Archives for September, 2011

FUN Directions :)

Yesterday I was home sick and playing around on the internet and I came across the wonderful little website.  http://www.drawastickman.com/ This site was intended purely for fun I am sure but I think that it supports the development of: fine motor skills following directions cause and effect creativity Try it! Read full article »

Michelle Garcia Winner Workshop on Social Thinking

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ismanilaes/sets/72157627589705404/   On September 3-6, 2011 the ISM Community had the privilege of learning from Michelle Garcia Winner and Dr. Pamela Crooke, the leading experts in the field of social thinking. On September 3-4, ISM, in cooperation with the USA State Department’s Office of Overseas Schools, hosted a weekend EARCOS workshop, which was well attended by professionals in international and local schools in the Read full article »

The Unappreciated Benefits of Dyslexia

The VERY interesting below discusses a book which challenges the conception that dyslexia is disabling and the belief that the dyslexic brain is trying to do the same as a typical brain but just doing it very badly. PS - The comments at the end are worth reading! http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2011/09/dyslexic-advantage/   Read full article »

Making Inferences and Reading

Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions By: Reading Rockets (2011) Observations occur when we can see something happening. In contrast, inferences are what we figure out based on an experience. Helping your child understand when information is implied, or not directly stated, will improve her skill in drawing conclusions and making inferences. These skills will be needed for all sorts of school assignments, Read full article »

Hypersensitivity: Are You a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP)?

Could you be hypersensitive? If you keep hearing "you're so sensitive!" from family and friends, you could be a highly sensitive person (HSP) and have hypersensitivity. After I told my younger sister, Melissa, about my attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) diagnosis, we reminisced about our childhood. “If there were family arguments, we would think it was something little, but, for you, 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!