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.
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.
The Umbrella by Jan Brett
Lunch with Aunt Augusta by Emma Chichester Clark
Red Eyed Tree Frog by Joy Cowley
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.
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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 Special Days
3rd- Easter egg hunt and parties
6th-10th-Spring Break Forsyth County
13th -17th- International Week-Week of the Young Child
15th- TK Field Trip Cagle Dairy Farm
21st- Spring Pictures for all programs
22nd- TK Field Trip Recycling Center
23rd-Chick-fil-a Spirit Night
29th- Private Pre-K Field Trip Cagle Dairy Farm
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:
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 Academy Families,
Spring is here! This is one of my favorite times of the year. I love those first sunny days where you step outside and can feel the warmth on your face. Parks are full, people are out and about enjoying the winter thaw. I personally love all that spring brings from blowing bubbles to the first flowers that bloom.
As we enter into the final months of school for many, our enrollment season is in full swing. Please be sure to return you registration form to the front desk by April, 6th. In doing so you can help your teachers win different prizes. There are a limited number of openings and we want to ensure that our families have those spots. We are always excited about back to school and look forward to sharing in your child’s development.
We are thrilled about the start of our Kindergarten class that will begin in the fall. We have a great class for fall of 2015 and have a few openings left. Please contact the school for further information!
Have a Beautiful Week and enjoy the signs of spring!
Carrington Academy at Midway