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June 2015 Newsletter

Links To Learning June 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 language is “Cat and Dog”.  To sign “dog”, pat your outstretched hand with fingers together on the side of your hip.  To sign “cat”, with both hands pinch your thumb and index finger together by the side of each cheek while keeping your remaining fingers straight out.  As you pinch your fingers together, take them from each side of your face outward.



This month, your child will recognize shapes, primary and secondary colors, and recognize common vacation destinations.



This month, your child will graph ocean animals, and talk about water and sun safety.



This month, your child will participate in nature activities along with sound experiments and make predictions.

This month, your child will participate in light, sound, and sight experiments.




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 Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister

Mister Seahorse by Eric Carle

Baby Beluga by Ashley Wolff


Vocabulary Words:


ocean, sand, stars, beach towel, shell, starfish, whale, jellyfish





Monthly Spotlight

Mango Swirl


What you’ll need:

o   2 cups of frozen berries

o   2 cups of frozen mango

o   1/2 cup of milk

o   1 1/2 cup of water

o   2 tablespoons of honey

Helpful Tip:

This recipe is for 4 small servings, double it to make 8.


They will look best if you use transparent cups. I recommend plastic water cups, these are perfect for small hands!

      How to make it:

6.   Blend the frozen mango with the milk and 1 tablespoon of honey together.  Add 1/2 cup of water little by little. Check that the smoothie turns out somewhat thick. Set aside.

7.   Blend the frozen berries with 1 tablespoon of honey and 1 cup of water together. Try not to make the mix watery.

8.   Pour about 3/4 inch of the mango smoothie in a cup, then spoon over about the same amount of the berry smoothie on top, swirl it a little, then pour another layer of mango and top it off with a small layer of the berry smoothie, trying to make a nice swirl with the spoon.  Repeat the process with the rest of  the cups.



 June Dates To Remember


Special Visitors:
Friday, June 5th: Foam Party

Friday, June 12th: Kona Ice Truck

Friday, June 19th: Cricket’s Petting Zoo

Friday, June 26th: The Inflatable Zoo


Class Times:

Young Toddler & Toddler: 10:00

Early Preschool & Preschool: 10:20

Pre-K: 10:50

TK & Senior Camp: 11:20


Wednesday, June 10th

PJ Day


Friday, June 19th

Root Beer Floats with Dad


Sunday, June 21st

Happy Father’s Day


Wednesday, June 24th

Dress like a superhero day





Happy Summer! 

As the school year comes to a close, it is always a busy transition to summer. Planning vacation, spending time at the pool. I hope that you are finding time to spend with your family. Summer is always such a fun time for us at Carrington. It brings onsite visitors, water play and of course field trips. Just because the school year has drawn to an end does not mean the learning stops. Please make sure to check out your ParentShare emails. Our children are participating in such fun activities this summer that include science experiments, read-a-thons and much more!


Registration is well underway for next school year. PLEASE ensure you have your child’s enrollment secured! If you are not sure that you have a secured your spot for August, please see the front desk ASAP! You will be receiving enrollment paperwork shortly for 2015-2016 school year. We are working hard to ensure that all of our classrooms have the perfect balance of learning and play and that each student’s individual needs are met so that they may become lifelong learners.


In closing, thank you for partnering with us in another year of growth, academics and overall community. It means so much to me to be a part of your family’s everyday. I live to see the growth that comes throughout the school year, and I am always proud and amazed to see all that our teachers pour into our classrooms. I wish you a happy and fun summer. Take the time to enjoy the sunshine and make precious memories with your family.



Collaborating Successfully Together,


Kara Willbanks




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