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January Newsletter

New Year

Links to Learning January 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 “Milk” To sign the word “milk” open and close your hand to resemble milking a cow.  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 practice retelling familiar stories in her own words, understand the concept of four, and learn names for types of locations (i.e. beach, park, mountains).


This month, your child will continue using sequence vocabulary (i.e. first, second), name basic shapes, and learn about farms and farm animals.


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

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.    


Sam And The Lucky Money by Karen Chinn

New Year’s Day by David F. Marx

Happy Chinese New Year Kai-Lan! by Lauren Silverhardt


Vocabulary Words: 

New Year, Calendar, Celebration, Resolution, Happy, Bells, Party, Decorations, Balloons, Time

Marshmallow Snowmen

Marshmallow Snowman Treats

– Preheat oven to 350 degrees. – Place graham crackers and marshmallows in a baking dish.
– Cover it up loosely so that the marshmallows won’t turn brown. – Bake for 12 minutes in the preheated   oven.
– Meanwhile prepare snowman’s heads.

– Place heads on the heated marshmallow then press them down a little bit.

– Wait for them too cool down then decorate the snowmen the way you like.

January Dates To Remember


January 1

Carrington Academy Closed
January 4

Last day of Forsyth County Holiday Break
January 5

Relay for Life $2.00 Jean Day
January 7

Old Rock Day
January 14

Free Vision Screenings

Georgia Pre-K, Private Pre-K, TK-1st
January 15

National Hat Day
January 18

MLK Day: Carrington Academy Closed

January 19

Popcorn and Pajama Day
January 25

Soup-er Bowl Canned Food Drive Begins
January 26

Private Pre-K One Fieldtrip: Center For Puppetry Arts
January 27

Private Pre-K Two Fieldtrip: Center For Puppetry Arts
January 28 

TK, Kindergarten, 1st Fieldtrip: Center For Puppetry Arts

A Letter From the Principal

With the new year, brings many reflections.  I have spent the last few days looking back on the trials and triumphs of 2015.  I have learned so many new things this year, and have been blessed with the opportunity to watch so many children as they learn, grow and develop!  I have enjoyed welcoming new families to be part of our Carrington Academy Family this year!  I hope that as you reflect back on your year, that you are able to see the miracles, that are your children, and all that they have accomplished this year, and know that their accomplishments are yours as well!  I hope that you look back at 2015 with fond memories, and look forward to a fulfilling year in 2016 with family and friends by your side!

Now that we are looking ahead, 2016 will bring a wealth of exciting opportunities at Carrington.  We will be holding registration for our Private Pre K, TK and Kindergarten classes soon and I will be setting up individual meetings with parents to discuss the differences between the classes, and which is the best fit for your child.   Be on the lookout for these important dates!  If you are interested in setting up a parent meeting, please feel free to e-mail me with a time and date that is convenient to you!

Partnering With You In The Journey,

Tiffany Batts



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