Archives for Social Skills

Whole Body Listening

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Social Thinking

On Monday September 16, Michelle Garcia Winner will come to ISM work with the learning support team. She will be observing in classrooms and providing suggestions and feedback on students who could benefit from a "social thinking" program or strategies. There is a parent session on Tuesday September 17 from 8-10am in the Little Theatre which is open to anyone who would like Read full article »

AMAZING list of social skills and language skills apps

One dedicated blogger took SIX MONTHS to put together this amazingly comprehensive list of apps for social thinking and language skills.  It is a downloadable PDF that unfortunately doesn't link directly to iTunes but it is a great list!  Many thanks to the author.   Read full article »

Grade 1 Social Thinking Group – Topics this week

This week our Social Thinking group hasbe re-visiting 'Doing what is Asked' at home and at school.  The steps for students to remember are: Listen Follow directions right away (The students also added "without waiting" and "with no moaning or groaning") :) We have gone on to role-play and explore what we should do when our friends say "No".  What if they don't want Read full article »

Grade 3 & 4 Social Thinking Group – Being a Tattle-Tale

Students are always being told to tell an adult if something goes wrong but they are also told not be be a tattle-tale... How confusing! Working out when it is and it is not okay to tell an adult can be a difficult thing for students to understand.  This week in our social thinking group we decided to move on from 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!