Archives for August, 2013

Games That Increase Attention and Focus in ADHD Children

Five ways to reduce the symptoms of childhood attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) through fun and games. Helping your young child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) pay attention is hard work, and nagging her or him to “do this” or “stop that” is getting on everyone’s nerves, especially yours. Try a little fun instead, to stretch her or his attention Read full article »

Open House, Parent Coffee, and Learning Support Planning Meeting

Please come to our Open House this Wednesday, August 28, 2013.  Before the ES Open House at 5pm, there will be a Learning Support Parent Coffee at 4pm at P009.  Please come and meet the team for a quick overview of our program. Next month, we will start having the LS Planning Meetings.  At the meeting we brainstorm as a team Read full article »

The Importance of Structure and Routines at home

The following article is a look into why structure and routines are so important for children and provides tips on how to get started. http://www.ahaparenting.com/parenting-tools/family-life/structure-routines Structure: Why Kids Need Routines Why do kids need routines and structure? Because routines give them a sense of security and help them develop self-discipline. Humans are afraid of many things, but "the unknown" edges out        everything except death and Read full article »

Five Tips for Easing Your Child’s Transition Back to School

2013/07/29 By Dani Gillman Remember that old back to school commercial with the mom floating down the aisle of the office supplies store while the holiday classic “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” played? I never really appreciated that commercial until I became a parent and prepared to send my own child back to school after a long 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!