12Apr
2017
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Branching Out Theme of the Week: 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 […]

05Apr
2017
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Branching Out Theme of the Week: Community Helpers

There are so many people around us helping others. This week we will investigate who those people are and what they do. From doctors and nurses, to firefighter and policemen, construction workers, mail carriers, bus drivers and bakers; people in our community go to work every day to make our lives better. We pretend to […]

29Mar
2017
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Branching Out Theme of the Week: The Tools We Use

We are fascinated by the things we can do with hammers, screwdrivers, wrenches and saws. Children like to make things and can do so much using tools! This week, we will explore lots of different tools and use unique tools to make new things. We will use every day tools like measuring tools too to […]

28Feb
2017
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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 […]

15Feb
2017
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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, […]

08Feb
2017
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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 […]

31Jan
2017
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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 […]

25Jan
2017
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Branching Out Theme of the Week: 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 […]

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