All About Nature

Posted by on Jan 30, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

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...

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Seeds of Kindness

Posted by on Oct 23, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

SEEDS OF KINDNESS – Back again for the ’17-’18 school year, CCP students began this year by planting seeds to reflect growth, renewal, and the cultivation of kindness — one of this year’s program themes.   As their first writing and art project, students introduced themselves to one another by interviewing a partner, then writing about them, and finally, painting their portrait.  With the help of volunteer mentors...

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Posted by on May 26, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

PEN PALS, AND — IT’S A WRAP! – CCP students celebrated the end of our CCP school year by performing a puppet show and hosting a party for their parents. Kids wrote, produced, and created their own puppets and scenery for the show. Refreshments and visiting followed our celebration of all the kids’ accomplishments this year. Then, CCP kids traveled together to Blossom Hill Elementary School, where they met pen pals with...

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Books, Butterflies, Pablo & Frida

Posted by on Mar 27, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

CCP kids honored Pablo Picasso and Frida Kahlo with their own artworks, after completing books about each artist with CCP.  With artist Halina Gallagher’s help, kids created Frida-Pablo “mash-ups” by drawing chalk portraits of Frida in Picasso’s cubist style — and adding their own creative touches.  Halina is an architect, artist and a Science/Art teacher at the fabulous Mulberry School.  ALSO in March:  ...

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