Sunday, August 23, 2015

Back To School Lesson Plans

"A Slice of Speech" is back! It's a whole new year, which means a whole new batch of lesson plans! Each Sunday, I will be sharing what I have planned for the upcoming week and my visual lesson plans. If interested, you can download my plans and just click on the pictures to be sent to the resource. They're super convenient! I got this idea from some of my favorite teacher bloggers, I love technology! :)
My paperwork is in order, I have my schedule figured out (until someone inevitably throws a monkey wrench my way haha), and I'm ready to start a whole new year of therapy! I've been spending the summer creating new resources and collecting new toys. To say I'm excited about a  new year is an understatement! I'm rip-roaring and ready to go!

This is one of the most critical weeks of the school year! While IEP goals will be at the forefront, I'll be spending a great deal of time establishing routines, procedures, and expectations for my room. One of my favorite activities for establishing routines in my articulation groups are color, cut, and glue activities. I've mentioned this before, but I cannot handle students sitting around waiting for their turn. My students have to be engaged at all times.. the last thing I want is a bored student who is off-task and distracting others. My articulation groups will be learning the routines of coloring, cutting, and gluing using my Back to School Articulation packet. This routine is super important, as it's also the same routine for many crafts that we will do this year. I have one student with apraxia and some phono kids, they'll be using my August Apraxia On the Go cut and paste activities!

My language students will be introduced to The Old Lady! We will read There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Books by Lucille Colandro and tackling our language goals! We'll be working at lot of sequencing, temporal directions, and more! I'll also be busting out Braidy the Storybraid for the first time ever this week too! During our second session with the old lady, I'll introduce Braidy as a story retelling tool! So excited! This is a new tool for me and I'll definitely share my experiences with the kit later on. I still can't believe I was approved to make such a large purchase. I'm definitely lucky!

You can download my visual lesson plans by clicking HERE.

By the way, my book companion for There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Books will be a flash freebie all week long! If you snag it, please leave some feedback love! I hope it will help you with back to school planning - enjoy!

Thank you for visiting my blog! Have a wonderful evening!

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