Thursday, April 30, 2015

The Last Week of Speech!

25 more morning duties. 25 more bus duties. 25 more alarms. Ya'll, there are only 25 more days left of school! I'm super excited (despite the mountains of paperwork daring me to smile) that this year is winding down. It has been a rough one, for sure.

The last week of speech is around the corner and I had to create some motivating activities for my students! I also wanted some NO PREP pages that I can use for years to come. I'm super excited about my latest packet - The Last Week of Speech!
This puppy has everything you need to survive the last week of speech! It contains memory book activities, articulation & language printables, open-ended pages, summer gifts for your articulation students, and passports for summer practice!

I designed three different passports! A passport to articulation, fluency, and language! Challenge your students to complete a mission each week of summer! If they go to their "destination" and complete their assignment, they get to color in their passport stamp!
Here is a glimpse inside:
These passports are just too cute! The fluency passport has some desensitization activities, such as using the phone to order a pizza! It focuses heavily on practicing fluency strategies, such as easy onsets.
The park will take repetitive drills to the next level! I tried to make the "destinations" places that most children have access to, but I think it's also important to let your students know that they can also pretend. For instance, in one of the passports I have the zoo as a destination. I know this is not possible for most of the children I work with, so I'm going to encourage them to use their imaginations!
The passports also have activities that are designed for pretend play, such as a treasure hunt or safari!

Now, if you have a gigantic caseload like most SLPs... don't feel like you have to cut and prepare these passports for all 60+ students! Allow your students to take ownership and let them cut them out. All of my students are pretty proficient with cutting at this point, because ya'll know I love scissors and glue! haha... My plan is to have students assemble their passports during their last week of therapy and explain the game plan! I also plan on sending home little summer packets too in addition to these passports! My summer homework packets will be coming from my Speech Camp packets, Summer Articulation Bundle, and the June edition of A Dab of Speech and Language (which will be completed in a couple weeks). The June edition is going to have a camping theme, which may be my favorite theme ever!

I also designed some simple coloring-based activities! My students adore coloring and I also adore NO PREP! haha.. The articulation sheets cover /k, g, f, v, w, t, d, p, sh, ch, j, r, s, l/. Here are some examples:
NO PREP language activities covers a wide variety of skills such as prepositions, plurals, pronouns, and categories.
The last week of speech is also a wonderful opportunity to reflect upon the school year! Students can discuss the goals they met and the goals they are still working on, their favorite moments in speech, and much more!
Lastly, I made some fun bookmarks that you can send home as a summer gift. They will definitely be handy tools for your little artic kids! I plan on getting some brightly colored card stock for these bad boys! You can cut these out using a paper cutter or have your students do the cutting!
I hope this packet can make your last weeks of speech a little easier! You can find it in my Teachers Pay Teachers store by clicking HERE. 25 more days. 25 more days.

How many days do you have left?

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