October 19, 2017

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

LGS Parents, Foundation Support Applied Skills Upgrade

  LGS Parents and a national foundation are providing valuable support to upgrade the school’s Applied Skills program for the 2017-2018 academic year. For the past three years, the 6-8 Applied Skills students have operated a weekly breakfast service for staff … Continue reading

Discovering Science through Art

“Everything Art” is the theme of Summer Camp this week, offering students exposure to art forms including painting, sculpture – even glass blowing and glass fusing. But in exploring art, students found themselves learning more about science. Science is about making … Continue reading

Celebrating the Superpowers of Creativity and Critical Thinking

Students enjoyed a week of fun dedicated to superheroes and celebrating the superpowers of creativity and critical thinking. This week’s Summer Camp theme “STEAM Fun 101” provided opportunities for students of all ages to test their coding and other science … Continue reading

Tips for an Autism-Friendly 4th of July

The tradition of commemorating Independence Day with fireworks is as old as the Declaration of Independence, itself. (It was John Adams’s idea to mark the occasion with “Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time … Continue reading

Fold and Fly, Build and Go

Students explored physics and engineering concepts through engaging class activities and fun field trips during the second week of Summer Camp themed “Easy Engineering.” Classroom activities for older students included time to “fold and fly” a range of paper airplane … Continue reading

Plateful of Learning – and FUN!

Students enjoyed a plateful of learning and FUN during the first week of Summer Camp themed “Garden to Plate.” Language, math, and science learning occurred through a variety of activities including reading recipes, measuring ingredients, and exploring how chemical changes … Continue reading