A Note From Our Principal
Thank you all for helping our school celebrate Earth Day in April. Together, students at Carrington Academy Avalon, released over 30,000 ladybugs into nature. Celebrating Earth Day as a community provides our teachers with many opportunities to relate science, math and literacy concepts to everyday life. As we move into May, we are getting our classrooms ready for a summer of additional enrichment for our preschool students and summer camp for our school-age students. We can’t wait to spend summer with you and your children and hope you’ll join us at the family activities we have planned this month!
Teacher Appreciation Week
Celebrating our teachers is something we look forward to every year. Teacher appreciation week is May 6-10. We have many fun activities planned, and hope to get your participation on each of them. A handout was sent home last week, along with a favorite things list with information on our teachers. Please let me know if you are need of another.
Mother’s Day Tea
We will be celebrating the moms and mother figures in our community on Friday, May 10th from 2:15-3:00 in the appropriate classrooms. Please join us for tea, cookies and conversation.
Pre-K and TK Graduation
We will celebrate the accomplishments of our Pre-K/TK students on Thursday, May 23rd from 6:45-7:45 p.m. in the school-age classroom. Our students have been working hard on songs, artwork, and selected readings to share with you all on this special day. Invitations have been sent. If you are in need of more information, please let us know.
In our infant program, we start using baby sign language from the earliest months. Baby signs are common terms that have been modified and simplified from American Sign Language. The sign for this month is “diaper”. To sign this word place your hands near your waist. With each hand, tap your index and middle finger against your thumb repeatedly.
This month, toddlers will be continuing to work on developing and growing strong while using their muscles. Children have fun jumping, kicking and dancing as they develop their coordination and gross motor skills.
This month, your child will practice using 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
–On Mother’s Lap by: Ann Herbert Scott
–The Father Who had 10 Children by: Benedicte Guettier
-Oonga Boonga by: Frieda Wishinsky