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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A Whale of Time with Monarchs 

Posted by on Feb 2, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

CCP kids took a trip to Pacific Grove’s Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary recently, where they saw up close one of the gathering places for thousands and thousands of these butterflies annually, near Monterey.  Students observed and learned about the butterflies, in preparation for a mosaic they’re designing, then creating, this spring — eventually to be mounted for public viewing in their own community in San Jose!   ...

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Letter from the President

Posted by on Feb 2, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

CCP students received a letter from President Barak Obama this month, in which he thanked them for writing their own letters to the White House during the final weeks of his presidency. Encouraging them to get involved in the causes they care about, President Obama told them, “Our future will be shaped by your generation’s ideas and willingness to dream big… I can’t wait to see the things you will accomplish.”...

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Letters to the President… & More

Posted by on Dec 6, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

CCP students had a chance to voice their own hopes, dreams, and concerns for our country by writing letters to President-elect Trump, President Obama, or former Secretary of State Clinton, following the recent election. Many expressed strong opinions about ways of protecting families and friends who’ve made homes in this country; and their letters were mailed so their voices can be heard.  CCP kids have been honing their writing and...

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Happy to be Dancing

Posted by on Dec 5, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

‘HAPPY’ TO BE DANCING…. and singing, reading, writing & creating, with CCP:  CCP kids are practicing a singing-and-dancing routine with singer-choreographer Emily Kritzer, which they’ll be performing for parents very soon!  As another part of embracing the arts, we recently visited the San Jose Art Museum, and kids are now designing and painting their own Fairy Houses (made from shoeboxes), and writing about how...

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Spring Update!

Posted by on Mar 31, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

OUTER SPACE & OTHER TRAVELS:  Kids in grades 3-5 took a trip to Hidden Villa this month, where they visited with sheep, pigs, and goats — before tasting edible flowers at this organic farm.  Back in San Jose again, students are dipping into their imaginations to create a universe with planets, moons and suns of their own design. K-2 kids have enjoyed making playdough and learning about sea creatures, which they’ll have a chance...

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