You may have heard the interview this morning on NPR, with neuroscientist Adele Diamond, on the development of the brain. One thing she discussed is how there is a strong link between the social and cognitive development of the brain. Children who have learning and playing experiences with other children as part of their education, have better "executive functions" such as focus on a task and problem solving.
Friday, was a day of community building. We spent the day learning, cooperating, and discovering together.
In the morning, our class gave short reports about "our favorite" owl, Molly, to Renata's class. Then we got in small groups to dissect owl pellets.
After lunch we got together with Susan's class and read together.
Everyone joined together ending the day at the County Farm park building, constructing, and playing together