Thursday, April 21, 2016

Hooray for Earth Day

Hooray for Earth Day!

I’m Tracy from GoldCountrySLP, with a easy-prep freebie for you just in time for Earth Day!

Head on over to my blog HEREto read more about it and grab this FREEBIE!

Reduce, reuse, recycle!

Monday, April 18, 2016

An Imagination Freebie

Hey SLPeeps!

If you're like me, 2 weeks of state standardized testing has me longing for the outdoors! We've been doing a unit on Imagination, and I'm anxiously waiting Wednesday, when we're free to resume our regular schedules and make some noise! I made a quick freebie to go along with this unit that's super quick and easy! The students simply use their imaginations to add to the shapes and create pictures! We then share and discuss how sometimes people see things differently!

Click on the link below to head over to my blog to snag this freebie, and read more about what we're doing this week and how I incorporate this freebie into speech!

Happy Spring!

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Baaa-utiful Speech for Antonyms!

These sweet little lambs are ready to help your kiddos practice antonyms with an adorable and EASY craft!

First, I have my students say the opposite pair (or I may be modelling at this point) and daub the picture.  Next, I have them go through the pairs one more time, adding a cotton ball to create a wooly lamb effect.  (Tip:  Cut cotton balls in half to provide a flat sticking surface.  Use double stick tape if drying time is an issue in your room or glue stick.)

Use these lambs with farm themes, Sheep on a Jeep or during the spring!

To grab your copy, click here.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Think Green!

April is one of my favorite months of the year. There are tiny little wildflowers hiding in the grass and the sweet songs of birds float through the air. It's the perfect time to remember that we have so much beauty surrounding us if we just take the time to notice the small things. It's also a beauty that we must protect. 

So beauty, inspiration, music.......It all led me to create a simple mobile craft activity for Earth Day. I recommend watching a brief video on recycling before you start this craft. My current favorite is a clip from Reading Rainbow that shows what happens to recyclables once they reach the recycling plant. There are quite a few good ones out there though.  

Once you have watched your video, it's time to talk about the "Three R's". Students get to write about what they can do to reduce, reuse, and recycle on one side. The other side is blank so you can have them draw a picture of what the action looks like once they cut the shape out.

You can head on over to my blog to learn more about this activity. Simply click on the picture below!

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Ten For April

April has arrived! I have really enjoyed making and using my Ten For packets and it seems that you enjoy them as well. I have two more sets (after this one) for the school year and then I'll fill in the couple that I missed earlier in the year. 

I do try to vary the skills from month to month, while keeping more common skills in there. This is what's targeted this month:

Here's an example of one of the worksheets:

To get your copy, head to my blog!

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Spring into Category Fun FREEBIE!!

HAPPY SPRING!  It's Lindsey over at Word Nerd Speech Teach bringing you my newest FREE product called, "Spring into Category Fun FREEBIE"!!

This product includes four category worksheets.  Students must add three items to each given group in order to complete the worksheet.

Head on over to my blog to check out this activity!!!

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Monday, March 28, 2016

Walk the Line - A No Prep Activity for Following Directions & Concepts

Interested in a simple idea to help parents target following directions and concepts? Look no further. I was in a therapy rut with a student when I thought of putting some duct tape on the floor. He loved it, my groups later loved it, and 3 weeks later the line is still there. Sometimes simple is best, right?

If you're interested in learning more about this simple idea, and in the FREE parent carryover sheet with concepts, as well as 1 & 2 step directions for this simple and fun activity, click here! See a picture of the form below:

If you're really into planning ahead, this would make a great, easy activity for summer homework packets! :) 

{thanks for reading}

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Easter Barrier Game

Today may be St. Pat’s Day, but next week is….EASTER!

Get ready with my quick-prep, open-ended FREEBIE made just for you and your students!

Click the picture below to head over to my blog to read about it and pick up your freebie!

Hoppy, er, Happy Easter!

Thursday, March 10, 2016

The Best of SLP Bloggers

Are you a bit overwhelmed by the amount of SLP info out there?  Wondering how you can connect with voices that speak to you and find the topics that you need?  This winter over 70 SLP bloggers came together to create the compilation.  You'll love it!

