Monday, February 20, 2017

{Looking Ahead} A Presidential Week (Plus a Freebie!)

I have another short week since Presidents' Day is Monday. Most of my students had no idea why we don't have school; isn't that a sad thought? Here's what I have planned to do my part.

5 Minute Day
We'll start off the week with numero uno: George Washington. For the independent station, the students will use this sheet to color the cherries after they say their target, then roll the die:
For this freebie, click here.
Game
As I was looking through my materials to decide what game I was going to use, I came across February Bingo. I haven't used a Bingo game in a while, so I pulled it out.
This game is perfect for talking about everything that happens in February. I put the cards in an empty tissue box, and, following production of the target, the student pulls out a card. He/she then tells what the picture is, and everyone looks to see if they have it on their own card. This keeps the students paying attention: I don't let them help each other so they have to pay attention and listen. After the card is drawn, we briefly discuss what it has to do with February. My hope is that something will stick in their little minds!

Homework
Continuing with the Lincoln theme, my students' homework will be to say the 10 words (in the phase they are working on) that are on their page.
The homework can be found here.

I have some nonfiction passages that I will be using to introduce Washington and Lincoln before we start with the game. Those passages will also be used for answering "wh" questions and inferencing. 

I know some people have the day as a Professional Development Day. My school system has "Banking Days" where we can bank some PD hours and get the day off, which is what Presidents' Day is for us. Do you have Presidents' Day off? 

Friday, February 10, 2017

{Looking Ahead} A Sweetheart of a Week

Picture courtesy of kaboompics
If you're keeping up with my Looking Ahead series, you didn't miss a week. I took the week off from blogging to deal with some family matters. And, since I still have a lot of things going on, I was even more thankful for my Frenzied SLP friends' Sharing Kindness blog hop. I ended up with a whole week's worth of activities for free! It's not too late to get in on it! Click here to get started.

5 Minute Day:
Mia from Putting Words in Your Mouth made these adorable mats to use with chips & magnetic wands; perfect for an independent activity during a 5 minute day. The students will produce their target a certain amount of times, roll the dice, then cover the hearts with magnetic chips.

Game:
My contribution is a team game. I've said this many, many times: my kids adore these games! In this game, the students have to put the heart together before the pictures from the party are in the frames.

Homework:
I 💖 that Sparklle SLP & I are on the same page with giving our students homework. She is giving us something appropriate for younger kids (top page) as well as something for older kids (lower page).
AND, she even has something for those students on the carry-over phase. The students draw/write ways they can share kindness and put the booklet together, then take the booklet home & review with a helper. This can also be used for the independent activity during a 5 minute day so therapy time isn't used to complete the booklet.
Language:
Laura from All Y'all Need has this cute activity to work on pronouns, prepositions, and possessives.
Abby from Schoolhouse Talk gave a concept interactive book that can also be used for following directions.
Kristen from Talkin' With Twang made this cute story to use for comprehension and sequencing.
Need something for students working on social skills? Lisette from Speech Sprouts has this sweet activity to work on kindness.
WHEW! That's a lot of free activities that will cover just about every student on your caseload. If you download, please be kind and leave feedback. 

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Sharing Kindness: {Frenzied SLPs} Blog Hop & Freebies

The Frenzied SLPs are sharing kindness this month the way we know best! We have collaborated to create FREE materials for use with your students centered around a kindness theme. Target a variety of speech and language skills with these products!
Check out The Frenzied SLPs Sharing Kindness Blog Hop for more freebies by starting here:
We graciously thank you for downloading and using these materials with your students/clients. If you would be so kind, please leave feedback in our TPT stores if you find a few spare moments!
(Click on picture below for a direct link to the game.)
For another great FREE product, follow the link below!



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