I’ve been having so much fun getting to know all my bloggy friends through this chain letter link up! A big thanks to TeachSpeech365, who came up with this brilliant idea a few weeks ago. I was recently interviewed by Shannon over at Speechy Musings. She is an awesome blogger, and I’ve enjoyed checking out her blog! You can find my interview here.
So, today I have two lovely bloggers for you to get to know. The first is a fabulous SLP duo that you might be familiar with…the Speech Ladies! The second you might not be as familiar with because she is a brand-spanking new blogger! Her name is Mia, and the name of her blog is Putting Words in Your Mouth. I actually have the pleasure of working alongside her in my district. Be sure and check out both of these wonderful blogs! 🙂
1. Your name, email, and TpT store if you have one.
Name: Kristina Young and Cindy Presely
TpT Store: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/The-Speech-Ladies
2. When and why did you start blogging?
Our first post was on June 13, 2011! Before then, Kristina followed a few other speeches bloggers such as, If Only I Had Super Powers, and we wanted to join the community. We had no idea that speech blogs would catch on and grow so fast! We are thrilled there are so many SLPs willing to share their activities and experiences.
3. What is your favorite population to work with?
We both love the little ones (pre-school and elementary).
Well, if you follow our blog you know that we can be a little sporadic with posts. For example, last summer we had ZERO posts… guess we took summer ‘break’ very seriously! Ha! (Promise we are trying to do better!) Guess it just depends on the week! Maybe 2 hours a week on blog posts, but it takes much longer to create TpT materials.
Hmm… artic and language concepts are what most of our materials are for. I think you can be a little more creative when making an activity for language. All of my TpT products were created out of a need for one of my students. I don’t always love the process of making something, but I always love the end result of having something new for my kiddos!
Getting to network with other AWESOME SLPs, Sped teachers, parents and app makers!
7. Do you have any blogging tips?
Someone once told me not to check the stats of how many hits your blog has. Do it because you like it and because you need an outlet for ideas. I think that was good advice (although I do check my stats from time to time, I try not to dwell on it).
When I was in undergrad, I was working with a sweet little girl. When the session was over I said “Ok! Time to go!” And she did… all over the chair and the floor. Once we got it cleaned up my supervisor looked at me and said “Well, you said it was time to go, so she did!” Ha, ha! Looking back on that story always gets me tickled. And at the end of my sessions now I say “Time to go back to class”. I have learned my lesson! 😉