Weekly Letters From Yellow Door

Yellow Door Weekly Letter December 8, 2017

Dear Parents of Yellow Door Students,

What a spectacular week we had here in Yellow Door! We would like to formally welcome our new students Samuel Torres, Evangeline Vannoy, Avaline Linares, Noah Macniven, Harper Sandler, and Isa Arroliga.

In keeping with our theme of the winter season and holidays, this week students were learning about Hanukkah. Our special collaborative project for the week was making a menorah with yellow and blue paint on a long piece of paper to make a poster.

On Monday, our soccer class was unfortunately cancelled because Coach Danny was unable to make it in time. Students used this time to pass and throw around a blue rubber ball and run around the playground.

We had so much fun! On Tuesday, Mr. Brandon paid Yellow Door a visit for music class. We sang songs like Jingle Bells and The Wheels On The Bus. Students also had so much fun taking turns and beating the drums that Mr. Brandon brought for us.

On Wednesday, we began working on our Menorah poster to celebrate Hanukkah. Nine students used their hands painted orange to make the candle flames on the Menorah. The rest of the students used their hand painted blue to make the base of the menorah. It came out so beautiful and students really enjoyed getting messy and making a masterpiece!

We began practicing a new routine in Yellow Door in which students visit different stations in small group. This week we had three stations set up: Carpet free play, coloring with blue and yellow, and playing with sand. Each group spent approximately 15 minutes at each station and rotated until they visited every single station. Students loved these small group stations and they were excited to visit every single one!

Reminders: Please bring in… (for new students)*
-Extra clothes (things can get a little messy here!)
-Diaper Cream
-Bug Spray

Extra Practice that can be done at home:
-Read your child’s favorite book to them (Print & Literacy Skills)
-Point out different colors in the house (Language Skills)
-Help your child count objects (Math & Language Skills)

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 December 1, 2017

Dear Parents of Yellow Door,

Welcome back! I hope you’ve all enjoyed your Thanksgiving Break!

Our students have been very busy and active this week! We are now saying our “goodbyes”to Fall and our “hellos” to Winter! Our Circle Time has been consisting of revising our fall colors and talking about our upcoming holidays! The teacher(s) have also been discussing the new upcoming colors we will be talking about, Green, Red and Blue. On Monday, our students were able to play with sand and water. Each student was given a chance to touch, smell and experiment with both objects. They enjoyed playing with the different sand toys. On Tuesday, our teacher(s) sat with different groups of students and each played with different types of blocks. The students were all given a chance to do a different activity and create things by using their imagination. Wednesday, our students worked on our “Goodbye Fall” activity! They were each given a chance to pick their crayons and color what they have learned about the “Fall”. Their drawings came out beautifully! On Thursday, our students tried working on different types of centers. Students were divided into three groups, the first group was given paint with the colors green and red, along with their paint brushes and white paper. The students had a chance to color using their own imagination. Our second group had a chance to work with Play-doh, while our third group was working with Table Tops. Last but not least Friday, our students enjoyed themselves in the playground and worked on centers, along with fun dress up, once they were inside of the classroom!

Getting our sweat on! We had a blast Monday morning during soccer! Our athletes have gotten very comfortable with kicking the ball. Coach Danny is now working on teaching the students on how to kick the ball to the goal!

Unfortunately, Mr.Brandon was not able to make it this Tuesday, but we had our own music class! Students sang along to their ABC’s, Numbers along with the Gummy Bear song that we all love to jump and dance to!

Quick Reminder:
If you are not comfortable with your child participating on our upcoming holiday activities and projects for religious reasons, please feel free to pass by Ms.Davis’ office and she will accommodate something different and fun for your child!

Sincerely,
Ms.Helen
Ms.Chariss
Ms.Madelayne

 

Yellow Door Weekly Letter November 17, 2017

Dear Parents of Yellow Door Students,

What a fun-filled week we had here in Yellow Door! In keeping with our theme of “Fall” for this month we have been talking about all the wonderful things about Fall. This week, we decided to focus on the foods that we eat during the fall to make another connection to the holiday of Thanksgiving. In order to make the connection to Thanksgiving, we choose corn because it is the vegetable that started Thanksgiving. Students did an art project on Monday and Wednesday about corn. They used their feet painted green to make the husk of the corn and their hand painted yellow for the kernels. After the paint dried, students were asked to use orange and brown Do-A-Dots to make more kernels on their corn. On Tuesday, students sat in small groups and played with blue Playdoh. They used dough cutters and cookie cutters to play with the Playdoh. On Thursday, we decided to make another banner since the one made for Halloween was such a hit! A long sheet of paper was laid out in front of the students and they used white, orange, brown and yellow paint to make a Thanksgiving banner. Students had so much fun making art and getting a little messy! On Friday, students sat in small groups and did free art with the colors brown, orange, red and yellow to represent the colors of Fall.

For our extra-curricular activities this week, our Monday Soccer Class was cancelled due to the rain and the field being very muddy. On Tuesday, Mr. Brandon paid our class a visit for Music Class. He brought his acoustic guitar and bongos and we sang songs like “Where Is Thumpkin?” and “Old MacDonald”.

Reminders:
Next week Tuesday (11/21) is our annual Thanksgiving Feast and students and parents are welcome to attend. Please see the flyer outside of our door to sign up to bring a dish!

We will be closed next week on Thursday and Friday (11/23 & 11/24).

Please remember to always bring your child in their uniform.

