Monday, May 25, 2015

Music with Chris & Field Trip Pictures

Greetings Everyone!
 
There have been some fun happenings around the preschool lately and I have some pictures to share with you! Odin's dad, Chris Modec, visited the preschoolers with a super awesome music presentation. Chris is a unique and talented musician who creates percussion instruments out of...well...basically everything! Check it out:
 
 

 
 
Chris let the children find their own instruments from the kitchen to play!: 
 
 
And he even got the kids moving with some fun songs: 

 
 
 
Last Friday was our field trip to the Aquarium and Canal Park. We had a total blast and were blessed with beautiful weather! Here are some snap shots from the day:
 
 

 Riding the DTA is always exciting:
 
At the Aquarium. Paige said "I can't see anything!!!!": 
 
The shark was a major hit: 





A ship came through for us to see!!!:


Here we are at the Maritime museum:


We slowly made the walk back to Preschool, but not without ice cream! Thanks, Ms. Patti!!!



 
 
Well this upcoming week is our LAST week of school! We're going to slide on through it with a bunch of fun, themed days! Here is the wacky week schedule, so be sure not to miss it!!
 
Tuesday: Farmer Day
Wednesday: Pajama Day
Thursday: Wear your class color Day
Friday: Dress your best Day


Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Aquarium Field Trip Info

Hello there!!

This upcoming Friday we are having a field trip day! Please double check that you have signed the permission form! The plan is to take the bus to the Duluth Aquarium around 9:30am and slowly make our way back to school on foot while touring parts of Duluth along the way. Here is our tentative itinerary:
 9:30am- Load the DTA
10:15am- Aquarium self-guided tour
11:15am- Walk to Playfront park for picnic lunch
11:30am- Lunch at playfront
12:30pm- Walk to Maritime Museum in Canal Park
2:00pm- Snack at the bandshell on lake walk
3:00pm- Stop at Endion park for snack
4:00pm- Arrive back at preschool.

We are asking that everyone arrives at preschool no later than 9:00am to ensure that we have time to use the restrooms and prepare to get on the bus. We have a parent who volunteered to bring our lunches down to playfront for us at lunch time, so brown-bags are not necessary, but keep in mind they will make things a little easier in terms of hauling lunches back and forth. If you will be picking your child up before 4:00pm, you can call a teacher at any time to get our exact location and we will wait for you:

Patti: 218-390-9160
Jakki: 218-310-5824
Elicia: 218-260-9925


Please don't hesitate to ask a teacher if you have any questions!!




Army Day

 
 
Hi Everyone,
 
I have some fun photos to share with you all!! As usual we've been busy with fun activities! Last week, the preschoolers were lucky enough to get to have a visit from an Army Soldier! With Memorial Day coming up, we invited First Class Sergeant Howard to come to the preschool and talk to the children about being in the military. Sergeant Howard told the kids all about his adventures in serving our country (working overseas, riding in aircrafts,  protecting our country!!!) He also taught the kids all about basic training, about all of the different branches of the military, he taught the kids how to salute, he taught the kids the Army song, he ran laps with the kids while calling cadence,  and he even gave us some basic training tests (push-ups!!). We even got to read a fun story about a military dad, and learned about the American Flag. The kids really looked up to Sergeant Howard (some called him 'Sergeant Hero'!!), and it was cool for them to see that Army guys are regular men and women in our community who proudly serve our country. Thanks Sergeant Howard!!!!
 






Sunday, April 19, 2015

Dino Pics & May Calendar

Greetings Families!

We just wrapped up our Dinosaur unit and it was a total blast! As always, it's amazing to see these little brains so hard at work, and it was cool to see how enthusiastic everyone was to learn about dinosaurs. Here are some fun pictures from the theme:

Elle and Dominic doing the 'Dinosaur Stomp':
 
 
Here are some Yellow Group kids with their fossil they made. They named it "Long-tailedasaurus":
 


The kids got to learn about Fossils and about the team of people it takes to dig them up. They practiced digging up their own "fossils" out of chocolate chip cookies using toothpicks!:

 
 
 
 
 

And in the midst of all the Dinosaur fun, the kids got to have fun with some VIPs, and we even got to take advantage of some pretty beautiful Duluth days!






It will be easy to slide on into the end of the school year now that May is around the corner. I'll leave everyone with the May calendar:
 
 
May 2015 Calendar

Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
 
Ww & Xx
 
Theme: Transportation
 
 
 
 
 
1
 
Sam W. VIP
 
2
3
Yy & Zz
 
Theme: Transportation
 
 
4
5
 
Blake VIP
6
7
 
Hadley VIP
 
8
9
10
Yy & Zz
 
Theme: Transportation
{Mother’s Day}
11
 
Tommy VIP
12
13
14
 
Paige VIP
15
16
17
 
 
Theme:
Explore Duluth
18
19
20
21
22
 
Field Trip: Great Lake’s Aquarium 10:00am
23
24
 
 
Theme: Wacky Week
25
 
Closed for Memorial Day
26
 
 
 
 
Farmer Day
27
 
 
 
 
Pajama Day
28
 
 
 
 
Wear Your Class Color Day
29
Last Day of School!
 
Graduation 5:30pm @ Old Main
Dress Your Best Day
30


Warmest Wishes,
Ms. Jakki
 

Friday, April 3, 2015

April Calendar

Greetings, Everyone!
 
 
As usual it's been busy-busy around here! We owe a HUGE thank-you to the dads who volunteered their time so that the CCP teachers could attend Kelly's mom, Mary's funeral last week (you can view Mary's obituary here). Andy Weyrauch (dad of Sam), Sean Burns (dad of Cullen), and Jeff Vanstratten (dad of Elizabeth), all subbed in at the preschool, and the kids could not have been more thrilled! The teachers were impressed to see how clean and orderly the school was upon our return, and we were extremely grateful to be able to support our dear friend Kelly during such a hard time.
 
 
 
 
This past week was Easter/Spring week so we did a lot of fun activities with eggs! The preschoolers got to participate in an egg drop where they became scientists and invented ways to protect their eggs from being thrown out of the loft. Everyone had a blast with this activity, and it was impressive to see these little brains hard at work! 


 
 
And of course April Fool's day was this week, so we HAD to do some pranks on the children (AND parents!! haha). Patti progressively became more injured as the day went on, we declared preschool as not being closed, we switched out preschooler's lunches with one piece of broccoli, AND Patti baked some cupcakes with "flies" inside! The children were great sports throughout the day and everyone left for home smiling!

 
 
I hope everyone has a wonderful Easter break! Any holiday we get to spend time with our children and loved ones is precious, so I hope you all have a happy and healthy break. School resumes on Tuesday, April 7th, and I'll leave you with the rest of April's calendar.
 
-Ms. Jakki
 
 
 
 
 
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
 
Tt
 
Theme: Easter/Spring
 
 
 
1
2
 
Greyson VIP
3
 
Closed
 
4
5
Uu & Vv
 
Theme: Dinosaurs
 
{Easter Sunday}
6
 
Closed
7
 
Sawyer VIP
8
9
 
 
10
 
 
 
Fire Drill p.m.
11
12
Uu & Vv
 
Theme: Dinosaurs
13
 
Addison VIP
14
 
Mateo VIP
15
16
17
18
19
Ww & Xx
 
Theme: Environmental Awareness
20
 
Elsie VIP
21
 
Elizabeth V. VIP
22
 
Grace V. VIP
 
Earth Day
23
24
25
26
Ww & Xx
 
Theme: Environmental Awareness
27
 
Nelita VIP
28
29
 
30