January 19, 2018

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

Electrons Will Travel

Electrons will travel – given a source and a circuit. That’s what Ms. Sparling’s 4-6 team science students are learning through a series of hands-on activities using batteries, wires, light bulbs, switches and more. An electric circuit is an electric … Continue reading

Helping Individuals with Autism Have a Happy Holiday Season

The holiday season can bring joy – and challenges – for families who have one or more members with autism. The Autism Society offers Twelve Tips for Helping Individuals with Autism Have a Happy Holiday Season. The first few tips … Continue reading

THANKSgiving Feast with Friends

LGS’s Fall Feast is one of the most anticipated events of the year. Held the last school day before Thanksgiving, students are asked to bring in their favorite foods to share with friends and staff. There’s french fries, mac-and-cheese, pizza, … Continue reading

Building Social Skills with LEGO

It’s Monday morning and in Mrs. Kubachka’s classroom students are gathered in small groups working intently on LEGO™ projects including a drumming monkey and a chomping alligator. Students were organized into groups of three, and each has his or her … Continue reading

High Five for Oral Motor Therapy

It takes an interaction of 72 muscles to speak. That’s a lot! At Linden Grove we get creative with ways to work on those muscles. Oral motor work helps to develop the muscles not just for proper speech, but also … Continue reading