Weekly Letters From Yellow Door

Yellow Door Weekly Letter October 20, 2017

Dear Parents of Yellow Door Students,

What an excellent week we had here in Yellow Door! We would like to give a warm welcome to our new students from Red Door, Manny Rivero and Alvaro Cappas. Welcome to the both of you!

In keeping with our theme of “colors” for this month, this week we decided to focus on the color blue. Everyday this week during Circle Time, students were given different objects each day that were the color. For example, on Monday students were given blue blocks to build towers and the teacher was able to reinforce the color by giving students the visual. As well as giving students blue objects, the teacher also walked around the classroom with the students and pointed out other objects that were blue including a bouncy ball that students played with after. As well as our wonderful Circle Time during the day, the students also made wonderful arts and crafts to showcase their knowledge of the color blue. On Monday, students were given a piece of construction paper with the outline of a butterfly on it. Students were asked to decorate the butterfly with a blue crayon. On Wednesday, we continued with our butterflies by adding more designs in the form of stamps. Each student was given a different stamp and asked to give the butterfly beautiful wings. They came out so beautiful! On Thursday, in order to document the children’s learning of the color blue, they made a handprint using blue paint in their journals.

As for our extra curricular activities, students were able to attend Soccer Class on Monday with Coach Danny. He had an obstacle course set up that consisted of jumping over rings, walking on top of green steps, and running around cones. After completing the obstacle course, students were each given a soccer ball and asked to kick it around and play freely.

Activities for home:
Point out blue objects around the house and have your child tell you “blue”
Take your child to the grocery store and when you pick up a box, show them what part of it is blue
Give your child a blue crayon and have them do free art and ask them “are you using the color blue?” and reassure them that they are using the color blue.

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

Your Yellow Door Teachers,
Ms. Chariss, Ms. Helen, and Mrs. Madelayne

 

Yellow Door Weekly Letter October 13, 2017

Dear Parents of Yellow Door,

It has been a very exciting week here in Yellow Door! Our brilliant students have kept very busy like always! This week the color orange was introduced. The students were able to do different projects each day while discussing the color orange. On Monday, the students were given a paper plate in which they painted it with the color orange. They were able to touch and feel the color orange. Later on, the students pasted on the plate two triangles and one rectangle to make out perfect pumpkin! The students also were given a black cat on an orange construction paper in which they were able to color as they like. Also, on Wednesday we were able to do our Candy Corn project. The students were given the shape of the candy and white, yellow and orange little squares in which they were able to paste on the paper. The teacher(s) discussed the name of the color and what they were making. The projects are now being displayed on the classroom, don’t forget to take a quick look!

During our Circle Time our students sang along and danced to all of our favorite songs! They did a very good job repeating the ABC’s song and the Numbers. The teacher also discussed the topic of the week (colors). The students were fascinated with all of the orange examples we provided them with!

Soccer days are always fun and sweaty! We had a blast with the Obstacle Course our Coach had prepared for us. The students formed a line and one by one jumped through the circles and around the cones. Afterwards, the students had a chance to kick the ball towards one another. They’ve been getting so great, our future Athletes!

Mr. Brandon also joined us this week with lots of instruments! He played the drums, the guitar and also shared a few new songs with us. All the students had a blast in their music party!

I hope you have a magical weekend!
Sincerely,
Ms.Chariss
Ms.Helen
Ms.Madelayne

 

Yellow Door Weekly Letter October 6, 2017

Dear Parents of Yellow Door students,

What an exciting week we had here in Yellow Door.

In keeping with our theme of colors this week, students were introduced to the color red. During Circle Time this week, the teacher showed students different objects that were the color red. At the same time, students were able to walk around the room and point to different objects that were red.

On Monday, students had soccer class with Coach Eric. Coach Eric had an obstacle course set up for students to complete that consisted of jumping inside rings and running around the cones. After the obstacle course, students were able to play freely with the soccer balls.

For our small group activity that day, students made red ladybugs. They used red paint to paint their paper plates and they were left to dry overnight. The next day, we completed part 2 of our ladybug project. Students were given smaller brushes with black paint and asked to make spots on their ladybugs. They came out so cute! In order to showcase our children learning about the color red, the teacher had them paint their hands red and make a hand print in their journal.

Mr. Brandon visited our classroom for music class. He brought his acoustic guitar and gave students sound shapes to accompany him while he sang.

On Thursday, we celebrated David and Melody’s 2nd birthday. We would like to thank David’s family for the delicious fruits and Melody’s family for bringing the pumpkin spice bread with cream cheese.

Students did a small group activity that involved taking red tissue papers and gluing them on a piece of construction paper shaped like an apple. The teacher(s) helped students to make the connection with an apple to the color red.

Reminders:
-Walk with your child around the house and point out red objects
-Bring bug spray
-Bring extra clothes

As always we look forward to every day with your child here in Yellow Door!

