Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Creative Me Month Pictures

Greetings Preschool Families!!

As usual we've been having exciting days here at CCP. The end of winter has been filled with lots of fun for all the preschoolers! Last month we had a "Creative Me" theme that also integrated Dr. Seuss activities. We looked at many ways we can be creative artistically and did lots of fun art projects and crafts. Here are some kids learning how to make paper:

We also looked at a bunch of different artists and tried to practice some of their techniques and create projects inspired by their work. One of the artists we learned about was Georgia O'Keefe. The children loved looking at her beautiful paintings of flowers, and we noticed she painted a lot of poppies. Here we are creating beautiful poppies for a preschool piece of art:

With our Creative Me theme we also explored our creativity with sounds and music. Here are some cuties doing band practice:

 In March we celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday, so we made a month out of it and integrated a lot of Dr. Seuss activities into our Creative Me theme. There are so many fun Dr. Seuss books, the children had so much fun exploring many of his books and did many literacy based crafts and activities. Here are some of us having fun with The Cat in the Hat:

In the midst of all of our Creative Me and Dr. Seuss fun we had a pajama themed "Wacky Week" in which we incorporated a lot of fun and wacky-ness. Here are some PJ kids sporting wacky hairstyles!

Now that April is here we've been eagerly waiting for the arrival of spring, but all that we've gotten has been cold, flurries, and lots of mud! But I'll tell you what, the kids don't mind one bit! They love playing outside no matter the weather, and have been going home many days full of mud just like this little sweetie!

We're in the heart of our Recycling/Love our Earth unit so check back soon for more fun pics to come! Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Winter News

Hello Preschool Families!

We've been having a fun and busy winter here at preschool, and as usual the children have been learning, discovering, and as always playing! Everyone loved our Fairytales and Nursery Rhymes unit, and we're happy to kick off our next theme: Outer Space and Weather. Here are some fun moments we've captured along the way:

Sensory play fun:

Ms. Michelle did some fun Martin Luther King Jr. activities with us last month. Here she is demonstrating how everyone is the same on the inside regardless of how they look on the outside:

Jack and the Beanstalk activities for our Fairytale unit:

...And we're excited as ever to dig into this month's theme: Outer Space and Weather

Stay tuned for more fun pics to come!


Friday, November 17, 2017

Swimming Fun

Greetings Families!

Our first ever swim session has come to an end! We had a remarkable time with this group of little swimmers, and are sad that it has to come to a close. Not only did the children gain strength and skills in the water, they had a total blast getting to swim in a pool twice a week!! We are hoping to host another session of this sometime in early spring, so keep your eyes peeled for sign-ups if you'd like to get in on the fun. In the meantime, here are some shots from our swimming lesson fun:

Brooke's dad didn't do swim lessons with us, but he did help us out by bringing our lunches back to the preschool every day so that the kids didn't have to carry them; so as a thanks he got cookies of his shining face!!

We split into two groups, boys group and girls group. Here are the goofy boys!

And here are the girls!

The whole crew!

Thanks UMD for this awesome opportunity, and thanks swimmer families for making our swim lesson experience a huge success!!


Sunday, November 12, 2017

Fall Photos

Greetings Families!!

Another fun update from Preschool over here! I don't know about you guys, but the year is flying by for us! You know what they say, time flies when you're having fun! And fun we've been having! The children had the best time with our Community Helpers Unit! A HUGE thank you to all the parents who came in to tell the kids about your job and role in our own community! We also had a blast with Halloween as usual. And as bizarre as it is, the children have been totally loving this early winter! Hey, if you can't beat 'em,  join 'em! So we've been loving the cold and the snow too! As usual, we've snapped some fun photos along the way, so here they are to check out! Enjoy:

Community Helper dress-up fun:

Halloween Science Experiments:

Many days of Halloween Dress-up:


Practicing trick-or-treating!

Teachers love Halloween too!:

Community Helper field trip to the UMD Fire Station:

We sure love snow around here!:

And there you have it!

November comes to us with a fun and exciting Exercise, Health and Nutrition theme. We will be taking a look at the importance of taking care of our bodies and ways to be a healthy, strong kid ! Through healthy eating, daily exercise and fun lessons, we will gain a sense for a “Healthy Me”! We will also be getting ready for and talking about Thanksgiving. We have set up a “13 Days of Thankfulness” discussion board in hopes of teaching the children what exactly it means to be thankful for something. Each day leading up to Thanksgiving we will have a “Thankful Focus” and hopefully give the children a sense for all the things they have to feel grateful for. December of course we will be getting into the Holiday Spirit, and what’s more fun than doing that with preschoolers? 
Here are some upcoming dates for your calendars:
Thursday, November 23rd & Friday, November 24th: No School
Thursday, December 21st: Holiday Sing-a-long 3:30pm
Monday, Dec. 25-Jan 1st: No School
Check back soon for more fun photos and updates from Preschool!

Saturday, September 30, 2017

A Look at September

Goodbye Summer Hello Fall Free printable

Greetings Families!

We officially made it through our first month of preschool! Our All About Me and Five Senses units were a total blast! The children had fun comparing themselves to when they were babies, and then putting all of their "big kid" skills to work! We also had the best time for the Grandparent Tea Party. It was so fun to meet all the parent's parents and see all the beautiful relationships amongst them and the children. We sang, danced, played, created, and had tea and treats! Here are some fun shots we captured throughout the month, enjoy!

Free Play Fun:

Not a baby any more! Look how much bigger we've gotten:

Partying with the Grandparents:

We did so many fun activities for the Five Senses unit; one of them being experiencing POPCORN in lots of fun ways! Eat it, smell it, hear it, feel it, see it, and PLAY with it!:

Can you color with out using your sense of sight?

And as always, we got out and enjoyed our neighborhood:

Stay tuned for more fun photos as we head into October and our Community Helpers Unit!