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October Newsletter

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Links To Learning October Curriculum Goals 

***This is a glimpse of what each classroom will be focusing on this Month.  Please see the classroom bulletin board for more detailed lessons.

Infant

Baby Sign Language:

This month’s baby sign language word is “Mommy”.  To sign “Mommy”, tap your thumb on your chin 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.

Toddler

This month, your child will answer “What”, “Where”, and “Yes/No” questions, identify one object versus many, and learn names of community helpers.

Preschool 

This month, your child will learn to whisper, name basic three-dimensional shapes, describe how objects are similar and different, and name and explore the five senses.

 

Pre-K

This month, your child will retell stories including the main characters and events, build subtraction skills, and use a journal to communicate their thoughts and ideas.


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.

 
Books:
 
Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf
Plumply, Dumply Pumpkin
Fire Engines
Review of Favorite Book
Vocabulary Words:
Fall, Autumn, Leaves, Rake, Apple, Pumpkin, Squash, Harvest, Pumpkin patch, Hayride, Apple cider, Leaf, Orchard, Farm


October Days to Remember

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October 2015 Calendar


Minions

Minions on a Stick

Grab some candy melts and get your Gru on! These adorable Despicable Me Minons are super simple to make. Just grab marshmallows and go!

Ingredients

12 large marshmallows

 2 cups yellow candy melts

3 blue Fruit-Rollups

1 tube Betty Crocker™ black decorating icing, fitted with writers tip

24 small or large candy eyeballs

1 Bag Sucker sticks

Directions

  • 1 Melt candy melts in a microwave-safe bowl, according to package directions.
  • 2 Dip one end of the sucker sticks into the candy melt. Press sucker sticks into marshmallows, and allow candy melt to cool.
  • 3 Dip entire marshmallow into the candy melt, until fully coated. Press the bottom of the sucker stick into a piece of styrofoam, allow candy melt to cool completely.
  • 4 Slice fruit rollups into 1/2 inch strips. Press strip around the bottom portion of the marshmallow to create blue overalls for your minions.
  • 5 Pipe a big, black circle (or two smaller black circles) onto each marshmallow. Press a candy eyeball (or two candy eyeballs) into the icing.
  • 6 Pipe a thin, black line from one side of the eyeball, around the back of the marshmallow, until it touches the other side of the eyeballs to create goggle lines.
  • 7 Allow icing to harden completely. Share!

A Note From Our Principal

Dear Carrington Families,
What a beautiful time of year!  This is my absolute favorite season of all. I just can’t get enough “pumpkin spice!”.  This time of year for me is usually spent apple picking, pumpkin picking, and attending fairs and festivals!  I enjoy spending my weekends in the mountains, apple picking with my children.  I love watching my children run free through the hills, with their hair blowing in the breeze, and listening to their infectious laughter.  I love letting them be children, and watching their eyes fill with wonder as they learn new things through their own explorations.  I love everything that this season brings.  As a true northern girl at heart, I love the cool, crisp air, and the way that sometimes the cold takes your breath away a little each morning when you walk outside for the first time.  Although I can’t believe that October is already upon us, I am excited for the seasons to change, and excited to see what life has in store for us this Fall.  I am so honored to be part of the Carrington Team, and happy that you are all part of our Carrington Family!
With Love,
Tiffany Batts

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