Weekly Letters From Rainbow Door

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

 

Rainbow Door Weekly Letter July 21, 2017

Dear Parents of Rainbow Door Students,

We hope that you had a wonderful week. Mrs. Luz is already on vacation and Ms. Samantha has been at Rainbow Door for the week.

This week our children visited the country of Colombia. We learned about the language spoken there, the music, and the sport which is soccer.
The children learned about the flag, its colors and shape. They also made the flag by using yellow, red and blue do a dots on construction paper. Working on the flag gave us the opportunity to go over terms like; top, bottom and middle. When introducing the country of Colombia, we went over letter recognition by spelling it and then counted how many letters were in the word. It is a great opportunity to begin working on the alphabet since most of them will be heading to VPK in the fall.

This week we also had our Digital Story Time which they always look forward to and enjoy. We watched some animal stories and of course, Dinosaurs(those are always their special treat).

Thursday we had soccer 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.

Friday was water play which is now the highlight of their week. They come in every Friday showing off the their bathing suits, water shoes and towels. It is fun beating this heat while playing and getting wet.

This week at the playground the children played blowing bubbles. There is also a new bowling set which they are learning to play with, since it is very difficult for them to understand about taking turns. The boys had fun while playing basketball also. They are really exercising and having fun while at the playground.

Next week we will be visiting the island of Japan. There will be lanterns, Japanese fans, and sandwich sushi. We look forward to having another fun week learning about Japan.

Happy birthday to Jonathan whose birthday was this week.

Have a safe and great weekend.
Mrs. Wanda and Ms. Samantha

 

Rainbow Door Weekly Letter July 14, 2017

Dear Parents of Rainbow Door Students,

We hope that you had a wonderful week.

This week at Rainbow Door we learned about Cuba. The children learned that Cuba is an island and that we can travel there by water or in an airplane. We also discussed about the language that it is spoken there which is Spanish. Some of the children mentioned that they speak Spanish at home and mentioned a few words in Spanish. We also learned some information about the flag. We went over the letters that spell Cuba. The children spelled each letter while I wrote it on the board and talked about the shapes that are in the Cuban flag. They recognizeD that it has a red triangle and we counted how many blue and white stripes are in it also.

After learning about it the children traced a red triangle and cut it out. They also cut out 3 blue stripes from blue construction paper. Then they glued everything on a white square paper to make the flag. They did an amazing job and it was a great project to practice fine motor skills (holding a marker to trace, cutting and gluing), following directions, colors, shapes and letter recognition.

This week we had our digital story time where the children chose to watch some dinosaurs stories, Click,Clack Moo Cows That Type, Bugs,Bugs,Bugs, and Good Night Gorilla.

During soccer this week the children had lots of fun running an obstacle race. They had to follow some steps demonstrated by Coach Eric and they did wonderful while they ran, jumped and skipped through the race.

On Friday we cooked. Our children enjoyed a mango shake which is something typical and healthy from Cuba.

Next week we will be travelling to Colombia.

Have a safe weekend!

Mrs. Wanda and Mrs.Luz