Sunday, March 22, 2015

Week of March 23rd

Hello All!!
What an exciting start to spring! We've been loving the beautiful weather here at CCP! Preschoolers (and their teachers) truly cherish the "warmer" Duluth days after that cold winter!!
This week we've had a blast digging into our fairytale unit. The children learned a new word: Fiction. We've been looking at things that are real or true vs. things that are not. We've been doing extra reading around here, so if you have a favorite fairytale, we'd love to have you come read it to the kids!!
Some quick reminders: We will continue to wear snow pants outside as long as the ground is muddy. You can imagine some of the distress we endure over wet pants; so please keep the snow pants comin'! Same with extra socks/pants/etc. Also, Easter is quickly approaching, so don't forget that CCP is closed Friday the 3rd and Monday the 6th of April.
Warmest regards,
Ms. Jakki

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Spring Play

**Please note that the Play we have scheduled on your yearly calendar in March has been canceled.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

March News

Hey there!

March is here, and the kids are loving our Dr. Seuss unit! It was nice to end February, "I Love to Read Month", by diving into more books! We have been working a lot on our literacy skills by practicing phonemic awareness, letter recognition, and doing some kid writing (i.e. upper case letters). We've also learned that the pictures in a book can help the reader read the words on the page, and I've even seen some preschoolers decoding some books on their own (Seriously, your kids are awesome). Here's a picture of some of them diving into a book:

 We've also been having fun with our Dr. Seuss unit by doing a lot of fun crafts, games, and we even got to sample some green eggs and ham! Check it out!:
Conference sign-ups are going up this week, so watch for those at the sign-in table. Also, a registration form for next year was sent home last week. Please get your schedules in for next year ASAP as we will begin enrollment soon. And one more thing: registration for summer camp is being sent home this week. You can return the forms at any time, but teachers can collect them at conferences for your convenience.
Thanks everyone and enjoy the last bit of winter (<-hopefully!!),
Mrs. Jakki

Monday, February 9, 2015

Jan/Feb Pics & February Dates

Hi all!
It's hard to believe that January has come and gone; it seems like a blink of the eye. We had an awesome outer space unit! The kids learned so much about our solar system, planets, and what life is like as an astronaut. If you haven't gotten an earful already, ask your preschool some specific questions about the planets in our solar system - I bet they will amaze you with all their newfound knowledge! Here are some fun pictures from the past couple of weeks:
Here is Helen and Sam getting ready for an outer space adventure:
Paige lookin' so cool in her 3D glasses at the planetarium:
Here is our group at the UMD planetarium:
February kicked off our "Creative Me" unit. Here are some boys getting in touch with their musical senses:

We took an awesome field trip to the UMD Tweed museum. Here are some kids checking out some art pieces:
And don't forget our 100th day of school celebration! We celebrated the first week of February with 100 day headbands: 
...and an extra special 100th Day of School show-and-tell: 

The rest of the month is looking busy, so don't forget to mark these notes down on your calendar:

Wednesday, February 11th: Valentine cards due. If your child would like to participate in our Valentine's card exchange, please have them bring in 10 UNADDRESSED, signed cards. If they would like to give candy, please do NOT attach it to the cards. We will be handing candy out separately.
Friday, February 13th: Valentine's Tea Party 10:00am. Parents, Grandparents, and Friends are all invited!!
Monday, February 16th: NO SCHOOL
Tuesday, February 17th-20th: School is OPEN. Many people are on vacation this week, so if you haven't already, please submit your February schedules ASAP so we can plan our staff accordingly.

Thanks to all you wonderful families! You are such a blessing to support your beautiful children all the ways that you do!

Warmest regards,
Ms. Jakki

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Planetarium Field Trip Monday

Greetings all!

We were able to schedule a last-minute field trip to the UMD Planetarium for Monday (January 26th). We are set to arrive at 10:00am, and depending on the weather we will walk. It's a fun walk for the kids, but I checked the weather and it looks like it might be a little gusty; if that's the case we would hop on the city bus, but either way, make sure you pack along all the appropriate outdoor clothing. Also, don't forget to sign the permission sheet which is right next to the sign-in sheet at the welcome table. And of course, parents are welcome, so please sign-up to join us! Oh, and did I mention, the cost is FREE?

See you Monday,

Ms. Jakki

Friday, January 23, 2015

School Delay 1/23/15


Duluth public schools have a two hour late start today. CCP follows along with their inclement weather policy, therefore we too will have a two hour delay today. Ms. Elicia is set to open the school at 9:30am.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Wacky Week

Hi there!
Wacky week was a BLAST! We teachers seriously have the best job in the world over here at CCP! These kids are so fun!! We had a fantastic beach day on Monday. How fun to get in the summer-spirit during such a winter cold-spell! The children (AND teachers) definitely appreciated hangin' loose a little bit. Tuesday was hat day and it was so fun to see all the awesome hats the kids brought in. Wednesday was dress as a character day, and boy was it fun to see these kids in their costumes!! Thursday we got to see some WILD hair dos for Wacky Hair Day, and then Friday we got to do - what in my opinion should be done every Friday- have pajama day! I captured a few fun moments on my camera to share with you all. Check it out:

See ya soon!!

Ms. Jakki