29Jul
2015
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Branching Out Theme of the Week: Keeping Cool

The summer sun has been happily warm this year and the children have been enjoying water play, bubbles, sidewalk chalk, hula hoops and many other memorable summer activities.  This week we talked about how people, animals and plants cool off when they are too hot.  We compared how hot and cool water feel differently on […]

16Jul
2015
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Branching Out Theme of the Week: Summer Games

This year we got to enjoy the World Cup and see the US team put out an awesome effort.  In recognition of these efforts, our children will be playing soccer and learning about the sport to continue to grow the love of the game.  What other games do we play in the summer?  Look for […]

07Jul
2015
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Branching Out Theme of the Week: From the Garden

We planted all kinds of seeds in the spring.  When the seeds sprout, we can move them outside and watch them grow flowers and vegetables.  This week we will look at what we’ve grown or learn about what farmers grow for us.  We will try foods that grow in the garden and some things we […]

01Jul
2015
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Branching Out Theme of the Week: Bubble Mania

Imagine if you could float like a bubble on the breeze!  We all wish we could to help cool off!  Rather, we enjoyed bubble art and making new kinds of bubbles to see how big we can make them.  We watched them float and pop and made art with them too!  Have you ever seen […]

10Jun
2015
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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 […]

04Jun
2015
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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 […]

14May
2015
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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 […]

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