Weekly Letters From Orange Door

Orange Door Weekly Letter January 12, 2018

Dear Parents of Orange Door:

This week the theme was Martin Luther King Jr. and letter Jj.

Objective: Introduced students the constitutional rights of all citizens and begin the process to teach and promote awareness of social justice in the classroom as well in the community, also developing an understanding of the diversity of our world.

For morning gathering, children pledge the flag of America, morning singing and introduced the topic of the week Martin Luther King by reading a short biography of MLK and the letter Jj.

We continued the introduction we are all different on the outside but the same on the inside, by using the students as an example (we are boys and girls from the outside but we all are human beings).

Students named words that start with the letter Jj. I also mentioned the MLK won the Nobel prize and explained the meaning of it.

Students clapped their hand for each syllable of the J words.

They had a review of the topic and the letter J. Students had a contest all day: Whoever is caught doing a peaceful negotiation wins a prize. They tried their best, they learned how to be kind, patient and about their emotions.

During Story Time we’ve read Martin’s Big Words, Martin’s Dream, Are You Still My Friend?, MLK Biography, I Love You Because You Are You, My J Book.

During small group activity, the children traced a Martin Luther King silhouette and wrote “I have a Dream” on a paper using pencil, crayons and glue.

Students also made a wreath by tracing their hands, cut it and paste it on paper and on the middle we wrote ” we are friends”.
They made a picture with their hand print and a heart, by using construction paper, glue, paint, scissors.

Students made a picture of what will be their dream. They usde crayons, markers and pencil.

During academic enrichment, children traced and colored the letter Jj using a stencil, pencil, marker and crayons.

They worked on a graph using Cubs and sorting by colors.

Students wrote their names on a paper with chalk.

They wrote two words within the letter J and draw a picture of it on paper using pencil and crayons.

We played a game number by asking the student what number was coming next by leaving a blank space after a number (1-20).

During soccer class with coach Erik they still worked on obstacles.

For cooking class we made a friendship snack, putting the ingredients by layers in a cup: ingredients are: white yogurt, raising, grounded graham crackers and the last layer raising covered with yogurt.

During gross motor students did an obstacle race, throwing and catching the ball, how far they can jump, walk heel to toe, parachute.

During center time all centers were opened for children except on lunch time and nap time.

You can see pictures on Lifecubby !!!!

**Reminders**

1/15/18 School closed Martin Luther

King Day

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.

1/16/18 Adrianna Navarro

1/22/18 Alynna Ortega

1/29/18 Amelia Payne

Have a safe weekend,

Ms. Tayra

Ms. Ariel

 

 

Orange Door Weekly Letter December 22, 2017

Dear Parents of Orange Door:

This week the theme was Kwanzaa and the letter Nn.
Objective: Students use vocabulary related to Kwanzaa. They learned how to identify main ideas and details related to the celebration of Kwanzaa.

For morning gathering children pledge the flag of America, morning singing and introduction to the topic of the week, Kwanzaa, the letter Nn and their pajamas.

Student came with their ugly sweater and we created a fashion runway for them to show their sweaters.

Santa came to school and the students got excited with his visit, they also wore red or green shirts.

Students sang Hanukkah songs and wore blue and white shirts.

Review of the letter Nn, students mentioned words that start whit the letter Nn. They wore a Santa hat and socks. After the Circle Time they enjoyed the Christmas carols.
During Story-Time we’ve read Kwanzaa-The Seven Days of Kwanzaa, Kwanzaa Together for Kwanzaa.

During small group activity the children made a sensory holiday day card.

Students made a kinara with Popsicle sticks, construction paper and glue.

They also made a red, black and green collage as a representation of Kwanzaa colors and talked about the meaning of each colors (red, represent the struggles of the people, green stands for fairness and justice and the lush African plant life, black, represent people themselves).

During academic enrichment the children traced and decorated the letter N. They wrote two words that start with the letter N and then they drew a picture on paper.

In their journals, they drew a picture about Kwanzaa and wrote Kwanzza words as a expansion of their vocabulary.

During soccer class with Coach Danny the students did obstacles courses and right after, the children took a picture with the Coach and gave him a farewell gift and wished him the best of luck on his new journey.

