Friday, November 11, 2016

Looking Ahead: A Full Week of Therapy

This week has been crazy...no school on Tuesday due to the election, and Wednesday's therapy was a bust with 1st grade on a field trip and district speech meeting. Hopefully next week will be back to normal; or as normal as it usually is!

I'm focusing therapy on Alison Jackson's I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie. Since a lot of kids don't get the parade reference at the end of the book, I'm planning on taking in my pictures from when I had the good fortune to participate in the Thanksgiving Day Parade in NYC many moons ago. Well, I kind of did...I was a guard instructor for a band that was in it. Very cool, by the way.

Back to speech stuff. Here's what I have planned:

5 minute day:
Graph a Granny from Crazy Speech World. The students will say their target 5 times, roll the dice, then place a chip on the graph. We'll see which one (if any) gets to the top first, just to make it a little more interesting.

Lower Language: 
I'm going to continue my interactive book from the Thanksgiving Speech/Language Packet, but with a twist. I made a template for a GoTalk that uses "He/She eats (Thanksgiving Food)" from LessonPix

The book attachment from Speechy Musings will be great for eliciting sentences, and it already has visual cues for my little ones since they aren't readers yet.

The comprehension questions from Mindy Stenger (The Speech Bucket) come with visual choices, so they're perfect. 

All of my kids (even the older ones) love to feed the items to the old lady, which is great for sequencing. My readers will put the strips (also from Mindy Stenger) in order for more sequencing work.

GAME DAY:
Mindy included a Bingo game in her packet, and, since we haven't played Bingo in a long time, I suspect it will be a hit!
Bingo might be a bit too much for my smaller ones, so they'll either play the open-ended game that Mindy also included, or they'll play Old Lady Roll and Cover from Mary Lirette (Psssstttt....it's a FREEBIE!).

The only thing I haven't figured out yet is homework. Check back next week, because I may have another freebie for you! 

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