Summer Time Speech With The Old Lady

Friday, June 27, 2014
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Another week of summer has come and gone! This week we packed as much summer fun in the speech room as we could and invited in an old friend... the old lady! Yep you guessed it! This week we  read the story, There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Shell!
I can't get enough of these old lady books. I mean really, the kids love them and I get to target multiple speech & language goals... SOLD! Since I knew this book was going to be on my must-have summer list, I created a story companion to go along with the book. 
This packet includes activities that target vocabulary, sequencing, following directions, articulation, and rhyming... to name a few!
Check out my rhyming skills!

I can sequence the story!

And because any fun speech session isn't complete without a craftivity... we borrowed Jen from Crazy Speech World's sand castle idea! The kids had fun "building" sand castles with their articulation targets for the week. 
You can download a copy of my There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Shell story companion here! Is this story on your summer reading list, too? Well if it is you're in luck! (and if it isn't, it really should be!) I will be giving away 2 copies of this story companion! Enter below, I will announce the winners on Wednesday!

Making a Splash In Speech With The Rainbow Fish!

Saturday, June 21, 2014
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I love summer! Yes, it's true... I don't get to enjoy the typical summer break anymore. But there is something about summer time that just makes therapy more fun. Maybe it's all the awesome books that have summer themes. If you missed it, make sure you check out one of my latest posts featuring some pretty Super Summer Books! This year we kicked off summer therapy with
The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister
I love this story. In addition to it being a great summer book, it teaches a great lesson about friendship. What is a good book without a good craftivity or 2?!
For my kiddos working on articulation, we made Rainbow Speechie Fish. Each scale contained a target word for them to practice at home! This could easily be transitioned into a language activity where you could have the kiddos list nouns, verbs, items in a category, descriptive words, etc. on the scales. 
I used this book for 2 weeks. There is just too many good speech & language opportunities and activities to do with this book to fit it all in one week! The next week we worked on story retelling. The kids and I created a retelling jellyfish. Each tentacle (new vocabulary word!) contained something they remembered about the story. 
We also worked on rhyming, following directions, phonemic awareness, and more with my Under the Sea Thematic Unit! 
The Rainbow Fish is definitely one of my favorite summer books, what's yours?

SLP Book Club is Back!!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014
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Happy summer break everyone! This summer has already hit the ground running. I feel like it has been forever since I wrote a post. This one is going to be short and sweet since it is already 10:30 (where does the day go?!), BUT I am super excited to be writing this post to announce that the SLP Book Club is back up and running. The school year is a hectic time, so the club and I took a little break... but now we are back for some summer "speechy" reading! What will our first book be? I am so glad you asked....
I ordered my book on Amazon 2 night ago so it should arrive the beginning of July (hopefully sooner!)... I hope you all will join me in some summer reading! Please leave comments below with suggestions for our next book!

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