30Sep
2016
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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 […]

28Sep
2016
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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 […]

14Sep
2016
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Branching Out Theme of the Week: My School

The new school year has begun and the children are settling into the routines and feeling comfortable with their classroom and teachers.  Ask your child what their favorite thing to do each day is.  We have seen lots of fun painting, playing with playdough, playground fun and lots of great books being read.  There have […]

07Sep
2016
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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 […]

25Aug
2016
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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 […]

10Aug
2016
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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 […]

03Aug
2016
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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 […]