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November Newsletter


Links to Learning November 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 “MORE.” To sign the word “more”, make an “O” shape with each hand and tap together repeatedly.


This month, your child will learn basic shapes, work on understanding same versus different, and identify his favorite foods.


This month, your child will describe the size of various objects, listen to different types of music, and learn about healthy sleep, food, and exercise habits.


This month, your child will connect events in stories to his own life experiences, identify numerals 0-59 on a digital clock, and learn the roles of various community helpers.


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.



Peace At Last

Goodnight Moon

The Wolf’s Chicken Stew

Thanksgiving Is For Giving Thanks


Vocabulary Words: 

Fruit, Vegetables, Indians, Pilgrims, Garden, Feather, Harvest, Georgia, Peach, Peanut, Cotton

Eyes on Spanish:

Hola! During the month of November in our Spanish class we will be talking about GRACIAS FOR OUR FAMILY AND FOOD-GRACIAS POR NUESTRA FAMILIA Y LA COMIDA.

We will be working on new vocabulary like family members and foods we eat every day.

We will be counting more and more and we will use “pavos” (turkeys) to do so.

Our colors will be amarillo and cafe but we will be still working on all of them.

The opposites we will be working on will be frio (cold) and caliente (hot). So we will be pretending to be eating and drinking lots of hot and cold food beverages.

Monthly Spotlight

pumpkin squares

Frosted Pumpkin Cake Squares


1 cup sugar

2 large eggs

1 cup canned pumpkin

1/2 cup vegetable oil

1 cup all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

3/4 cup confectioners’ sugar

1/4 cup cream cheese

2 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease 9-inch square pan.

2. Prepare cake:  In bowl, with mixer at medium speed, beat sugar and eggs 2 minutes.  Beat in pumpkin and oil.  At low speed, add flour, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, and salt; beat 1 minute.

3. Pour batter into prepared pan.  Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.  Cool pumpkin cake in pan on wire rack.

4. Prepare frosting:  In bowl, with mixer at low speed, beat confectioners’ sugar and remaining ingredients 2 minutes or until fluffy; use to frost cake.

November Dates To Remember

November 2-13: Can-a-thon

November 2-6: Parent/Teacher Conferences

November 9: Relay for Life $2 Jean Day

November 10-12: Winter Pictures

November 16-30: Holiday Fundraiser

November 17: Pre-K One “INK” Fieldtrip

November 18: Pre-K Two “INK” Fieldtrip

November 19: TK, Kindergarten, First “INK” Fieldtrip

November 20: Thanksgiving Feasts during lunch

November 23-27: Thanksgiving Break for Ga. Pre-K, Kindergarten, and First Grade

November 23-25: Thanksgiving Break Camp

November 26-27: Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

Letter From the Principal

Dear Carrington Families,

What a beautiful time of year!  I know that I have said it before, but fall is my absolute favorite season!  The ever changing colors of the leaves, the different ways they fall from the trees and the unique shapes they have, always give me cause to pause and reminds me of all the differences in the children that attend our school.  It gives me great joy, seeing the many differences in children, and knowing that they are all uniquely and wonderfully created.  Watching teachers guide and grow, such a diverse level of children, makes me think of the following quote from Mr. Rogers: “Knowing that we can be loved exactly as we are gives us all the best opportunity, for growing into the healthiest of people!”  We are  blessed to have such a wonderful community here at Carrington, and I am so grateful for the moments when I see teachers, parents, and fellow students, accept one another, and all of their differences, and love them through it, so that each person that is part of our Carrington family knows that they are “loved exactly the way they are!”   It is my hope that we continue to grow but NEVER lose sight of what a special community of children and families we have here.
Partnering With You In The Journey,

Tiffany Batts








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