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 November 10, 2017

Dear Parents of Yellow Door,

Welcome to fall! Our Yellow Door students have been introduced to Fall, the meaning and the colors. Monday, each student had a chance to mix the three main colors of fall Orange, Yellow and Red. They used their brushes to mix all of the colors while the teacher(s) discussed the name of the colors and the Maple Leaf. Each student took their time, and they were fascinated by the colors changing once they were combined. The leaves are now displayed around the classroom, don’t miss out! Tuesday, the students were given Orange, Yellow and Red play-dough. The teacher(s) continued on discussing our theme “Fall”. They were asked to make their own leaf or tree, they had a chance to use their imagination and afterwards explain their masterpiece! Wednesday, activity time! Students created their “Fall Tree” , the teacher painted their arm brown to symbolize the Tree Trunk. They had a great time playing with and feeling the paint! Thursday, after our beautiful tree trunks dried up, the students were asked to do step two! They were given Do-A-Dots with the color Brown, Yellow and Orange to symbolize the leaves of their tree. The students were able to identify their colors and also had a great time working on their artistic skills!

Moving on to our movement and action! The students had a very sweaty Monday during our soccer class. Coach Danny introduced them to a new obstacle course which allowed them to work in pairs and share their bean bag. Afterwards, the students were able to show their soccer skills by kicking the ball to one another and also getting quick tricks from Coach.

Mr.Brandon also gave us a visit with his acoustic guitar and his drums. The students loved listening to the new songs Mr.Brandon provided for us and our classics! After, we had our weekly Music Party the students danced together and showed of their great dance moves!

During our “Circle Time” the teacher(s) discussed our theme of the week and the colors of Fall. The teacher also read them our book named “Awesome Autumn” which provided great images and information in regards to our exciting fall! The students also sang along to our ABC’s, Numbers and other great songs!

Have an amazing and safe long weekend!
Sincerely,

Ms.Helen
Ms.Chariss
Ms.Madelayne

 

Yellow Door Weekly Letter November 3, 2017

Dear Parents of Yellow Door Students,

What an amazing and spooky week we had here in Yellow Door! In keeping with our theme of Halloween and Fall, students were preparing bags for the parade and making beautiful arts and crafts to celebrate this holiday. On Tuesday, Kids For Kids Academy held their annual Halloween Happening! All of our students came in their costumes Tuesday morning and did “Trick or Treat” around the Country Walk Plaza. Yellow Door would like to thank all of our Yellow Door parents for coming and helping their children walk around the Country Walk Plaza during the Halloween Parade. Following our Halloween Parade, students returned to the classroom and were welcomed by a long piece of orange construction paper placed on both rectangular tables. The students used their hands along with black paint to make a Halloween Banner. Our banner is hanging in our classroom with the names of all the children that helped in making this spooky poster.

To follow up, during the week students had Soccer class on Monday with Coach Danny. Coach set up another obstacle course which consisted of walking around the cones, jumping on green rectangular steps, and jumping into circular rings placed on the ground. After completing the obstacle course, students had free play with the soccer balls. Since our Halloween Parade was on Tuesday, Mr. Brandon did not visit our class for Music. On Wednesday and Thursday, students worked in their journal to document their new knowledge on the colors. The teacher painted the students’ hand the colors orange, blue and green and they placed the handprint in the journal. On Friday, students were placed in small groups and played with orange play-doh.

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 27, 2017

Dear Parents of Yellow Door,

We’ve had quite an interesting and active week here in yellow door. The students were introduced to the color green. Monday, the students were able to color their frog green as they wished. The teacher(s) showed them pictures of how frogs looked and also demonstrated them the movements the frogs make. The students were able to catch on right away and started doing the same. Tuesday, the students were able to be artistic. They created masterpiece with the green play dough that was given to them! On Wednesday, the students pasted the frog on a construction paper where they wished while making their frog “hop”. As they finished, the teacher(s) handed them green tissue paper in wish they cut into pieces with their hands and glued it to be the grass for the frog to sit on. Thursday, the students were able to work on centers, they created animals, cars and houses with their Legos. On Friday, still working on our color Green, the student(s) were given the trunk of a tree in which they were able to glue green circles on top of it. They used the big tree we have in our room as an example. The frogs and the trees came out beautiful, also the students were able to recognize the color Green!

During “Circle Time” the students practiced the color green and how to label it. The teacher(s) pointed out green objects/toys they are familiar with, in which they were able to repeat after them “Green”. Students also sang along to their ABC’s, Numbers and many more amazing songs which they love!

Monday is always our most sweaty day and fun day! The students had a great time at soccer. Coach Danny provided different obstacle course for the students in which they had a great time doing. The students were able to stand on a line, and each got it done one by one. Afterwards, they ran around the field and kicked the ball to one another. They have become our little athlete professionals!

Tuesday, Mr. Brandon passed by and gave us a visit. He introduced the students to new songs. They had a great time singing along to them. Also, Mr. Brandon provided a new song for his “Dance Party”! They all danced, jumped and sang along!

QUICK REMINDER: Please remember to bring your child with their costume on and an extra set of clothes (uniform) to change them after the parade.

This will be our schedule for Tuesday, October 31…
9:00 – Centers
9:15 – Parade
9:45 – Story time
10:00 – Art Activity
10:15 – Music
10:45 – Circle Time

Have a SWEET weekend!
Sincerely,
Ms. Helen
Ms. Chariss
Ms. Madelayne