Sunday, May 1, 2016

Better Hearing and Speech Month FREEBIE!

I'm kicking off BHSM with an awesome {FREE} packet for kiddos of all
ages! This packet includes a bunch of different things - reading comprehension, self reflection, graphic organizers, interviews and more!

**Be sure to check out the video on Facebook HERE that will guide you through the packet!**

Download the first of many freebies for BHSM on TpT (click the link)!

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Keep Calm and Shamrock On -- Activities for March!

It's March Madness in Speech - Leprechaun Madness that is! We have launched into our St. Paddy's Day fun with some great activities! I wanted to share with you some of the awesome things I'm using for St. Patrick's Day, some that I created and some that were created by some awesome TpT-ers! The links are in the titles! Keep Calm and Shamrock On!

Leprechaun Snot
This is my personal favorite from last year!! I will be using it in the coming weeks to target inferencing, predicting, following directions, sequencing, and drawing conclusions. The kids LOVE the green goo they get to take home and I get SO much language out of it!

How to Catch a Leprechaun
This is another fun one! I love spreading the secret that a Leprechaun has entered the Speech room! I leave little clues each day and green footprints all around! The kids love to talk about how they would catch him, so I created this activity to harness that creativity! I like to use this with the book "The Night Before St. Patrick's Day" by Natasha Wing also! After we listen to the story of Tom and Maureen, we talk about how the Leprechaun tricked them, and we look at the traps they set. What worked? What didn't? What would attract a Leprechaun? It's super fun!

Worth More Than Gold (freebie)
I used this amazing activity from The Teacher Wife last year as my bulletin board. It's SO cute and I
love the figurative language it targets. We talked about the idiom, who might be worth more than gold to us, and why. Bonus, it's free!

Shamrock Challenge (freebie)
I LOVE the challenges from The Peachie Speechie! The Shamrock Challenge is awesome, and I've been using yellow and orange m&ms to track the trials for the kiddos! They like coloring their trials also, but the m&ms seems to be the hit! Much like most of her other challenges this one is free, free, free!

Lucky Leprechauns Listening Comprehension (freebie)
This is such a great no-prep, no-print activity from The TLC Shop! It has 14 short stories that target listening comprehension that you can load onto your iPad for a techy, no-print experience. It's perfect for your Kindergarteners and Firsties, and the cute stories keep the kiddos entertained! I like to use the stories for inferencing as well!

St. Patrick's Day Pronouns  (freebie)
This is an adorable pronoun packet from Speech is Sweet! It's definitely going to take some laminating and cutting, but it's worthwhile! I love using this with my younger kiddos who need to target appropriate pronoun use. They love the fun graphics and the game-like atmosphere of the activity. I've been pairing this with my "Pop the Pig" game that I just purchased!

Monday, January 25, 2016

Winter Adapted Book FREEBIE!

With the crazy weather here in NY (see house pic nightmare of snow!) I wanted to share my adapted free book for winter clothing! This will be one of those short, late-night posts, so I apologize! I wanted to make sure this one got out to you guys!

I created this for use with an AAC device, but it really can be utilized for so much more! I've also used this activity to target vocabulary with an ESL student, following directions with a student targeting auditory comprehension, and as an introduction to the topic of winter!

The options are endless! Plus, I wanted to make this a freebie since I know I have been using tons of awesome freebies on TpT from fellow bloggers - gotta give back!

Click HERE to download this freebie adapted book on TpT!

Monday, December 14, 2015

Christmas Cookie Science FREEBIE

This will be a quick post because I wanted to share this with you guys...

Do you plan on doing a make-and-take activity with your kiddos this year? Christmas cookies may be JUST the thing! They're fun, customizable, and allow you to target a lot of different skills!
I created this packet so my kiddos could be "Cookie Scientists" and take notes on what they were doing! I love a gimmick, and science always wins with my speech kids!

The kids will make predictions supported by evidence, track
progress, use their 5 senses, and draw conclusions! Best of all, they get to eat their science project!

Check out the photos below and click HERE for this freebie!

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

A Hanukkah Freebie!

So I've been a VERY behind blogger - and I really apologize. Lots of stuff going on over here that has taken my attention away from you guys! I'd like to formally send my apology via a freebie for the holidays!

I've been talking about ALL the holidays in my Speech room, and this week we are talking Hanukkah! I used these worksheets to target vocabulary, reinforcement, and language. The worksheets are straightforward and print-n-go style. They're also cut-n-paste to keep your kiddos engaged!

Download this freebie HERE on TpT and have fun spinning the dreidel!

Friday, October 23, 2015

Being Quiet in Class - A Social Story Packet

I always feel like "loud" is relative. As an SLP, we seem to be able to work through the "noise" with our kiddos. 

I mean lets take this typical conversation going on in probably every single SLPs head during a session "Are you scripting Sponge Bob? Totally. Am I going to keep redirecting you to the activity we're doing? Yup." Other people may think this is insane, even grating, but we just keep on trucking while we utter "quiet mouth" or "voices off" almost instantaneously.  I mean, am I right??

I know there are a ton of social stories out there, but the thing about social stories are that they have to be relevant and customized, right? I mean if your school doesn't use "quiet mouth" then what's the point of reading a social story with that wording? This was my issue when searching online for a social story for my little friend who just has so much (i.e., too much) to say while he is working. So, I created my own using the language that is common in my building.

This packet includes a big book for you to print on yardstick (my new fave!) and laminate. It also has a smaller version for you to slice up, staple, and send home. Why? Well, if little buddy over here is chattering away at school, chances are he is chattering away at home. So let's cover all our bases and send one of these puppies home too, shall we? :)

I've also included some desk reminders and reinforcers so that while you're working you can see the same visuals and language throughout. I like to have the students draw themselves doing the
"right" thing, so you have two worksheets that allow you to work on that as well! Plus, a little carryover never hurt anybody, right? So, you have a carryover worksheet as well to send home with your mini book!

You can find this packet HERE on TpT! You can find a FULL PREVIEW of this packet there as well!

I hope this story helps your chattering friends as much as it is helping mine! Have a wonderful weekend!

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Halloween Following Directions Print-N-Go Packet

Just a quick check-in before I wander off into Sunday chili and sweatpants! I wanted to share this following directions packet I've been using for the month of October. I have a lot of kinders this year who came in with following directions goals. I've been trying to target them each session with fun, coloring crafts each time so they can see their work.

This packet is four pages, black and white, and FREE! It includes following 1 and 2 step directions, following
varied directions, and following conditional directions. All the sheets are halloween themed and of course black and white for low-ink usage!
Check out this scarily fun packet HERE on TpT!