Archives for September, 2012

Two Current Movies Feature Asperger’s

Two Current Movies Feature Asperger's Joyful Noise (Trailer below) Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (Trailer below) *Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close garnered two Academy Award nominations including for Best Picture. Not writing about on "The Journey with Grace," but Meryl Streep delivered her ever-classic and flawless performance on The Iron Lady. That's another one worth catching when out on a winter's eve. Read full article »

Grade 1 Social Thinking Group – Topics this week

This week our Social Thinking group hasbe re-visiting 'Doing what is Asked' at home and at school.  The steps for students to remember are: Listen Follow directions right away (The students also added "without waiting" and "with no moaning or groaning") :) We have gone on to role-play and explore what we should do when our friends say "No".  What if they don't want Read full article »

Grade 3 & 4 Social Thinking Group – Being a Tattle-Tale

Students are always being told to tell an adult if something goes wrong but they are also told not be be a tattle-tale... How confusing! Working out when it is and it is not okay to tell an adult can be a difficult thing for students to understand.  This week in our social thinking group we decided to move on from Read full article »

Stages of Acceptance: A personal journey

I can remember the moment very vividly.  The year was 1987.  I was sitting at the kitchen table and Dad was on the telephone.  I was almost eight years old, Ricky was four.  At first I wasn’t really paying attention. Adult conversations were certainly something I could have cared less about at that age. The sense of urgency in Dad’s 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!