Monday, 30 September 2019

Comparative and Superlatives

Higher Level Language

Higher Level Language- Speech Therapy 

Everything you need to support your students that are in grade 5+ in the classroom. The skills they will practice here will help with their writing, describing and comprehension.

To see what is all included, take a look here!
This 108-page bundle includes skills on
**Fast Drawing- when students draw out their writing idea to plan for essays, paragraphs, sentences, and stories.
**Observing and Describing

This observing & describing product is an excellent way for students grade 4 and up to practice essential skills in reading, observing, comprehending and making inferences. Observing, describing and making inferences are crucial skills for all readers. This product teaches this skill in 5 steps: choose words that describe the picture, generate your own describing words, creating descriptive words that are relevant to the picture to make the sentence more descriptive, then describe who, what, where, when and eventually why based on pictures, and then making inferences about pictures.

Step 1- choose from a series of words to best describe the picture.
Step 2- generate their own describing words based on the picture.
Step 3- add adjectives and other describing words to make the sentence (already provided) more exciting and descriptive.
Step 4- describe the pictures using what, where and when, then eventually why. Then they can use their words to create a descriptive sentence that describes the image.
Step 5- making inferences about pictures. Explaining what happened or will happen based on information from the picture.
**Visualizing and Verbalizing

Step by step directions to mastering visualizing and verbalizing.
Includes the 12 structure cue cards, and individual practice on each of the cues using real pictures.
Higher Level Language- Speech Therapy 

Higher Level Language- Speech Therapy 
Higher Level Language- Speech Therapy

Monday, 23 September 2019

Fine Motor Kits

Fine Motor Centers 

OT and Speech go hand in hand! The more I learn about OT, the more I learn that you can incorporate so many language goals in simple OT activities.
Many kids we work with also have multiple areas to work on, especially OT. So I made a Fine Motor kit. It is excellent for preschool. Preschool is a great time to start with fine motor- before they start printing and holding those little pencils. We need them ready to go to kindergarten. :)

Here is a Fine Motor Pack that you can use with very simple tools that you probably already have around your desk.

In this pack are nine fine motor centers that you can use for your class or speech therapy. They will work as centers or group activities. The center's target: cutting, colouring, dabbing, lacing, hole punching, play-doh and tracing. These kits target the fine motor skills of students that are suitable for all students to work on and perfect. In addition to fine motor skills, there are also opportunities for learning number and letters, as well.

There are nine packs, and you can put them in small plastic containers to keep them organized. Some of the kits can be printed on card stock and laminated. Then you can use them over and over; others can be printed on standard paper, stapled and given to students as booklets. Very low prep! You can also place extra copies in your class for students to work on as early finishers.
Print all activities on standard paper except activities 3 and eight on card stock and then laminate those.  You can also laminate the label and instruction pages.
What you need: bingo dabbers, play-doh, scissors, pencils, handheld hole punches, crayons, cotton swabs (cut in half), liquid paint, a small container for paint, shoelaces and container or large zip-loc bags for your centers.

Lacing kit- cut and laminate and then hole punch where ever you like and have the students use laces to practice.
There is also a pre-test and post-test page so you can track progress!

 Fine Motor Centers

Monday, 9 September 2019

Fall Products for under $5!

 This book contains 3 in 1!

In this 40 page book, you will be able to target
with your preschool or special ed students.

 CVC Center

Monday, 2 September 2019

Orange Shirt Day-Every Child Matters

What is orange shirt day?

Orange shirt day is a day when we honour the Indigenous children who were sent away to residential schools in Canada and learn more about the history of the schools and the children that lived there. 

The Story behind the Orange shirt:

   "I went to the Mission for one school year in 1973/1974. I had just turned 6 years old. I lived with my grandmother on the Dog Creek reserve. We never had very much money, but somehow my granny managed to buy me a new outfit to go to the Mission school. I remember going to Robinson’s store and picking out a shiny orange shirt. It had string laced up in front, and was so bright and exciting – just like I felt to be going to school!

When I got to the Mission, they stripped me, and took away my clothes, including the orange shirt! I never wore it again. I didn’t understand why they wouldn’t give it back to me, it was mine! The colour orange has always reminded me of that and how my feelings didn’t matter, how no one cared and how I felt like I was worth nothing. All of us little children were crying, and no one cared."

Visit Phyllis' Story here!  

I am appalled that this could happen and that the last residential school closed in 1996! As an Indigenous woman, who has had relatives live in Residential schools, I think it is so important to get the word out.


Ideas for School Activities

  1. Watch the Shaw video of Phyllis’s story.
  2. Discussion around “Every Child Matters.” 
  3. Watch
  4. Simple activities, eg. Children trace their hand, then write in hand something they can do to help others feel like they matter.
  5. Make Attachment Hearts to share.

At my schools, I plan on using this freebie to provoke conversation, healing and bring awareness to the staff, and students at the schools I work at.

 Orange Shirt Day Activities & Brag Tags