Friday, March 6, 2015

Week in Review: 03/06/2015


I started this linky so that SLPs 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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Theme of the week: St. Patrick's Day. Most people are over the winter weather, even though we've only had 2 weeks of "real" winter, and we're out for Spring Break during St. Patrick's Day, so I decided to get started on the green stuff!

5 Minute Day/Inidividual Sessions:
 It was a "Roll & Color" couple of days, thanks to Crazy Speech World's FREE Super Leprechaun Activities. 


School –Aged Language:
 We didn't get to finish up with "Love Idioms" (Activity Tailorsince we were out for a couple of weeks, so we continued working with those, using Gold Country's Draw to Learn Idioms (FREE!) I got the idiom activity as a free download from the For the Love of Speech Blog Hop at the beginning of Feb.; if you didn't grab it during the blog hop, you missed it! This is part of her Idioms: Go Figure product.

For my 1st and 2nd graders who are working on producing grammatically correct sentences and answering "wh" questions, I made Leprechaun Grammar Cubes using Lessonpix. The student rolled all of the cubes then used the pictures to produce a sentence. I asked them a question about the sentence they just produced.
(The Groundhog Day Roll-a-Story Story Cubes by K Ratliff (Free)was the inspiration for this activity.)

Fluency:
I pulled out, for the first time, Fluency Tower Game Mats Holiday and Seasons Mat (Activity Tailor). 
We didn't play it exactly like Kim suggests since I didn't want to print out another mat for the 2nd player. As we pulled out a log, we read the question and then answered it, using strategies, such as Easy Speaking Voice.  Then, we put the log on the corresponding color on the mat. When all 3 questions had been answered, that person received a point, and those 3 logs were put on the top. We made up the rules as we went, which my student loved because he was able to have input in how we played.


Game Day:
I pulled out the Leprechaun Game  from Sweet Integration's St. Patrick's Day Board Games (FREE!). I played this last year, but, since I wasn't at my new/old school last year, this was the first time my students played.
I used the gold coins from my Pirate Talk game, and the electronic spinner from the same game.

We had a "snow day" on Thursday, but the snow & ice managed to miss us. It's a tough call for the powers that be; the timing was supposed to be tricky. Better safe than sorry! 

How was your week? Did you start on St. Patrick's Day activities?

2 comments:

  1. You do such relevant and fun "stuff" in your room! I'm always impressed (and a little awed).

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  2. I'll have to check out Crazy Speech World's leprechaun activities!! There's so much great stuff, it's easy to miss things! Thanks for hosting (and for reminding me to link up)!

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