March 21, 2018

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

Egg Drop Challenge

6-8 team science teachers organized an Egg Drop Challenge open to all LGS students. The challenge: design an egg drop contraption that will keep an egg from breaking when dropped fifty feet from the top rung of a fire truck … Continue reading

Bedtime Tips

The late Lorna Jean King, founder of the Children’s Center for Neurodevelopmental Studies in Phoenix, Arizona, offers the following insights on sleep habits among children with autism as posted on Children with autism usually have some sleep pattern problems. … Continue reading

Community Experiences Offer Valuable Learning Opportunities

Community-based experiences are an important part of student learning at Linden Grove School. Whether it’s attending a theatrical performance, exploring a museum or nature park, touring local businesses to learn about different careers or going out to eat to practice … Continue reading

Math Challenge: Representing Scale in the Solar System

Mr. Loar’s math students were recently presented with a unique challenge: represent the distance between the planets in our universe in the 3rd floor hallway of Linden Grove School. Students first viewed a video of Bill Nye the Science Guy … Continue reading