Monday, May 25, 2015

Scoops of Speech and Language

Wow.. I can't believe this school year is almost over! The last week of speech is the perfect time for a quick ice cream theme!
Earlier this month I whipped up a quick ice cream craft! It was art day school wide, so I wanted to carry that over into the speech room. I scribbled (because, seriously.. what I do cannot be called drawing haha) a pitiful ice cream cone pattern and scoop. I then used the patterns to cut out enough ice cream cones and scoops to last for the day. It was super easy and proof that even the most pitiful patterns can make a cute craft!

First, I provided each student with a cone and their choice of scoop.
I used articulation words from my Color, Cut, and Glue series. They are small squares that contain articulation words that are perfect for using with crafts. Students colored their words, cut them out, and glued them onto their ice cream scoop.
Here are the finished products! They kids loved making these and were so proud to take them home!
I quickly discovered that this little template could also be used for cupcakes and trees! Okay, so none looked exactly like an ice cream cone! haha!
Maybe next Earth Day, I'll use this template again! I thought this one was hilarious!

This week after my kids cut out and assemble their passports for summer practice, I'll be giving my artic kids an ice cream coloring sheet! It's the last week and I think they'll love ending the year with some more ice cream! :)

Here's a peek at the coloring sheets. Each scoop contains an articulation word and picture to support non-readers! After students say a word 10 times or more then they can color a scoop! It's a great way for students to remain occupied and have fun while they wait for their turn to engage in repetitive drills. Here are some samples:
Next to the scoop is also a cute picture that represents the sound!

Scoops of Articulation: Early and Later Sounds
This packet contains a page for the initial and final position of early and later sounds.

Scoops of Articulation: Blends
This packet contains 2 pages for each blend (ex. /sp/, /gr/, /bl/, etc) and then two combination pages for /s/ blends, /r/ blends, and /l/ blends.

These two packets have also been bundled together. You can find the bundle by clicking HERE.

Of course, no theme is complete without a book! Here are some great books about ice cream!
Speaking of books... Please save the date! June 3rd! My weekly series/linky party Wild About Books Wednesday will be returning on June 3rd! I've been knee deep in paperwork for months now, so my book series had to go on hiatus. It will be returning just in time for summer vacation! I can't wait for summer blogging!

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Sunday, May 3, 2015

What's In Your Cart? Linky! (Teacher Appreciation Sale!)

Yay! It's time for another MAJOR sale over at Teachers Pay Teachers! My wish list has been growing daily... It really should have its on zip code! Have you seen Interstellar? My wish list IS the fifth dimension. For real. haha.. I'm linking up with Jenna over at Speech Room News for her famous linky party - What's In Your Cart?
The teacher appreciation sale will occur on May 5th and 6th! Everything in my store will be 28% off when you use the TPT code: Thankyou. My sale will also continue on May 7th for an additional day of appreciation! :)

Before I show you what's inside my cart, I want to share some must-have items from my store! First up, I'm super excited about my latest packet - The Last Week of Speech. It has everything you need to survive the end of the school year - memory activities, summer themed NO PREP pages for speech & language, bookmarks, open-ended sheets, and three fun passports (fluency, articulation, and language) for students to take home over the summer for practice!

Bundles are a great deal everyday, but especially during the sale when you can get an additional 28% off! I'll be using my Summer Articulation Bundle throughout May and I'll be using it for my summer homework packets! It contains 514 pages of fun!

One of my favorite themes in May is Speech Camp! This bundle contains 120+ NO PREP articulation pages and much more! Check it out by clicking HERE.

Lastly, I highly recommend scooping up my "A Dab of Speech and Language" Bundle while it's still deeply discounted. It's currently nearly 45% off and will be an additional 28% off during this sale! That's getting over half of the year for FREE. The June packet will have an adorable camping theme and will be released in a couple weeks! I'll be working ahead with this growing bundle over summer break and the price will increase significantly by August. I'll also be completely finishing up my Game Board bundle this summer too!

Now, what's in my cart? Tons of stuff! I'm already thinking ahead to next school year.

Context Clues Packet by Nicole Allison of Speech Peeps 
I have quite a few students who are working on context clues. This resource looks perfect! 

Party Planning: Elementary Speech Therapy Activities by Jenna Rayburn of Speech Room News
I recently attended an executive function training and thought this would be the perfect packet to add to my collection. 

My bloggy friend Mary has great taste in books! I can't wait to snap up this book companion! 

Oh my goodness! This activity is so cute! I'll be prepping these over break! 

I recently purchased Natalie Snyders' High Stakes Testing: Vocabulary Builder (Junior Edition). I highly recommend it!

Thank you for visiting my blog! I hope you have fun stocking up on therapy materials!