Archives for Academic Skills

Khan Academy

Khan Academy is a great site that can be used to help kids work on a variety of academic skills. It uses videos along with verbal explanations of a wide variety of topics - from simple addition up to decimals and even calculus! It also has videos that can spark kids' interest in different topics in the areas of science Read full article »

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 »

Number Pieces App

Here's a new free app in Math developed by the Math Learning Center that matches our practice of emphasis on flexible thinking than on getting the answer correctly using only one method.  In this app the students can use the number pieces to show their answer.  They can join the pieces in groups of ten or break them apart.  The 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 »

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 »

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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!