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December Newsletter

 

December

Links To Learning December Curriculum Goals

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

 

Infant

Baby Sign Language:

This month’s baby sign is “daddy” To sign the word “daddy”, tap your thumb on your forehead repeatedly.

Toddler

This month, your child will continue to use descriptive words, understand the concept of three, and share his/her family holiday traditions.

Intermediate

This month, your child will refine gross motor skills, practice folding cards, and manipulative playdough.

Pre-K

This month, your child will identify uppercase and lowercase letters, recognize numerals 1-40, and create original patterns.

Pre K 2

This month, your child will give verbal cues to describe objects, count from 1 to 100, and order the days of the week and months of the years sequentially.


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:
 Dream Snow
 If You Take a Mouse To The Movies
 Mrs. Wishy-Washy’s Christmas

Vocabulary Words: 

Christmas, Tree, Ornament, Gifts, Santa, Reindeer, Rudolph, Traditions, Star, Holiday, Sleigh, Stocking, Snow

Eyes on Spanish:

Hola!

During the month of December we will be busy talking about HOLIDAYS AND CELEBRATIONS – FIESTAS Y CELEBRACIONES!
We will be counting Estrellas (stars), Regalos (Presents) and Papa Noeles (Santas).
We will sing and dance a lot! You will hear us singing in Spanish at home.
Our colors will be rojo, verde, dorado, plateado and azul.
The shape will be la estrella.
We will be making experiments with luces (lights) and this will be lots of fun!
Please encourage your children to speak Spanish at home.
Gracias and FELICES FIESTAS – HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Monthly Spotlight

Snowman treats

Snowman Treats

Ingredients

Directions

1. In large saucepan melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat.

2. Add KELLOGG’S RICE KRISPIES cereal. Stir until well coated.

3. Using buttered spatula or wax paper evenly press mixture into 15 x 10 x 1-inch pan coated with cooking spray. Cool. Using 4-inch cookie cutter coated with cooking spray cut into snowman shapes. (If desired, use 2-, 1 3/4- and 1 1/2-inch round cookie cutters coated with cooking spray to cut into circles.)

4. Decorate snowmen with frosting and/or M&M’S® brand chocolate candies. (If using circles, for each snowman connect three different sized circles together with frosting. Decorate with remaining frosting and/or M&M’S® brand chocolate candies.) Best if served the same day.

MICROWAVE DIRECTIONS:
In microwave-safe bowl heat butter and marshmallows on HIGH for 3 minutes, stirring after 2 minutes. Stir until smooth. Follow steps 2 thru 4 above. Microwave cooking times may vary.

Note:

For best results, use fresh marshmallows.
1 jar (7 oz.) marshmallow crème can be substituted for marshmallows.
Diet, reduced calorie or tub margarine is not recommended.
Store no more than two days at room temperature in airtight container.


December Dates To Remember

November 30th-December 11th 

Star Tree donations

December 1st

$2.00 Jean Day

December 4th

TK, K, 1st Field Trip: Can-A-Thon Delivery Field Trip

December 9th

Santa Pictures BY SIGN UP ONLY!

December 4th, 11th, and 18th 

Elf Gram Delivery

 

 December 10th

Pre K Two Publix Cookie Decorating

December 15th 

Pre K One Publix Cookie Decorating

December 16th Pre K Two field Trip: Star Tree Gift Delivery

December 17th

TK,K,1st: Publix Cookie Decorating

 

December 18th  

Holiday Traditions Parties

December 21st-23rd 

Holiday Camp

December 24th & 25th 

Carrington Closed

December 28th-30th 

Holiday Camp


Letter From the Principal

Dear Carrington Families,

I hope you all had a delightful Thanksgiving and were able to spend quality time with your families.  During the holiday season, more than ever, we are so grateful for our beautiful Carrington Academy Families and want to take a moment to say ,”Thank you for all of your love and support.”  We are who we are, because of our amazing parents, children, and teachers and are forever thankful and blessed that we have the opportunity to be a part of your lives.  May this be a season of blessings, for you and yours, and may it be a time to look outward to those less fortunate than we.

Once again, we will be participating in “KARE for KIDS,” this holiday season. Their mission is, “Making the World a Brighter Place, One Child at A Time”.  KARE’s main focus is providing the opportunity for every child in our communities to have a Christmas they deserve. You will notice, in our lobby on and around our tree, STARS.  Each star will have a particular item on it that is needed or wished for.  If you desire, please take one or more stars.  Please bring your unwrapped gift, with the star attached, and place it under the tree.  I am thrilled to be a part of this mission!  Last year, with your help, we were able to support 4 local families and provide assistance to them during the holiday season.

We have many exciting things in store, for 2016!  We have already begun registration for Kindergarten and First Grade!.  We are excited to offer a new opportunity for all pre-registered Kindergarten students for the 2016-2017 school year.  They will become members of our “kindergarten club” and begin visiting their Kindergarten class now!  In addition, we will  begin registering for Private Pre-K and Transitional Kindergarten, in January.   Remember that our Transitional Kindergarten is designed for children who have late birthdays  or who miss the September 1 Kindergarten cut off.  This a fantastic program that takes the children from where they are in Private Pre K, closes any gaps there may be, as well as enriches them, individually, to be prepared academically, socially and emotionally for the rigors of Kindergarten.  Our Kindergarten will be aged based, so children must be 5 by September 1st .  Please be on the lookout for information about both programs.  I leave you with this thought… “This moment, this day, this season, will never come again.  Treasure it, and treasure your children, who make it special and memorable.”

May Your Days Be Merry and Bright,

Tiffany Batts

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