Week in Review 10/25/2014

I came up with 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 was the first full week since Fall Break, and I am BEAT! (How many days until Christmas Break???) I had a bit of a break-through with my walk-in who is working on verbs: When I pointed to an animal on my bulletin board and asked her what he was doing, she said, "jumping"! It's little things like that that make my heart sing...even after 30 years.

5 Minute Day:
The kids made a skeleton while working independently on their sound, or their exercises.
On Monday/Tuesday, the students who I see individually used the skeleton activity as a game to see who could finish their skeleton first.
On Wednesday/Thursday, I read There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bat! (Lucille Colandro). My older students tallied the words that are in the book that have their sound, and I drew attention to the younger students' target sounds while reading. After that, we played the open-end game included in Jenna Rayburn's book companion. (Wow. I guess I didn't take a picture of it!)

Lower Language:
I hadn't seen one of my students in a couple of weeks due to absences and not having school, so we had some catching up to do! We read It Must Be Fall (Freebie by Time-Saving Teaching Solutions) to work on fall vocabulary. 

Fall Language Fun (Miss Speechie) was used for answering "where" questions using basic concepts.
AND, we used Cut, Sort, & Glue! Activities for the EntireYear (Miss Speechie) for categorizing and making complete sentences.
I made a mini-book using Custom Boards to accompany the book Fresh Fall Leaves that we read from last week.

To work on the concepts in, on , and under, I used my cute little boxes & erasers that I bought from the Dollar Tree last year:
 For Vocabulary and making complete sentences, this freebie from KristinM12 came in very handy:
After reading the Old Lady book, the kids worked together to sequence the book (part of Jenna's packet), and then retell it:

Other things:
Just to mix things up a bit, I put a couple of dice in my haunted house box (Dollar Tree!) and had the kids shake up the box. Then, they looked in the box to see how many spaces they got to move on "the big board" (the reward system-Speech Slides and Language Ladders).
Using Sublime Speech's Spooky Speech (FREEBIE!), I chose words according to each student's target and wrote them on an October Worksheet from LyndaSLP123's Fall Themed Open Ended Articulation and Language Worksheets. 
For my older students who are working on idioms, I used Speech Room News' Halloween Idioms. I just picked out the idioms that the students may encounter and used those.
Now it's your turn:  What did you do this week, or what do you have planned for next week?


  1. Looks like you had a really fun week in speech! I love all the activities and am going go download Sublime Speech's Freebie!

  2. Thanks for hosting! All these activities look fab!


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