We notice every day that our students are developing logical, rational, and sophisticated thinking skills. “Conservation” refers to the idea that certain physical characteristics of an object remain the same, even if its outward appearance changes. We demonstrated conservation of number by lining up two identical rows of 10 linked cubes. All the children noted that there were clearly an equal number of cubes in each row. The children then separated the cubes and made one row longer by spacing them widely apart. “Now are there the same number of cubes in each row, or does one row have more cubes than the other?” Les lignes sont toujours les mêmes ! The quantity of cubes didn’t change even though we spread them widely apart!
As always both groups ventured into the woods and today being so hot, it was a great way to be outside and stay cool. One group created a treasure map and hid a bottle with a few items and a special message inside for Mme Brown and Mme England-Boyd's class to find. We are waiting to hear if they found it yet!
Bonne nuit !