OK, I admit it. I actually love back-to-school season. I know it’s the end of summer, and most people dread giving up their freedom and heading back to the speech therapy classroom. And, yes, I do too. But there’s something about the combination of school supplies, new tote bags, and a fresh start that excites me.
Once the bell rings that first day though, crunch time begins! It’s all chaos and schedules and new faces and data collecting. I often wonder which is worse, the beginning of the year or end of the year. Good thing I have a few favorite speech therapy back to school ideas to help me out.
Here’s what I love using during back-to-school season.
This is perfect for getting my classroom off the ground. It’s got everything from a reward system to binder covers. Plus, these conversation sticks are always a hit!
I’ve had this cute teal and chalkboard decor the past few years and I love it! All the cute signs are great for dressing up my desk and the rules are a staple for my bulletin board.
This year I’ve changed it up and am doing a watercolor cactus theme! You can grab this one in my TPT store soon!
I mean, what did people do before planners? I’ve been trying to go digital as much as possible, so mine is a little bit of both. See how I make my planner at this post.
5. These FREE Resources:
Here are a few freebies that are perfect for back-to-school season too!
– Door hangers for testing and meetings
– To-Do list stickers for the calendar pages of my planner
I love that I can use the same sheets over and over!
– First day in speech worksheets
I love pulling these out that first day to get to know my students and get them started in creating their speech folders. Available in my resource library when you join the BBS community.
– More data sheets
I have lots of other styles of data sheets available in my free resource library as well.
What are your back to school essentials? Comment below or DM me on insta to let me know!