I kind of have a love/hate relationship with parent-teacher conference day. On one hand, I like the idea of having a day without kids to close myself in my speech room and do paperwork or get things done. However, this is never the case. It seems like I’m always pulled here and there and everywhere to answer parents’ questions, translate… Read More
Ok, I am all about keeping my students motivated to learn new concepts. Sometimes it feels like the only way to keep their attention is to sing and dance and stand on your head…and then that only works once. Haha. I’ve also found that using things that are interesting to them is a very helpful tool to keep them engaged…. Read More
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Put down your mouse…step away from your computer…and head over to Target dollar spot! They have the cutest Halloween and Thanksgiving goodies right now. Look at these adorable boxes that I snagged! Cute right?! I’m using them as containers to go with my latest TPT game: Halloween Following Directions/Reinforcement. 🙂 I love it when I can do multiple things with… Read More
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So how many of you played Monster Mash when you were little? I definitely did! If you need a refresher, check out THIS not-so-great quality commercial from the 80s. Haha. It was a bunch of matching, slapping, monster fun! When I came across this adorable monster clipart, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it… make an articulation version… Read More
I’ve had so much fun this week trying out this new blog thing! Hopefully, a couple of you were a little encouraged, or inspired, or at least found something you could actually use in therapy. I can’t wait to share more ideas with y’all! There are so many things swimming around in my brain that I want to try, mostly… Read More
¿Sabían ustedes que puedo hablar en español? Yes, I can speak some Spanish. I actually teach Spanish classes as a side job. Well, when the higher ups at work found out, I was delegated as the official Spanish tester of all our sweet hispanic kiddos with communication concerns. So sometimes I get to go to different schools and screen them,… Read More
Have y’all grabbed the free Hungry Hungry Hippo app for your iPad yet? It’s super cute. My kiddos have a blast with it. However, one of the difficult aspects of using an iPad game just for reinforcement is that I don’t feel like I’m maximizing my therapy time. Every time I hand it over to the students to play, I’m thinking “that’s… Read More
So in our parish, we do full inclusion. That means I see all my language kids in the regular classroom, usually in ELA. NO language pull-out groups! As therapists we really have to think outside the box to come up with activities and lessons that will address their language goals in the regular classroom setting. Last week, my 4th grade language kids were working… Read More