Weekly Letters From Rainbow Door

Rainbow Door Weekly Letter January 12, 2018

Dear Parents of Rainbow Door Students

We want to start the week by saying “HAPPY NEW YEAR” to everyone, we wish you a year full of blessings. This is the first letter of the year. We are so happy to be back with our little ones and we are so ready to rock this year. Starting the week we talked about “WINTER”. The kids learned the different seasons of the year. We talked about the snow, cold days, why its Winter, where we see the snow, etc. They also learned about how we should dress for these days such as: boots, mittens, scarfs, etc. We told them how to build an snowman and what is made out of. The kids also learn the letter “W”. “W” for Winter, white, women, wonderful, etc.

During art the kids made an snowman out of white construction paper, we added cotton balls to pretend that it was snow and the teachers cut out black and orange construction paper to do the hat and the nose of the snowman.

We the teachers traced a snowflake and the kids glued little squares of different colors to decorate it. Another day the kids decorated the letter “W” with crayons and winter stickers. The kids made a penguin that was made out of construction paper black and white.

Soccer: We finally got to see Coach Erick again. The kids were already asking for one of their favorite classes. This Monday the kids started the week by exercising, running and beating the obstacles that Coach Erick made for them.

Music: The kids were so excited to see Mr. Brandon after so many days. We enjoyed every single minute by singing and dancing with him to our favorites songs like: “Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes”. “Gummy Bear”. Etc.

Science Lab: The kids explored the room, we showed them an skeleton, different types of insects, shells and rocks. The kids seems so excited by seeing all this. They enjoyed their time.

Student Of The Week: Roger Ordaz. Please bring in a poster on Monday with pictures of him and his family and what he likes to do, so we can have him talk about it.

REMINDER: We suggest cutting your child’s nails so we don’t have any accidents while we are all playing together. Please don’t forget to take blankets home on Friday to be washed and returned on Monday. Thank you for always making sure that your child has a change of clothes in their cubby at all times.

TIPS: We encourage you to ask your children everyday what they did in class. Also read with them the lesson plan of that week and ask them questions about it to reinforce the activities of the week at home. Since this week the topic was about “WINTER” you can show them ice, pictures of snow, and all they should know about this topic. Thank you for all your help.

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!

Ms. Miriam, Ms. Zamira, Ms. Dunia

 

Rainbow Door Weekly Letter December 22, 2017

Dear Parents of Rainbow Door Students,

What a jolly week we had. Our kids are loving these Holidays and all they are learning. We taught our kids about Kwanzaa and continued talking about Christmas.

This week in art the kids glue a snowman that was cut out by the teacher, they added cotton balls, eyes, glitter for the snow, nose and hat. We also painted a Kinara, (Candleholder), that is used in celebrating the festival of Kwanzaa. They glued the 7 candles that were cut out by the teacher 3 red, 3 green, and 1 black. The kids also decorated their little ornament with their pictures inside for their Christmas tree.

Soccer: We were so happy to see Coach Erick again, the kids had so much fun kicking the ball and running around.

Books We Read: “The Christmas Day”, “The Promise For Unity”, “The Three Main Colors of Kwanzaa”, “The Seven Days”, and “The Night Before Christmas”. The kids showed so much interest when reading these books.

Music: Mr. Brandon played Christmas songs like “El Burrito Sabanero”, “Jingle Bells”, and “Feliz Navidad”, we all dance and sang together. What an awesome moment to end up our last week.

We at Kids for Kids Academy got a surprise visit from Santa Claus. We all got to take pictures with him and got a present from him. Thank you Santa for stopping by.

On Friday we had our yummy fruits salad. The kids love to eat fruits. Thank you all for helping us make our kids Happy.

This week we will not have Student of the week, until next January 2018.

We want to thank all the parents for showing us support with what we the teachers do with the kids at school. We want to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year’s full of love and blessings. Thank you all so much for your good wishes and gifts.

May your Holidays be filled with Happiness, Health, good cheer and a warmth of family. HAPPY HOLIDAYS.

Ms. Miriam, Ms. Zamira, and Ms. Dunia.

 

Rainbow Door Weekly Letter December 15, 2017

Dear Parents of Rainbow Door,

HO HO HO! This week we talked about “Christmas”. What a lovely holiday. We love to see how our little ones talked about this day, how they enjoy and are happy about it. We talked about St. Nicklaus (Santa Claus), and his helpers, the Christmas tree and all the beautiful decorations we see everywhere we go and of course they all get to give their own opinions regarding all we talked about. We also talked that not everybody celebrates Christmas and all these holidays because of different reasons.

Art: During art the kids made a reindeer by painting their foot in color brown and then stamping it on a white construction paper and with the teacher’s help they added red glitter to make the reindeer nose, and they added the eye stickers to the reindeer. Another day we, the teachers, drew the cable of a Christmas lights and helped the kids by painting their thumb finger of different colors and stamping it on the cable and like this we made the Christmas light. Throughout the week the kids also made a candy cane with pipe cleaners by inserting white and red beads so they can hang it on their Christmas tree. The kids decorated with foam stickers a ring that was cut out of paper plate by a teacher to make a Christmas wreath.

