13Oct
2014
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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 […]

10Oct
2014
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Branching Out Theme of the Week: Fire Prevention & Safety

Each year, we dedicate a few weeks to learn about community helpers that are so invaluable in our neighborhoods. This week, in conjunctions with celebrations around town, we recognize Fire Safety Week. It’s never too soon to start talking about safety and how to protect yourself. This week we will practice to get low under […]

01Oct
2014
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Branching Out Theme of the Week: Fall Fun

The leaves are changing colors! It’s one of the first things we notice as the season flow from summer to fall. What else do you notice? The nights are cooler, and the sun is setting sooner at night. We see fall flowers around and lots of fall vegetables. Looks t the colors you see around […]

25Sep
2014
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Branching Out Theme of the Week: My Home & Neighborhood

When you travel by the same buildings and things every day, you almost forget to notice them. This week we will talk about important things in our neighborhood that help us and each other. There are fire companies, schools, churches and hospitals as well as stores, libraries and doctor’s offices. When you walk, ride or […]

18Sep
2014
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Branching Out Theme of the Week: My Friends – Old & New

The children are quickly forming friendships with classmates and telling stories about all of the fun things they do. Have you heard new friend’s names at home? This week are all learning all about each other and what it means to be a friend. Friends help each other and say kind things. We can help […]

12Sep
2014
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Branching Out Theme of the Week: My School

The new school year has begun and the children are settling into their new routines and feeling comfortable with their classroom and teachers. Ask your child what their favorite activity is. We have seen lots of painting and playing with Playdough as well as fun outside on the playground and many great books being read. […]

05Sep
2014
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Branching Out Theme of the Week: Getting to Know You

Each September brings new beginnings. Children often move to new classrooms, meet new friends and new teachers. Families may have changes and adjustments as well. This week we focus on getting children familiar with everything new around them. We learn special traits about our friends, classroom, routines and environment. Take a few minutes to talk […]

21Aug
2014
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Branching Out Theme of the Week: My Pets

Families that have pets (whether real of stuffed, imagined or living) know the joy they can bring. Some people would attest that their home is more complete with their cat or dog or rabbit. We will share those extra special parts of our families this week! Some may have a bird, lizard, snake, newt or […]

13Aug
2014
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Branching Out Theme of the Week: Looking at Light and Color

Have you ever noticed how things look differently in the sun compared to the shade? Place 2 pictures of the same scene next to each other taken in the early morning, mid-afternoon and evening. What do you notice that is the same and different – color! We will use our magnifiers and mirrors to see […]

05Aug
2014
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Branching Out Theme of the Week: What’s Up in the Sky

During the school year we talk about air transportation as well as birds and other things that fly. This week we will investigate some more and discover what we haven’t yet seen. We will look at what new birds, bugs and flying vehicles we can see. While we see airplanes and helicopters more frequently, but […]

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