Warm Welcome 
to the 2017-2018school year

Welcome to the Tulip Grove Special Education Department Site. 
Check back each month for some helpful resources and tips. 

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Happy New School Year

posted Sep 28, 2018, 5:03 AM by Elizabeth Drummond

Thank you for a Fantastic start to the new year!! The students are getting back into the routine and making great progress. 

Tip: Continue to read to your student even after they can read to themselves. Children can still learn so much from listening to someone read to them. It encourages a love for reading and shows them the importance of reading. It also promotes conversations. 

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posted Dec 21, 2016, 6:17 AM by Elizabeth Drummond



posted Dec 5, 2016, 9:16 AM by Elizabeth Drummond

The holidays are a great time to work on students' writing skills. You can have your student write a story about their break, write a wish list, and/or a letter to a relative. Not only will the student get excited to communicate with someone they don't usually, but your relative will be so excited to receive the special gift. You could even have your student write a card to a solider over seas. What joy would that bring our men and women who are not able to make it home for the holidays. 

Use some of these tips for practicing writing over the holidays. 

Happy Holidays to all!


posted Nov 9, 2016, 11:02 AM by Elizabeth Drummond

November is here and with it brings the start of a new quarter. Our students are learning so much not only from us but from you the parents and family at home. It is important to remember that every student learns in a different way and retains information in a different way. When you are at home with your student try to use different techniques to help your child. Here is a great reminder about how our brains work. 
So have your child be the teacher for the night!


posted Oct 4, 2016, 8:10 AM by Elizabeth Drummond   [ updated Oct 5, 2016, 4:09 AM ]

I don't know about you but September sure flew by. October is here as is the middle of a testing time. We have had students with us for a little over a month. We have learned so much from them but there is still so much to learn. As I sit with my students, who are taking their tests, I think how important it is to instill in our students that it is OK to make mistakes. We can never learn if we don't make mistakes yet our students beat themselves up if they don't know the correct answer right way. We need to let them know it is perfectly fine to "not know" or get "get it wrong". It just means we have more to learn. 


posted Sep 9, 2016, 4:00 AM by Elizabeth Drummond

September has started and when your students come home they may say we had a TEST!! At the beginning of the school year we give our students so many tests so that we, the teachers, can learn what our students know and what areas we need to focus our instruction on. It is important for us to remember that tests do not provide a picture of the whole child. There is so much more to every student and we must remember that. A principal in Singapore wrote a letter the the parents at his school that reminds them of just that. 

Principal letter to students


posted Aug 3, 2016, 1:26 PM by Elizabeth Drummond   [ updated Aug 3, 2016, 1:27 PM ]

The summer is winding down! Enjoy those last rays and time together. See you all soon!

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