Friday, 23 May 2014

New games!

Hey everyone!

Happy Friday Everyone!
I bought a few new games that I wanted to tell you about.

GUESS WHO? This is a new version to an old game! This new version  doesn't target people (great for pronouns) but it uses categories. There are 4 categories- animals, fish, vehicles, and food. This is a fun new way to work on vocabulary,  attributes and questions. I played it with my kindergarteners and grade 1 & 2's.  It is a little difficult for the younger students to I do a lot of prompting and helping but it is a wonderful way to tackle goals. The kids really liked it! If you like it click on the picture to purchase it online!

Don't Rock The Boat This is another fun game that I used for reinforcement. The kids had to say 10 words/cards in order to get the penguin.  It is a little tricky to keep the boat balanced but it is a great one for fine motor skills!

The thing I really like about these games is you can use them over and over and they are reasonably priced at under $16!!! Now that is a great deal!!

Hope you enjoyed my new games!

Monday, 19 May 2014

My Favourite Therapy Resources

Hey Everyone!
It's been a while, hope you've been doing well!

I like organized lists,  and getting ideas on what other people are using for therapy and in their classrooms.  So, I thought why don't I give you one of my lists. I  put together a little list of my fave therapy resources and items I use all the time and really find useful. I am sharing it so you can take a look- feel free to take a look and post your faves too!

Feed the Caterpillar Basic Concepts!

I love this activity by Mia McDaniel because you can use it to teach concepts but you can also use it as an activity with the book The Very Hungry Caterpillar! And it is "self" reinforcing, the kids can feed the concepts to the caterpillar when they get them right. 

2. Following Directions- Button Bonanza
This activity by Teach Speech 365 is great for following directions and concepts. Many times I've purchased activities for following directions but they were too easy for my older students, not this one! It works great with students in grade 3 (or so) and is still challenging, plus it also targets really useful concepts.
3. Reading & phonemic skills-Phonemic Awareness Activity Package
This activity pack byJulie Van Alst is awesome!!! It works on phonemic skills in order sequentially based  on hierarchy. It is great for kindergarten and grade 1. This pack is an awesome idea for centers in the classroom.

4.Vocabulary & Categorization- 
The Vocabulary and Categorization Mat Centers- these next 2 are my activities!  The first is a center that the kids can sort items into each group. As they are doing this, you can label items, attributes and their functions. This is a very good center for younger children.
The next  activity: Vocabulary- Associations, What Doesn't belong and Categorization targets associations.  The children can choose 2 of 3 items and then explain why they go together. There are a few more activities in this pack -choose the item that doesn't belong and some more sorting items into groups which makes it good bang for your buck!

I love these artic. cards by Jenna Rayburn. I love the pics and they have some really useful words/cards plus the picture is below the word which makes it easy at the spontaneous level(s).

I hope you like my list and leave me a post below of some of your favorite resources!!!


Thursday, 8 May 2014

Language and Literacy Summer Pack

Hey Everyone!

 Langauge & Literacy Summer Pack

I made a product that is more for the classroom and not for speech therapy. with my love of clip art and a need for a creative outlet I thought what can I make. So I  made a summer pack- it is for kids in kindergarten to get ready for grade 1. (Or for grade 1'ers to practice their skills during the summer!)
It is free now, but not for long. Please give me some feedback so I can fix anything that doesn't fit.
I hope you like it! 

P.S.- I am not perfect, I am the first to admit it! I sometimes jump the gun when putting out items. If you ever find an error or have suggestions please send me a friendly email and I will see what I can do.  I, too, feel frustrated when I purchase items and don't feel they were worth it or am disappointed in some way. So please leave me some kind, useful feedback! I thank you in advance for your time and effort!

With Gratitude,

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Friday, 2 May 2014

What's in your cart? Linky

Welcome to my What's in your cart? Linky!
I am linking up with Speech Room News to promote the big sale on TPT!


Here are some items from my store!
This first one is FREE!

Freebie May Langauge Calendar

It is everything you need to teach verbs in all tenses.
It includes receptive activities, printing practice, posters, coloring pages and more! 

Everything you need for Verbs 

 It contains: • Initial /k/ artic. cards
• Printing practice for initial k cards
• Following directions
• concepts
• Pronoun practice
• Plurals
• A home reader
• Sequencing practice
• Comprehension activity
• Coloring pages
 Speech at the Beach

And here is what is in my cart!

Back to School Packet for Speech and Language Therapy 
I know it is a little early to think about this, but I thought it looked really cool.It contains barrier games, activities for receptive langaue, sequencing, what doesnt belong and more! 

SENSATIONAL SOUNDS Worksheets * Beginning, Middle, Ending  
2.Sensational Sounds Worksheets! This package targets initial, medial and ending sounds. Reading seems to be a large area of need (in my area) so I can always use these! Thank you Class of Kinders

 Bubble Gum Articulation: S- Blends 

3. Bubble Gum Articulation targets s blends! I have a child  who just needs a bit more practice on s blends! So I am going to get this for her- for some extra practice. You can never have enough /s/ blends, can you?

Picnic Artic 

4. Picnic Artic.- this  artic. pack contains - /s/ sound,  /r/ (prevocalic, vocalic, blends), /l/ sound, 2 blank templates to create your own. It targets the sentence level-again you can never have enough artic stuff, especially at the sentence level! Thank you Bright Ideas SLP!

Thursday, 1 May 2014

May 1st!

Happy May 1st! I am so happy to see May! First of all tomorrow is my baby girls 7th birthday! I love you Lainy! 

And secondly it's time for a new activity calendar! My calendars are one of my favorite, useful and popular products.The calendar has activities for every house hold that are free, easy and quick to do. These activities are to increase the language skills of children and to give parents ideas on how to get language going in the home. This calendar targets skills that all children need to have! You can download it and send it to all the kids in your class or on your caseload!

 Freebie May Langauge Calendar

If you like it and use it leave me some feedback! I am all about improving my products!
And don't forget it's  Better Speech & Hearing Month! Time to spread the word about speech language and all things in between!