Monday, February 9, 2015

Valentine's Week in the Speech Room {Giveaway!}

This post contains Amazon Affiliate links.
Ohhh love is in the air! It's another week filled with Valentine's Day activities. Check out what we have been up to!
 I cannot let a holiday or theme be celebrated in speech without a book to go with it. 
All of the kids just love Curious George, and this book was no exception. The book contains fun flaps that are great for predicting!
After we read the story, we made Valentine's Day bracelets! I picked up the beads and pipe cleaners in the dollar section at Joann's. I love to stock up on these crafty items because you can use them year round to target so many goals. The kids created their own bracelets (or decided to make them for someone special!) as we targeted their individual goals. For my articulation kids, they got to put on one bead for every 3 targets practiced. For my language kids, they could put a bead on for every item they named in a category, every correct pronoun they used, every question they answered, etc. Really- any goal can be addressed with these! This is always an activity that gets requested again and again. Even the boys like it- most of my boys wanted to make bracelets for their moms or sisters (I know, so sweet, right?!) We got so much skill and drill practice in without them even knowing it! Keep this activity in mind for a data day.
To keep with the monkey theme, we used my Monkey Love Valentine's Day Articulation Unit! This packet is filled with articulation cards, a board game, and homework sheets… that all have an adorable sock monkey theme! 
Want this packet to add to your Valentine's Day bag of tricks? You can download it from my Teachers Pay Teachers Store here or enter the giveaway below!I hope you have a very happy Valentine's week and so much fun celebrating while you make a difference in these kids' lives!

13 comments:

  1. I like letting my kiddos assemble their own Valentine's goodie bag of sweets. I rarely use candy with my students, so this is an extra special treat for them!

    ReplyDelete
  2. I've loved using conversation hearts to try to make up grammatically correct sentences. The kids have had fun and have been able to have a few sweets along the way as well.

    ReplyDelete
  3. I love making the kids feel special with hearts and crafts and maybe even a little candy.

    ReplyDelete
  4. I love the creativity while targeting speech & language goals. Super fun for the kiddos!

    ReplyDelete
  5. I'm adding this book to my list of items to get for next year! Thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Top Ten Lists... What I love about my family, my school, my friends, even self!

    ReplyDelete
  7. We like to play a valentine roll and cover game with candy hearts!

    ReplyDelete
  8. I love reading V. Day books with my kiddos. Some of my favorite include: There was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Rose; Splat the Cat, Funny Valentine; Biscuit's Valentine's Day; Roses are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink; and The Night Before Valentine's Day!

    ReplyDelete
  9. I don't have a favorite Valentine's activity. I usually do some type of craft.

    ReplyDelete
  10. I've been loving the positional hearts. So easy to print off hearts with basic concepts and then hang them around the room. Plus, the kids love "finding" them after they're all hung up.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Don't have a favorite but love reading v day books!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Making Valentine Boxes with my kids when they were little!

    ReplyDelete
  13. I love having the kids make crafts for their family as gifts! They take such pride in them :)

    ReplyDelete