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February 23, 2015

What's In My Cart Linky Party

The Teachers Pay Teachers "Teachers are Heroes" sale is just 2 days away and I am VERY excited to get some new products and save money, too.  I've been shopping around and finding some fabulous things, so I thought I'd join up with Jenna and the other SLP bloggers and share them with you.

The first item I'd like to share is The Speech Owl's No Print Spring Time Fun for receptive and expressive language.

This one covers it all - positional concepts, pronouns, negation, categories, inferencing and many more skills, and the best part is, it's no print so I can use it with my iPad!  I have her winter version of this product and love it, so this one is a MUST HAVE!

The second item I can't wait to buy is The Pedi Speechie's You Can Social Skills.  I am building my library of social skills activities and this one looks awesome!  Do you have any of The Pedi Speechie's products?  Her stuff is unique and incredibly clever.  She makes wonderful products! And this one is no prep, too.  Yes!  I love that!

My kids and parents love the Speech Summit's Sound Rings, so I am going to give this one a try:  WH-Question Rings.  I send the sound rings home for homework and the parents love them because they are so easy to use and convenient.  I'm guessing these will be a hit, too.

Here's another super convenient product in my cart:  Articulation Strips for R by Sublime Speech. These look like they would be great to send home for practice, too

So that's a look at what's in my cart.  I can't wait to see what everyone else has in theirs!

I'd like to tell you about my newest product that I'm very excited about.  It's called Fast Pace Race.

It is an articulation challenge activity for students who are moving beyond drill and practice and are moving toward skill generalization.  The students race against the clock to beat their own times in three different challenge activities and earn trophies and ribbons, each with different point values according to their performance.  My kids ask for this one again and again!  The challenges include Warm-Up Tracks...

Qualifying Races with three different levels of difficulty...

...and Face Pace Races.

This 42-page set includes challenge cards for Voiced and Unvoiced TH in the initial, medial and final positions of words, phrases and sentences, game cards and token boards as well as detailed instructions for use.  Check it out!  I'm sure your students will love it as much as mine do.  And then be on the look out...I'm working on new sound sets that will be added soon!

You can find this in my TpT store here.

So what's in YOUR cart?  Leave a comment and tell me!  I always love a good sale!!!

Click here to peek into MORE SLPs' carts!


February 1, 2015

For the Love of Speech Blog Hop

I am excited to be participating in the For the Love of Speech blog hop!  Isn't this a fabulous way to get a whole lot of Freebies you can use for Valentine's Day???  And even better, it's a chance to visit a whole lot of amazing SLP's blogs and Facebook pages!  Isn't social media awesome?  I think so!

If you haven't visited me before, welcome!  I'm glad you're here! Let me tell you just a few things about me.  I'm a pediatric SLP with my own private practice.  I work with kids age 1 through middle school and love all things speech and language.  I've been having fun with my first ever social skills group...four boys, ages 9-12, and I realized that I really need to target perspective taking skills as well as making inferences and other critical thinking skills more in our sessions.  I made a quick little activity before Christmas where students chose presents for imaginary people based on their likes and dislikes. It was one of my favorite activities all year, because it got them all talking about another person's likes and dislikes, their own likes and dislikes, and helped them to choose something for someone else that might not be one of their own favorite things.   It really helped them to be able to take another person's perspective and make inferences about what would be the perfect gift.  You can find that freebie here in my TpT store, if you're interested.

Anyway, I wanted to make a similar activity for Valentine's Day since doing things for people you love is such a big part of this holiday.  So I created Choose the Right Valentine:  A Critical Thinking Activity.   I'm offering several pages of this activity as a FREEBIE for a limited time.

This freebie version contains four mini-character sketches that list each person's likes and dislikes, one page of Valentine Cards, one page of Kindness Coupons and two blank character sketch pages.

Students are given one character sketch and are told they need to choose a Valentine Card to give that person as well as a Kindness Coupon.  Students make their choices based on their character's likes and dislikes.  These are the Valentine Cards...

...and these are the Kindness Coupons.

After the students make their choices, they must explain to the group why they chose the cards they did.  The group decides whether or not the student made good choices.  The SLP can also ask about alternative cards and have the student explain why or why not that card would be a good selection.

This is a fabulous way to help your students think about what another person might like to receive on Valentine's Day as well as help them see why things they personally like might not be the best fit for someone else.  I am using this with a group, but it would also be great to use with just one or two students at a time.

Grab this FREEBIE here.  It will only be available today, February 1, through February 4.

Don't go yet though!  I want to tell you about the second part of this activity that is ONLY available by purchasing the full product version.

This version includes twelve character sketches (8 more than the freebie version), the Valentine and Kindness Cards, blank templates to create your own Valentine and Kindness Cards and 24 Critical Thinking Task Cards.

These task cards are designed to be used with the completed character sketches as an extension activity.  These cards provide opportunities to target problem solving, empathy, inclusion/exclusion, perspective taking, inferencing and using social graces in a Valentine's Day context.

I really LOVE this new product!  I just know you will, too.  You can find it here at my TpT store.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you'll visit me again soon!  But for now it's time to hop on over to Figuratively Speeching's page to show her some love.  Click on the arrow below!

Happy Valentine's Day!