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May 2016 Newsletter


Links To Learning Curriculum Goals

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


Baby Sign Language this month is “Diaper”.


This month, your child will practice spatial vocabulary, matching items by color and size, and sharing details about recent family events.


This month, your child will discuss major events in a story, learn about the metamorphosis of a caterpillar into a butterfly, and learn about the concept of speed.


This month, your child will continue to build addition and subtraction skills, repeat patterns of five, and follow multi-step directions.


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.


-On Mother’s Lap
– The Father Who Had 10 Children
-Oonga Boonga
-Caterpillar Spring

Vocabulary Words: 

Butterfly, Cocoon, Chrysalis, Caterpillar, Seed, Root, Plant, Bloom, Stem


Monthly Spotlight:

apple cookie

Apple Cookies:

Serves 8 cookies

1 apple
1/4 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup almonds, sliced
1/4 cup walnuts, chopped
1/4 cup shredded coconut
1/4 cup chocolate chips

Slice apple into thing rings and remove core. Spread peanut butter over one side of ring. Top with almonds, walnuts, coconut, and chocolate chips.

A Note From Our Principal:

I hope this newsletter finds you well and you are all enjoying the perfect picnic weather, and taking advantage of the longer daylight hours. As this school year comes to an end and we begin gearing towards the summer months, there will be many exciting things to come!  The Water Park will be opening May 31st,  and there will be special visitors on campus each Wednesday for our children during the summer months.  Your activity Fee that you pay this time each year goes to cover these special visitors like magicians, artists, story tellers etc.,  as well as purchasing new summer camp enhancement items for your classrooms.


This time of year is always very bittersweet for me, as I begin to prepare for our Pre-kindergarten graduation.  I look around at these sweet, beautiful faces, some of whom I have watched grow since infancy; I know that my heart will hurt a little as I watch them exit out the Carrington doors, some for the last time as they begin their elementary school journey.  I look at these children, and I see such amazing potential. I wish with all of my heart that I could continue to be part of their journey throughout their entire K-12 career and have an opportunity to watch them become the successful adults that I know they will transform into.  I have loved caring for your children, and watching them and your families grow, and am truly blessed and grateful to be part of each and every one of your lives.  Thank you so much for being part of the Carrington Academy Family, and no matter where your journey may take you, please know that we would love for you to continue to come and visit us!

I will leave you with this sweet poem:


“You are all so very special

And you should really know,

How I loved taking part in your lives,

And watching you learn and grow.


Please come back and visit us,

As through the grades you grow,

Try hard to learn all that you can,

There is so much to know


One thing we have tried to teach you,

To last your whole life through,

Is to know that you are special,

Just because you are you!”

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