During gross motor students balanced on alternate feet, threw and caught a ball with another child to catch, the children raced with each other, walking backwards, and free play.

During center time all centers were opened for children except at lunchtime and nap time.

You can see pictures on Lifecubby !!!!

**Reminders**

12/25/17-1/1/18 school closed for winter break

1/2/18 school will be re-opened, regular hours.

*Every week there 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.

1/08/18 Adriana Navarro
1/16/18 Alynna Ortega
1/22/18 Amelia Payne
1/29/18 Daniella Sotolongo

Thank you for your holiday wishes and gifts. Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year Orange Door !

Have a safe weekend

Ms. Tayra and Ms. Ariel

Dear Parents of Orange Door:

This week the theme was Kwanzaa and the letter Nn.

Objective: Students use vocabulary related to Kwanzaa. They learned how to identify main ideas and details related to the celebration of Kwanzaa.

For morning gathering children pledge the flag of America, morning singing and introduced the topic of the week Kwanzaa, the letter Nn and their pajamas.

Student came with their ugly sweater and we created a fashion runway for them to show their sweaters.

Santa came to school and the students got exited with his visit, they also wear red or green shirt.

Students sang Hanukkah songs and wear blue and white shirts.

Review of the letter Nn, students mention words that start whit the letter Nn. They wear a Santa hat and socks. After the circle time they did the Christmas carols.

Story time we’ve read Kwanzaa-The seven days of Kwanzaa, Kwanzaa together for Kwanzaa.

During small group activity children made a sensory holiday day card.

Students made a kinara with Popsicle sticks, construction paper and glue.

They also made a red, black and green collage as a representation of Kwanzaa colors and talked about the meaning of each colors (red, represent the struggles of the people, green, stands for fairness and justice and the lush African plant life, black, represent people themselves).

During academic enrichment children traced and decorated the letter N.

They wrote two words that start with the letter N and then they draw a picture on a paper.

On their journals they draw a picture about Kwanzaa and write a Kwanzza words as a expansion of their vocabulary.

During soccer class with coach Danny they students did obstacles and right after, the children toke a picture with the coach and give him a farewell gift and wishing him the best of luck on his new journey.

During gross motor students balanced on alternate foot, throw and catch a ball with other child to catch, the children race each other, walking backwards, free play.

On center time all center were opened for children except on lunch time and nap time.

You can see pictures on Lifecubby !!!!

**Reminders**

12/25/17-1/1/18 school closed for winter break

1/2/18 school will be re-opened, regular hours.

*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.

1/08/18 Adriana Navarro

1/16/18 Alynna Ortega

1/22/18 Amelia Payne

1/29/18 Daniella Sotolongo

Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year Orange Door !

Have a safe weekend

Ms. Tayra

Ms. Ariel

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Orange Door Weekly Letter December 15, 2017

Dear Parents of Orange Door:

This week the theme was Hanukkah and Letter Hh.

Objective: Student were able to learn the history of Hanukkah, their traditions and why it is celebrated.

For morning gathering children pledge the flag of America, morning singing and introduced the topic of the week Hanukkah and letter Hh.

We showed the children a dreidel and how they can play with it. They also learned all the symbols on it and the meaning.

We divided the students into two groups and each group talked about what Hanukkah means to them, and with teacher support we wrote it down. Then we compared the meaning of each group.

Review the topic of the week Hanukkah and the letter H. They also mentioned 2 words that start with the letter H.

On our field trip to Actors Playhouse they watched The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.

During story time we’ve read Dreidel, The Count’s Hanukkah Countdown, Hanukkah, and Hanukkah oh Thank Hanukkah.

During small group activity children made a menorah with blue hand print paint, construction paper and gold glitter and the Star of David with Popsicle sticks, blue paint and glue. They made a dreidel out of foam paper and then they wrote their own symbol on it.

During academic enrichment children traced the letter H and colored inside with crayons. They wrote two words with the letter Hh.
Practiced writing number 1-10.

Students worked on their journals by drawing a picture about Hanukkah.

During music class with Mr. Brandon they sang Christmas songs like Jingle Bells, Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer meanwhile Mr. Brandon was playing the guitar.

During gross motor they walked backwards, went up and down the steps, threw and caught a ball, ran and skipped.

