Sunday, October 11, 2015

Community Helpers

Hello, Everyone!
It's been another great week here at CCP! Our Community Helpers unit has been off to a great start! We've taken a look at our community here in Duluth and have explored a variety of professions. We had our very first field trip last Friday, where we walked to the Mount Royal library. The children did a GREAT job with their walking! And everyone loved learning about the library. We had a big discussion on how the library is a community place where people go to learn and concentrate, and we practiced using our best whispering voices. The preschoolers did an awesome job whispering all during our visit....until they played with the train table! It is NOT easy to make whisper-train sounds! haha We tried!
This week we continue to talk about Community Helpers. The teachers have been busy working on setting up some potential field trips. A firefighter visit, a trip to the farmers market, and a trip to the grocery store are all in the works, so be on the look out for sign-ups at school.
Don't forget that this week is a short week! No school Thursday and Friday.
I'll leave you with some fun snap-shots of your cute little ones at work and play!!:

Monday, September 28, 2015

End of September/Grandparent Tea Pictures!

Hello Everyone!
Well, the first month of preschool is underway, and what a success it has been so far! The kids have all been learning up a storm. We welcomed fall with some apple math activities, literature, and sensory play! Check it out:
Here is Mrs. Susi reading an apple math book to the kids:

We measured how tall everyone was with the apples.

The children also got to dissect apples and even make apple sauce! Yum!

Last week we talked a lot about apples and fall, but we also continued our theme of "All About Me". The preschoolers got to take a look at how far they've developed since baby-hood! They compared their baby-size to their now-size, they looked at the vast differences in capabilities from when they were babies compared to now, they cared for pretend babies, and they even got to try some baby food! Yuck! 

We started this week with one of our favorite events of the year: The Grandparent Tea Party!! It was a total blast! The room was full of beaming love and warmth, and everyone enjoyed their time together! Here is a peek into the party:

There were many photo-booth pictures taken that will be coming home to you in your child's memory book at the end of the year!

Just a quick reminder before I end this post: Picture Day is Wednesday of this week, and we still have some order forms that have not been turned in yet. Please get those in ASAP; and remember: picture day is for everybody, not just those scheduled on Wednesdays.

Have a wonderful week everyone!

Ms. Jakki

Monday, September 21, 2015

5 Senses Photos

Greetings CCP Families!!
We've been having so much fun here in Preschool; everyone has transitioned into the start of the new school year beautifully! Routines are getting better practiced, friends are being made, skills are being built, and of course, lots of fun has been had! We've been learning all about our five senses! This upcoming week we will focus on "All About Me", and we will also be preparing for our big Grandparent's Party! Don't forget to have those grandparents rsvp! They can email our school, call, or tell one of the teachers.
-Bring in baby outfits
-Grandparent Tea Party is Monday, September 28th from 10:00-11:30am
-Picture Day is Wednesday, September 30th at 10:00am
Here are some fun pics that were captured last week! Enjoy!:
These two kept making cookies for the teachers! Yum!

Evy and Iris playing house! (Evy was the "big sister" named "Catherine", and Iris was the mom named "Iris"! hehehe)

Sweet little Jake doing his laundry!

The beautiful weather has made our outside time so wonderful! Here's the yellow group stopping for a snack while hiking a trail.

Five Senses Theme in Preschool means BIG messes! Woohoo!!

And because I know all of you are wondering how to get your hands on that messy goo for your home use, here's a link to the recipe: 2 Ingredient Goo
That's all for now! Check back soon for photos and updates!!
-CCP Teachers

Sunday, September 13, 2015

First Week of Preschool Pics

Greetings CCP Families!

We're off to a great start to the school year! This past week has been a transition week for all the children, teachers, and families and everyone has been doing awesome! The preschoolers have been learning routines, rules, and general preschool procedures, and everyone has been right on track. As the children start to become more familiar with being a preschooler we will slowly start integrating more and more content into our day; but as for now we've been learning how to have control over our bodies, understand boundaries of personal space, walk in a line, sit comfortably and attentively, and of course we've been getting to know all of the new friends! I've captured some photos of the first week of school, enjoy!:

 Here are some friends out on a walk on what was a perfect fall day:
               Exploring all of the new toys!                                                            Elliot + Preschool = Truck Heaven

Yellow group was on a walk when we ran into this firefighter (Uncle Norm) who happened to know half of the kids in the yellow group!
Mateo found a slug friend on the playyard!
Reading books during free time:

 What a good-looking group of kids!

