Many LGS students and staff celebrated a holiday for the first time this year: Dia de los Muertos (or the Day of the Dead). Día de los Muertos is a Mexican holiday where families welcome back the souls of their deceased relatives for a brief reunion that includes food, drink and celebration. It is commonly celebrated throughout Mexico, and among individuals of Mexican heritage in the United States and around the world.
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Art students enjoyed a fun fall activity—painting pumpkins with marbles!
Pumpkin outlines were printed on white card stock and placed in a box. Globs of orange paint were placed on the outer edges of the box and then the fun began!
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A person’s body language or tone of voice offers clues about how he or she is feeling: excited, angry, distracted, upset, etc. Being able to read nonverbal communication is important for effective interactions with others at work, at home, and in the community and can increase a person’s self-confidence in regard to social skills.
To help LGS students increase their ability to read nonverbal communication, Miss Carpinelli recently led classroom activities utilizing three Disney shorts: Geri’s Game, For the Birds, and Luxo Jr.
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Wonder—the book and related movie—is a story about kindness and a story of hope.
Mrs. Bachman’s 4-6 grade reading students have just started reading the book about Auggie Pullman, a 10-year-old boy with a severe facial deformity. Due to the large number of surgeries he had to undergo, Auggie was homeschooled through 4th grade. But as the book begins, it has been 8 months since his last surgery and, since he is not as medically fragile as he once was, Auggie is eager to attend school and be a “normal” kid.
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Mrs. Wink’s 2-4 students are learning about systems of the body with help from the Cat in the Hat.
The Cat in the Hat takes Dick and Sally for a trip through the Inside-Your-Outside Machine. They learn about their insides including the workings of the brain, the different bones in a skeleton, sense organs, muscles, blood cells, and more. When their ride is done, the most important thing Dick and Sally learn is that something is going on inside them all the time.
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Linden Grove School’s annual Program Sampler enables parents to experience some of the specialized teaching methods, resources and therapies used at LGS.
This year, amid COVID-19, LGS will offer parents participation in virtual sessions available on two different evenings. Options include Functions of Behavior, Using Visuals and Schedules in Your Home, Anxiety & Your Child, Interoception 101 and Choosing a High School.
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Ms. Moore’s students recently read a book about Sadako Sasaki, a lively, athletic, middle school student in 1950s Japan. Sadako was the star of her school’s running team; then the dizzy spells started. The young girl was diagnosed with leukemia, an aftereffect of the atom bomb that fell on her hometown of Hiroshima when she was only two years of age.
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In anticipation of International Dot Day on September 15, Linden Grove School students have been creating dot-inspired artwork using paper plates, markers, paints, and more. September 15 marks the anniversary of the publication of The Dot, a “story book for all ages” by Peter Reynolds.
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Ms. Lee’s 2-4 students have been talking about exercise—what is it and how it helps us. First students shared some of the favorite types of exercise including running, playing tag, swimming, and dancing. Exercise can be fun and it’s great to play with friends. Exercising outside also helps us get fresh air and sunshine.
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It’s only the first week of school but already Mrs. VanBergen’s students are reviewing their letters and numbers with the help of some fun storybooks.
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