During center time all centers were opened for children except at lunch time and nap time.

You can see pictures on Lifecubby !!!!

**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,food or things to do, for your child to share.

12/18/17 Sofia Machado

SPECIAL NOTE:

12/18/17 Pajama Day.
12/19/17 Ugly Sweater Day
12/20/17 Wear Green or Red shirt. Santa to visit the school from 7:30-9:00 am.
12/21/17 Dress in blue and white colors as a celebration of Hanukkah.
Family story-time at 7:00 p.m., come in your Jammies.
12/22/17 Christmas Hat and Socks and the caroling at 9:00 a.m., location will be held on front of the school.

Parents: we have a Christmas tree in our classroom and we want the children to create their own ornament at home to put it on the classroom tree. They can use construction paper, pictures, paint, etc. any material will be fine. No pre-made ornament please !!!

Have a safe weekend!

Ms. Tayra and Ms. Ariel

 

Orange Door Weekly Letter December 8, 2017

Dear Parents of Orange Door:

This week the theme was Christmas and letter C.

Objective: This is a holiday theme that offers activities for the children in the classroom and explore families traditions.
The children learned about each other’s family traditions which bring so many opportunities for cooking, art, decorating and learning about giving to others.

For morning gathering children pledge the flag of America, morning singing and introduced the topic of the week Christmas and letter C.

They mention a word that starts with the letter C and include Christmas song during Circle Time. We also reviewed words for the letter C.

Children shared how they celebrate Christmas with their families and talked on how they can be nice with others.

They sang Christmas songs, like Jingle Bells, Burrito Sabanero, and We Wish you a Merry Christmas.

During story time we’ve read It Is Christmas, Charlie Brown Christmas, Dear Santasaurous, Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer, and Gingerbread Mouse.

During small group activity children decorated a Christmas tree using construction paper, glitter and cut out ornaments.
They made a Christmas stocking with different colors construction paper, white cotton, glue and children add a nice touch of glitter.
Kids made a reindeer headband with center strips, brown do-a-dots, brown paint hand print, bells and glue.
The children made a Santa, penguin, and a snowman with a small paper plate, construction paper, stickers and glue.

During academic enrichment children traced the letter C and decorated with mosaic squares.

In their journals, the children drew something about Christmas and told the meaning of the picture to the class, they also worked on the graph by telling what is their favorite holiday.

They decorated a snowflake with confetti to decorate the classroom.

Children wrote two words with the letter C and then they drew a picture.

During gross motor skills, they ran backwards, practiced throwing and catching the ball, played a game of their choice on the playground, raced with each other, and hopped on one foot.

For soccer class the children worked on obstacle course with Coach Danny.

During music class with Mr. Brandon, children learned how to play with drums and the drum sticks by following rhythm and commands and sang
Christmas songs.

During center time, all center were opened for children. You can see pictures on Life Cubby!

**Reminders**

*Every week their 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. Please label with names. The following are the next two students:
12/11/17 Emma Garcia
12/18/17 Sofia Machado

SPECIAL NOTES:
12/15/17 Field trip to Actors Playhouse
12/16/17 Parents Night out. Reservation Required.

Parents: we have a Christmas tree in our classroom and we want the children to create their own ornament at home to put it on the classroom tree. They can use construction paper, pictures, paint, etc. any material will be fine. No pre-made ornament please !!!

**Parents if you don’t want your child celebrate or participate on Christmas, Hanukkah or Kwanzaa activities for religious reasons, please
let us know.**

Have a safe weekend!

Ms. Tayra and Ms. Ariel

 

Orange Door Weekly Letter December 1, 2017

Dear Parents of Orange Door:

This week the theme was Dinosaurs and letter Dd.

Objective: Children will demonstrate general knowledge of dinosaurs. They also learned information about dinosaurs through books, projects and activities. They expanded their vocabulary by learning new words such as bones, fossils and paleontologist.

For morning gathering children recited the Pledge of Alligiance, morning singing and introduced the topic of the week Dinosaurs and letter D.

We read some dinosaur fact for example:
*Dinosaurs are animals that lived millions years ago.
*Dinosaurs are the largest animals to had ever lived on land.
*Many dinosaurs were hatched from eggs.
They learned a poem about dinosaur “Five Enormous Dinosaurs”.

