Friday, December 5, 2014

Week in Review: 12/05/2014

I started this linky so that SLP Bloggers could go to 1 place to get ideas for therapy. Write a post about either what you did this week, or what you have planned for next week. All I ask is that you share a link back to my blog in your post.
(This post includes direct links to the products. Free products are indicated.)
My top 5 activities of the week include a lot of freebies:
Kindergarten:
Gingerbread Pirates (Free by Carrie Manchester)

5-Minute Day/Homework:
Santa Open-Ended Articulation Worksheet (free from Sparklle SLP):  My students 1st grade & up thought of as many words relating to Christmas and Winter that had their sound in it. I gave them a couple of minutes on their own, then used Holiday Artic Word Practice cards  (free from Sublime Speech) to help them out.

 The list in the above picture is from Mia McDaniel's Suit Up Santa (not a freebie, but I'm looking forward to playing this in the next couple weeks!). I used the list to write words on Santa for my Kindergarten students.
Older Students:
My older language students enjoyed playing Home for the Holidays (free from Word to the Wise). In the picture below, I paired the game with the Question It app (see review of this app here). My kids working on inferences used a couple of activities that I downloaded into my iBooks app on my iPad. (What's inside the Gift Box?- Ms. Lilypad & Drawing Holiday Conclusions- Elementary Matters)

Preschool:
Once again, I used Custom Boards (Smarty Ears) to create some quick visuals to aid my student with "reading" a book. This time, she read Reindeer Fiction Book (free from Cahill's Creations as seen on Classroom Freebies Too) to work on verbs.
Not only does she enjoy these books, her parents love them, too!
My walk-in artic student made the Reindeer Craftivity (free from Jenn Alcorn). She absolutely loved how big it was! Jenn had some great ideas for shortcuts when using craftivities in your therapy. You can see it here.

2nd half of the week:
Okay, so I really have more than 5 things, but I have to put this activity in there!
I pulled out a favorite with my kids: Fat Santa & Polar Bears (pictured above). From Wordplay Publications (which apparently is no longer in existence), these Troll in a Bowl games are the bomb! They are non-competitive, so the kids work as a team. 

That will wrap up this Week in Review! I have so many things I want to do in the next 2 weeks, it's going to be hard to fit everything in!

I'd love it if you would link up with what you did this past week, or what you're planning on doing in your room next week!

3 comments:

  1. I just played those Troll in a bowl games with my students. I also like Save the Snowman one. I know Troll in a Bowl makes apps too. You can find them at http://www.trollinabowlapps.com and if you go to the "explode the app" page, they offer free printables to go with some popular apps.

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    1. Thanks, Andrea! I found the Troll in a Bowl apps during my search for the printables, but I don't think it's the same company. I'll contact them to make sure. Thanks, again!

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  2. Thanks for all the ideas and the shout out! Linking up is always on my to do list. I guess I will keep on checking items off!

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