure your child look the best for the picture, also, please make sure your child have their uniform so they can be change after the picture.

REMEMBER TO DROP YOUR CHILD BEFORE 8:20 am.

Have a safe weekend

Ms. Tayra

Ms. Ariel

 

Orange Door Weekly Letter September 29, 2017

Dear Parents of Orange Door:

This week the theme was Senses and the letter Ee.

As a morning gathering we welcomed our class fallowing with pledging the flag, Circle Time song, and the introduction of the topic “The 5 Senses” (sight, smell, hear, touch, taste) and the letter Ee. On Monday we divided the class into two groups. One group closed their eyes and the others guide them around the class. For sight activity.

On Tuesday they used their hearing sense. The activity was to blindfold the children then we make sounds around classroom and the children tell us what they heard.

For Wednesday we used our sense of smell, again we blindfold the children, we give them different things to smell and they guess what it is.

On Thursday we use the sense of touch, we blindfold the children have them touch different textures and asked them to feel or what they feel.

For Friday we reviewed 4 do the 5 senses and. The we discussed the last senses of taste.

In story time we read Look Here, Read about health-seeing/ Hear this, Hearing/ Smell it, Smelling/ Touch that, Touching/ Taste Good, Tasting all about to the five senses.

At mighty minutes they played “I spy with my little eye” (sight) on Monday. Tuesday we did the echo clapping (hear). Wednesday they did the soaring activity, the concept of the action as for the children to start selecting several item from around the classroom and divided in two groups. On Thursday they did “I have one” game activity, we gave each children their name cards, then the teacher wrote some letter on the board if the children had the letter they said “I have one”. This game make them recognize the letters on their names. For Friday the activity was “Walk the line”. We used masking tape and create a very long line on the floor with some section that were curve and diagonal, to encourage balance.

On academic enrichment they started by practicing the letter E and words that begin with the same letter and adding some pictures for recognition. They also drew whatever they saw in the classroom, using construction paper and crayons. Tuesday we did a graphic activity “What color are your eyes?” using a mirror. On Wednesday they practiced writing numbers from 1-5. For Thursday they made letter Ee using playdough on the table and encourage them by trying to do their names. On Friday children made a class book about the senses, using paper, crayons and imagination.

For small group activity they traced and decorate the letter E using paper, markers, crayons and pencil. On Tuesday they work on maracas with paper plates, beads, markers and tape. Wednesday they made a 5 senses poster with construction paper, Googly eyes, yarn and cotton. For Thursday they worked on their journal, they wrote two words the begin with the letter E and then they draw a picture of it. Then on Friday the activity was tasting some food, banana for sweet, lemon juice for sour, pretzel for salty and spinach for bitter.

During music and movement they used the magnifying glasses to look around the classroom (activity for sight). For hearing on Tuesday they played with the music instruments. On Wednesday they danced to instrumental music. Tuesday they run and exercise. For Friday they had a free play/ yoga.

You can see pictures on Lifecubby !!!!

Have a safe weekend!

Ms. Tayra and Ms. Ariel

 

Orange Door VPK Weekly Letter September 22, 2017

Dear Parents of Orange Door:

This week the theme was The Human Body and the letter Mm. Our goal was to create awareness about the human body and how it works.

As a morning gathering we welcomed our class back after the hurricane Irma. Then we talked about our wonderful body parts and how they work. I also introduced the letter M, the children were very familiar with the letter they mentioned some words that start with M like “monkey, mom, moon, etc.”. We talked about measuring and comparing sizes by making group of two, the we’re be able to compare by how tall, tallest, small and smaller. On Thursday we had a none instructional teaching day. But we went back on it on Friday by reviewing the letter Mm and The Amazing Body and how it works.

In story time we read Me and My Amazing Body, Your Fantastic Elastic Brain, The Amazing Human Body, Your Skin and Bones, Your Heart. They enjoyed and the books and learned a lot from them.

At mighty minutes they played Clap a friend’s name activity: To the tune of “Mary Had A Little Lamb” the children clap each syllable of their friends name as part of the song. They also played “The Imaginary Ball” activity: we teach the children to pretend they are bouncing an imaginary ball with their hands. They also pretended they bounced the ball with different parts of their body.

In academic enrichment they clap their names by dividing it into syllables. They enjoyed writing the letter M and words that go with the letter then they drew a picture of it. We also encouraged them to make the letter M using play-doh and most of the children tried to write their names or made the first letter of it with the play-doh.

During music and movement they walked on the letter M, we placed a big letter M on the floor using masking tape and they walked on it. In soccer class with Coach Eric they ran obstacles as an exercise, (for human body awareness), after that they had the chance to hear their heart beats as a lesson of the topic. We played freeze dance and the head and shoulders song. Also during music class with Mr. Brandon that sang “Happy Birthday” to Alynna and Gianfranco. They also learned how to use the left and right hand on the drums with Mr. Brandon as a music lesson of the day. We did aerobics on Wednesday to keep our muscles and heart active for good care of our body. On Friday we tried a little of bit of yoga to keep our breathing and lungs healthy as possible activity the we going to keep trying every week! You can see pictures on Life Cubby!!!!

Have a safe weekend.
Ms. Tayra
Ms. Ariel

**Reminders**
9/28/2017 Family Story Time 7:00pm
Come in your Jammies !!!

Sent from my iPad

 

Orange Door Weekly Letter September 1, 2017

Dear Parents of Orange Door:

This week the theme was Family. The children had a lot of fun talking about their families and how they can relate with their classmates. Thanks for bring the family pictures.

As a morning gathering we talked about different types of family, on the topic they learned who can be or make a family member ex: multicultural families, same race family, same sex orientation family, ect. They also learned about the letter F,f, and how they can identify it on a picture, or word. we also worked on lower case f and upper case F. By the middle of the week the children were be able to mention words with the letter F, which was part of our goal.

For story time we read Fox Make Friends, Littler Quacks, New Friend, Llama, Llama Misses Mama, My Family Market, Froggy’s Sleepover, Poor Puppy, I Had A Dragon, My Dad And I, and My “F” Book.

On mighty minutes they worked on the activities Hippity, Hoppity how many? , Hello, Bingo Song. Shape Hunt, 10 Words In Motion, and Simon Says. Children loved the 10 In Motion Activity.

During academic enrichment they practiced writing the letter F with play-doh. They also looked for objects that start with the letter F around the classroom. They learned how many people live in their house by making a graphic. Kids related with other on the number of house members. We played a game called “I’m thinking of a shape”, children had to guess what is the shape of the classmate mind.

On international teaching card children walked, skipped, hopped, and crawled on top of the letter F. They learned by playing “tap it, clap it, stomp it. By taking turns children said their names and broke it in syllables.

For small group they traced the letter F with a stencil and then they decorated it. Children made a house with sticks, paper, crayons and markers for their families. They draw a family portrait on a white paper they were very creative. Kids made a family mobile with yarn, cut out person and cut houses.

For the cooking class they made their faces with real fruits and veggies.

On music and movements gross motor, children hopped on their feet and counted 1-10. Then they jumped on the obstacles, went through a tunnel, walked on balance beam and we played Simon said.

**Reminders**

9/4/2017 Closed for Labor Day.

Have a safe weekend!

Ms. Tayra
&
Ms. Ariel