Wednesday, July 16, 2014

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Happy Learning!

Friday, July 11, 2014

Learning throughout the Summer

We have been on Holidays.

With that comes; hotdogs, smores, sprinklers, slip-and-slides, ice-cream with waffle cones, burgers, sunscreen, watermelons, picnics, swimming and more!

But the most amazing thing to all the learning we do in the summer.

We can learn from doing:

Dyslexic's learn best by doing things...they need to get their motor skills involved to initiate nuero-pathways and help them to stick!

We can learn from mistakes:

If we can't learn from anything else...we will learn from our mistakes. These are invaluable!
We get better, we grow, we learn; We stand up to life stronger through these untimely problems in life that we call mistakes. Yet, they are what we fear. We try to avoid them and still, they make us the best!

We can learn from exploring:

Curiosity did not kill the cat but, it does help us learn!
This is our most natural instinct that God has given us: An ability to help us learn. It is the drive to see and experience our surroundings. The will to explore! What a marvel things can be to: feel, taste, see, hear and touch especially for the first time. We absorb so much just from exploring and experiencing.

We can learn from reflection and reading:

The two R's that are so important. We need time to think about what we have learned through reflection. This will help us to linger onto memories that spark the knowledge for even longer. 

This is so-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o important for the Dyslexic learner!

I remember going through some math problems and driving it till we were both in tears. I gave it a rest for a few days and came back to it. He got it! It was nothing that I did. No constant drilling, just time for reflection and it did the trick! 

We need time to read. This is so critical. For the Dyslexic learner, even more so. They need extra time for this. They need time for each word to sink in and really understand what it means. They need time to reflect on what they're reading as much as they need time to read. 

Happy Learning!

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Friday, July 4, 2014

Summer Books we are Reading

Here are some of the books we are reading right now!

Mousetronaut was MY favourite!!!

What is your favourite Summer books that you are reading to your kids right now?

Are you apart of any Summer Book Clubs?

Happy Learning!

Reading with Orton Gillingham

Here is a fun way to do summer reading for Dyslexic kids!



Happy Learning!

Monday, June 23, 2014

Reading Reflex and Reflex Math

Hope everyone is having an awesome time for their summer and to all of those that are still plugging away for school, good on you! We have basically given up for the year so far (I will reflect on this in a later-post).

But I wanted to share what we have been doing as far as math additions and it has been going great!
We started ReflexMath. It focuses on math addition/subtraction up to 12 and multiplication/division up to 12. My one son has really taken off on it and doing super well! My other son should be at multiplications and hit a wall. We have him started on addition and subtraction now and he is doing great again!

Find Reflex math HERE

In conversations on a Yahoo Group I am apart of there was mention of Reading Reflex. I had never heard of it and did some research on it.

It is on Sale now, so great price for Canadians! But, it looks awesome...many pyscho-education consultants do recommend learning its practices and reading this book. It is on my books-to-read List and can't wait to get my hands on it!

Happy Learning!

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Must have for Reading List this summer

Check out these Adventures in Odyssey Books and let your imagination go wild for the summer....and learn amazing historical facts while you're at it!

Let me in on what you are reading this summer!

Happy Learning!

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