09Nov
2016
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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 […]

02Nov
2016
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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 […]

25Oct
2016
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Branching Out Theme of the Week: Harvest/Fall Foods

Fall brings us once a year foods to enjoy.  If you planted flowers and vegetables this year as some of our classrooms did, you may have enjoyed beans or tomatoes grown by your own hand.  Home grown foods are so very nutritious and tasty.  We should all experience the joy of growing and eating our […]

19Oct
2016
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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 […]