Thursday, August 15, 2013

There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Books... JEOPARDY GAME!

Think back..
11th grade..
American History..
It's Wednesday..
There's a midterm on Friday..
Your American History teacher has come up with a "fun" way to review some of the material that will be on Friday's test..
Cue PowerPoint Jeopardy..

Am I the only one who remembers playing these review games?? I actually COMPLETELY forgot about them until a professional development day this past May on the new teacher evaluation (yikity yikes).  One of the presenters used PowerPoint Jeopardy to review some key facts from the presentation.  It actually brought back some fond and not so fond memories of my all girls Catholic High School days (le sigh)... 


I started thinking, "I could totally make a speech-friendly version of that and use it with my kiddos".. So I did!

One of the books I plan on using during my Back-to-School theme is There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Books by: Lucille Colandro. So I made a PowerPoint Jeopardy game to review vocabulary and details from the story. 

The idea is of this game is pretty similar to the TV show.  You can find templates of PPT Jeopardy all over the net.  I downloaded my template of the Microsoft Office website. 

This is the main board.  I used 3 categories instead of 5 or 7.  Once the point value is clicked the game goes directly to the question in that category. 

Once the student answers the question the answer will be revealed.  I will then decide if the student has earned the point for that question.  The home button returns the game back to the main page.

Once all of the questions are answered then the game goes into Final Jeopardy. 
My students usually get excited any time we use the computer in Speech so I am hoping they will love this game. 
Do you use PowerPoint games in your therapy sessions?
Thanks for reading. 


Sunday, August 11, 2013

Instagram instants!!

There are a few things I've grown to love a little more this summer break..
  • Junior's Strawberry Cheesepie
  • Running
  • Curly Hair
  • Statement Necklaces
And last but not least Instagram..
Are you on Instagram?? You should be...
I've had a personal Instagram for quite a while now and it wasn't until this summer that I discovered the vast amount of SLP/Teachers through this social network.  I love how easy it is to share pictures and ideas within the teaching community. 
Here are a few of my recent Instagram posts.

One of my yummy green smoothies

 OOTD selfie at a family BBQ
 New schedules for next year
 Binder deal from Target
 One of my many laminating trips to Lakeshore


There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Books Jeopardy Game
(blog on this project coming this week)

You can see all of my posts on Instagram @bespeechchic
If you don't want to join ANOTHER social network (trust me, I know the feeling) but you still want to keep up with you favorite SLPs and Teachers you can use a Instragram webviewer (I like webstagram). You don't have to sign up or join just search your favorite teachers or hashtags i.e. #slpeeps you will still be able to see some great pictures.  

Thanks for reading!!!

Sunday, August 4, 2013

August SLP Link-Up!

Are you noticing a trend here?!?!?!
I love these SLP linkys!  This week I am linking up again with Laura from All Y'all Need for her monthly SLP Link-Up.  Ready???? Here we go!

Buying: New Shoes
The school year is fast approaching and I desperately need  want need want some comfy, cute new shoes.  Ok, I love shoes! Stilletoes, Platforms, Peeptoes, the higher the better but we all know being a school SLP and running from class to class in 5 inch heels is IMPOSSIBLE.  So I have to settle for ultra cute flats between the hours of 7:30 - 3:30.  I am currently doing a little online shopping (hated it...) and I am down to a few choices. 

I'm leaning towards the striped d'orsay and the grey puppy flats.  Decisions Decisions.
Trying: Consistent workouts
So I have roughly 21 days before I have to go back to work and I am challenging myself to workout everyday from now until then.  #21daysoffitness We shall see how this goes! :-)
Speeching: Finishing Projects
As I said in my last post I have about 1,000,000 projects to finish before school starts again.  I am slowly but surely trying to complete all of them.  As soon as I finish this post I am going to work on new schedule boards.  I've had the same schedule boards for about 2 years now and they are pretty beat up.  I am excited to get this project started!
Thanks again to Laura for hosting this fun linky! Visit her blog to join link up and see what other SLP bloggers are doing in August. 

Thanks for visiting!

Friday, August 2, 2013

Back to School Activity: All About Me

So if you're anything like me you have just about 100,000,000 projects to do before school starts again in late August or September.  I am constantly thinking of new things I want to try or create or do next year.  I'm convinced Pinterest and Instagram are the devil (just kidding).   I swear my apartment looks like a broke down office/school/craft supply store. 
Today I want to share with you guys one of the projects I have actually completed.
My "All About Me" Poster Board

*The decals on the board are from Lakeshore and the blue presentation board came from Jo-Ann's Fabrics.
I plan to use this board with most of my students during the first week of school.  During small group time each student will get the opportunity to come up to the board and share important information about themselves.  I am hoping this will be a fun activity. 
I also made a quick sentence completion companion to use with this board.

What fun activities are you planning for Back to School?
Thanks for stopping by!