24Feb
2016
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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
2016
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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 […]

12Feb
2016
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Branching Out Theme of the Week: Feelings

February is a month of love – Children need to explore and learn how to handle emotions in a natural way…but often can’t apply the skills unless they have observed and practiced them.  This week we will practice strategies to manage our emotions and keep calm.  We will practice Yoga and other means of distressing, […]

02Feb
2016
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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
2016
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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 […]

19Jan
2016
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Branching Out Theme of the Week: I Like to 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 […]

15Jan
2016
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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.  […]

05Jan
2016
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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!

30Dec
2015
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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 […]