Ms. Jennifer Etherton

This is my eighteenth year teaching and my fifth year teaching at ISM. I am originally from Peoria, Illinois and a Western Illinois University graduate. I taught in the USA, Egypt, Madagascar, China and Italy before coming to the Philippines.

Homepage: http://ism-online.org/members/ethertonj/

Does my child need occupational therapy?

I found this article recently that I find is very useful in answering a lot of initial questions parents/teachers might have regarding occupational therapy for a child. What do you look for when considering referring them for OT? What are typical fine/gross motor developmental benchmarks? Click on the link below to read an article that may be helpful in answering some of those questions.   Does My Child Need OT? Read full article »

Handwriting Without Tears: Wet-Dry-Try Suite for Capitals, Numbers & Lowercase

  Handwriting Without Tears: Wet-Dry-Try Suite for Capitals, Numbers & Lowercase By Handwriting Without Tears & Get Set for School Make handwriting practice fun! With our Wet-Dry-Try Suite App, children learn and practice correct formation habits for writing capitals, numbers, and lowercase letters. The app simulates our Slate Chalkboard and Blackboard with Double Lines and helps children learn handwriting skills in the easiest, Read full article »

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 »

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 »

Pencil Grasp Patterns

http://www.otplan.com/articles/pencil-grasp-patterns.aspx Pencil Grasp Patterns The Dynamic Tripod Grasp Pencil skills, and particularly handwriting, is a more complex skill than we often realize. A child's ability to color within the lines, trace over a shape and draw simple pictures forms the building blocks for writing letters and words. Mastery of these skills enables children to focus on the content of their writing rather than the Read full article »

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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!