TILTS & TURNS AT THE MYSTERY SPOT

Posted by on Aug 31, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

TILTS & TURNS AT THE MYSTERY SPOT:  Week Two of camp meant finishing our summer book – “Holes” – and hopping on a bus to visit the Mystery Spot in Santa Cruz. Experiencing the tilts (and tricks) here firsthand, some kids also got to try balancing on a Segway before heading to lunch and ice cream.  Thanks again to the fabulous, priceless help from our volunteer mentors – including several CCP graduates –...

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LAUGHS AND LIZARDS

Posted by on Aug 31, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

LAUGHS AND LIZARDS:  “Holes,” by Louis Sachar, kept us riveted as our CCP Camp’ book-of-the-summer this year.  The mystery offers smiles and a storyline that includes dangerous, yellow-spotted lizards; so students created their own designer lizards between chapter readings — shown below.  Week One of CCP Camp also included a visit from our own Science Guy, teacher Dave Shull.  If the balloons in the below photo look...

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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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