15Feb
2017
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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, […]

08Feb
2017
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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 […]

31Jan
2017
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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 […]

25Jan
2017
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Branching Out Theme of the Week: Like to Make Believe

Children learn about the world by playing! The role modeling children do during play helps many things in their environment make sense. This week we will celebrate that critical developmental step. We’ll try out some real and fantasy scenes this week! From Where the Wild Things Are to our favorite medieval hero’s, this week is […]

18Jan
2017
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Branching Out Theme of the Week: Music & Instruments

We make music so many ways! This week we will listen to music from around the world! We will hear words we don’t normally hear sung to music we hear often! We also make music with our classroom instruments and things we don’t normally make music with! We will even make instruments with everyday items. […]