Weekly Letters From Rainbow Door

Rainbow Door Weekly Letter September 22, 2017

Dear Parents of Rainbow Door Students:

Hello to all! WE HOPE YOU HAD A WONDERFUL WEEK!

We are extremely happy to get back to normal this week after difficult days with the hurricane. This week it has been all about colors and geometric shapes.

SOCCER: We started the week having a good time playing soccer with Coach Eric; during their time playing soccer the kids dribbled the ball from cone to cone, kicked the ball, and participated in an exercise that had them test their coordination and balance by jumping from one ring to another that are placed on the grass.

MUSIC: Kids love Mr. Brandon. They always enjoy the live music, they sing their favorite songs like: ” 5 LITTLE MONKEYS”, ”THE ABC SONG” and much more. Also we can’t forget to say how much they love to ”SHAKE THEIR BODY”.

COOKING: Rainbow Door now are officially bakers! We prepared a delicious muffin decorated with different food coloring. We took the muffins to the kitchen to be baked. Then before lunch we used cool whip … And we ate them all! They loved it.

ART: We started decorating the first letter of their name with little colorful square shapes. During the week we used crayons to make circles with different colors, and then we used glue to paste pom poms balls to match the circle colors. The kids also participated by painting their hands with different colors to make a handprint which we then help each kid put their colorful handprint up on the wall where it says “MY FINGERPRINTS ARE UNIQUE, JUST LIKE ME”.

BOOKS: This week Rainbow Door is reading books like “The Crayon Box That Talked”, “Pete The Cat: I Love My White Shoes”, and “Hide and Seek Colors”. With these books we learned the many different colors, and that each one of us is unique but when we get together, the picture is complete.

Students of the week: Andres Blanco. Please bring a poster and pictures on Monday so we can share with the group and talk about Andres, his family and what he likes to do.

We would like to welcome Kaeden Overton to Kids for Kids Academy family!

This week we sang HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Milana D. She turned 3 years old on the 12th of September.

REMINDER: We suggest parents to please cut their child nails so we don’t have any accident while we are all playing together. We also want to remind the parents of the kids in Rainbow Door to bring bug spray since we are having more mosquitoes due to the hurricane that has caused damage to trees in the area and puddles as well.

Please remember to check their cubby holes and take home their bags and any dirty clothing. Make sure that we have a full set of change of clothes that includes: underwear, socks, shirt and pants/shorts.

TIPS: We encourage the parents to ask their child everyday what they did in class, also read with them the lesson plan of that week and ask them questions about it to reinforce with them the activities of the week at home. Practice with your child around the house or at any location the colors and geometric shapes (Square, Triangle, circle, etc.) “Everything in life is a Lesson.”

Have a wonderful weekend!

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

 

Rainbow Door Weekly Letter September 1,2017

Dear Parents of Rainbow Door Students:

This second week of school has been very exciting in Rainbow Door! We all spent a lot of time learning about the rules of our class and the daily routine.

First we would like to welcome Milana to Rainbow Door, who was moved on from Blue Door class.

With the purpose to help the students to develop their fine motor skills, during art time, the children used different shapes to decorate the first letter of their names and worked hard completing their project of the human body using crayons to color the body; yarn and glue for the hair; and different stickers for mouth, nose, eyes, and ears. They also ripped and glued newspaper on construction paper. Students were able to visit these areas: Art, Blocks, Housekeeping, Library, Science, and Discovery and had the opportunity to work with crayons, markers, paint, play dough and do a dots.

On Monday, students went to soccer with Coach Eric and they had so much fun! They jumped over some hurdles and kicked around the soccer balls.

During cooking class we prepared a delicious lemonade, but before, the children identified the green color of the lemons and organized them according their size. Finally they squeezed the lemons and added water and sugar to enjoy a refreshing drink. Yummy!

On Friday, the children enjoyed the music class with Mr. Brandon singing and dancing their favorite songs like “Old MacDonald Had A Farm”, “The Wheels On The Bus” and “Head, Shoulders Knees And Toes”.

Remember the school will be closed Monday September 4th in observance of Labor Day.

Enjoy this lovely long weekend.

Sincerely,

Your Rainbow Door Teachers
Mrs. Miriam, Mrs. Dunia, & Mrs. Zamira.

 

Rainbow Door Weekly Letter August 25, 2017

Dear Parents of Rainbow Class Students:

Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year at Kids for Kids Academy. We are very excited to be your child’s teachers and we are looking forward to an enriching and rewarding school year.

This first week of school has been an exciting one. We all introduced ourselves to each other during Circle Time, we visited all the centers in the classroom, and explained the rules and the daily routine.

The kids have worked with crayons, markers, paint, play dough and do a dots. Next week please look around our Rainbow classroom bulletin boards and find your child’s pieces of art. Your child’s art projects will be put in their mailbox (located on top of the cubbies). Please pick up on Fridays to take them home (starting next week).

On Monday we had soccer class where they did wonderfully. They played the “Cookie Monster Game” where the cookie monster has to tag kids as they run from the green steps to the fence until all of them have been tagged. It was awesome to see how well all of them played and followed directions. After that game, we played soccer and there were a few goal celebrations amongst them. We really had a great time at soccer this week. Make sure to look in Life Cubby for pictures. We are also very excited about our music class on Fridays. The kids seem to enjoy it very much hearing the different sounds of the instruments with Mr. Brandon.

