Tag archives for Education

What is Pragmatic Language?

Social Language Use (Pragmatics) You have invited your friend over for dinner. Your child sees your friend reach for some cookies and says, "Better not take those, or you'll get even bigger." You're embarrassed that your child could speak so rudely. However, you should consider that your child may may not know how to use language appropriately in social situations and Read full article »

Bored at school

It is a sad fact that school is just not a great place for some kids.  Educational institutions, no matter how accommodating they try to be, are not usually flexible enough to provide ideal learning environments for those children who cannot bear to be in a classroom.  THIS article tells the story of one young man, Aaron Iba who struggled Read full article »

Teaching Typing Skills

The article below from 'The Innovative Educator' discusses the benefits of teaching children to type.  This is a topic which is really close to my heart and I have enjoyed Anne Trubeck's articles on the perhaps now questionable benefits of teaching handwriting.  It is very difficult to watch a child struggle to express themselves and be turned off written expression Read full article »

Talking on Topic

Grade 1 'Friendship Day' planning rotations are interfering a little with our social thinking group.  We hope to be able to meet on Wednesday again and we will be learning about 'Talking on Topic'. Listening to what other people are saying, thinking of a relevant and related response and then waiting for a space to add your response can be quite Read full article »

Starting back up!

Our G3 social thinking group has been on hold for a couple of weeks due to the exciting rotations happening for the Grade 3 unit of enquiry.  We are hoping to get started back up this week and we will be focusing on 'Thinking with our eyes'. Thinking with our eyes is when we take in visual clues from our surroundings 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!