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! 

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Halloween Vocabulary and Idiom FREEBIE

Just a quick mid-week check in folks...

Halloween is in full force in my Speech room! Since the majority of my caseload is Kindergarten last year, I am reworking a lot of my activities to make therapy appropriate for their capabilities and age! I'm working on a lot of vocabulary, following directions, and comprehension with these kiddos -- so, I'm making things that work for them!

My Speech Warm Up has stayed the same, and now correlates directly to my Speech Newsletter for October!

I'm sharing my vocabulary and idiom packet for FREE with you guys. This is PERFECT if you downloaded my Speech Newsletter pack to use with your kiddos!

Download this packet HERE on TpT and keep on being Spook-Tastically Speechy :)

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Don't Eat the Teacher! A Print-n-Go Story Comprehension Packet

Whatever you decide to do on the first day of school, don't eat the teacher! I have loved this story ever since my Mom (fellow SLP!) introduced me to it. I've used it at different times during the year, but this year I decided to start off the year using it with my Kindergarteners. With scheduling and all the other hectic beginning of the year school stuff, I hardly get to see all of my students on the first day. This makes it hard to do things geared for the first day of school, since by the time I'm running my schedule we're at least a week in! You SLPs know the drill...

The awesome thing about this book is that it's about Sammy the Shark's first day, but it's not beholden to the first day of school. I'm using this book to talk about the kiddos first day, how it was different/similar to Sammy's, and then of course using it for retell, sequencing, vocabulary, and story connections.

I included 6 vocabulary words in this packet, which may seem like a small amount, but lately I'm finding the smaller number of vocabulary words the better. It's easier to not have to juggle a million cards, and I don't have to use a whole session to introduce vocabulary, because at this stage my kiddos are still learning the Speech routine.

Also included is a sequencing worksheet, a vocabulary match, a WH-question worksheet, a game board with questions, and carryover!

You can download this packet HERE on TpT and take a bite out of this story!