09Mar
2015
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Branching Out Theme of the Week: Birds Fly!

When we look up in the sky what do we see?  We see planes and other air crafts and lot of neat birds!  There are so many different kinds.  We’ll look at books and talk about what makes a bird a bird.  They have wings and beaks – what makes them special?  We’ll explore those […]

03Mar
2015
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Branching Out Theme of the Week- Transportation

We are often mesmerized by boats, cars and trucks…well that fascination likely started in childhood!  Our classrooms will look at different types of boats and vehicles this week and build many of their own with legos, blocks, popsicle sticks and other tools.  How do they move?  How do they float?  We’ll talk about and explore […]

23Feb
2015
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Branching Out Theme of the Week: Eating Healthy

Good habits start young.  This week we will explore health foods and do lots of fun activities with them.  We will spend lots of time exercising and using our bodies in healthy ways. We will learn where some of our foods come from and play matching games too.  We’ll even make our own food and […]

17Feb
2015
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Branching Out Theme of the Week: Dental Health

Our pearly whites make our smiles so bright!  If we take care of them, they will last our whole lives!  This week we will practice brushing and flossing and play with the tools to be sure we know how to use them.  Some of us will have a visit from a Dentist office too!  Eating […]

10Feb
2015
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Branching Out Theme of the Week: Feelings

February is a month of love – Children need to explore and learn how to handle emotions in a natural way…but often can’t apply the skills unless they have observed and practiced them.  This week we will practice strategies to manage our emotions and keep calm.  We will practice Yoga and other means of distressing, […]

05Feb
2015
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Generations Winter Newsletter

We hope you all had an enjoyable holiday season and are staying warm in this winter weather.  As we look forward to great things in the final winter weeks, we wanted to share our seasonal newsletter with you.  Please Click Here to view our Winter Newsletter.

04Feb
2015
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Branching Out Theme of the Week: Silly Stories

This week we are exploring several different story books that give us lots of opportunity to be SILLY- From making crazy hair grow (grass seed) to trying to walk upside down like Silly Sally. We had a blast and learned tons!  We played games with the alphabet while reading Chicka Chicka Boom Boom…and loved singing […]

02Feb
2015
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National Kazoo Day!

We celebrated National Kazoo Day on January 28th.  The Kazoo is a musical instrument that has a buzzing sound when you hum into it.  It can be made of metal, plastic, wood and other materials.  It was invented in America in the 1840’s by Alabama Vest, from Macon, Georgia. Our preschool children and grandmas and grandpas […]

26Jan
2015
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Branching Out Theme of the Week: I Take Care of Myself

We get stuck indoors more often in the winter and sometimes are less active because of it.  This is a great time of year to remember the importance of being healthy and incorporating healthy habits into all aspects of our lives.  From good hand-washing habits, remembering to cough into the elbow, being active and eating […]

23Jan
2015
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Guest Reader!

Gates Town Supervisor, Mark Assini, visited Generations this week and read to our UPK children.  Mr. Assini was very pleased that the Gates community is able to benefit from this innovative grant from NYSED and heard about the many aspects of the UPK program.  Mr. Assini was also able to learn about the value of the […]

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