May Day Baskets
We welcomed May with open arms and celebrated by delivering May Day baskets to our neighbors. The kids helped plant Dianthus, a pretty little purple flower, and colored ‘Happy May Day’ signs, which they then handed out around the neighborhood. The kids loved hiding at the houses to watch and see if someone answered. Along with our tradition of handing out May Day baskets, we also danced around the May Pole. And yes, we know how ridiculous it looks to be wearing hats and mittens in May!
What a field trip idea - going on a city bus to the DECC for the annual Lion's Club Pancake Breakfast with 28 children, age 5 and under!! Then, on to Playfront Park and The Duluth Heritage Depot Museum. Why not?
The Lion's Club holds this great fundraiser annually to support local programs for sight, hearing, diabetes and youth needs. Each of the preschoolers on the field trip was able to get a free eye scan to bring home, eat super yummy pancakes and ride the DTA bus! A great segue to our theme of TRANSPORTATION and EXPLORING DULUTH.
Duluth definitely has many events, parks, museums for us to enjoy all year round. We look forward to our summer camps when we will be able to get out and explore more of our city.
Old Main Park
Thankfully the crazy cold weather did not last too long. Longer, warmer days mean we can FINALLY spend more time outside. We have been spending many of the sunnier afternoons at Old Main Park (a block away) playing with chalk and bubbles, learning how to throw frisbees, and exploring one branch of the many creeks nearby - Oregon Creek. The kids love throwing stones and sticks into the creek, climbing carefully over the rocks, practicing their balance, and being brave adventurers!
End of Year Program - May 31st 5:00PM
All good things must come to an end and this year is no exception, but all of our students have great things coming. Some will be graduating preschool and moving on to kindergarten. Others will be coming back for another fun year at CCP. We are so excited for each of our students as they continue to learn and grow.
The kids will celebrate the end of the year by singing some songs for their families in a short program on May 31st at 5:00PM (upstairs in the sanctuary). Once finished with their songs, each student will receive their "yearbook." These books are thoughtfully and carefully put together by each child’s teacher. They put a lot of extra time and effort in to make sure to take photos of each child throughout the year - doing projects, playing with friends, exploring the city, and more. They have collected these photos as well as projects and creations your child has made during the year, and put them together in a unique scrapbook for each student. Hopefully they were able to capture moments in the year that will become lasting memories!
After the program, there will be a short reception in the gym where there will be time to visit and enjoy a snack. We look forward to seeing you all there!