Friday, January 9, 2015

Week in Review: 01/09/2015

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.
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As I write this, I'm enjoying the last couple of days of my Christmas Tree. Yes, that's right...I haven't taken my decorations down yet. I wait until after 06 January (Epiphany) before I de-dress. I like to enjoy Christmas as long as I can!

This was a crazy week: We went back to school on Tuesday and had a 2-hour delay on Thursday because of the cold weather. Luckily I had everything planned before we left for break.

Preschool :
While reading Clifford's First Snow Day  (Norman Bridwell), yes/no questions, answering "where" questions ("in", "on", "under"), and winter vocabulary was targeted. Yes/no questions were continued using cards from Speech Universe's Winter Yes/No Questions (FREE!) and What to Wear in the Snow ( Free from Teaching Preschoolers) .  
Winter Yes/No QuestionsWhat to Wear in the Snow

 The emergent reader Winter is Here!  (Another freebie from Miss Helen's Hippos)  was used to target verbs, winter vocabulary, and producing complete sentences.
Winter is Here! Emergent Reader {FREEBIE}
I couldn't wait to try out Speech Time Fun's (aka: Miss Speechie) Winter Differentiated Question Scenes!
 It was great for working on "wh" questions on different levels. There are also stories with comprehension questions included, but I didn't use it with this student. I did, however, use it with one of my 2nd grade students. K-5:
My language kids that are working on inferencing played Idioms Double Dice (Speech Corner). I bought this a couple of months ago but didn't have a chance to use it until now. The kids really enjoyed it, but I thought that some of the idioms were a little too difficult for them.
 In preparation for the cold weather this week, we used real mini-marshmallows to play Hot Cocoa Speech (free from Busy Bee Speech). The kids loved this game! Per my rule when we have food, they left Speech with the instructions to put the bag with marshmallows in their bookbag until they get home. One of my 5th graders said it was a "really good game".
For the last part of the week we played Save the Snowman. This is another Troll in the Bowl non-competitive game. The group worked as a team to get the snowman to safety before Rex the Polar Bear Bully knocked it down.

My therapy activities weren't very creative this week, but I knew I needed something relatively quick to grab for this first week back.
What did you do this week, or what do you have planned for next week?

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