Archives for February 15th, 2011

EIGHT senses.. not 5!

Believe it or not..... 8 Sensory Systems Interoceoption:  The internal sense, responsible for knowing you are hungry, feel sick or have to use the restroom. Proprioception:  In your joints and muscles, responsible for pressure in and out – like throwing a ball, receiving a hug, and using a pencil. Vestibular:  Your sense of balance, of where your body is positioned in space – like Read full article »

EMERGENCY! The kids are bored!

Delayed at the airport. Long Haul flight.  Traffic jam.  Long car ride. Waiting ages in a restaurant.  Waiting to collect someone who is late... If you are a parent the above list is likely to fill you with dread!  Entertaining young children can be a challenge at the best of times but when you are caught unawares with no colouring book, Read full article »

Article from Livestrong

Lance Armstrong's Livestrong Foundation has published the following article on attention and diet. Here. Read full article »

Attention Deficit and Diet

* The following article has been taken from onaddplace.com ADD in many cases has been linked to diet, which includes food allergies and nutritional deficiencies…simply eliminating certain foods or adding others may reduce symptoms or eliminate them altogether. ADD children typically have difficulty focusing which is even more apparent if they have sugar and other stimulants coursing through their bodies. We Read full article »

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!