Weekly Letters From Red Door

Red Door Weekly Letter August 11, 2017

Dear Parents of Red Door Students,

What a terrific week we had here in Red Door! We would like to formally welcome two new students to our Red Door family! Welcome Raphael and Belen to Red Door. We know that you will enjoy your time here during the remainder of the summer and during the school year in the Fall.

In keeping with our Passports of Fun theme for the summer, our students traveled to India. Students were shown a picture of the flag and we discussed what we saw shortly after. We talked all about how the flag consists of the same 3 rectangles as the flag of France. Students also identified that the flag of India has a green and orange stripe followed by a white stripe with a blue circle in the middle. In order to show what our students learned about the flag of India, we decided to make one of our own. Students were given a white sheet of construction paper and used Do-A-Dot paints to make the orange and green stripes. Students completed this activity on Tuesday and Thursday.

On Monday and Wednesday, the Digital Storybook program paid Red Door a visit and we read stories like “The Three Little Pigs”, “Little Red Riding Hood” and “Bark George”. On Tuesday, Mr. Brandon unfortunately could not make it for music class so we decided to have a music class of our own. We sang songs like “Baby Shark”, “I Am A Pizza”, and “The Gummy Bear Song”. Due to Hero Gym closing down, students were unable to take a trip there and play. Instead, Ms. Chariss was able to borrow some soft blocks from the Hero Gym along with a big soft ball to create our own indoor playground. Students had so much fun and they were able to play and run around the classroom during their playground time. On Friday, students enjoyed Water Play with all the sprinklers and the big beach ball. Next week is our last week of our Summer Camp program and our school with be closing at 2pm on Thursday. On Friday our school will be closed to prepare for the school year in which we hope to see all of you!
As always we look forward to every amazing week with your child here in Red Door!

Sincerely, your Red Door teachers
Ms. Chariss, Ms. Mireya, and Ms. Helen

 

Red Door Weekly Letter August 4, 2017

Dear Parents of Red Door Students,

What a fantastic week we had here in Red Door! We also had quite a rainy week here at Kids for Kids Academy. Due to the rainy weather, our Red Door students were unable to go outside Monday and Tuesday. Thankfully, the weather cleared up and students were able to go outside the rest of the week. In keeping with our Passports of Fun theme for the summer, we traveled to France this week. Students were shown a picture of the Flag and talked about how we saw three colors. Students were able to identify on the flag the colors red, white and blue. We also learned a new word this week and that was the word “rectangle”. We used this word to describe the three different color parts on the flag of France. We described the flag as having a “blue rectangle, a white rectangle and a red rectangle”. In order showcase what we learned about the flag of France and its shapes and colors we used red and blue Do-A Dots to paint the red and blue rectangles on the flag of France.

On Tuesday, Mr. Brandon paid our class a visit for music class. He brought his acoustic guitar to show everyone and we sang songs like “Wheels On The Bus” and “Old MacDonald”. Unfortunately, Hero Gym closed down and students were unable to visit the Hero Gym on Thursday. To replace our trip to the Hero Gym, we took a field trip of our own. We took a trip around the school and visited the snake, fish and bird toward the front of the school. On Friday, students had Water Play and they were splashing around and playing with the sprinklers and giant beach ball. Thankfully, the weather did not interrupt our Water Play fun!

As always we look forward to every amazing week with your child here in Red Door!

Sincerely,
Your Red Door Teachers
Ms. Chariss, Ms. Mireya, and Ms. Helen

 

Red Door Weekly Letter July 28, 2017

Dear Parents of Red Door Students,

What a fantastic week we had here in Red Door. We would like to welcome our newest students to our Red Door family. We would like to welcome Ana and Alvaro to Red Door. We are so glad to have your here with us and we hope that you are enjoying your time so far here with us! In keeping with our Passports of Fun theme for the summer, we decided to travel to the country of Japan. All of our students were shown a picture of the flag and we talked about the colors we saw on the flag. Students pointed out the white flag and the red dot in the middle.

On Monday and Wednesday, the Digital Storybook paid us a visit and we asked our students to choose their favorites to read. Students choose stories like “Dot The Fire Dog”, “The Ant And The Grasshopper” and “Bear Snores On”. On Tuesday, Mr. Brandon visited our classroom for Music Class and we sang songs like “Old MacDonald” and “Farmer Brown”. Mr. Brandon also brought us different sized sound shapes for students to play on while singing. In keeping with our theme of Japan, students were also introduced to a Japanese kids song called “Caramelldansen”. Everyone enjoyed dancing to this upbeat and happy song. On Thursday, we took a trip to the Hero Gym for, unfortunately, the last time. Students enjoyed their time and we took so many nice pictures. On Friday, students participated in Water Play and everyone enjoyed the sprinklers so much. We also were able to toss around a big beach ball while playing in the water!

