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Christmas Mysteries for Inferencing, Drawing Conclusions, and Making Predictions

I am in the Christmas spirit a little early this year! I will confess we've been listening to holiday music and holding back on decorating our house! Anyone else in the holiday spirit??

Since Thanksgiving is days away - yes! - I have been using my Thanksgiving mysteries non-stop with my language kids. They are a great no-prep way to target inferencing, making predictions, and drawing conclusions! You can find the blog post here about it if you're interested!

The feedback on the Thanksgiving mysteries has been great since I put them up last year! The kids really enjoy being the detective and I get to target a ton of goals! Since I'm in the holiday spirit a little early this year, I decided to expand my mysteries into Christmas Mysteries as well!

This packet contains six mystery stories with a graphic organizer attached. They're adorable, thematic mysteries that you can pull apart and target inferencing, making predictions, and drawing conclusions. I love a one-sheet, no…
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Talking Turkey - A Thanksgiving Articulation Pint-n-Go Craftivity (S/R/L)

Happy Monday! Thanksgiving is right around the corner - we can do it! We can make it to Thanksgiving break! I wanted to put together something easy that was low-prep, low-ink, and fun to get us through until the break! This packet has all the heavy hitter sounds - /s/, /r/, /l/ - in all positions!

Undoubtedly your kids are on a Turkey Day high right about now - you've discussed Pilgrims, Native Americans, the Mayflower, squash, pumpkins, etc! So why not hit print and work on making their very own Pilgrim hat filled with speech sounds!

So far every kid has been psyched to make their own hat and wear it out of Speech! 

You start out filling in the top of the hat and deciding what sound they are
thankful for. This would be a great language lesson for mixed groups as well! The packet is a straight-forward print-n-go activity which I absolutely love during the hectic weeks before a break.

Students will color and name the pieces to decorate their hats. They (or you) can then cut out the…

Ghoulty as Charged

I love a good mystery and Halloween always seems like the perfect time for one! I created this "ghoulty as charged" activity to target inferencing, comprehension, and recall. To use this product all you have to do is hit print! Make sure you print the story and graphic organizer for each student. I typically only print one color version of the visual support page for the table.

I like to review the visuals first, as these will be the suspects in the story. We talk about the details and how we can describe each object on the page. Then, I have students make notes on their visual support page (I like to keep these in dry erase pockets to allow students to write on them).

While you are reading the story, make sure you are underlining key pieces of information and discussing why they are important. Have students complete their graphic organizer throughout the reading. Before they make a choice on who is “ghoulty” have students go through their organizer and back up their answers…

Fall Word Search for /s/!

Today is the first day of school for the kids in my town! Since my babe is not getting on the big yellow bus just yet, we spent the morning watching the kids in our neighborhood venture off to their first day of school. There is nothing more exciting to a toddler than seeing a bus, am I right?

As most TpT'ers will tell you, their products typically come out of necessity and are based on their classes/students/clients. Today's activity is no exception!

I was looking for some cute articulation activities to do with an older client this afternoon and couldn't find anything I really loved. This particular child loves word games and brain games - so what better than a word search!?

The only issue I ever have with word searches is that it's hard to get a ton of trials in because the kids are so focused on finding the word. I decided to add some boxes next to each word so that the child has to say the sound a certain amount of times at the word level, phrase level, or sentenc…

"Sticker Stop" gets an update!

It's a new school year and that means photos and videos are coming out showcasing gorgeous speech rooms! I've been seeing how everyone is using my "Sticker Stop" activity and I am loving it! Based upon your feedback I've made some updates to the packet! The original that was featured in the ASHA Leader is still there and included in the packet - so no worries! I added some color, some one-page sticker stops, and some fancy fonts. Just to jazz it up - but not to jazz up the price! Sticker Stop is still free, as always :)

If you're unsure of what Sticker Stop is, see my post all about sticker stop for a description.
If you'd like to download the new version of Sticker Stop, click here to access the link on TpT.

Below are some photos of the new and improved Sticker Stop! Thank you, as always, for your support and feedback!




Target Dollar Spot Finds

Happy Summer! July is typically the time when I am shocked that the summer items are on clearance and back to school is in full swing! The dollar spot was no exception on my last trip to the Mecca known as Target! Instagram is filled with photos of everyone's #targetteacher swag and I love seeing what everyone is buying! I ended up checking out my local dollar spot and grabbed some great, multi-use toys - for $3 each! Hello, deal.

On the first go around, I scored a dry erase lap board and two play sets - a school bus and a police car.

I lost my dry erase board somewhere in the abyss of cleaning up my speech corner last summer for my maternity leave. It has yet to make an appearance! So, I invested a whole dollar into a new one! It even comes with a marker with an eraser top.

The play sets are amazing and I actually went back to buy a fireman set after seeing a comment on instagram! I love how they are all contained in separate bags that are labeled. They also have strings to hang …

Better Hearing and Speech Month Label FREEBIE

It's May 1st - time to kick off Better Hearing and Speech Month! This is such a great month for spreading awareness about our profession. I also like to use this as a time to appreciate our coworkers and fellow SLPs! This year I decided to create gift labels for BHSM to use for little appreciation gifts. They'd be adorable attached to a fun pen (what SLP doesn't love a good pen?) or a nice TpT gift
card!

Download this freebie HERE on TpT.
Happy BHSM!