Please remember to bring an extra change of clothing in a zip-lock bag with their name and to take home their blankets every Friday to wash.

We are still missing some bottles of bug spray for the kids. Please bring a bottle and label it with your child’s name. Please dress the kids with comfortable bottoms so they can go to the bathroom with ease.

We are so glad to have all of your wonderful kids in our class and look forward to an amazing school year. If you need something or have a question please don’t hesitate to call or email us. We are here to help you and your kids. Having the parents support and open lines of communication is a very important part of a successful school year.

Sincerely,

Your Rainbow Door Teachers
Mrs. Miriam, Mrs. Dunia, & Mrs. Zamira.rai

 

Rainbow Door Weekly Letter August 11, 2017

Dear Parents of Rainbow Door Students,

We hope that you had a wonderful week.

This week we want to wish Mrs. Wanda a happy vacation time! Thank you for helping in Rainbow Door during the summer and we wish you well!

This week at Rainbow Door the children visited France! We had fun making the flag of France and being painters by making our own paintings like many artists do in France. We began the week by looking at pictures of the map of France. This week we also looked at a globe and the children noticed how far certain places are in the world but they seem so close. We also read books about France and we read the story that quickly became one of their favorite stories. The book Madeline which is about a little girl that leaves in Paris, France and her story takes us to different landmarks in Paris.

On Thursday we had soccer class. The children had fun playing Museum. This game requires the children to walk around and when the coach turns and faces them they are supposed to freeze. It was fun watching the children following the coaches steps and trying their best to be sneaky.

On Friday, to finished up our trip to France by having a small cooking activity. We used blueberries, bananas, and strawberries. The children made their own fruit for lunch by sorting the colors of the flag of France in a cup.

On Friday we also had our last Water Play Friday! The children enjoyed getting wet and saying goodbye to water play Fridays until next summer.

Next week we will be traveling to Greece.

Have a safe and fun weekend.

Mrs. Angie and Ms. Andy

 

Rainbow Door Weekly Letter August 4, 2017

Dear Parents of Rainbow Door Students;

We hope that you had a wonderful week.

Let me begin by apologizing for the mistake that I made in last week’s letter. I said that we were going to learn about the country of France but instead we were supposed to learn about India which we did. France will be done next week.

The children saw pictures of the map of India, the lifestyles of it and the flag. We also went over the colors of the flag which are orange, green, white and blue/black. They made the flag on white construction paper using these color crayons. It was a great activity like always to review colors, and most important to improve on their fine motor skills(very important for this age group).

We also had music with Mr.Brandon which they enjoyed very much. Some of our children volunteered to sing solos. Benjamin was awesome when he sang “Old McDonald with a horse.” He was right on target with what he wanted to sing and really proud of it. His friends all clapped when he was done.

On Monday and Wednesday we had our digital story time which they always look forward to it. They watched their dinosaurs stories which they love and are great to teach them about being friends, the best way to go night-night and what happens when you don’t feel well. We also watched Bark, George because they also love stories about dogs/puppies. I usually have a list of stories that I think are interesting for them but they already know what stories we have and for some reason they choose together what they want to watch. They always choose and they enjoy it!

On Thursday we had soccer on the field and they did great. We really have some future athletes in Rainbow. They really follow the directions and play a very good soccer game. Even though each of them have their own soccer ball and are learning how to play in a team, they get the concept of it.

Friday we had our water play and as usual they loved it.

This is our last week for me and Ms.Samantha in Rainbow Door. We will be going on vacation for the next two weeks. Mrs. Angie will take my place starting Monday. It has been fun working with your children this summer.

Have a great weekend and rest of the summer.
Mrs. Wanda and Ms. Samantha

 

Rainbow Door Weekly Letter July 28, 2017

Dear Parents of Rainbow Door Students,

We hope that you had a wonderful week.

This week at Rainbow Door the children visited the Island of Japan. We had fun doing different projects and learning about this beautiful place.
We began the week by looking at pictures of the map where the children began discussing about what a map is and what to find in it. They said that maps are used to find treasures, water and that they are fish in the water. We also looked at pictures of Japanese houses, places, listened to Japanese music and they were thrilled. The children made Japanese carps with construction paper, do a dots, and tissue paper. We also made Japanese fans with paper plates and popsicle sticks which they decorated by using markers, crayons and stickers. To finish up with the projects they made a Japanese blossom picture with sticks that they collected from the playground and tissue paper, they look beautiful.

On Tuesday we had our music teacher, Mr.Brandon. He played a game of imitating the sounds. He used the sound circles for this activity. The children had to listen to the rhythm and then follow. A lot of them really have an ear for music and did great.

On Friday to finish up our Japanese week the children made sandwich sushi. We used bread, cream cheese, carrot sticks and cucumber sticks. The children made their own lunch and enjoyed it. Pictures are in Life Cubby.

We really had a fun filled and busy week.

Next week we will be traveling to France. Watch for our rainbow artists next week!

Happy Birthday Adrianna whose birthday was this week!

Have a safe and fun weekend.

Mrs. Wanda and Ms. Samantha