Story Time: Mrs. Zamira read a book everyday about Christmas to the kids, and their eyes would open up wide of excitement. The books that our kids heard were “Where Oh Where, Is Santa Claus?”, “One Snowy Night”, “Santa’s Stuck”, “Turkey Claus”, and “The Night Before Christmas”.

Music: This week Mr. Brandon played Christmas Songs that the kids enjoyed. They loved them so much that they would dance and sing along to the music.

This week we didn’t have soccer either but we always try to make some exercises at the playground.

NOTE: For next week will be talking a little more about Christmas and introducing “Kwanzaa”.

This week we won’t have a Student of the week, we’ll continue again on January.

REMINDER: We suggest cutting your child’s nails so we don’t have any accidents while we are all playing together. We also want to remind the parents to bring bug spray, we want to protect kids from getting bites. Please bring family pictures, 4 x 6 inch, so we can put every student’s family on the wall to make a large portrait. Thank you. Please don’t forget to take blankets home on Friday to be washed and returned on Monday. Thank you for always making sure that your child has a change of clothes in their cubby at all times.

TIPS: We encourage you to ask your children everyday what they did in class. Also read with them the lesson plan of that week and ask them questions about it to reinforce the activities of the week at home. Since this week the topic was about Thanksgiving, you can let them know what you all are going to do for that day.

HAVE A FABOULUS WEEKEND!

Ms. Miriam, Ms. Zamira, Ms. Dunia.

 

Rainbow Door Weekly Letter December 8, 2017

Dear Parents of Rainbow Door,

What an exciting week we had. This week we talked about “HANUKKAH”. The kids learned all about this Jewish Holiday. We showed them what a Menorah is, how many candles it has, and the name of the principal candle called “Shamash”. We also taught our kids that this holiday is also called: “The Festival of Lights”. Also the traditional game they played during the 8 days: “The Dreidels”. And what is the traditional food that Jewish people eat for this holiday: potato latkes and jelly doughnuts called “Sufganiyot”.

Art: During art the kids made a Menorah, they glued the candles with construction papers that had different designs, and the flames with orange and yellow construction paper. The kids also worked in their journals by tracing a Menorah and coloring it in blue and gluing small square shapes to make the candles. Throughout the week the teacher traced the letter “H” for Hanukkah, so the kids could paint it in blue and decorate it with different foam shapes. We like to see how our kids enjoy doing art that we decided to paint their hands and make a menorah out of it.
This week we read the following books that taught our kids about Hanukkah. “Hanukkah a Counting Week”. “Mrs. Greenberg’s Messy Hanukkah”. “Hanukkah Oh Hanukkah”.

This week we didn’t have soccer but at the playground we, the teachers, filled in for Coach Danny and had our kids do some exercises.

Music: Mr. Brandon taught our kids some songs about Hanukkah. And we can’t forget that kids love dancing and singing their favorite songs.

STUDENT OF THE WEEK: “Mariah Matos”. Please bring in a poster on Monday with pictures of her and her family and what she likes to do, so we can have her talk about it.

NOTE: Dear parents, we want to let you know that the month of December will be doing projects and activities for Christmas with the kids. If you have any religious concern with this holiday please let us know so we have your child do a different activity. Thank you.

REMINDER: We suggest cutting your child’s nails so we don’t have any accidents while we are all playing together. We also want to remind the parents to bring bug spray, we want to protect kids from getting bites. Please bring family pictures, 4 x 6 inch, so we can put every student’s family on the wall to make a large portrait. Thank you. Please don’t forget to take blankets home on Friday to be washed and returned on Monday. Thank you for always making sure that your child has a change of clothes in their cubby at all times.

TIPS: We encourage you to ask your children everyday what they did in class. Also read with them the lesson plan of that week and ask them questions about it to reinforce them the activities of the week at home.

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!

Mrs. Miriam, Mrs. Zamira, and Mrs. Dunia

 

Rainbow Door Weekly Letter December 1, 2017

Dear Parents of Rainbow Door,

To start off this letter we want to thank all the parents for their cooperation and the support that they gave us in our Thanksgiving celebration. We are really thankful.

We also want to say “WELCOME TO RAINBOW DOOR” to Richard Orta. We are so happy and we already love him with all our hearts.

This week we are talking about “Dinosaurs”. The kids learned a lot about these prehistoric animals, such as what they like to eat, their characteristics, where they lived, also that each dinosaur has their own name. These were some of the topics we talked about during Circle Time.

The kids were so excited about the eruption of a volcano that we had. We taught them how to do a volcano and all the elements that is needed to make this happen. For example, baking soda, vinegar, food coloring, and with these elements they were going to be able to see lava. They had a good experience.

During Story-Time we read books such as: “How Dinosaurs Eat Their Food”, “The Biggest Animal Ever”, “When A Dinosaur Gets Sick”, “Dinosaurios Gigantes”, “Dinosaur Galore”, “Dinosaur Train”.