We went over the letter D and reviewed words that begin with the letter D.
The children reviewed words that begin with the letter D. We focused on upper/lower case letter recognition and sounds.

During Story-Time we’ve read Dinosaur Dangerous Dig, My Favorite Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs Galore, A Wish For Dinosaur. Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs.

During small group activity the children traced and cut out the letter D to make a dinosaur using construction paper and foam shapes.

The children saw how a volcano erupts from a volcano model, by using baking soda, food coloring and vinegar. They also made a dinosaur bone with wood stick and q-tips on black construction paper. The children made a hand print with play-doh to pretend it was a dinosaur foot/hand-print.

The children worked on their journals by drawing their favorite dinosaur using markers, pencils or crayons.

During cooking class, the class made a Stegosaurus sandwich with: whole wheat bread, tortilla chips, banana, raisins, strawberry jelly and cream cheese.

During academic enrichment children practiced writing the letter D and two words that start with the letter D, dog and doll, then they drew a picture of it on a paper.

We worked on the graphing activity. What is your favorite dinosaur?, we incorporated numbers as a reinforcement.

On fine motor skill activity the children traced the lower case letter d and decorated with dots (do-a-dots) color of their choice and counted how many of dots they used on the letter d.

We introduced the the word “prehistoric”, to expand their vocabulary and explained the meaning of prehistoric word, “time before history”. They learned the dinosaur were prehistoric animals. The activity was to draw a big foot print on a paper, then in a small group of children, kids stepped on a foot print to see how many children fit on it. They learned about comparing.

For gross motor skills, they played dodge ball, danced to music, caught the ball, jumped over sticks and enjoyed free play music.

During center time, all centers were open for the children. 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,food or things to do, for your child to share.

12/4/17 Emma Garcia
12/11/17 Sofia Machado
12/18/17 Adriana Navarro

SPECIAL NOTE:

11/4/17 Book Fair
11/7/10 Clifford Visit from 4:00-6:15 pm

Parents: We have a Christmas tree in our classroom and we want the children to create their own ornament at home to put it on the classroom tree. They can use construction paper, pictures, paint, etc., any material will be fine. No pre-made ornament please !!!

**Parents if you don’t want your child celebrate or participate on Christmas, Hanukkah or Kwanzaa activities for religious reasons, please let us know**.

Have a safe weekend!

Ms. Tayra and Ms. Ariel

 

Orange Door Weekly Letter November 17, 2017

Dear Parents of Orange Door:

This week the theme was Thanksgiving and the letter Tt.

Objective: Students will be able to identify and share the origin of at least one family or other Thanksgiving tradition.
Students will recognize that our modern day Thanksgiving celebration has developed throughout history.

For morning gathering children pledge the flag of America, morning singing and introduced the topic of the week, Thanksgiving and the letter T.
They also heard a little short story about Thanksgiving history. The children discussed the idea of being thankful.

The children named a word with the letter on the week (T). They also reviewed the topic of the week
During story-time we read Thanksgiving Day, Thanksgiving Is For Giving, Thanksgiving Is Here, Clifford’s Giving Thanks, and Blue’s Thanksgiving Feast.

During small group activity we had the children write the word “train” and draw it on a paper.

The children made a hand print turkey with different colors paint on a paper. As a Thanksgiving topic children made a placemat with construction paper, glue and markers.

They enjoyed the field trip Adventures in a box about dinosaurs!

During academic enrichment children traced and colored the letter T and wrote a word with that letter.

Children named things they are thankful for, then they wrote it down on a piece of feather.

During gross motor they walked in a line, skipped, walked backwards, threw and caught a ball, and played Simon Says.

During Center Time all centers were opened for children.

For soccer class the children worked on obstacle course with Coach Danny. 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, food or things to do, for your child to share. The following are the next students of the week:

11/20/17 Aaron Garcia

11/21/17 Class feasts

11/22/17 MDCPS Closed

11/23/17- 11/24/17 Closed for Thanksgiving Day.

REMEMBER TO DROP YOUR CHILD BEFORE 8:20 am.

Have a safe weekend!

Ms. Tayra and Ms. Ariel