Sunday, February 22, 2015

Young Living Essential Oils...I'm an OILoholic and why I Choose Young Living.

OK..HEADS UP...This is not a speech-language post, BUT most of us speechies have the desire to continuously learn and help others.  We go to our toolbox and are often open minded about what we use to help our kiddos meet there goals and we are willing to try new things to get there.   I have recently been using something with my family and myself that I have had to open my mind about.  With each use, something is happening more and more I am finding my mind BLOWN.
Have you heard the news about essential oils? It seems every time I turn on the TV or radio, I am hearing something like sniffing “peppermint oil can help reduce your caloric intake.”  “Peppermint oil may improve your brain clarity.”  WHAAA?  I don't know about you but I had to have some!
I have been using Young Living Essential Oils exclusively since October of last year as preventative and alternative treatments for my family and myself.  I was on a mission to find THIEVE's oil last wintery sickness season.   I knew it was known  for it's ability to kill airborne germies and may improve your immune system, WELL, I  discovered it was a Young Living blended oil.  I remembered seeing a post from my friend Jeanna Lichtenberger leader at Essential Families (cool little website too check out here) and I ended up signing up as a Young Living Independent distributor then and there.  So besides Thieves  you may be wondering why I choose Young Living with so many oils out there to buy.
Well, you see the oil industry is an unregulated market, so going to grab any old oil on the shelf can be questionable because you don’t know what your getting.  With Young Living, the company is not a FAD or fly by the night start up - they have been around for 20 - yes TWENTY- years.  They also offer a “Seed to Seal” guarantee meaning they are involved in the whole process from putting the seed in the ground, cultivating, harvesting, distilling, testing and sealing it up in the bottle.  They own their own farms, not just in the US but across the world and are transparent about the process.  Check out the seed to seal website by clicking on the picture below:
Oils have the ability to improve your health and wellness including mind, body and spirit.  I believe they are God's little creations that have been used all the way back to bible times and are meant to be used today.  I am trying to use a young living natural oil BEFORE I run to my medicine cabinet.
If you have ever been interested in getting your toes wet in the OILY pool of Life check out our Young Living website.  By becoming a wholesale member rather than a  retail member you will have the ability to buy Young Living products at a 24% discount.  Check out the Young Living website and if you are ready to join the oil revolution click the picture below and add my member number 2137044 to the enroller and sponsor spot if it is not already there and follow the onscreen instructions.
Happy Oiling, and here is my disclaimer..
Be a PART of something bigger, join me and Essential Families over at Young Living to help keep you and your family on a healthy track physically, mentally, and spiritually. 
Young Living Independent Distributor #2137044

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

OH my goodness. This is a must have for your FALL arsenal for therapy or classroom......I hope you fall in love with this Book Companion Pack that I created to go along with...

Karma Wilson’s THE BEAR SAYS THANKS.  You can get your book here at AMAZON shipped for free with your AMAZON PRIME membership!


This is a great story of friendship, thanksgiving, and problem solving related to those loveable characters BEAR and FRIENDS 

This BOOK COMPANION PACK has several activities related to Tier 2 vocabulary that can be found throughout the book.  They can be no PREP, print and go, or you can laminate the game for durability... It will be great for speech therapy as well as regular classroom reading centers or group instruction.
To Name a FEW...My kiddos love retelling the story with the characters.
(I use a large FREE stick from local Home Good STore with Velcro)
the interactive Bear Story slider


Check it out at my tpt Store and leave me some feedback when you purchase!  I love hearing from you
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~ Alicia ~

Monday, December 2, 2013

The Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bell Free Printables


This Post Contains Affiliate Links.
I have spent my day working with Kiddos on retelling the story, naming synonyms, finding rhymes and looking for their speech sounds in the book

“There Was an Old Lady who Swallowed a Bell!”

Written by Lucille Colandro and Illustrated by Jared Lee. 

Until I can make my own book companion pack that has everything I really need just the way I want it,  I scoured Pinterest and Teachers Pay Teachers finding freebies that I can use right now!
Bright Concepts for Teachers
has a great 5 page freebie including story props to retell the story and a writing CRAFT-tivity. Click the Picture to go to her TpT store

I am using the Pictures from this on a story stick or laminated and Velcro-ed as a great way to work on ordinal numberswhile retelling a story.   

My kids are coloring the images while they wait on a turn and we are making the retelling bags before Christmas Break to take home and retell to their Families

Click the affiliate link to above or below to get the book - ships super fast and free if you are a PRIME member!  I love Amazon Prime!
Or try the book along with a CD with the wacky song.


~ Alicia ~

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Free App.

Cute Freebie. Reduced from 2.99 for a limited time..
Click on The Beast to Link to ITunes
~ Alicia ~

Monday, July 29, 2013

OCEAN THEMED Language and Literacy Pack...

I have finished my ocean themed unit and I am in love.  I am using graphics from DJ Inkers that are just adorable!  In your busy setting you can use these activities and games in a variety of ways.  I hope you love it as much as I do.   Click HERE to go to my store or on the pictures below!!
  Use this ocean board with your students in a writing center or with your AAC/AT clients verbal/non verbal to get them participating in writing (by pointing and you write) and expressively responding in a variety of activities.
 portion of the open-ended game board,
 6 different ocean bingo plus calling cards
 ocean foldable to write facts under each key vocabulary term

Vocabulary Cards
Riddle Cards
Riddle Response Sheet
Syllable Sorting Headers
Syllable response sheet
2 ocean themed vocabulary boards or writing boards (color coded by parts of speech and black white)
Sentence writing response sheet
Ocean Game Board
Write the room response sheet
Illustrate and draw it response sheet
Word wall cards
Read it, make it, write it mats
Vertebrate vs. invertebrate sort worksheet
Vertebrate vs. invertebrate sorting mats and cards
Word cards to match word to picture
Vocabulary bracelets
6 ocean bingo cards
Bingo calling cards
Ocean foldable
Mini reader (initial /s/ I see a.)


Wednesday, July 24, 2013

FREEBIES in Therapy...

I don’t know about you guys, but I am frugal I am always looking for cheap and free things to add into speech and language therapy.
Lakeshore Learning has great, great products for language and literacy development, and I was lucky enough to be able to purchase MANY of the literacy boxes when I first started at one of my schools. 
They also have some great digital downloads for vocabulary and....
duh du duh...   
Lakeshore Learning offers free printables.  They always have a monthly writing prompt set up in a calendar format.  I have sent this home as homework in speech and language therapy and used in group, not for writing but as EXPRESSIVE LANGUAGE TASKS.  Having the students tell their answers.  Hey and you can’t beat free.  Click the pictures below for the links

They also are offering this month Fables, Folk Tales, and myths
Fables, Folk Tales and Myths
Use these to study the common core concepts and then have a great little discussion with the "LET'S TALK ABOUT IT" section.  Send this home as well to get parents talking about "wh" questions, vocabulary, inference, predicting, and sequencing. 
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Tuesday, July 23, 2013


Thanks to all of you who entered the contest for the 2013-2014 Homework Calendars.  The two lucky winners are Michelle Paris and Crissy Beach.  Check your e-mail ladies.  If you missed it you can check them out for purchase at my TpT store here

If you’re ready to get organized, you are gonna love them