Tag archives for Homework

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 »

Everyday Math for Parents!!!

A Grade 2 teacher shared this link about Everyday Math.  This is a wonderful resource for parents who always wonder why is math being taught in a different way these days. Everyday Math for Parents Explore the website to find all the answers to your questions about the Everyday Math program.  Hopefully, you'll get the answers : ) Read full article »

Our famous friends…

A couple of good friends of mine sent me their thoughts on growing up with dyslexia, ADHD etc. Orlando Bloom Richard Branson OK so unfortunately neither Mr. Bloom or Mr. Branson are friends of mine but I found both of these little clips really inspiring.  Branson in particular seems to have excelled in ways that probably NO ONE in school thought he would. Read full article »

Partial sums what??? I didn’t learn that in school!

Most parents get confused when their children tell them that it's not how they do it in school.  I am talking about the way algorithms are taught in the Everyday Math program.  Partial sums, differences, products, quotients, what are those?  To make it easier on the parents and to provide consistency in the way the algorithms are taught, please click on Read full article »

Getting Homework Done

Is homework time a time of the day that you dread? It can be difficult to support your child with his or her homework as they may be reluctant to do it or resistant to your support. Maybe these tips will help to take the stress out of homework time...

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!