Archives for February, 2011

Addressing articulation errors at home

Does your child have a speech sound error or two that he doesn't seem to be outgrowing? By age seven or eight, children should have mastered all of their speech sounds. Some sounds, such as t, d, k, g, p, b, and f, should be produced correctly well before that age. If you suspect or know that your child has an Read full article »

Talking on Topic

We are exploring conversation skills and we are starting with being able to desribe what a conversation topic is ('the subject that is being talked about")   We then let each student choose a topic and we discussed it by using the conversational technique Listen (pay attention to other people's words not just own thoughts) Wait (identify a space where you can talk - Read full article »

Math Matters

.... or do we? This website from PBS in America outline why math matters and flags issues which may show that is child is a struggling math learner. Well worth a look.  Links also to the misunderstoodminds website which we have previously featured. Read full article »

The Asian Math Advantage

How does the english language impact upon Math? Is Math in English more difficult? Do Asian's have an advantage? An excerpt from Malcolm Gladwell's book - 'Outliners'

Conference in Shanghai

Maricel San Agustin and Jennifer Etherton, together with some Middle School and High School Learning Support teachers, will attend a conference on February 24-26, 2011 at Concordia International School, Shanghai, China. The theme of the conference is “Autonomy: Helping to Create Independence For Individuals With Special Education Needs”. The teachers are looking forward to learning a lot of strategies from Read full article »

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Tumble Books

Tumble Books is a huge online resource of books which can be read or listened to online. Many of the books have quizzes and questions afterword to help explore children's comprehension of the book. To access this students must use the log-in name and password given to them by the school. Please see the LS teacher or classroom teacher for more details.

Brain Pop

Brain POP is the home of fun learning! This site offers student the chance to explore many aspects of the world around us in a lively and exciting way. To access this students must use the log-in name and password given to them by the school. Please see the LS teacher or classroom teacher for more details.

Dance Mat Typing

BBC School's Dance Mat Typing is THE place to go for the least boring way to learn to touch type! This site takes student's through basic typing skills via a host of fun songs and crazy characters. No passwork required!