A Note From Our Principal
Summer is in full swing and we are having a great time teaching and learning with our students! As warm as it has been during the month of June, we have had many exciting events with water splash days, special visitors, and wonderful field trips that have taken place with our Pre K class, and with our School Age campers! This month we are celebrating Independence Day with a Parade and Popsicle’s, as well as having a few more Special Visitors such as a Magician and the Petting Zoo! We also are hosting an Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation which every dollar we raise and donation we collect will help in the fight against childhood cancer. This event will take place on certain days during the weeks of July 8th-22nd. We appreciate all your support with this special event![
A few more weeks of summer time fun and we are getting ready to begin another new school year! Thank you for your ongoing support of our school and we look forward to continuing to work with you to provide your children with a solid foundation on which they can build a bright future.
Summer Camp Reminders
On field trip days, campers should arrive at school wearing their camp t-shirt with sunscreen already applied. Campers should have a reusable water bottle at camp each day. Closed toed, comfortable shoes are required for all field trips except those involving water.
July 4th – Carrington Academy closed – HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!
July 26th – Carrington Academy Closed – In-Service Day
July 29th – Private Pre -K First Day Of School
In our Infant program we start using baby sign language from the earliest months. This months’s baby sign is “Book.” To sign the word “book”, press your hands together, palm-to-palm. Holding your pinky fingers together, open up your hands as if opening a book.
A child’s knowledge of numbers begins developing at a young age. Children listen as they hear adults count and talk about the size and weight of items. Participating in number activities with your child will help develop his counting skills.
*When you are dressing your child, count clothes, fingers and toes.
*At snack time, give your child a small cup with about ten raisins or pieces of cereal. Count as your child eats each piece.
This month, your child will feel and describe different textures and temperatures, name the shapes of three-dimensional objects, and identify objects found at the beach.
*As you are preparing a meal, allow your child to touch several items (i.e.) a piced of bread, a carrot, a piece of whole wheat cereal). Ask him to describe the texture of each item. Is the food hard or soft, bumpy or smooth?
*Gather various objects, such as a basketball and a block. Ask your child to name the shape of each item.
This month, your child will talk about events using past and future tense, learn to write his first name in print, and memorize and sing patriotic songs.
*Ask your child about past and future events. For instance, “What did you do in school today?” or “What are you going to do when we go to the playground?” Listen for appropriate use of the past and future tense.
*Discuss your family’s Fourth of July traditions with your child. Ask him to teach you a patriotic song he learned in class.
This month your child will learn opposite words, use a wide range of descriptive vocabulary, and continue to build subtraction skills.
*Say a word to your child and ask her to name its opposite, for example, “up/down” and “day/night.” Change roles and let your child prompt you for an opposite word.
*While eating a meal with your child, ask her to describe her meal with three different words. Then, describe your meal using three different words. Define any words that she does not know.