CCP kids took a trip to Garland Park in Carmel Valley recently, and got an up-close look at creek creatures. They collected water samples, saw and learned about invertebrates, and heard from docents about the topology of the park.  Back in the classroom, students had the chance to write about this and more in letters to their pen-pals across town at Blossom Hill Elementary School, Los Gatos. Reading and writing practice also continues as inspired by readings from “Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets.”