Tuesday, June 7, 2016

June 7, 2016

Hello everyone, I have recently started summer speech services in the school. An OCEAN theme is what I settled on this summer, because who doesn't want to be beaching it somewhere.  If you are like me, with all the time and budget constraints, we need easy, quick, and cheep!!!!

Today's lesson is centered around the book 


We used the bulletin board paper to create giant squids with our speech or language target written on them.

So for articulation I wrote a target sentence on the squid head, and the target word on the tentacle.  To get multiple targets while using a craft, I have the kiddo earn each piece of the craft by producing between 10 and 20 targets.  So each eye = say 10, each tentacle, say 10.  Same for language, I have them answer 5-10 Wh questions, antonyms, etc. 
PREP Materials:
1a.  GET THE BOOK, from the school library or AMAZON link above
1b.  I used bulletin board paper, eye balling about 6 inches wide or so cut for   each student.
2.  For tentacles, I used bulletin board paper also,eyeballing about 1 inch or   so.
3.  Eye balls, draw on printer paper, haphazard sizes cut them out and let the   kiddo pick one eye each turn
4.  glue
5.  For the final step, wrap the squid body around and staple for your little along the back.

Therapy Set-UP
1.  Let kiddo look at ocean theme books on the table {BUT NOT TARGET BOOK} while I do the paperwork {fill out pull-out log and times, document any notes on weekly data sheet of subjective information}

2.  Introduce Target book, theme, have conversation regarding OCEAN, Have you been to one? What do you think lives there?  Have seen TV show or book about the OCEAN. {y'all know this is hard in the digital age for some kiddos}

3.  Have the child predict what the story will be about based on the COVER of the book alone, say let's see if your right.

4.  Read the title, and who the Author is and ask what an author does.  Tell the illustrator and ask what the illustrator does.

5.  Read the Story, IN A SILLY GIANT SQUID VOICE... Ask if this child's predictions based on the cover were correct.

6.  NOW it is time to GET TO WORK:  Tell the child you are going to make a giant squid, but you have to earn the pieces.  Then quickly go into target practice.

7.  Write the other targets on the back of the squid (discuss the steps to making this project, discuss what animals live in the ocean, say the targets 50 times per day ETC..)

8.  Kiddo takes it home, and proudly displays home work... Double DUTY...


JOKE of the DAY by my Daughter:
Q:  What type of hair do SURFERS Have?


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
affiliate links are included in this page


~ Alicia ~

Monday, December 2, 2013

The Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bell Free Printables


This Post Contains Amazon.com 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 amazon.com 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

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