Tag archives for Angela Reilly

Don’t compare your child to others.

Report cards have just gone out, MAP testing is coming up again in a couple of months and Grades 2, 3 & 4 are carrying out writing samples at the moment.  When we receive information on our child's progress it can be extremely tempting to compare our children with other students.  While this is perfectly natural, it is worth fighting 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 »

Social Thinking Groups – Grades 3 & 4

Hi.  This week we have been making plans for the weeks ahead and identifying what we want to get better at and what we want to focus on.  We have been looking at ways in which to identify expected and unexpected behaviour.  Coming into class and having the teacher standing on the desks is an unexpected behaviour.  Coming out of 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 »

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!