Monday, April 14, 2014

April News, Calendar, and Pics

Hello All!

Sorry for the extended time span in between posts. Like many of you, I was on a little Spring Break vacation! So now that everyone is back to Duluth (and back to reality: Storm Warning for tomorrow?!?), I have some CCP information for everyone.

Coloring Contest- We originally had our coloring contest entries due by last Friday, but we have decided to let kids turn in their pictures late due to a low number of entries. Don't forget to also vote for the picture you like the best! Winner gets to take home a prize!!

CCP will be CLOSED- Friday, April 18th and Monday, April 21st for the Easter Holiday weekend.

Now Due- Summer schedules need to be in by the end of the month. We have some fun camps planned for the summer, so sign up for the one you'd like before it fills up!! Also, if you haven't submitted your next fall applications yet, do so ASAP!!!

Now for the fun stuff: here is a peek at some fun we had in March for our Creative Me Unit, as well as some cute April pictures:


Here is Cullen and Sasha lookin' cozy in their PJ's for Wacky Week's pajama day:
 
We tried a lot of interesting forms of art during March's Creative Me unit; including "snap painting" where you stretch rubber bands across paper and snap it using drops of paint. Super fun!!:
 
 
We went on a wonderful field trip to UMD's Tweed Art Museum and one of the pieces of art on display there was from Winter's Dad, Tim! How awesome is that? So Tim was nice enough to do a short presentation for the kids on the artwork that he does:
 
 
...and here are two cute little bunnies getting ready for Easter:



 And of course, we've had to make the best of alllllllll this snow, so here we are enjoying it:
 
 
 
 
And finally, here is a copy of April's schedule incase you need another one:
 
April 2014 
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
 
 
 
 
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Uu
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Ian Broadmore V.I.P.
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Chelsea Zentz V.I.P.
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Vv
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Una Shoaps V.I.P.
 
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Fire Drill PM
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Sophia Weyrauch V.I.P.
 
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CLOSED
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Easter Sunday
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CLOSED
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Ryker Anderson V.I.P.
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Arbor Day
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Xx
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Duluth Public Library
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Elizabeth VanStrattan V.I.P.
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Warmest Wishes,
 
Ms. Jakki

Monday, March 24, 2014

St. Patrick's Day Pics

Hi there!!
 
I have some fun St. Patrick's Day pictures to share with you all. If you've been attending CCP in years past, you know how fun St. Patty's Day can be around here; but for those of you who are new, I proudly introduce, The Leprechaun. The Leprechaun visits the preschoolers precisely once a year on a day where he runs around the school playing funny little tricks on everyone. This year he helped himself to our snack cupboard, rummaged through the show-and-shares, tipped over all the tables and chairs, turned our food funny colors, tee-peed the kids who fell asleep at naptime, all while leaving a remarkable trail of shiny shamrocks behind him. The kids eventually got sick of all the Leprechaun's tricks and decided to go on a hunt to find him. They didn't catch him....they ALMOST did....but he got away. He left us candy though, so in our world things were set pretty even. Check out some of the fun in action:
 
 
Here's Ms. Elicia reading a clue that the Leprechaun left behind:
 
 
How cute is this little Leprechaun Hunter??: 



And here's Sam checking out a clue:
 
 
And of course added to all the hype was the fact that it was also Ms. Patti's birthday! So we topped everything off with rainbow cake. Happy Birthday, Ms. Patti!!!!
 
 
I also have for you some cute snapshots from our recent field trip to the downtown Duluth Public Library. 


 



 
 
And there you have it. Check back soon for more pictures and updates!
 
Ms. Jakki


Wacky Week

Hello All!!

Reminder: This week is Wacky Week!!

Monday- Wear your Class Color
Tuesday- Wear Stripes and  Polka-dots Day
Wednesday- Dress up as a Character Day
Thursday- Wacky Hair Day
Friday- Pajama Day

Also, Tuesday morning is our field trip to the Tweed Museum. Please sign the field trip form and let us know if you are able to help as a volunteer.

Have a good week,

Ms. Jakki

Monday, March 10, 2014

{Conferences} and Other Jazz

Hello There!!
 
Just a quick reminder that CONFERENCES ARE THIS TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY. Sign-ups are by the front door, and if one of the time-slots doesn't work for you, the teachers are happy to be flexible and accommodate for whatever you need.
 
Our "Creative Me" unit is off to a fantastic start! The students have learned about some classic famous artists such as Claude Monet and Vincent Van Gogh, and have tried out many different types of art, from finger-painting to impressionism. Here are some cool shots we captured last week:
 
 
 
Here are the students re-creating Monet's "The Bridge":


 And here are some kids molding with "Air Dough":

 
Monet's "Water Lilies"


Finger-painting fun!:



Van Gogh's "Sunflowers":
 
 
And lastly, here are some pictures from our Dr. Seuss Day. The kids took a break from reading all their Dr. Seuss books to do some fun relays: 


 

 
Warmest Regards,

Miss Jakki

Thursday, February 27, 2014

{March Calendar & Feb Pics}

Hello Everyone,

Can you believe it's March already? The year is flying by. Our February Outer Space unit was a blast. I am blown away at all the things the children learned about space, and at how much they were able to comprehend about our vast universe. I'm sure many of your children came home talking about galaxies, planets, and elements of the Earth; and if they didn't, ask them about the planets in our solar system and I'm sure they will have things to tell you. Aizley's mom, Sarah shared an awesome song with us that the kids just loved, so if you'd like to sing it with your child, check it out here:
 
 
 
 
Here is sweet Abigail creating her own planet. Hers included dust particles, clouds, and storms:

 
 
And here are some yellow group girls practicing using a telescope for when they want to do a little star-gazing:
 

March brings us a new theme to focus on: the Creative Arts. Preschoolers are extremely creative by nature, so we are really looking forward to watching them shine and stretching their creativity. We are always looking for volunteers, so if you have a creative talent that you'd like to share with the kids, please set up a time with one of the teachers to come in and present.


I wanted to also make a quick note about extra clothes. The weather has obviously been extremely snowy and cold, and the teachers have noticed that the students have been in need of extra socks and pants at school. Here is a picture of some fun in the snow up at Old Main:


Conference sign-ups will begin next week, so don't forget to pick your time!!

Warmest Regards,

Ms. Jakki





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Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Ss
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Dr. Seuss Day
 
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Ss
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Vivian V.I.P.
 
 
Conferences
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Conferences
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Amelia V.I.P.
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Leighton V.I.P.
 
 
Fire Drill PM
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Tt
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Duluth Public Library PM
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WACKY WEEK!!
 
Uu
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Wear your Class Color Day
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Stripes and Polka Dots Day
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Cullen V.I.P.
Dress up as a Character Day
 
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Wacky Hair Day
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Pajama Day
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Amara V.I.P.