Monday, May 14, 2012

Crazy Days...

Hey y'all... Sorry for the unexpeceted hiatus but both my professional and personal lives have been all kinds of crazy these past few weeks.. Things are starting to slow up just a bit which makes me very happy...

So in between all the paperwork, meetings, conferences and craziness we've actually been able to get some work done in my speech room!! I mentioned in a past post that we were going to start a unit on Dinosaurs this month. I am happy to report we were able to squeeze in most of the things I had planned..

We worked on retelling and sequencing stories after reading this book using Braidy (my fave)...

We also reviewed shape and color concepts using this fun craft from www.allkidsnetwork.com

Introducing Shape-a-saurus

I found this great book in the bargain section at Barnes & Noble.  It came with about  10 mini dinos and a play mat.  We used it to work on following directions. 

 I wrote directions on index cards and we played a "Gold Fish" type game with them. I also downloaded a few apps for the iPad to use as reinforcing activities. 

I hope you all are taking it easy these last few weeks of school.. Don't tell anyone but I am counting down the days.  :-)

Happy Monday!!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Rain Rain Go AWAY!!!

The weather has been pretty wacky in my neck of the woods for the past few weeks.  It rained all last week and we started off today with downpours and thunder in the forecast.  Last week, I decided to take advantage of the rain and talked about the weather a little bit with my speech and language groups. 

We worked on identifying size concepts by sorting different sized pieces of cotton (clouds) into tubs labeled small, medium, and large.  We also did a Rainy Day following directions craftivity from Scholastic's Follow the Directions Pocket Chart Activities.  I purchased this book from the Scholastic Ebooks site during one of their Dollar Day Sales.  It is full of great activities that target following multiple directions. 

For my Language kids,  I asked them to come up with 3 things they like to do on rainy days. I gave my lower functioning kiddos choices using Boardmaker images. 

For my Speechies, the glued pictures of words that contained their target sounds to their cloud.  Then I put the clouds in their Speech Binders so they could use them for homework.   

Happy Tuesday Lovelies!