Archives for Organisation Skills

A Simple Plan for Student Planners

Kids with attention deficit may resist getting organized with a student planner — but our expert tips for using this tool will help even low-key learners. by Susan Kruger Most teachers agree that planners are essential. Students who use them usually earn As and Bs. Students who don't often miss deadlines and lose points on tests, classroom assignments, and projects. Read full article »

Routines: Why They Matter and How to Get Started

http://www.education.com/magazine/article/importance-routines-preschool-children/   By Lisa Medoff One of the most important things that you can do to make your young child feel safe is to establish as much routine in his life as possible. Children (and adults) feel the most secure when their lives are predictable. When adults provide environments that feel safe, children learn that they can trust others to take care of 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 »

Being an Efficient Homework Helper: Turning a Chore into a Challenge

Thank you LDonline.org for this helpful article! There are many fantastic tips for helping your child establish routines for homework. Enjoy! http://www.ldonline.org/article/Being_an_Efficient_Homework_Helper%3A_Turning_a_Chore_into_a_Challenge Being an Efficient Homework Helper: Turning a Chore into a Challenge By: Regina G.  Richards (2008) "The secret of education lies in respecting the pupil." — Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882, U.S. poet, essayist and lecturer) Homework is a constant for most children — Read full article »

What can video games teach your child?

Learning through video gaming is an engaging way to inntroduce and develop skills in children like persistance, task initation, reading, organisation and time-management. This week I stumbled across this brilliant site - www.learningworksfor kids.com  this stie identifies which games promote which skills.  The website is focused on the skill so you can select from a sidebar which skill you wish to 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!