Exercising those fingers:

"I can tell that we are gonna be friends":

See everyone soon!

-CCP Teachers

Friday, September 4, 2015

September/October 2015 Newsletter

What We're Learning
Welcome to Preschool! Can you believe it’s the school year already? We can! And we are excited for a fun-filled year of learning with the preschoolers! Our themes for September are All About Me, the Five Senses, and People & Feelings.

October’s themes will be Community Helpers and Lake Superior. As with all of our themes, if you or someone you know would be interested in contributing with presentations or resources, contact a teacher right away!

We will be focusing on the letters A-D for the first two months of school. We will also be learning about numbers: 1 & 2, shapes: circle & square, colors: yellow & orange, and positional words: “in”, “out”, and “between”. For reinforcement, look for ways to incorporate these areas in your every day lives!
Important Dates
Tue. Sept. 8th: Open House 9:00-11:30am
Wed. Sept. 9th: First Day of School
Mon. Sept. 28th: G-parent Tea Party 10-11:30am
Wed. Sept. 30th: Picture Day 10:00am
Thur. Oct. 15th- Fri. Oct. 16th: No School/MEA
Fri. Oct. 30th: Halloween Party 4:30-6:00pm


  • Don’t forget to bring a pair of inside shoes to leave at school.
  • Bring in baby outfits ASAP
  • Sept./Oct. Snack Duty assignments for last name beginning with A-E
  • Picture Day is Wed. Sept. 30th. Feel free to come even if this isn’t your regularly scheduled day!

email us at: with any questions!

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Snack Duty


Each child is assigned a month in which he/she will bring in two separate snack items to share with the preschoolers: one fresh fruit or vegetable, and then one packaged snack. Snacks should include healthy items such as fresh fruits and vegetables, whole-grain/high fiber foods, and protein-rich foods. (Please save sugary snacks for birthdays and treat days). Snack items should be enough to feed approximately 30 children. Snack suggestions:
Trail Mix       Pretzels       Cheese Sticks       Sugar Snap Peas         Bell Peppers        Apples
Berries           Dried Fruit         Peanut butter        Yogurt       Broccoli          Baby Carrots
Rice Cakes        Granola Bars         Yogurt Covered Raisins          Popcorn       Cereal Bars
Crackers         Bananas        Hummus         Cliff Bars         Apple Sauce

Children are responsible to bring in snacks for the month corresponding with their last name:


Monday, August 31, 2015

Year at a Glance 2015/2016

Tues 8th: Open House 9:00-11:30am
Wed 9th: First Day of School
Mon 28rd: Grandparent Tea Party 10-11:30am
Wed 30th: Picture Day 10:00am
Wed 7th: Duluth Public Library PM
Wed 14th: Farmer’s Market
Thur 15th&Fri 16th: No School/MEA
Fri 30th: Halloween Party 4:30-6:00pm
Tues 17th: Duluth Public Library AM
Thurs 26th-  Fri 27th: No School
Fri 11th: Parent’s Night Out
Thurs 17th: Holiday Sing-a-long
Thurs 24th-Jan 1st: No School

Fri 1st: No School
Sun 10th: Play Night 3:00-5:00pm
Wed 10th: Duluth Public Library PM
Fri 12th: Valentine’s Day Tea Party 2:00-3:30pm
Tues 15th/Wed 16th: Conferences
Fri 25th & Mon 28th: No School
Tue 29th- Fri 1st: Wacky Week
Tues 26th: Duluth Public Library
W-Y/0/Diamond/Black, Grey
Mon 5/30th: No School
Fri, June 3rd: Last Day/Preschool Graduation Pot Luck at Old Main 5:00pm
Z, A-Z/ Review/Purple