16Dec
2015
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Branching Out Theme of the Week: Sun & Snow

The cold weather feels so much different than the summer sun.  As the season develops, we talk about how the air feels on our face and skin compared to the summer warmth. We also look at the changes in how we dress and what clothes we wear.  Then, we notice the snow and how it […]

09Dec
2015
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Branching Out Theme of the Week: In The Spirit of Giving

Children learn so much from how parents and other adults in their lives behave, talk and interact with others.  Children watch everything the adults around them do and say.  During this season, we nurture a spirit of giving in the children by role modeling this action and teaching them to do the same.  Classes will […]

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 […]

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 […]

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