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Coming Up at Kids Like Us

Kids Like Us has a number of events coming up in the coming weeks and months, and we thought we’d take a moment to put them all together in one nice easy-to-read list! We have a few more events on the boil at the moment, so watch this space for more info!

 

KLU Gardening Bee

A gardening bee for members of the KLU family to get together while helping us to beautify the KLU Garden.

Date: Sunday 2nd July

Time: 10:00-12:30

Who: Volunteers

Volunteer link: http://volunteersignup.org/Y4RKL

 

Watch the Doctor Who Season Finale with KLU!

We’re huge fans of Doctor Who at KLU, and so are getting together to watch the season finale on our big screen! Feel free to join us!

Date: Sunday 2nd July

Time: 17:00-18:30

Who: Whovians!

Link: Facebook

 

KLU Writing Creatively Workshops

Four creative writing workshops that can be attended either individually or as a set.

Dates: Tuesday 4th July,  Friday 7th July,  Tuesday 11th July,  Friday 13th July

Time: 14:00 – 16:30

Who: Students from Years 3-7

Link: https://klu-writing-creatively-workshops.eventbrite.com.au

 

KLU Open House, Book Sale, Sausage Sizzle & More!

This one does what it says on the tin! Join us for good company, good books, good food and hopefully good weather!

Date: Sunday 9th July

Time: 09:00-13:00

Who: Helpers and guests

Link: Facebook

Volunteer link: http://www.volunteersignup.org/4BC9P

 

How Can Technology Support Students with Diverse Learning Needs?

An information evening led by Dr. Cheryl Dobbs detailing a range of assistive technologies that can be used to support students with diverse learning needs.

Date: Wednesday 2nd August

Time: 19:00 – 20:30

Who: Parents, students, teachers, grandparents and friends

Link: https://technology-and-learning-needs.eventbrite.com.au

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The Importance of Asking for Help

A member of our KLU staff and one of our students recently teamed up to put this piece together, and we absolutely love it! We’ve had laminated versions of this spread around our sites and keep hearing comments from visitors about how much they appreciate the message, so thought it would be a great idea to put this out their even further to our online community.


The Importance of Asking for Help

(to share with KLU students)

28 April, 2017

People who ask questions do better in life.

It is great to be an independent learner, but knowing when to ask for help is wise.

Some people think if they ask questions, they don’t look smart.

Smart people do not know everything about a topic or a skill. For example, writing.

Asking for help from your teacher, helps build a relationship with your teacher. You make them feel needed and most teachers really like to be helpful.

Teachers don’t know everything but they have a lot of experience they want to share.

Sometimes it’s important for students to check-in with the teacher or a fellow student to make sure you are doing the right thing (eg, seeking clarification). For example, understanding the instructions or the vocabulary used.

When it is a test you should not ask your peers for help.

Asking for guidance or clarification on parts of assignments is sensible even for the brightest and best students.

Bibliography

Michelle Garcia Winner. (n.d.) Thoughts on Encouraging Students to Ask for Help. Retrieved on 28 April, 2017, from https://www.socialthinking.com/Articles?name=Thoughts%20on%20Encouraging%20Students%20to%20Ask%20for%20Help

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Anne Jackson: Frankston & Peninsula Transcultural Network Meeting + CHIP Forum

Kids Like Us’ Co-founder and Director of Education, Anne Jackson, will be appearing at two brilliant events tonight (Tuesday, May 2nd) and tomorrow night, (Wednesday, May 3rd). At both of these events, Anne will be promoting awareness and knowledge of twice-exceptionality, and sharing her experiences of how to support those like the young people we work with.

Tonight’s event details

What: ‘The person is not the problem, the problem is the problem’ – Narrative Therapy in the context of Giftedness and Twice Exceptional Children. Anne will be sharing her insights and experiences from her work with ‘Kids Like Us’.

When: Tuesday 2nd May, 18:00 (6pm) – 20:00 (8pm)

Where: headspace Frankston, 62 Playne Street, Frankston

Bookings: https://goo.gl/forms/rArdn6s7Ok71BCPr1

Tomorrow’s event details

What: “Twice Exceptional” with Anne Jackson. This forum will address what can be done to support the child who is able or even gifted but who potentially struggles with physical differences, ASD, reading, math, ADHD, mental health issues or other differences that makes the academic system see them as merely ‘average’.

When: Wednesday 3rd May, 19:00 (7pm) – 20:20 (8:20pm)

Where: The Auditorium, Kardinia International College, Bell Post Hill

Cost: $10 Members / $5 Students / $15 Non-members (no refunds on credits)

Bookings: http://chipcentregeelong.com.au/

Other information: Attendance certificates are available on request for teachers and students.

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Kids Like Us Upcycling – Helping Our Community and Our World

As you’ll have seen in our posts over recent months, Kids Like Us is working to take our contributions to our community and our world to the next level – and beyond!

Our latest initiative to help play our part is through upcycling, helping to ensure that old resources that are likely to be thrown away or left in a box somewhere are put to good use, helping less advantaged families to access the tools they need.

As part of this, we’re launching an appeal for any of the following items that you might be able to donate:

• A4 binder exercise books, either new or little used (pages can be removed)

• Readers

• Reading lines

• trugs

• Balance boards

• Barrington Stoke books

• Phonic readers

• Maths games

• Literacy games

• Spelling games

• Pencil grips

• Fiddle toys

All of these things will be sold on to families who can’t afford to purchase new resources, and any funds made will go into our Bursary Fund to support low income families in accessing KLU services.

If you have any of these things and are willing to donate them, please let us know at luk@kidslikeus.org.au.

Thank you.