Friday, 23 March 2018

Spring Parent Handout

Hey everyone!

It seems like it's been a while! I have been so crazy busy! I wanted to catch up with you before spring break and give you a handout that you can give to your caseload! I made this spring handout and it has some really cute activities in if for families and ways they can increase language learning opportunities. Now to be real, some of these activities won't work in Alberta- we got about 2 feet of snow last night- ugh! so we won't be looking at gardens or flowers for a little while! YUCK!

Well, I'm gonna go shovel, and you enjoy your weekend!


Friday, 16 March 2018

Category Sort

I bought this Category Sorting Activity from Janelle Publishing
Students can build their vocabulary skills by classifying items, naming categories, choosing items based on function and attributes and sorting. In the pack there are 50 realistic 3-D objects that fit into 10 categories: animals, people, toys, food, things to wear, baby items, vehicles, tools, musical instruments, and eating utensils. 
You can also expand their vocabulary skills by describing attributes,  the function of items, their location, or associated objects. 
I really like it because, well, all the kids love it! Anytime you have hands on, toys, they are excited! Let's get away from the worksheets, even if just for a bit :)

Here's what I do:

  • I will put things from certain categories in a bin and have them label the category.  
  • I will put two things from different groups in the bin and ask what they have in common. 
  • You can also talk about why the items are different.
  • I will leave a bin empty and ask them to find 3 things you eat, wear, make music, or animals, etc. 
  • put 2 things that are associated and explain why they go together- example: a fish and a boat because they both go in the water.
  • Put all items that are big/small, or a certain color in the bin. 
  • then you can also use the little bin for prepositions: put it in the bin, in front, under, behind, beside, etc.   

It was $50 from Janelle Publishing but if you don't want to spend the money- go on the hunt for your own items :)

Monday, 12 March 2018

St. Patricks Pronoun Activity

{FREE} St. Patrick's Day Pronoun Roundup    

Hey Everyone!

How has your year been?  Isn't it just flying by?!  I am working with so many kids trying my best to make a difference in their lives ... and skills!

Many students I work with have trouble with pronouns.  I work with many First Nation Schools and in Cree language, they don't use pronouns the way we do in English. This means many of my kids goals include pronouns. I like to do something that can drive the idea home for everyone.

For my in class (entire class) activities I like this free activity I found from Catherine Reed- The Brown Bag Teacher.

It is a nice way to review pronouns for the class.
My gift to you a free activity that requires no prep and very little prep!
Use it for an entire day! 
May the luck of the Irish be with you!

Wednesday, 7 March 2018


#MarSLPMUSTHAVE2018 House, House What Do You See? 

The #MARSLPMUSTHAVE2018 product is my House, House, What Do You See Book!

 #MarSLPMUSTHAVE2018 House, House What Do You See?
It is a really cute little book that works on categorizing items in the home and can be used as a home ready for your beginning readers.
Best part? It's only 50 cents!
Yip, that's right, 50 cents!

 #MarSLPMUSTHAVE2018 House, House What Do You See?

 Can't really go wrong, can you?

Enjoy!  :)