Be kind to animals and nature. Recycle! See how one artist creates awesome animals out of recycled rubbish.
Sometimes kids don’t learn as fast as parents thought they should, or they keep muddling up things like direction, numbers, letter, or perhaps they easily forget words or sounds. Often, tutors hear from parents “What is wrong with my child? Can I help?” The answer is more complex. If a student has an SLD (Special Learning Disability), it may show up in various ways: issues with direction (e.g. left, right; up down, underneath, beside), sequencing (e.g. the order in which letters occur in a word, or the steps in a maths problem), short-term memory retention and inefficient working memory as well as a drastic discrepancy between intellectual ability and academic achievement which can result in severe under-achievement.
Although it is a permanent condition, child specific intervention (e.g. tutoring where the learning program is tailor made to address the learning needs of the child) can support the child to manage and often overcome their disability. Because of the plasticity of the brain, remedial teaching is able to “re-wire” the brain. This involves time, correct intervention and hard work.
Please go to this page if you want to read more about this topic: http://www.trainthebrain.co.nz/info/specific-learning-disabilities/
Fun with science, and these make great little presents or used to set a calm mood in a room.
Some of the Senior students are already feeling the pressure of homework, tests, SACs, essays due…the list goes on and on. It seems like life is busier than ever.
Remember to take time to have some fun and relax! Create a colourful sticky note display like this one below, or put some sticky note reminders on your mirror, bathroom mirror, or in the car. Or, if you have some time to create a piece of art, do something on grid paper and then make it out of sticky notes on a wall, like the tiger below.
You as a person is important, even more important than all the stuff you feel you have to do today.