As always we look forward to every amazing week with your child here in Red Door!

Sincerely,

Your Red Door Teachers,
Ms. Chariss, Ms. Mireya, and Ms. Helen

 

Red Door Weekly Letter July 21, 2017

Dear Parents or Red Door Students,

What a fantastic week we had here in Red Door! In keeping with our Passports of Fun theme this summer, we focused on the country of Colombia this week. We showed students a picture of the flag and talked about the different colors that make up such a pretty flag. We went over the colors red, blue and yellow and all of our students took turns pointing to the different colors on the flag. In order to show how much we learned about Colombia, we decided to make our own necklaces using the three colors from the Colombian flag. Students painted their necklaces with yellow paint first and then used Do-A-Dots and crayons using the colors red and blue to complete their necklaces. Students enjoyed doing this project and they were able to learn about the colors that are used on the Colombian flag.

During this week, students were able to visit all of the centers in the classroom. On Monday and Wednesday, the Digital Storybook program paid us a visit and our students enjoyed it once again. We read stories like “Duck On A Bike” and “Curious George”. On Tuesday, we listened to age appropriate music from the country of Colombia. We heard instrumental music from maracas and danced to its lovely music all morning long. On Thursday, we took a trip to Hero Gym and our students enjoy going there every Thursday. Students were able to run around the entire indoor playground as well as jump around in the bounce house. On Friday, students were able to participate in water play. Thankfully, students were able to enjoy their whole water play in spite of the rainy weather we’ve had these past few days.

As always we look forward to every amazing week with your child here in Red Door!

Sincerely,
Your Red Door Teachers
Ms. Chariss, Ms. Mireya, and Ms. Helen

 

Red Door Weekly Letter July 14, 2017

Dear Parents of Red Door Students,

What a fantastic week we had here in Red Door! In keeping with our Passports of Fun theme, this week we traveled to the country of Cuba. We showed students a picture of the flag and discussed that the colors on the flag are red, white and blue. We also referred back to the flag of the United States of America in order to show students that two countries use the same colors for the flag. On Monday and Wednesday, the Digital Storybook program paid Red Door a visit and our students enjoyed all the stories they read. We read stories like “How Do Dinosaurs Go To School” and “Bark George”. All of our students enjoyed reading the story with the dinosaur. Every time the dinosaur appeared on the screen, all the students gave a big “roar!” On Tuesday, we decided to focus on age appropriate music that originated in Cuba. We sang one new song called “El Sapo” (The Frog) that was introduced to us by Ms. Helen. All of our students enjoyed dancing to such a fun and silly song!

On Thursday, our students took a trip to Hero Gym and all of us had such a good time. Students were able to run all around the indoor playground and bounce around in the bounce house. On Friday, we had water play and students were able to enjoy the playground and the sprinklers.
As always we look forward to every amazing week with your child here in Red Door!

Sincerely,

Your Red Door Teachers
Ms. Chariss, Ms. Mireya, Ms. Helen

 

Red Door Weekly Letter July 7, 2017

Dear Parents of Red Door Students,

What a fantastic week we had here in Red Door. This week, in keeping with our Passports of Fun theme, we focused on the country of the United States of America. Students were introduced to the colors red, white and blue in order to make the connection that these are the colors on the flag for the United States of America. Students were also able to listen to age appropriate instrumental music from this wonderful country during music time everyday.

On Monday and Wednesday, the Digital Storybook program came for a visit and students enjoyed watching the book being read to them. We read stories like “Giggle Giggle Quack!” “Goodnight Gorilla” and “How Do Dinosaurs Get Well Soon?”. On Tuesday, our school was closed for Independence Day. We hope that all of our Red Door families enjoyed their holiday and were able to see beautiful fireworks in celebration of this holiday.

On Thursday, students took a field trip to the Hero Gym and were able to run and play freely in this indoor playground. Students were able to bounce around the bounce house, play in the ball pit and slide down the long yellow slide. On Friday, students had Water Play and they were able to play in the sprinklers. Students stepped on the small balloons that were connected to the sprinklers and saw that the water would go up and down when pressed.

As always we look forward to every amazing week with your child here in Red Door.

Sincerely,
Your Red Door Teachers
Ms. Chariss, Ms. Mireya, and Ms. Helen