Archives for April, 2011

The Case for Cursive

And so the handwriting debate rages on! The New York Times article below gives us yet another perspective on the teaching of cursive handwriting. By KATIE ZEZIMA Published: April 27, 2011 For centuries, cursive handwriting has been an art. To a growing number of young people, it is a mystery. Megan Porter of Brownsburg, Ind., is in the third grade, the last year of cursive training Read full article »

Overcoming Dyslexia

This article tells a very inspiring story of a straight A dyslexic teen.  It is worth reading to the end to the comment added by Megan Diffey on her story. Read full article »

When Should You Tell a Child They Have Asperger’s?

John Robison John Robison is the author of "Be Different," a must-read for all Aspergians, those raising a child with Asperger's syndrome, and anyone who works with Aspergians or those who fall on the autism spectrum. It is filled with practical advice and tips about how those with Asperger's and autism can learn to fit in and use their special gifts Read full article »

Insightful article

Priscilla Gilman presents an extract from her book 'The Anti-Romatic Child'. A very interesting read.... here Read full article »

International Day

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ismanilaes/sets/72157626509315348/ 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!