Tuesday, May 24, 2016

May Pictures

Greetings Families!

As usual the month is flying by! But that is only because we've been having so much fun! We've captured some awesome moments this month that I thought you'd all love for us to share, so here they are. Enjoy!


Free play has turned into board game time!


Spring snacks are always a treat!


We had fun playing in mud...


...and with worms


And we celebrated May Day by making baskets and then putting them on neighbor's door steps, ringing the door bell, running away, and hiding. As you can see, we were especially good at the hiding part:






Our monthly themes were "Duluth" and "Transportation" so here are some cuties having a fun time on their sailboat:

...and just for fun we did some good 'ole rock hammering outside:

...and we played with some more worms:

For Robert's VIP his mom had a police officer come visit the children. We got to learn all about his job, his uniform, and then his cool police car!


...and we have been having  fun working with the corn:

Usually people don't like dandelions, but we love them! The teachers (and I'm sure parents alike) have been on the receiving end of many of these:


The Spring weather has been so great, we've enjoyed doing art outside:



Make a Wish!!



Our trip to the Depot was a blast:

We had beautiful weather for our Bayfront picnic!!


















The whole field trip crew!


We had so much fun exploring at the Marine Time Museum down in canal park!

And of course it's always fun to play down by the lake:




Thanks to all you wonderful parents who support our school and your children in their preschool experience!!

Also, next week marks the week of our "Wacky" schedule, so don't forget to coordinate with the special themed days we have planned!!

Warmest Regards,

CCP

Thursday, May 5, 2016

May/June Newsletter '16




                                            
Greetings, Families!

Well the school year has officially whizzed by, making this the last newsletter of the year. It’s hard to believe we will be wrapping things up shortly, but with that being said we still have a lot going on during the next few weeks!!

Our themes for May/June is Explore Duluth and Transportation. We will be taking an indepth look at the beautiful city that we all live in together and we hope that the children will be able to identify the important places and people that live in our community. We will be learning about Lake Superior, the various nature parks in our city, ways people work and play in all the special features our hometown has to offer, and we hope the children can gain an awareness of the environmental factors that make Duluth unique. We also will be learning a little bit about transportation. We will take a look at the various types of transportation and learn about all the interesting ways people get around.

We will learn about the letter ‘Z’ as well as review the entire alphabet this month. We will also be reviewing all of our numbers learned this year, as well as focus on the color purple, and positional words “near” and “far”. We will be having a “Wacky Week” during the last week of preschool. The wacky days are yet to be determined, so be on the look-out for what the themed days will be!!

Important Dates:
Monday, May 30th: No School
Friday, June 3rd: Last Day of Preschool/School Wide Preschool Graduation at 5:00pm at Old Main Park

Please don't hesitate to call or email with any questions!

Warmest regards, 

CCP Staff

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Earth Day Photos




Greetings Everyone!

The preschoolers had a wonderful time celebrating Earth Day all last week. We learned all about our environment and took a closer look at some of our planet's environmental issues. Then the children went a step further by putting their knowledge to work by coming up with solutions to help solve these issues. Some solutions the children came up with were to to use less garbage at lunch time, plant seeds, reuse & recycle, and clean up litter in our own neighborhoods. It was wonderful to see the children's love for their planet come out with such enthusiasm! The children were so excited about the fact that we were able to cut our lunch-time garbage down by 90%! We hope they keep up their new found efforts. Here are some fun pictures we were able to capture this week. Enjoy!

Rocco's grandparents came to visit the preschoolers for Rocco's VIP, and they brought flowers for all the children to plant:
  
...they also brought in Blue Bird houses that Rocco's grandpa made by hand!




Mrs. Elicia did a wonderful lesson on water pollution in which the children got to actually take a look at how hard it is to clean-up litter from the water:




And of course we ate Earth Day snacks:


And we did a little bit of fun Earth Day yoga: 


...and we had fun doing a neighborhood trash clean-up:


And to end, I will leave you with this Native American Proverb that touched our hearts:


"We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children."