Weekly Letters From Rainbow Door

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

 

Rainbow Door Weekly Letter November 10, 2017

Dear Parents of Rainbow Door.

The topic of this week was “Baby Animals”. We introduced to our kids that baby animals have different name from their adult counterpart, for example: Chicken: Chicks, Dog: Puppy, Cow: Calf, Cat: Kitten, etc. We showed them pictures of animals and their babies.

During Circle Time our kids are learning the weather, we are also doing calendar activities and playing morning songs to start a HAPPY DAY.

Since the topic of this week was baby animals we taught the kids a poem:
Chickens have chicks Rabbits have bunnies Dogs have puppies They are cute and they are funny.

Art: Our kids got to cover a white plate with pink paint to represent a baby pig. Once the plate dried up they got to glue ears and nose on it that were made out of pink construction paper and stick eyes, then they got to draw a mouth. On another day the teachers got to cut out the body, head, ears, and legs of a baby sheep. Then our kids got to glue them on a white sheet of paper. Then when the sheep was dried the kids got to add cotton balls to the sheep to represent the sheep’s wool. With these projects our little ones got the opportunity to use their own imagination to create these animals.

Throughout the week Rainbow Door had our kids divided into 4 groups. Each group got to pretend that they were their favorite baby animal and act and make noises of the animal they choose. All this while making a little parade in our classroom.

Soccer: It’s time to kick to the ball… GOAL!!!! Coach Danny continued with the same exercise however he has also started to incorporate new obstacles for our little ones. At the end of soccer each of the kids got to kick the ball at the goal while Coach Danny was acting as Goalie.

How exciting this week was, for the first time our kids visited the garden, but not only visit they also got to plant tomatoes in the garden. The kids followed the instructions step by step on how to plant fruits and vegetables. They loved this new experience.

Books we read: “Ten Little Fish”, “Animals”, “A Bug, A Bear, and a Boy go for a Ride”, “My Dog”, and “No more Diapers for Ducky”.

STUDENT OF THE WEEK: “Iselle Huertas”. 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.

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 LONG WEEKEND!

Mrs. Miriam, Mrs. Zamira, Mrs. Dunia

 

Rainbow Door Weekly Letter November 3, 2017

Dear Parents of Rainbow Door,

This week we had a BOOTIFUL HALLOWEEN, we want to thank the parents for their help. The kids had a lot of fun this week, they got to decorate their trick or treat bags. On the day of Halloween we did many activities, like in art when we decorated a bat, we also read stories about Halloween, and we went trick or treating in a parade. Then we cooked our yummies; jack o’ lantern quesadillas. Going along with the spirit of Halloween our theme this week was about “Bats”. Rainbow Door got to learn a lot of fascinating things about bats; like how they like to eat fruits, fish, and insects; also how they sleep in the day and are awake at night. We learned all this and more, but most of all how bats don’t turn into vampires.

SOCCER: This week soccer was a blast with coach Dani, our kids love to dribble, kick, pass, and shoot goals. However what our kids love most to do is participate in Coach Dani’s amazing exercises.

During this week we got to work in our journals; the kids traced their hand to form a bat. They then got to color the bat either black or purple, they glued teeth on the bat, and added stickers of eyes as well. Our kids have started to become amazed at all the fun activities that they can do with their hands if they only use a little bit of imagination.

Since this week was also the letter “B” we taught the kids that even though bat starts with the letter “B” other words also have the letter “B”. For example, Ball, Banana, Boat, Butterfly, Book, Bed, Bear, Balloon, etc. We also had them decorate the letter “B” with colorful foam shapes.
Friday, our wonderful kids started to use more of the scissors. They were able to practice using them by cutting out pieces of magazines. We taught our kids how to safely hold both the scissors and paper when cutting. They started out small, with just cutting small pieces of the paper. Then we had them hold the paper with one hand while they used the other hand to cut the paper with scissors. During their time using the scissors we the teachers made sure that they were all being safe and responsible with the scissors.