Sincerely,

Your Yellow Door Teachers
Ms. Chariss, Ms. Helen, & Mrs. Madelayne

 

Yellow Door Weekly Letter September 29, 2017

Dear Parents of Yellow Door,

Our Yellow Door students have been kept quite busy these past few weeks. Each week we have been choosing a different shape. This week our shape was the triangle. The teacher(s) cut out triangle shapes with construction paper and provided the students glue stick. They were able to choose their own colors and paste the triangles on their own with the guidance of the teachers. Before giving out the triangle, each student repeated after the teacher the name of the shape and also the color they chose. They did a great job!

The students also worked on another project on Friday called “Triangle Tree”. The teacher(s) handed out plain construction paper with a brown tree trunk pasted on it. Afterwards, colorful pieces of triangles were handed to them replacing the leaves of the tree. Once again, the teacher(s) asked each individual the name of the shape and what were the names of the colors they chose. Both of the projects came out beautiful! They will both be displayed in the classroom for you to see!

During Circle Time we discussed the triangle shape. The teacher picked out random objects from the classroom and informed the students that each object was different, but they were all the same shape (triangle). The students also helped singing the Good morning song, along with the ABC’s and Numbers every day. We were also able to work on their folders on Tuesday and Thursday. The teacher sat with each individual and painted their hands blue with color paint. They put their hands on their folder to decorate it!

On to the fun stuff! The students were able to enjoy Soccer Class on Monday morning! They had such a great time jumping through the obstacles the Soccer Coach provided for them! They also enjoyed running around while kicking the soccer ball to one another. Mr. Brandon also visited us on Tuesday morning, he brought his drums, guitar and speaker! The kids sat on the carpet and sang along to all of the songs he played with the guitar. Afterwards, each student had a chance to play the drums. They loved it!

I hope you all have an amazing weekend!
Sincerely,
Ms.Helen
Ms.Mireya
Ms.Chariss

 

Yellow Door Weekly Letter September 22, 2017

Dear Parents of Yellow Door Students,

All of your teachers here in Yellow Door would like to welcome you all back to school! We had many ups and downs last week with the passing of Hurricane Irma and the devastation it left in its path. We hope that you and your family are on the road to a quick recovery from this storm.

In keeping with our theme of “shapes” for this month, students were introduced to a new shape: the square. Yellow Door would like to welcome a new student to the class. Welcome Erzsebet Cruz! During Circle Time all week, the teacher went around with the students and pointed out different items around the classroom that were in the shape of a square. A few examples that we spotted were books, a poster, the music crate, and the small window in the front. Students were also able to pass around a soft square block to get a better idea of what a square looks like.

On Monday, students were able to have soccer class with Coach Eric. He set up a small obstacle course for students to complete which consisted of running around cones and jumping into rings placed on the ground. After the exercise, students were given soccer balls to kick around the field.

On Tuesday, Mr. Brandon visited our room for music class. He brought his acoustic guitar and we sang songs like “This Old Man” and “Where Is Thumpkin?”. Students also did arts and crafts in small groups to emphasize what we learned about squares. The first project we did was making our own rocket ship. Students were given a white sheet of paper and asked to use different colors to color the paper. The teacher then cut the paper into squares and the students were asked to glue all their squares in a straight like going up to make the rocket ship. The second project we did was making our very own trucks. Students were given big and small squares and asked to glue them on a sheet of paper to make trucks.

Reminders:
-Extra Clothes
-Bug Spray
-Diaper Cream
-Point out squares around the house to review with your child
As always we look forward to every amazing week with your child here in Yellow Door!

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

 

Yellow Door Weekly Letter September 1, 2017

Dear Parents of Yellow Door Students,

We have made it through our second week here at Yellow Door! These past two weeks have been very exciting, filled with new activities, new toys and new learning projects! We started of our Monday with a great project in which the student’s created a colorful fish with the tissue paper they ripped, and later on glued it onto their paper. This project helped the students work on being independent, interact with one another, label colors and even learn how to properly use a glue stick. The projects are now displayed around the classroom, they came out beautifully!

On Tuesday, the students got a chance to play with the new Legos and also with the puzzles. They made castles, cars and their home with the Legos. Mr. Brandon also gave us a visit and shared some amazing songs with us which the students loved to sing along to! Moving on to our incredible Wednesday, our second project of the week was a colorful hot air balloon which the students painted with Do-A-Dots and glued the brown basket onto the construction paper. This project also helped the students with their independence, and getting more comfortable with the glue stick and pasteing it to the paper! On Thursday, the students were able to enjoy playing with play-dough. We made different shapes and letters with them. Finally, our amazing Friday! We were able to finish up our hot air balloon, we also sang along to our ABC’s! It’s been a pretty productive week here at Yellow Door!

I hope you all have a fantastic and safe long weekend!

Ms. Helen
Ms.Mireya
Ms.Chariss