09Mar
2015
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Branching Out Theme of the Week: Birds Fly!

When we look up in the sky what do we see?  We see planes and other air crafts and lot of neat birds!  There are so many different kinds.  We’ll look at books and talk about what makes a bird a bird.  They have wings and beaks – what makes them special?  We’ll explore those […]

03Mar
2015
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Branching Out Theme of the Week- Transportation

We are often mesmerized by boats, cars and trucks…well that fascination likely started in childhood!  Our classrooms will look at different types of boats and vehicles this week and build many of their own with legos, blocks, popsicle sticks and other tools.  How do they move?  How do they float?  We’ll talk about and explore […]

23Feb
2015
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Branching Out Theme of the Week: Eating Healthy

Good habits start young.  This week we will explore health foods and do lots of fun activities with them.  We will spend lots of time exercising and using our bodies in healthy ways. We will learn where some of our foods come from and play matching games too.  We’ll even make our own food and […]

17Feb
2015
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Branching Out Theme of the Week: Dental Health

Our pearly whites make our smiles so bright!  If we take care of them, they will last our whole lives!  This week we will practice brushing and flossing and play with the tools to be sure we know how to use them.  Some of us will have a visit from a Dentist office too!  Eating […]

04Feb
2015
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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 […]

26Jan
2015
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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 […]

21Jan
2015
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Branching Out Theme of the Week: 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 […]

13Jan
2015
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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.  […]

07Jan
2015
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Branching Out Theme of the Week: Winter Games

While nature sleeps, we can still have tons of fun outside!  We dress warmly and head out to enjoy the snow and cool temperatures.  What is more wonderful than making snow angles and snowballs?  We play games throwing snow at targets and making snow obstacle courses!  Let’s play!

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