Links To Learning April Curriculum Goals
***This is a glimpse of what each classroom will be focusing on. Please see the classroom bulletin board for more detailed lessons.
Baby Sign Language:
This month’s baby sign is “eat”. To sign the word “eat”, make an “O” shape with your hand and bring your hand up to your mouth repeatedly. For further assistance, have your child’s teacher show you how to make the baby sign, or refer to videos and articles on the Web.
This month, your child will recognize her first name in print, identify aspects of nature that we associate with spring, and create art using basic shapes.
This month, your child will discuss characters in a story, learn to count to 40, and mimic sounds in nature.
This month, your child will retell stories, identify the different parts of a book (i.e.) cover, title page, table of contents), and describe a five-step task in sequential order.
This month, your child will count by tens to 100, develop awareness that different people provide help, good and services and explores various animal habitats/homes.
Read Together, Talk Together
***This is a glimpse of what books will be introduced this month. Please see classroom bulletin boards for additional themed books.
Tree, Flower, Butterfly, Sky, Sun, Rain, Grass, Frogs, Monkeys, Recycle, Insects, Bugs, Rainforest, Parrot, Plant
Eyes On Spanish:
Hola! We love this season and we will be learning a lot of new vocabulary during our SPRING – LA PRIMAVERA theme.
We will have lots of fun counting bichos (bugs) and flores (flowers) and learning to “leave them alone”. We will learn our lluvia (rain) song and our mariposa (butterfly) dance.
We will talk about who is a nina (girl) and who is a nino (boy), and our opposite will be “muchos” (many) and “pocos” (few).
We won’t have any specific color and during Primavera (Spring) time we see all the colors around so we will review all of them.
Lemon Meringue Shells
3 egg Whites
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup lemon curd
1 cup sliced fresh strawberries
2 medium kiwifruit, peeled and sliced
1/2 cup fresh raspberries
1/3 cup mandarin oranges
1/3 cup cubed fresh pineapple
1. Place egg whites in a large bowl; let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. beat the egg whites, vanilla and cream of tartar on medium speed until soft peaks form. Gradually beat in sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, on high until stiff peaks form.
2. Drop meringue into eight mounds on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Shape into 3-in cups with the back of a spoon.
3. Bake at 275 for 45-50 minutes or until set and dry. Turn off oven and do not open door; leave meringues in oven for 1 hour. Spread cups with lemon curd and fill with fruit. Yield: 8 servings.
April Dates To Remember
Friday, April 3rd
Easter Parties and Egg Hunt
*See Room Sign Up For Times*
Sunday, April 5th
Monday, April 6th – Friday, April 10th
Forsyth County, Ga Pre K, K, 1st, 2nd
Monday, April 13th – Friday, April 17th
Week Of The Young Child
Monday, April 20th- Wednesday April 22nd
April 27th-May 1st
Race To Relay Week
May 2nd Main Event 11:00am-11pm
Letter from the Executive Director
Dear Carrington Families,
Spring has sprung! The signs of new life, new hope, and new joy are abounding! Summer Camp plans are final at Carrington and we will be rolling out the exciting events and field trips soon! Registration is in full swing and we are already on wait lists in many of our classes for the fall! We are so blessed to have a wonderful family here and are blessed with the all the new families that continue to join our family each day!
This is an exciting and busy time of year, but can also be very emotional for us as so many of our children are coming to the end of their time at Carrington, their elementary school, their middle school, and some even high school. Let this be a time of great reflection and expectation! I personally have a senior who will graduate this year from Lambert and attend OLE MISS in the fall, and my daughter will be a Senior next year. I realize more with every passing day that they grow up so quickly. I challenge us all to not miss the wonders and joys in each and every moment of each and every day. So many times we are trying to get to that next stage or next phase in their lives or in our lives. During that wishing and hoping, we miss out on the miracles in every day.
With this said, as we all enter into new phases soon, it is my hope that our expectations will be reasonable. We all want our children to succeed. We expect them to succeed. Does this really make a difference? Yes! Research shows that parents’ expectations are directly linked to achievement. When we have warm, close relationships with our children, expectations are even more powerful. We must talk with our children about what they would like to accomplish. When setting expectations, we must remember to:
- Be reasonable. Expect our children to work hard, but don’t set the bar so high that they are likely to fail. They should feel challenged and motivated, not overwhelmed.
- Be patient. Big goals are wonderful, but plan small milestones along the way. If your child needs to finish a long list of sight words for example, figure out how many to focus on per day.
- Be flexible. Sometimes goals have to change. Maybe our children did poorly on a test, or made poor choices at school or home during a period of time. That should never stop them from striving for something new, and never stop us from believing and hoping for the best!
- Be optimistic. We MUST celebrate our children’s’ accomplishments, no matter what. How hard they try is more important than the final result.
My thoughts will be with our graduates as some embark on new journeys and with all of the many students who will remain with us for another year of learning and fun at Carrington!
Enthusiastically Working With YOU,
Letter from the Principal
Dear Carrington Families,
In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt. ~Margaret Atwood
Oh what a winter we had! I can definitely say that I am ready for Spring, and all that the season brings! I am ready to play with my kiddos outside, to have their whole bodies covered in sticky bubble solution, or sidewalk chalk, as they giggle, and enjoy this beautiful season. I am excited for picnics in the park and endless weekends at the pool. As I personally get ready for Spring and Summer, this is also my favorite time of year at Carrington, as we gear up for Summer Camp!
Early Registration is in full swing and we are already on wait lists in many of our classes for the fall! We are so blessed to have a wonderful family here and are blessed with the all the new families that continue to join our family each day! Please remember to turn in your Early Registration forms for the Fall. Our Summer Camp Registration Form also went home to all Kindergarten-Fifth grade students. Please complete all forms in a timely manner, to ensure your child’s class placement for the fall.
Have a Happy April!