Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Dinosaur Dig to celebrate Coop's 70th Birthday!

Wow did our 4's class have so much fun digging for dinosaur bones today!  Thanks to our wonderful parents for creating the bones and bringing this amazing enrichment to our children!  Coop parents ROCK!!!!














Sunday, April 3, 2016

Fun on St. Patrick's Day in the 4's class!

I love when St. Patrick's day falls on one of our classroom days!  We have a naughty leprechaun, Lenny, who visits our classroom and leaves quite a mess!  We set traps but he's very clever and has escaped all of our traps so far!  Enjoy some of the pictures from our day!

Lenny left quite a mess!
Look at those tiny footprints!

Lenny left shamrocks with clues to where the pot of gold was hiding! Those clues took us all over the school!

Distributing the "gold"!

Lenny left some very messy green stuff to play with in the sensory table!



Saturday, February 27, 2016

Spanish Enrichment at Cooperative Nursery School!

We offer spanish enrichment for each of our classes at Coop!

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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Cooperative Nursery School Open House!

It's that time of year again!  We're starting enrollment for the 70th school year for the Cooperative Nursery School of Champaign-Urbana!  Visit our unique learning environment for 2 - 5 year olds at one of our open houses on Tuesday February 23 from 6 - 7 p.m. or Friday February 26 from
10-11:30 a.m.  If you prefer, we can schedule a private site visit too! We have classes for 2 year olds on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, 3 year olds on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings, and 4 and 5 year olds on Monday - Thursday mornings or Monday-Friday mornings.  Our program offers weekly music and spanish enrichment along with our daily arts, science, math, and literacy activities.  The school follows the Creative Curriculum which is a play based investigative curriculum and we use Conscious Discipline in every classroom.  The children of Coop do not need to be potty trained, we are happy to work with them and their family on this important milestone!
We hope that you stop in!

Learning clothing names in Spanish!

Fun field trip to local children's museum!

Exploring shadows on a cold winter day!



Saturday, January 30, 2016

Having fun celebrating India's Makar Sankranti Festival!

We are so lucky to have many different cultures enriching our community of children at Coop!  Last week one of my student's mother talked with the class about India's Makar Sankranti festival.  This festival features kites and sesame sweets.  She helped the children make kites and then we went outside to fly them.  It was the perfect day in Illinois for kite flying!  A little breezy and temperatures in the low 40's. The children had a great time!

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Saturday, February 21, 2015

Preschool Open House!

Visit Cooperative Nursery School during one of our Open Houses on Wednesday February 25 from 6-7 p.m. or Friday February 27 from 10 - 11:30 a.m.  Coop has been educating C-U's preschool children since 1946!  We offer half day classes for 2, 3, and 4 year olds.  Classroom activities include art, science, math, and literacy enrichment daily and weekly music and spanish enrichment!  Children do not need to be potty trained for our program.  We are happy to work with parents on this important milestone!

Be sure to check out our unique learning environment for children!

 


Friday, March 28, 2014

Our Annual Class Play!

Most years my four's class writes a play.  We base the play on a story that we've read during the school year.  Past year's plays have been based on Little Red Riding Hood, The Mitten, Peter and the Wolf to name a few.  This year the children chose "Peter Pan".  They rewrote the story to include several new characters!  We had Peter Pan and Pierre Pan, Mittens the Cat, Martha the talking dog from "Martha Speaks", Baby Mario, Ariel, Stitch, and several others.  The children and their parents came up with their costumes and the children decorated the backdrops.  We practiced and practiced and practiced some more!  The performance was marvelous! 

 Painting trees for a forest background!
 Drawing ocean creatures in our ocean background!
Group Pic!

Our performance was followed by an after party!  A great time was had by all!


 

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