Monday, 12 December 2016

Freebie- Letter Identification Mats

My biggest question from teachers is "do you have anything that targets letter knowledge?" Well, yes I do! The kids may be able to identify the beginning sound but aren't sure what letter goes wit it. I made this fun activity center to target just that! You get some playdoh, laminate the free mats and let each student grab a few pages and then cover the letter that goes with the beginning sound. I have made every sound including vowels. No diagraphs though! 

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 Beginning Sound & Letter Identification Mats

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I also have Beginning Sound Mats for a $0.50!

 Beginning Sound Mats

Tis' The Season To Be Giving!!

1 Month of Speech Therapy Giveaway!!

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Santa's Workshop!

Here is Speech is Sweet's Santa's Articulation Workshop that I won last week!
Woo HOO! I was so excited to win something, and something I can use in speech therapy, that I like, is an extra bonus!!
It has so many sounds that you can work on in articulation! You can use dabbers, chipper chats, or even crayons to reinforce those sounds! I highly recommend it! I also have purchased one of her Halloween Artic. packs and really found it useful too!
Thank you, Speech is Sweet, I am so grateful!
Santa's Articulation Workshop 

You've probably seen one of her many giveaway from her Facebook page! If not, check them out and hey while you're there check out my FB page as well!
Tis' the Season!!!

Saturday, 3 December 2016

Promise No. 1 - Education as a Treaty Right

Some days I feel sorry for myself and then it doesn't take long to see that everyone, at some time, is facing an up hill battle. Some hills are steeper than others. We all need to work together, support each other and remember "were here for the kids...."

Creating Communicators provides speech language and occupational therapy to (predominately) First Nation Schools. As an aboriginal woman who was born and raised in Alberta, I see these issues first hand. It makes me sad that these school have many students who struggle with the basic skills they need to succeed academically and socially. The teachers work hard and don't always feeling supported or valued. 

I started Creating Communicators to bridge this gap. When I go to schools, I work hard to build a rapport with students and teachers, and help teachers and aides with training, and give them as many resources as possible. I want to do as much as I can to support of First Nation students and staff.

I want all of staff and students to know that I will go above and beyond what is expected to help make their role easier and support them in anyway I can possible!

With that being said, many of our educators are doing an excellent job! Here are some examples of activities that are being used in a K4 classroom. 

Tina is using Pete the Cat as a theme and has made hands on centers that target vocabulary, math, language and other important concepts. She has done it an an excellent way so that she is promoting language through play, which is exactly what the 4 year olds need!  

I am so proud of her and the work she has done at the school!

 She uses these laminate cut outs for the students to talk about vocabulary, colors and to help sequence the story. 

Tina uses these buttons to work on number sense.

And then she has them practice fine motor skills tracing the numbers in the book.

She also has all of her Pete the Cat books displayed in her class so the students can "read" them!

Great job!

I want to thank Lisa Thunder for taking a chance with Creating Communicators and working so hard for all of the staff and students of Bigstone Cree Nation at OPK school! 

Thank you Mrs. Bishop for letting me come in and do activities with your class! Thanks for being so open and welcoming!

Thank you all!
I am so grateful to be a part of your team!!!