31Jul
2014
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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 […]

23Jul
2014
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Branching Out Theme of the Week: Wheels Make Things Go

Wheels are a simple machine and make so many things easier! This week we will look in our neighborhoods and in our books to see all of the things wheels help us with. Around the center wheels make things easier as well…our kitchen carts, mop buckets, etc. Where else do you see wheels in our […]

14Jul
2014
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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 […]

20May
2014
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Branching Out Theme of the Week: Intergenerational

This week’s theme is Intergenerational Week to Celebrate Older American’s Month! Generations is committed to fostering relationships between the generations and is proud to celebrate our older citizens each May! This week, our children and seniors have special events planned to honor each other. We will also include all grandparents in our lives and be […]

12May
2014
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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 […]

08May
2014
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Branching Out Theme of the Week: Ocean Life!

Things that live in the sea are fascinating and spur lots of interest in investigation. This week we will explore the difference between regular water and salt water. Do things float easier in one or the other? We will practice counting “fish scales” and match octopus legs. We will look at pictures of real oceans […]

23Apr
2014
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Branching Out Theme of the Week: Exploring Colors

s spring comes alive, it is amazing the colors nature brings to our world. More than the primary colors of red, blue and yellow, nature mixes them together to make so many new colors! We will look at color in all aspects of our world, inside and out. We will look at what happens when […]

02Apr
2014
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Opposites!

What is the opposite of up? Left? Under? We will experience opposites with our bodies, in the art center, and with blocks. We will look for opposites inside and outside the building and try to find new things we didn’t know before. Can we find opposites in the stories we read? Developing understanding of this […]

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