Spring is quckly approaching!

So far it’s been a great school year at Shoreline Cooperative Preschool. We’ve gone on lots of field trips, celebrated many holidays, and have had fun learning in our classrooms. The time has gone by fast! February is over (finally) and that means that spring is heading our way. Even though it will inevitably...

PJ’s And Recycling

Today was PJ day at school. It was fun to see everyone wearing their favorite pajamas, parents too. The Imagineers also had a visit from CleanScapes. We learned about recycling, what items we can recycle and what we should compost or put in the garbage. We also learned of the different ways items can...

Open House

On Saturday, March 5th, from 10 am – 1 pm, we’ll be opening our doors for our annual Open House event. Tour our facilities, meet Teacher Patty and several preschool parents and kids, and find out why we love Shoreline Cooperative Preschool.SCP is located at 816 NE 190th St., Shoreline, WA 98155 [Get directions...

Workbook Fun!

This year, I’ve heard several parents talk about how much their Imagineer is really into the idea of preschool workbooks. At our house, it’s become a part of the day. Immediately after supper, D asks to “do the workbook”. Here are a couple of workbooks we’ve really enjoyed along with (because they can be...

Gung Hay Fat Choy!

It was the start of the Lunar New Year this week, and as usual Teacher Patty was helping us celebrate in style. In the Imagineers class we were playing with Mah Jong pieces, drawing and painting Chinese characters, reading books about Chinese New Year, eating fortune cookies with our snack, and some of us...

Parent Education Resources

In case you missed them, below you’ll find books from our last meeting with guest speaker Connie Dawson, Ph.D. She is the mother of 3 and grandmother of 8 and a former therapist working with families and childhood attachment problems. She taught in the counselor education program at Portland State University and is currently...

What’s New?

It’s time for a little bit of housekeeping and dusting off the old keys to get this blog up to date! A few things things worth mentioning, in case you were not already aware:Did you know that the preschool has a Flickr account where parents can share and view pictures of the classes? The...

Happy Holidays!

In the blink of an eye we’ve managed to make it through the holidays and are just about ready to welcome in 2011. The classes have been to several field trips including the yearly visit to The Farm, tumbling at Cascade Elite Gymnastics and of course the always exciting visit to the Seattle Center...

Fooled Ya!

Teacher Patty fooled the kids today! She did a preschool switcheroo with North City. So the kids got to explore in a whole new environment, and they loved it.Then Emily brought in a foolish snack to fool the kids as well. Yum grilled cheese:Hee, hee it was really pound cake with orange frosting!It was...

Aqua Town

We’ve been having all sorts of aquatic fun at preschool lately. After our trip to the Aquarium we’ve been interested in all things fishy, such as:Creating a big beachy scene:(this group made collage was a painting, topped with glued on sand and fishy stickers)Mini aquarium tank collaging (and perhaps some fishy earring wearing):A little...

Open House!

Hey all you SCP Parents, please share the Open House flyer with friends and family, spread the word, and plan on coming too.(as seen online)From 10-noon on Saturday, February 27th your kiddos can play, spend time with other friends and parents, and ooo get a bonus preschool day!Hope to see you there!...

Gung Hay Fat Choy!

It’s been all sorts of fun celebrating the Lunar New Year at preschool.The Inventors cleaned the whole school for us:The Imagineers were busy once all was set up.Painting red lanterns:Wearing the lion head costume:Playing a little mahjong:Crafting with red and black,Having a little tea:Happy Year of the Tiger!...

All In A Days Work

I love that on any given day at SCP the kids are endlessly busy with so many different things. From reading about and digging up rocks and minerals,to water play,to playdoh snake making.From seeing blue,to drawing red.From sign creating,to birthday celebrating!(hee, hee Andre is taken becoming a big 4 year old seriously!)Yep, for these...

Costume Fun

We had such a wild good time in the Imagineers class today! A number of the kids decided to pop into costumes and it resulted in quite a show. Here is the picture evidence:Ivy as “Princess Esmerelda” (she had no idea she was meant to be “Snow White”)Teacher Patty burying a bunch of wild...

Fire Fightin’ Fun!

The Imagineers dudded their fire fighter gear over at the Shoreline Fire Department Fire Safety Center and learned all about fire safety. The kids were quite attentive to the fire safety video the educator showed. They learned that the fire alarm is like a nose that sniffs smoke, to roll out of bed if...

Halloweeny Fun for Imagineers

We’ve had a fun time at SCP the last few weeks doing lots of Halloweeny activites:hammering nails in pumpkins, driving monster trucks around the “pumpkin patch”, “cooking” Halloween cookies, painting, stamping, drawing on, stickering and more on paper pumpkin, making marble painted spider webs, reading all sorts of Halloweeny books, singing and saying Halloween...

Welcome Chewy!

We are happy to welcome the newest pet visitor to our class, the lovely “Chewy” the tarantula. Chewbacca is Lisa and Zoe Good-Brummer’s golden knee tarantula. She likes her warm and slightly dark home, and we need to be sure that the kids be respectful and not tap on her cage, which is over...

Imagineers at the Farm

We had a wildly good time at The Farm today. Some highlights:Look the tractor!Running like banshees through the hay maze:and waiting excitedly for our turns on the slide:Viewing and petting the animals:The cozy hayride:Slip slidin’ away:Jumping in the hay:Crawling around in the corn:And of course, gathering pumpkins!Yeehaw!...

Howdy!

Keegan’s dad from Discoverers here. Just got the keys to this blog, and I’ll do my best to post way more often than never. With photos, even! Since this is my first post, here’s a pic from our first day as Discoverers, back on September 11th. Teacher Patty blows the best bubbles.More soon!...

Welcome/Welcome Back!

It’s back to school time and we are all so thrilled to be starting off another wonderful school year! Tonight was our big parent orientation meeting, and I for one loved seeing the new and old faces of our preschool family. I’m so jazzed, I’m up posting, and preschool doesn’t even start until next...

Review it Up Folks!

Hey there! If you are a member of our preschool and would like to help spread the word about how wonderful our preschool is, consider going on one of the many sites out there for online reviews, and submitting your review of SCP.Here are some spots:Shoreline and Edmonds KidsGo City KidsYelp!...