Why Exercise is Important for the Brain…and a Great Way to Jump Start the Day!

October 20, 2017

Written by Coach Chamberlain, Physical Education and Sports Coordinator As I read different articles on the internet about cutting back Physical Education in schools across the country, it only motivates me to do more as a Physical Education Teacher. Some schools are deciding it is best to eliminate PE from a student’s schedule, yet I believe it is one of the most important parts of a student’s school day. Many kids are asked to sit in a classroom for 8 hours a day with very little movement, yet as adolescents, movement is key to learning. Make that movement fun and we…

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Orton-Gillingham Classroom Activities

October 4, 2017

Written by Ms. Doetzer, Elementary Teacher   The Orton-Gillingham Approach is designed to help students with Dyslexia, which affects 1 in 5 children. Once you’ve been through the Orton-Gillingham training, there are a lot of fun ways to incorporate it into your classroom! These activities won’t just help those affected by Dyslexia, but will help every child in your classroom become more successful readers and spellers. Here are a few ideas that I’ve used in my own classroom!   Display resources on the walls and make Orton-Gillingham based bulletin boards for students to refer to when they struggle recalling a…

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