14Jun
2016
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Branching Out Theme of the Week: Going on Vacation

Its summer time!  Time to enjoy the outdoors and everything growing around us!  Many people enjoy extra family time or seeing someplace new in the summer.  What will you do to enjoy the warmest season of the year?  We will make predictions and graph our responses.  Whatever your plans, be sure to find time to […]

09Jun
2016
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Branching Out Theme of the Week: Polka Dots & Patterns

So many things around us are based on patterns and things that repeat.  We can learn how things grow, how buildings are built and how songs come together by looking at patterns.  We are also building math and reading skills by learning to recognize and repeat patterns.  We will make patterns in our block and […]

25May
2016
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Branching Out Theme of the Week: Insects & Bugs

Spiders, ants, caterpillars, lady bugs and so many other things are neat to observe and examine.  This week our miniature scientists will be using their bug viewers and magnifying glasses to learn all they can about bugs!  We will earn how many legs are on a spider and look at the patterns on caterpillars and […]

10May
2016
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Branching Out Theme of the Week: Farm Animals

Now that we know about all what lives in the sea, let’s compare animals that live on the farm!  What do animals on the farm eat?  How do they help the farmers?  What does a farm look like compared to where we live?  Farmers grow things that make the food we eat too!  We will […]

04May
2016
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Branching Out Theme of the Week: Ocean Life

Things that live in the sea are fascinating and spur lots of interest in investigation.  This week we will explore the difference between regular water and salt water.  Do things float easier in one or the other?  We will practice counting “fish scales” and match octopus legs.  We will look at pictures of real oceans […]

28Apr
2016
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Branching Out Theme of the Week: At The Zoo

Animal babies arrive in the spring just like all the new plants and leaves.  We will look at animals that live in the zoo and match adult animals with their babies.  Where do the zoo animals come from?  Look at the globe and see how far away some of them live!  How far is that […]

19Apr
2016
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Branching Out Theme of the Week: Exploring Colors

As spring comes alive, it is amazing the colors nature brings to our world.  More than the primary colors of red, blue and yellow, nature mixes them together to make so many new colors!  We will look at color in all aspects of our world, inside and out.  We will look at what happens when […]