Archives for January, 2013

Don’t compare your child to others.

Report cards have just gone out, MAP testing is coming up again in a couple of months and Grades 2, 3 & 4 are carrying out writing samples at the moment.  When we receive information on our child's progress it can be extremely tempting to compare our children with other students.  While this is perfectly natural, it is worth fighting Read full article »

Ten tips to build self-advocacy skills

http://www.specialeducationadvisor.com/ten-tips-to-build-self-advocacy-skills/   Use these helpful tips to promote self advocacy with your child. By Dennise Goldberg Special Education Advisor Blog Self-Advocacy refers to an individual’s ability to effectively communicate, convey, negotiate or assert his or her own interests, desires, needs, and rights. It involves making informed decisions and taking responsibility for those decisions. (VanReusen et al., 1994) Below are ten tips to help build Read full article »

Improve Working Memory for ADHD Children

http://www.additudemag.com/adhd/article/8949.html Improve working memory with these tips, organizing strategies, and routines designed to help your ADD/ADHD child or teen retain information! by ADDitude Editors Working memory is the ability to hold information in mind while performing complex tasks. A young child is able to execute simple tasks -- sharpen his pencil when asked -- while one in middle school can remember the expectations 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!