Each blogger contributed a page featuring a sample of their writing and a link to their blog.

The vast majority of SLP blogs focus on pediatric populations (preschool-high school), provide treatment activities and address speech sound disorders and language needs.  But they also filled out a questionnaire which allowed us to create lists of specific topics/ages to make it easier to access the additional info that you really need.  Indexes are listed in the back of the book and contain clickable links.  Examples include:  fluency, autism, literacy, ESL, hearing impairment, adult populations and research.

To pick up your copy, click here.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Let's learn about conversations

Now that I am finally getting to start Superflex Takes on Rock Brain & the Unthinkables, I am also dusting off one of my favorite creations from the past, Conversation Junction. Why? I think it correlates pretty well with several of the Unthinkables and the continuation of expected vs. unexpected behaviors. I'm starting with what's expected and then we will work on more scenarios, videos, and role-plays of conversation skills. They will have their book to help them remember the expected behaviors through all of these activities. While this activity is more geared towards upper elementary, it can be modified for first and second grades if needed. 

You can head on over to my blog to learn more about this activity. Simply click on the picture below!

Pot O' Synonyms

March has arrived! This month, I'm changing it up a bit and focusing on synonyms with a St. Patrick's Day themed freebie. Each pot of gold has three corresponding "coin" synonyms. 

Head to my blog to get your copy!

Thursday, February 25, 2016

My Farm Book: Emergent Reader Freebie

I've been hard at work prepping for our preschool and kindergarten farm unit (one of my favorite units of the year)!!  I recently created an emergent reader/vocabulary book that I decided to share as my latest freebie!

"My Farm Book: Emergent Reader Freebie" includes 6 sheets (12 half sheets) that can be used to target reading or vocabulary skills!

Simply cut the pages apart, stack, and staple.  Then, get to work reading the book or working on vocabulary!  Students can color the pictures or dot them with a bingo dauber!

Head on over to my blog to check out this activity!!!!!

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Thursday, February 18, 2016

St. Patrick's Day Barrier Game

Completely new and updated! If you already have this from last year, you will want to go and re-download it. Now there are two options that can be used  with most of your caseload! Go and check it out! This is an open-ended activity that-perfect for many ages and targets. 



Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Time to Warm Up!

Phil may have predicted an early spring, but it's been unusually cold here!  I'll be bringing in some hot chocolate envelopes and marshmallows this week for experiential learning and following the lesson up with a sequencing mini-book.

Because I've created these to include three different levels, they work for a large variety of kiddos!

To pick up your copy, click here

Monday, February 15, 2016

St. Patrick's Day-Themed Social Skills FREEBIE: Using Good Manners

Hello friends! This is Shanda and Manda from Twin Speech, Language & Literacy LLC. We are happy to be back at Speechie Freebies this month to let you know about a brand new freebie document that we created that targets the social skills area of manners.

In this freebie you will find:
1) Two nice manners worksheets.  Students are asked to match the pictures and to name the nice manners.
2) One cut and past shamrock worksheet for students to work on identifying nice vs. not so nice statements.
3) One roll and color worksheet.  Students are asked to roll a die and say the pleasant word or greeting next to the number rolled. They are also asked to use the word shown in a greeting or in a sentence aloud.

Please go grab it from our Teachers pay Teachers store by clicking HERE:

Using Good Manners St. Patrick's Day
Social Skills FREEBIE

And if you would like more fun and useful worksheets and games for working on social skills with your students this coming St. Patrick's Day, check out our large Practicing Pragmatics: A Pot of Gold of St. Patrick's Day Social Skills Unit!

Practicing Pragmatics: A Pot of Gold St. Patrick's Day Social Skills Packet
Here's a list of some of the social skills areas that you will find in that large unit:
FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE: idioms and similes
FEELINGS: identify, demonstrate, explain
PROBLEM SOLVING: identify and solve a problem
GET TO KNOW YOU: questioning and answering practice
SOCIAL SITUATIONS: requesting, politeness, conversation continuance, and staying on topic

Best Wishes for fun and useful social skills practice sessions!
Shanda Gaunt, M.S. CCC-SLP
Manda Riebel, M.A. CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologists
Twin Speech, Language & Literacy LLC

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