Brown Bear, Brown Bear, what do you see?

Hello Ladybug Families,

I hope you are all safe and well during this storm. I am sorry that our start to the new school year has been somewhat disrupted by the arrival of Florence. While you are still cooped up at home, I thought I would let you know what our week ahead in Ladybug Class looks like!

We have enjoyed reading the Brown Bear, Brown Bear book together in class. This book is fantastic for developing color recognition, sequencing, and rhyme. We will continue to explore Brown Bear in class this week, linking it to art, math and literacy learning. We will also continue to work on strengthening our school family connections. We will be using our 'wish well' board to send love to our absent friends. We will be looking at our helpers chart, and will each take responsibility for a job in our classroom. We will also be practicing using breathe to feel calm and happy!

Some reminders:

  • This week snack is kindly provided by Gabriel's family, (M/W/F), and Audrey's family,(T/Th).

  • We are excited to begin our first music class with Ms Rebecca this week, on Mondays and Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. Chapel also begins with Ms Debbie on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 9:30 am.

  • Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with the Ladybug blog page.( password: CCP2018-19.) You will find photo albums for each class, a calendar with class events and snack reminders, and a play dough sign up button. Please help us by committing to make 1 batch of play dough during the school year. Thank you so much for your help!

    Lets have a happy, (rain free!) week together!

    We wish peace, love and happiness to all the children, all over the world.


So proud of my Ladybugs!

Hello Ladybug Families,

I am so proud of all my little Ladybugs! They have all managed a full day of preschool! It is a big step for your little ones to say goodbye, and begin to function autonomously in a classroom environment. We will be working hard to introduce a predictable structure and routine into our daily preschool sessions, so that your children gain confidence and feel safe and secure with us. If your child is unsure, remind them that Miss Amber and Ms Sarah will love them and keep them safe until you return. Talk about the play materials and routines such as playground time, story-time and snack. We are excited to continue our Ladybug adventures with them! In the class photo albums on the Ladybug blog page you will see how busy your children have been in class. Use these photos as a resource to talk with your child about their school day.

This week in class we will continue to focus on building our class family. We will begin learning each others names, and we will practice our good morning song. We will also begin learning breathing techniques. We will talk about our safe place in class and how to use it. We will be thinking about how to use different centers in our classroom, and discuss how to look after our classroom our toys and each other. So a very busy week ahead!

Some reminders:

  • School is closed this Friday 14th September, as the teachers attend a training conference.
  • Snack this week is kindly provided by Daniel's Family (MWF), and Asher's Family (T/Th). Please bring in enough snack for 12 children each day. Thanks so much for your support. We don't need any plates/cups or napkins at this time.
  • Please ensure your child has a spare change of clothes in a ziploc bag in their cubby.
  • Please sign up to make a batch of play dough for our classroom. You can sign up on the ladybug page on the CCP website. 
  • Please ensure your child wears clothes that are easy for them to remove when using the bathroom. It is also easier and safer to wear closed toe shoes like sneakers, with socks for outside play rather than sandels/crocs that fill with sand and mulch and are slippery on the climbing equipment.
  • Please save paper towel/toilet roll tubes, egg carton's, boxes, lids and any interesting recycled materials, and bring them to class for us to use for model making and crafts. Thank You!,

We are looking forward to a wonderful week,

Ms Sarah

Reminders for this week!

Hello Ladybug Families,

I hope you are enjoying your long weekend.

Here is how the week ahead looks for the Ladybugs.......

T/Th Ladybug Class:

Tuesday 4th September: Half day visit to Ladybug Class:

9:00- 10:15

Piper, Reese, Asher, Audrey, Keaton, Juliana


Sam, Fletcher, Joshua, Oliver, Jackie, Greyson

Thursday 6th September: your first full day of preschool begins: 9:00- 12:00.


M/W/F Ladybug Class:

Wednesday 5th September: Half day visit to Ladybug Class:

9:00- 10:15

Hannah, Nora, Kristen, Lena, Keito, Iker


Gabriel, Daniel, Jackson, Mia, Madeleine, Vivienne

Friday 7th September: your first full day of preschool begins: 9:00- 12:00.


The teachers will be providing snack for this first week of school.

If you didn't get a parent packet or the snack schedule make sure to pick one up in class this week.

We can't wait to get started! 

Sarah and Amber



It was so great to meet you!

Hello Ladybug Families,

It was so lovely to meet you and our new little Ladybugs yesterday. I hope each one of them had a positive first experience of the classroom. Our Fun Days are always busy, and our classroom gets a little crowded, but it was lovely for us to see the room come alive with play and excited energy again after our quiet weeks of summer planning and preparation.

If you were able to make it to the parent orientation meeting last night, you will probably have gathered that public speaking is not my strong point! Every year, when it comes time to talk to a large group, I get sweaty palms, and my voice cracks is just a task that fills me with dread!  I hope that, despite my strange talk, you were able to gather that Ms Amber and I are passionate about our jobs, and that we work hard to create a loving, nurturing, creative and fun preschool experience for each child. (We are also experts at hugs, fixing boo boo's, and wiping tears, and noses! )

Please take a moment to read the Ladybug handbook that you received in class last night. It will give you all the information you need for the year ahead.

I am excited to get to know and love each of your children. Each one brings their own unique personality, strengths and talents to our classroom. Ms Amber and I are honored to have the chance to watch them grow and learn this year.

Please do not hesitate to email me with any questions you may have about our class.

Have a fantastic long weekend, and I will see you next week,

Ms Sarah