Archives for January, 2012

Distracted While Studying? 6 Tips to Fight Distractions and Get Homework Done!

From fidgeting to shifting between different tasks, six techniques to help distracted ADD/ADHD students focus at school and on their homework. by Melinda Boring http://www.additudemag.com/adhd/article/8394.html Having two children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD), I tried a lot of traditional study methods through the years, with no success. Such techniques -- usually involving sitting down at a table for extended periods with pen, Read full article »

Ocean Heaven -Free viewing in January

There will be a free viewing of the movie Ocean Heaven this month on the following dates and times at the EDSA Shangri-la. January 21 9:00 pm January 22 1:30 pm January 23 6:30 pm January 25 6:00 pm January 27  1:30 pm January 28  3:30 pm January 29  8:30 pm  Ocean Heaven is a heartwarming film about a Dying Father and his fight to help his  autistic son. Read full article »

Autistic Girl Expresses Unimaginable Intelligence

Meet Carly, a young girl with Autism who for the first time expresses her voice in a shocking way! What an inspiring story which provides evidence that we don't have all the answers on Autism.   Read full article »

Children’s Books on Special Needs

Explaining a disability to your child or his classmates, friends and young relatives can be a challenge for parents. These books discuss special needs in a kid-friendly way that can shine a positive light on a tricky topic. 1. Asperger Syndrome Cover image courtesy of Jessica Kingsley PublishersAll Cats Have Asperger Syndrome by Kathy Hoopmann; 65 pages. Each glossy page has a color 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!