September 26, 2017

Ten Things Parents Can Do to Help their Child with Autism

You’re finally in the routine of a new school year. You’ve filled out all the paperwork, met your child’s teachers, purchased everything on the school’s supply list, and marked your calendar with important dates. Take a deep breath and savor … Continue reading

Portrait Photography Encourages Discussions on Expression 

Portrait photography is the opening unit in a new Art and Technology elective for 6-8 grade students. Students are considering how photographs of a person can capture their personality. Students are also learning how photo editing can adjust a viewer’s … Continue reading

21st Century Lesson in Circuits

Remember learning about circuits in science class? Perhaps you learned how electrical energy travels through a circuit from a source (battery) along a path (wire) to an appliance (light bulb.) 6-8 team students of Mr. Kennedy and Mr. Loar are … Continue reading

Beloved Bear Inspires Grammar Lesson

Some of the best stories are real stories. In this case it’s the story of Winnie, the black bear who inspired some of the best-loved children’s stories featuring a bear and his friends who live in the Hundred Acre Wood. … Continue reading

Students Share Hopes and Dreams

When you were in school, what did you dream of becoming? A basketball player, a rock star, or perhaps an international spy? At the beginning of each new school year, LGS teachers ask their students about their hopes and dreams … Continue reading

Tips for Homework Success

Good homework skills are important for success in school – and beyond. They teach self-sufficiency, responsibility, and how to follow directions. For many parents, getting kids to do their homework can be a challenge; and when a child has autism, … Continue reading

Some Things Old, Some Things New

Some things old, some things new . . . and a great deal blue! That was the reaction among returning students and family members at LGS’s recent Open House. The most obvious change to LGS is the use of the … Continue reading

Parents and Staff Partner to Prepare for First Day of School

LGS parents and staff are working together to ensure the LGS school environment looks and feels bright and organized when students arrive on their first day of the new school year. Parents and staff sign-up to work one of three … Continue reading

Tips for Transitioning Back to School

The start of a new school year can be stressful for students with autism, especially if it includes moving to a new classroom, meeting a new teacher, or starting a new school. Transition strategies can reduce anxiety among kids and … Continue reading

Hands-On Learning, and Knees and Whole Body!

Linden Grove School (LGS) knows hands-on learning benefits not only kids with autism, but all kids. But this week in Summer Camp, LGS went beyond “hands” on learning to “legs” and “whole bodies” as well with the help of the … Continue reading