January 19, 2018


Specialized Learning for the Whole Child
Linden Grove School is a private, state-accredited, not-for-profit school that offers an alternative learning program for students primarily diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder and who struggle in a more traditional school setting. Linden Grove addresses many of the academic, sensory, social, communication, and behavioral needs common for children with autism and other related learning and behavioral disorders.


Rock Lab

Winter Break has ended and for students in Mrs. Bachman’s science classes that means — in relation to their studies of earth’s resources — turning their attention from living resources (plants and animals) to non-living resources, beginning with rocks. A rock is a rock – right? Wrong! Through observation and testing, students learned how rocks can differ in color, texture and even … Read More

Snow Day Strategies for Families with ASD

Just the hint of flurries and students start thinking about the possibility of one of the most desired winter events: a snow day. But for kids on the spectrum and their families, the change in routine created by snow days can cause stress and anxiety. A little advance planning, however, can help reduce anxieties and perhaps create an enjoyable experience for parents and their children. … Read More

Season-Inspired Learning

Teachers at all grade levels are taking advantage of colder temperatures and December holidays to inspire classroom activities and learning. Some students are practicing fine motor skills and sequencing (the ability to put tasks in the correct order), by building marshmallow snowmen, stirring together reindeer food, making flavored popcorn treats, or building gingerbread houses. Other are … Read More

The Blubber Experiment

Mrs. Bachman’s science students have been learning about the various ways animals are adapted to their natural habitats. Adaptations may be physical like a camel’s humps or a duck’s webbed feet; others may be behavioral such as when an animal hibernates or migrates at the beginning of winter. As students and staff are starting to wear heavy coats to adapt to the colder temperatures outside, it … Read More

Hunter-Gatherer or Agricultural Settlement?

If you lived in 5000 BC, would you prefer to be a hunter-gatherer or live in an agricultural settlement? This was the question explored by Ms. Ballard’s 6-8 team social studies class. And what tool did they use to consider the advantages and disadvantages of these two lifestyles? LEGO®, of course!  Every person alive today is a descendant of expert hunter-gatherers who lived before … Read More