Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Fairy Tale Photos

Greetings CCP Families!

We just got done wrapping up yet another fun and exciting unit. Our Fairy tale month was a total blast. The preschoolers got to explore fairy tales through literacy, math, science, music, and of course lots of play; and as usual we captured some fun pictures along the way. Check them out:

Here are some preschoolers having fun in our dramatic play castle center:

To encourage creativeness, language development, and motor skills we had a puppet station set up in our big room. Here's Will being the big bad wolf!:

 As usual we did a lot of crafts and hands-on projects. Here's Hope with her beautiful homemade crown and wand:

Sorting beans on for "Jack and the Beanstalk":

 When we weren't immersed in fairy-tale projects, we found ourselves doing a lot of snow play (inside and out!!):

And of course we've been prepping for Valentines Day. Here are some sweeties making "Love Berries". 

That's all for now. With our Outer Space unit in full swing, and a big Valentine's Day party right around the corner, check back soon as there will be more pictures where these came from! Enjoy the rest of the week, everyone.

Warmest regards,

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Christmas Pictures

Greetings from CCP!!

We hope everyone had a beautiful and relaxing holiday break. December was an absolute blast with the preschoolers; nothing makes prepping for the holidays more magical than doing it with little ones. We had quite the busy month--check it out!:

 Candy cane science experiments:

Santa's Workshop in the dramatic play:

We did a fun experiment where we made jingle bells dance!:

We did a small "Christmas Around the World" unit. First stop: Mexico! The kids had fun making pinatas, quesadillas and Mexican hot chocolate, and they learned how to sing "Feliz Navidad":

 We also took a peek at England where we learned that's where Christmas cards originated from:

And of course we had our Holiday Program. The kids were adorable as usual:

And then on our last day before the break, we went Christmas caroling around the neighborhood. The children and neighbors enjoyed it alike:

Happy New Year and we look forward to having everyone back at school!



Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Preschool Thanksgiving Pics

Greetings Everyone!
We hope you all had a wonderful, and heart-warming Thanksgiving. We had an awesome month of November here at Preschool with our Healthy Me Unit, and our week of Thanksgiving fun! The preschoolers also had a chance to celebrate Veteran's Day and learn about the brave men and women who serve our country. As always, we captured some fun pics along the way...check them out:

Here are some friends celebrating Veterans Day. We read a story about a little girl's father who was deployed and had to leave the family for a while; and then we made our own soldiers out of paper:

Lydia's daddy serves in the military, so she was extra proud to make our thank you cards that we sent to a Military Unit in Bloomington, MN.

And then of course we had fun getting into the Thanksgiving Day spirit with lots of turkey crafts and activities: 

No one appreciates a good Duluth snowfall more than these guys...we sure hope we get to play in some more snow soon (...I know, I know! Be careful what you wish for!!)

Hope you enjoyed these snap shots. Now that December is upon us, we have a super fun "Christmas Around the World" unit planned. We hope to answer the big question: "Do children that live in other areas of the world celebrate Christmas the same way we do?" We sure have a lot of fun activities planned, and we also hope to dig into our own family's holiday traditions and celebrations. If you have a cool holiday tradition your family does that you would like to share with the students, please feel free to schedule a visit (ahem...lefse making anyone??!)

Happy December and keep posted for more news, updates, and fun photos!

Warmest regards,