Soccer: Just like every Monday kids have one of their favorite classes, where they learn to kick the ball correctly and exercises to warm up. This is a perfect time to share one to each other.

While doing art, the kids traced and colored a dinosaur. The kids also painted a plate with different colors to make a dinosaur. Plus we traced the letter “D” and the kids made a dinosaur out of green construction paper by adding their legs, tale, spikes, and sticker eyes.

Music: Mr. Brandon is a BLAST. The kids enjoyed every single minute dancing, singing and listening.

STUDENT OF THE WEEK: “Tatiana Leon”. Please bring in a poster on Monday with pictures of her and her family and what she likes to do, so we can have her talk about it.

On December the 2nd Jonathan Stamm is turning 3 years old. We’ll be so happy to be with him on that special day.

NOTE: Dear parents, we want to let you know that during the month of December will be doing projects and activities for Christmas, Kwanzaa, and Hanukkah with the kids. If you have any concern with participation due to religious holidays, please let us know so we have your child do a different activity. Thank you.

REMINDER: We suggest cutting your child’s nails so we don’t have any accidents while we are all playing together. We also want to remind the parents to bring bug spray, we want to protect kids from getting bites. Please bring family pictures, 4 x 6 inch, so we can put every student’s family on the wall to make a large portrait. Thank you. Please don’t forget to take blankets home on Friday to be washed and returned on Monday. Thank you for always making sure that your child has a change of clothes in their cubby at all times.

TIPS: We encourage you to ask your children everyday what they did in class. Also read with them the lesson plan of that week and ask them questions about it to reinforce them the activities of the week at home. You can let them know what you all are going to do for that day.

HAVE A NICE WEEKEND!

Mrs. Miriam, Mrs. Zamira, and Mrs. Dunia

 

Rainbow Door Weekly Letter November 17, 2017

Dear Parents of Rainbow Door,

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and we are so happy about the topic of this week which is “Thanksgiving”. We talked to the kids about what Thanksgiving is, why we celebrate it, and the importance of that day. After explaining to them about this day and reading books, they had the opportunity to say what they are thankful for. Some of them said: I’m thankful for my mom & dad, others for family, friends, thankful for the food, etc. They were excited talking and giving different opinions.

Soccer: We thank our coach Dannny for all he has taught our little ones, the coach encouraged the kids to do better by helping each one of them to do the obstacle course and as he is doing the obstacles with them he explains the importance of the obstacles.

Story-time: “Thanksgiving Is For Giving Thanks”, “Clifford’s Giving Thanks”, “Thanksgiving Is Here”, and “Thanksgiving Day”. All these books helped the kids to know more about Thanksgiving.

Art: Our kids got to paint their hand palm in brown and their fingers in different colors to make a turkey on a orange construction paper (which will be used on our Thanksgiving celebration). The kids are doing a turkey with an acorn. First the teachers cut out the head and the back part of the turkey, then our kids started painting the feathers with do-a-dots on the back part of the turkey. Once everything was dried the kids began to glue everything together to make a turkey.

On another day, the children made a turkey with their foot; the teacher used brown paint on the student’s foot to make the body. After it dried, the kids glued the eyes and the feathers on the turkey. Throughout the week the children worked in their journals, the teacher traced the letter “T” for Thanksgiving and the kids got to decorate it with different items that they like.

Music: Mr. Brandon played their favorite song to dance “Gummy Bear”. He also sang songs referring to Thanksgiving. The kids were so busy showing their talents that when it was time for Mr. Brandon to leave they asked him why was he leaving so early if they weren’t done. They are so adorable.

Garden: This Tuesday we went to see our plants, they are growing and we are taking good care of them, so the kids water the plants and we are so anxious to see our yummy tomates grow.

Next week Rainbow Door will be visiting the Science Lab.

STUDENT OF THE WEEK: “Santiago Kirilauscas”. Please bring in a poster on Monday with pictures of him and his family and what he likes to do, so we can have him talk about it.

REMINDER: Dear parents, on Tuesday the 21st of November at 11:30 a.m. we’ll be having our Thanksgiving celebration. Please don’t forget to sign on the paper that is posted outside of the door. The paper is about what parents can bring to contribute to our feast for the day. Due to space limitations we must limit each child to one guest. Also, insurance restrictions do no allow siblings to attend.

We suggest cutting your child’s nails so we don’t have any accidents while we are all playing together. We also want to remind the parents to bring bug spray, we want to protect kids from getting bites. Please bring family pictures, 4 x 6 inch, so we can put every student’s family on the wall to make a large portrait. Thank you. Please don’t forget to take blankets home on Friday to be washed and returned on Monday. Thank you for always making sure that your child has a change of clothes in their cubby at all times.

TIPS: We encourage you to ask your children everyday what they did in class. Also read with them the lesson plan of that week and ask them questions about it to reinforce them the activities of the week at home. Since this week the topic was about Thanksgiving, you can let them know what you all are going to do for that day.

HAVE A NICE WEEKEND!

Mrs. Miriam, Mrs. Zamira, and Mrs. Dunia