Tag archives for Maricel San Agustin

What is Dysgraphia?

  Here's a helpful article for teachers and parents from www.ldonline.org: What Is Dysgraphia? By:   National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) (2006) Dysgraphia is a learning disability that affects writing abilities. It can manifest itself as difficulties with spelling, poor handwriting and trouble putting thoughts on paper. Because writing requires a complex set of motor and information processing skills, saying a student has dysgraphia is not Read full article »

What is this program called LiPS?

One of the programs that we use in teaching reading and spelling is a program called LiPS.  Before you wonder what this program is teaching your child, LiPS stands for Lindamood Phoneme Sequencing® Program for Reading, Spelling, and Speech (LiPS®). It starts not with letters and sounds of the alphabets, but by making your child aware of mouth positions which produce sounds.  As your Read full article »

Back to School Articles for Parents

Welcome back to school!  We hope that you had a relaxing break and are ready to start the new school year.  Here are some articles to help you start the year right : )   Six Tips for Making the Start of School Less Stressful Back-to-School, for Parents! Back-to-School Transitions: Tips for Parents   Read full article »

iPad, iMac, and technology in the LS classroom

I have joined the bandwagon, and bought an iPad to be used in my classroom. I have never regretted my decision. My students love practicing their Math facts using the Math Bingo game. They choose an avatar, difficulty level, and answer addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division Math facts. The object of Math Bingo is to get a pattern Read full article »

Conquer that Multiplication Table!

At this time of the year, halfway through the school year, parents start to get really concerned when their children in fourth grade have not yet mastered the multiplication table.  It is generally expected that this is mastered at the end of third grade.  However, memorizing the multiplication table is really difficult for students who need learning support.  Children who 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!