Rainbow Door got to make a bat out of a paper towel roll. They got the towel roll and painted it black. They glued pre-cut bat wings that we had cut out for them and then got to add eyes and mouth to the bat.

MUSIC: This week Mr. Brandon performed the perfect songs. They were all about Halloween. Our kids got to dance and sing all together.

BOOKS WE READ: “Baby Bats Lullaby”, “Fantastic Bats”, “There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bat”, “David Goes To School”, and “Little Raccoon’s Big Questions”. Just like the little raccoon that asked questions we had our kids ask questions about each story that was read to them.

STUDENT OF THE WEEK: “Daniel 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.

NOTE: For Tuesday of next week at 10:30 am we’ll be having our kids’ plant in the garden. They will be planting their first tomatoes.

REMINDER: We suggest cutting your child 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 time.

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, Mrs. Dunia

 

Rainbow Door Weekly Letter October 27, 2027

Dear Parents of Rainbow Door,

Class this week has been SPOOKTACULAR, The subject of this week was HALLOWEEN. During circle time we talked about what is Halloween, the colors that we used are orange, purple and black. We explained to the kids that on this day we will see a lot of, Jack o Lanterns, pumpkin, spiders, ghosts, bats, witches and people dressed in costumes. They participated talking about what they are going to be for Halloween. The kids sang different songs and learned new rhymes like: “Mr. Pumpkin, Eyes so round, Halloween is coming,
Coming, to my town.”

SOCCER: Monday we had soccer time with Coach Dani. He keeps adding more exercises and activities for our kids to enjoy and to help them with their motor skills.

ART: We made a pair of spooky ghosts with our feet by painting our feet white and having each child place their feet on an orange construction paper. Then when it dried we added the eyes and mouth to the ghost and wrote a phrase on the paper “Trick or treat, smell my feet”. It was fun to see our kids getting tickled when we painted their feet. We also helped our kids trace a spider which they then colored it and decorated with black tissue paper. Another activity that the kids got to do for Halloween was make a jack o’ lantern out of a paper plate. We used orange crayons to color the plate, then they glued black construction paper to represent the mouth and eyes. We then helped each kid trace a cat on a construction paper which they then glued black tissue paper to the cat and they used their imagination to paste the cat whiskers with pipe cleaners and the eyes with eyes stickers.

BOOKS: This week kids were so excited listening to stories about Halloween, We read: “Pumpkin Trouble”, “Spooky Hour”, “Happy Halloween Biscuits”, and “The Legend of Spookley”.
MUSIC: It’s Friday and our body knows it because it’s time to shake our body with Mr. Brandon. We are always happy to finish our week with a little of music and singing.

On Friday we worked in the journals, we used a sponge with the jack o’ lantern face, we wet it with orange paint and we had the children worked on making and decorating their trick or treat bag that they’ll be using for our Halloween parade.
NOTE: We want to invite you to our Halloween parade this Tuesday, October 31st, it will start at 9:45 a.m. Remember to bring the kids wearing their costumes and extra clothes in a bag to change after the event. Our kids were so excited working on different projects this week, which we will be leaving our cooking day for the day of Halloween. We’ll be making a jack o’ lantern out of delicious quesadillas.
STUDENT OF THE WEEK: Maximo Fuentes, 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 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 time.

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 FA-BOO-LOUS WEEKEND!

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

 

Rainbow Door Weekly Letter October 20, 2017

Dear Parents of Rainbow Door:

Hello to all! In Rainbow Door we started the week talking about “Transportation”. We explained to our kids the many types of transportation and what their functions are in a daily life, we made boats and airplanes with Legos while we were playing in the areas. We also played with transportation puzzles.

SOCCER: We started the week playing soccer with Coach Dani. Our kids continue to practice the same exercise from last week. Don’t worry these exercise are helping them with their coordination and balance.

