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CF-WHY -- a little late, but better than never!

So this has been a whirlwind of a week so far..and it's only Tuesday! Somehow Thanksgiving snuck up on me, and I'm trying to cram all my goodies into this last week. Love that turkey theme!

So here's what's been going on this week and last (since I totallyyyy forgot to post a CF-WHY for last week - sorry guys!)

I started Monday (the 18th) off with awesome intentions to complete the #instaslp instagram link up. I actually did Mondays! It was "monday meal", however I had to post this picture of my cat, Natasha, and her love affair with my lunch box. I seriously can't even zip it open an inch without her trying to crawl inside. I don't get the obsession, but it's pretty hilarious. I always try to do the link up, but I usually end up mixing up the days, or forgetting to take the picture while I'm on my lunch hour!

It's the effort that counts, right?? It's such a cute idea, one of these days I will complete a full week!!!

With Thanksgiving therapy in full swing, we watched this video and then sequenced the steps to the first Thanksgiving! The video is adorable, and the kids liked that it was narrated by an animated rock. It also helped them remember that the rock's "name" was Plymouth!

It helped us round out our Thanksgiving visual vocabulary sheets, and our Thanksgiving facts! I actually gave homework today to watch the Parade - it's a very speechy Thanksgiving!

I hit amazon hard also this week -- however that's much like every other week, sooooooo…sorry postman! :) I've seen these pocket charts used for articulation therapy organization on Pinterest. I found a reasonably priced one on Amazon, and started to organize! I've printed a lot of the freebie games from Linguisystems' website. Plus, my amazing downloads from my fellow TpT SLPs!

Along with Thanksgiving this year, comes Hanukkah…and that won't happen for another 70,000 years (roughly). Ahh, Thanksgivvikah…the festival of turkeys. We're learning about Hanukkah and Thanksgiving due to the dates they both fall this year. The kids are loving playing dreidel, especially my articulation kids! This a freebie that I posted on TpT on Friday!

Thursday we had a meeting all day, which was super informative, but I missed out on seeing my kiddos for the day. Friday was some more Thanksgivvikah work, of course. Many of you have heard/read about my SLP-mom! I came home to these amazing print outs Friday afternoon. It was a Speech Fairy Mom Delivery! Got to laminating them today, actually!

Saturday brought date night, and an awards ceremony! We got to get all fancy! Oh, and it snowed?
Random weather excitement in NY! :)

I snagged this Menorah in Target a few weeks ago in preparation for my Hanukkah unit! It's made out of wood (Melissa and Doug-style), and the kids can put the candles in for each night. Pretty indestructible - I dropped it on the floor and it survived! A Hanukkah-Target miracle! Here's my new Menorah with the printable packet from my Hanukkah mega packet on TpT!

Back to today's excitement - Thanksgiving! I always like to save the
"Twas the night before…" books for literally the night or two before the holiday. The kids like it, and I love a good schedule! lol We used my Talking Turkey packet today, along with a game from my Vocabulary packet for Thanksgiving. Oh, and just to make it super Thanksgivvikah-y, we played dreidel after. LOL!

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