30Dec
2014
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Branching Out Theme of the Week: Hibernation

When it’s cold outside, we want to burrow inside where it warm!  Animals and the rest of nature want to do the same!  Our children will spend time outside looking at the trees, the ground and other evidence in nature to talk about how things change in the winter.  We will also bundle up inside […]

19Dec
2014
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Branching Out Theme of the Week: Sun and 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 […]

11Dec
2014
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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 […]

26Nov
2014
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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 […]

06Nov
2014
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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 […]

29Oct
2014
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Branching Out Theme of the Week: 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 […]

20Oct
2014
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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 […]

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