ART: We made a train out of construction paper. We, the teachers, cut out different shapes for the train. One of our teachers explained to them what a train is and looks like; then the kids had to get the many shapes that we cut out for them and glue them onto a sheet of paper to form a train. We did a little trick with painting an airplane. First, from an already cut out paper airplane we placed it onto a construction paper that the kids were going to be using. They began to color the airplane and paper blue until everything was blue. We then removed the cut out airplane which left an unpainted area on the paper in the shape of an airplane and everything else representing the sky. We worked in the journals, this time we gave kids popsicles sticks and different shapes that we cut out from paper to make a boat, with glue and a little bit of imagination they were able to create their very own special boat.

BOOKS WE READ: “The Wheels on the School Bus”, “Colors, Hide and Seek”, “Helicopters”, “Goodnight Gorilla”, “Little Raccoon’s Big Question”, and “Dinosaurs Train”. THE LOVE OF BOOKS IS THE ROOT OF ALL HAPPINESS!!!
“TGIF”… Our kids love Fridays, First because their favorite part of the week is “SING AND DANCE” with Mr. Brandon, and second because they love to cook. For example Rainbow Door is making a boat out of yummy fruits, we used grapes, bananas, and strawberries. After finishing with the cooking we took pictures of the kids with their own boat. Then each child had the courtesy to devour their delicious boat. Chop! Chop! Chop!

Student of the week: “Milana Doria”, 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.

REMINDER: We suggest cutting your child 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, as soon as you can 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 time.

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 was about “Transportation”. We recommend you stimulate your kid, by reminding them why we use different types of transportation and why they are important.

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!

Mrs. Miriam, Mrs. Zamira, Mrs. Dunia

 

Rainbow Door Weekly Letter October 13, 2017

Dear Parents of Rainbow Door!

Hello to all, we hope you had a fantastic week. This week the theme was health. Kids made an apple out of a folder and they painted it with red Crayons and we cut red tissue paper to fill up the apple, to represent healthy food. During Circle Time we talked about what keeps us healthy and ways of being healthy. We had the children name foods that are healthy, we discussed the importance of exercises and we had them show us what exercises they know. We also taught the kids why they should cover their mouth when they cough and their nose when they sneeze. We discussed the importance of brushing their teeth. We went over the calendar activities, weather, and morning songs.

SOCCER: Coach Dani started the class with a big high five, he then had the kids do the obstacle course one by one. They love to run and kick the ball.

ART: The kids made a healthy pizza this week. We used a plastic plate to represent the crust, we mixed glue and red paint to make the sauce, and then we used yellow and orange paper and wool to make cheese and carrots to be added to the pizza.
BOOKS: Since this week was about healthy we read book such as: “Pete’s Big Lunch”, “2180 Healthy Living”, “2210 Washing Up”, “Llama Llama Red Pajama”.

Through the week we worked in the journals, we made a healthy plate divided into grains, vegetables, fruits and proteins. We painted it with different colors of crayons. We also used glue to paste some healthy fruits like bananas, apples, and strawberries. Kids are starting to differentiate what are fruits, grains, vegetables, and proteins. We labeled on a black construction paper fruits, grains, vegetables, and proteins, then we had the kids pick a pictures of food that we had cut out for them from a magazine, and then placed them on which they thought was a fruit, grain, vegetable, or protein. They really had a fun time with this activity.

MUSIC: Mr. Brandon asked for some volunteers to play with the solo drum and sing with him “5 Little Monkeys” and “The Wheels On The Bus”. They then danced to their favorite song,“GUMMIE BEAR”.

COOKING: Our favorite chefs were so excited about making a fruit salad, we cut strawberries, grapes, apples, watermelon and bananas. They participated by mixing everything together; then the salad was ready to eat. With this we are practicing with kids some fun and healthy ways to eat fruits.

STUDENT OF THE WEEK: Elisse Delgado, 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.
REMINDER: We suggest cutting your child 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, as soon as you can 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 time.
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 was about good health. We recommend that you stimulate your kids to try different types of food and talk about nutrients and how important is to eat and be healthy.
HAVE A WONDERFULL WEEKEND!
Mrs. Miriam, Mrs. Zamira, Mrs. Dunia