Monday, February 23, 2015

What's In Your Cart Linky Party (February Edition)

I don’t know about all of you but I have had just about all of the cold, snow and ice I can handle for a LONG time! I am so ready for Spring to get here! I’m already imagining the warmer weather, the hiking, the camping, the long walks on the greenway, or maybe even just sitting outside while I work on TPT stuff! 

Oh well...in the meantime how about a TPT site-wide sale?!?!?!

On February 25th, TPT is having their huge site wide sale! You can save up to 28% off everything in my store if you use the code HEROES!!!! To help you prepare for the sale, Jenna at Speech Room News is throwing a “What’s in your cart” linky party! Keep reading to see what you NEED from my store and what I NEED from other stores!
Here is what I think you need from my store...

  1. My brand new “No Print Spring Time Fun: Expressive and Receptive Language”. I am so excited about this addition to my store! There is absolutely NO prepping for it! NO printing, NO cutting, and NO laminating! Just download it to your computer or iPad and use the links to navigate through the various receptive and expressive language skills! This packet is especially great for grades 1-4! Filled with 12 different receptive and expressive language skills, this will be my go to for a ton of skills this spring! (Click the picture to link to my product.)
  2. "The Night Before St. Patrick's Day: A Book Companion For Language". This Book Companion is intended to be used with the book "The Night Before St. Patrick's Day" by Natasha Wing. This companion will be speech room GOLD this March. 
  3. “What Am I Talking About? Inferencing: A Vocabulary Game of Descriptions and Inferences”. This fun game has four different levels to be used with various grade and ability levels! It’s chock full of basic vocabulary and educational vocabulary! (Click the picture to link to my product.)

Here’s what I have on my wishlist:
***Full disclosure here, I already own the Interactive Book of Pronouns by Speech Made Simple and it’s AMAZING. I just wanted to make sure you all knew about this awesome product!


Don’t forget to see what everyone else has in their carts by heading back over to the linky party (by clicking here)!

What’s in your cart?!

See you soon, 


The Speech Owl

Monday, February 9, 2015

Valentine Monsters Inferencing Pack...A Review

Valentine’s Day is next week! I know you’ve seen a ton of posts about Valentine’s Day and Valentine’s Day materials lately. So...here is my last post about Valentine’s Day...trust me you don’t want to miss this one! 

I am so excited that I was able to swap a Valentine’s Day product with Lindsey from Word Nerd Speech Teach. Lindsey allowed me to browse through her store and pick the “perfect” product for my kids! I decided I NEEDED this one...and so do you!!!!

Valentine Monsters Inferencing Pack
Look at everything that she included in the pack!!!!
* "What will happen next” (24 cards)
* "Read my emotions” inferencing (12 cards)
* "Emotion Charades” (12 cards)
* "What am I?” (24 cards)
* "Who am I?” (24 cards)
* "What am I missing?” (24 cards)
* "How do you know?” (24 cards)

My kids love earning chips and the magnet wand so for every correct answer they received a chip! Whoever had the most chips at the end won!     (Please forgive my picture taking skills!)
Based on my caseload needs, we started out with “Who am I?”.

Like many of your caseloads, I’m sure, my kiddos need to work on answering “wh” questions. As you know, answering general “wh” question and comprehension type “wh” questions are two very different skills based off of the same skill. My kids often struggle understanding that “who” is a person, “what” is a thing.... This was perfect for helping the kids understand “who” means a person. There was a nice variety of levels included. Some of the questions were difficult for some of my kids and some questions were easy for other kids. I am totally ok with that! Prompts were used when needed, and if it was an easier questions... great! It just reinforced their positive self-image and earned them a chip! The kids loved it, which means they worked extra hard!!!! Wahoo!

Next we worked on "What am I?" questions.
Answering “what” questions (like the other types of questions) is difficult for my kids because of the vocabulary needed to answer them. I used these cards with my language kids, but we also used them with some of my fluency kids. They were required to answer with complete sentences. It worked like a charm! 

Guess what we worked on next?!?! Sequencing
..."What will happen next?"
This one was a toughie for many of my language kids. I used this for some of my higher language kids and my fluency kids. (I tend to have a gap in the skill levels of my language kiddos.) This skill set was great because it made the kids think! (Thinking and fun=win, win for the SLP!) Answers ranged from baking cookies to running the ball in for a touchdown. Again...the kids loved it! 

We worked on emotions with some of my other kiddos!

First, we worked on understanding how they would feel in certain scenarios and what the physical signs of different emotions look like. Then, we played some emotion charades! I wish I could have videoed this and shared it with you! We were doubled over laughing for this one!!! Try it in your therapy...I promise you won’t regret it!

There are sooooo many ways to use the skills in this packet! We didn't even get to the last two skills: "What am I missing?" and "How do you know?" (We are using those decks this week!)

You want to know what else is great?! While this packet is Valentine's themed (it's not overly Valentine's themed), it can be used any time! I guarantee we will be using this year round!

Make sure you head over to Lindsey's TPT store by clicking HERE and grab this product! While you're there don't forget to follow her store so you know every time she posts new products! (I have several of her products...they are all fantastic!)

Here are some other ways to keep up with her (Click on the links below to be re-directed):
TPT
Facebook
Instagram
Twitter

Lindsey reviewed “The Night Before Valentine’s Day: A Book Companion for Language”! Click HERE to see what she had to say about it!

Sunday, February 1, 2015

For The Love Of Speech Blog Hop

It’s almost Valentine’s Day and LOVE is in the air! Can you feel it?!?! I sure hope you can! 
Just in case you aren’t feeling it...myself and 27 of my SLP blogger friends wanted to let you know just how much we love and appreciate all of you! Starting today you can loop through all of our blogs and grab a SWEET Valentine’s freebie from each of us! That’s 28 free Valentine’s products from across 14 different skill areas! How amazing is that! By the time you make it through all of us you will have a TON of great resources for your Valentine’s Day therapy! Now, here's the catch...after February 4th, some of the freebies won't be available at all and some won't be free anymore. So don't wait!!!

What are you getting from me?! 
Click the above picture to visit my TPT store and grab your freebie! 

While you’re in the store check out my latest Valentine’s Day Book Companion! Look at all the skills addressed in this companion! (Click on the pictures below)

Last but not least, click Cupids arrow to head over to Speech Made Simple’s blog post! You are in for a treat! She always has amazing products! Happy Valentine's and Happy Hopping!



See you soon! 

The Speech Owl

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