Dear Rainbows Families,

The Rainbows continue to enjoy their Neighborhood Curriculum with books, songs, and discussions. This past week the children finished their letters for home; and once the deep freeze abates, they will be venturing to the post office to mail them. They recently read a new book, “Look What I See! Where Can I Be? In the Neighborhood” by Dia L. Michels. They followed this book with a discussion about the different things they see in our neighborhood, including the Food Co-op and the fire station. They are also learning a new song: “La Ciudad.” ¬†Sung to the tune of “Three Blind Mice,” the words are:

En la ciudad

En la ciudad

Vivo yo

Vivo yo

Vivo con mi familia

Vivo con ma familia

En la ciudad

En la ciudad

“Sing Your Favorite Song” Day was a huge hit in the Rainbow Room, with the children delighting in singing solo to their classmates at circle times (what an opportunity to shine!), and classmates so enjoying listening to their friends’ songs. A few titles include “Who Let the Dogs Out,” “All the Single Ladies,” “Jingle Bells,” and “Rolling, Rolling, Rolling.” The entire class had such fun. More recently the children spent several days reading their favorite books from home for “Favorite Book From Home” Day – another wonderful opportunity to share with their classmates and teachers. And did you get a chance to see the panels of shaving-cream art, discussed in last week’s update, on the wall outside the Rainbow Room? Please be sure to take a look!

Finally – please remember to send in a SHOEBOX for your child as we need this for a neighborhood-themed project. Also, does anyone have a map of New York City that the Rainbows can borrow? If so, please let Iris know.

Enjoy your weekend!

Martha