24Nov
2015
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Branching Out Theme of the Week: Giving Thanks

As we prepare for one of the most celebrated family holidays this week, the classes will reflect on what we are all thankful for both at home and at school.  It is important to pay attention to all of the good in our lives and appreciate it!  Each class will make a thankful chain where […]

13Nov
2015
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Branching Out Theme of the Week: Forest Animals

We love learning about animals!  Throughout the year, we learn to differentiate between zoo animals, pets and forest animals.  When we talk about animals that live in the forest, we discuss what their house looks like and where they sleep.  Birds sleep in nests, squirrels build homes in holes in trees, deer make beds in […]

03Nov
2015
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Branching Out Theme of the Week: My Family

Families come in all shapes and sizes!  Each of us have a family that is unique and very special!  This week we will talk about all of the people we call family and graph how many brothers, sisters and grandparents we all have.  We will sort family members tallest to smallest and put their names […]

27Oct
2015
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Read for the Record 2015

Generations participated in Jumpstart’s Read for the Record® on Thursday, October 22, 2015.  This annual celebration highlights the need for early education by mobilizing adults and children to read the same book on the same day. Early language and literacy skills set children on the path to school success.  This year we read, “Not Norman,” by Kelly Bennett and illustrated […]

20Oct
2015
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Branching Out Theme of the Week: Ways We Communicate

Especially when interacting with young children, we quickly become aware of how children who haven’t developed language skills yet, can still tell us what they need.  We can tell from their facial expressions, body movements and sounds or cries when things are good or not so good.  When we know children well, we can predict […]

14Oct
2015
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Branching Out Theme of the Week: My Five Senses

How do we experience the world around us?  We use our five senses!  Senses are a young child’s biggest source of information to learn and grow.  Children have to experience things very concretely and do so by seeing, hearing, smelling, touching and tasting!  This week will explore some brand new tastes, smells and sounds as […]

08Oct
2015
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Branching Out Theme of the Week: Fire Prevention & Safety

Each year, we dedicate a few weeks to learn about community helpers that are so invaluable in our neighborhoods.  This week, in conjunctions with celebrations around town, we recognize Fire Safety Week.  It’s never too soon to start talking about safety and how to protect yourself.  This week we will practice to get low under […]

01Oct
2015
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Branching Out Theme of the Week: Fall Fun

The leaves are changing colors!  It’s one of the first things we notice as the season flow from summer to fall.  What else do you notice?  The nights are cooler, and the sun is setting sooner at night.  We see fall flowers around and lots of fall vegetables.  Looks t the colors you see around […]

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