Sunday, May 12, 2013

May SLP Link Up

Thanks to Oh, How Pintearesting for providing the Link Up for May!  Please go to her blog here for the directions for this fun link up! 

Buying: All about Moms this weekend!  Need to get plants, not only for my front yard, but for the moms in my life! 

Hearting: I definitely have spring fever!  It is so nice to have warm weather and more daylight.  Spending time outside with my kids is so much more enjoyable than, let’s say, Annual Reviews, IEPs, and writing reports!  It seemed like this winter was never going to end.  It makes me so happy to see flowers blooming and leaves on the trees.  It is such a beautiful time of year, even though my allergies have been out of control lately.

Sharing: Some Juniors and Seniors in the high school where I work asked me to speak to them about becoming an SLP.  That was so exciting.  I had some brochures from ASHA that I had ordered several years ago, so I was able to hand them out and then talk about requirements for college and graduate school and about my experiences from private practice, to a private special ed school, to working in a district.  It was fun, and it was nice to meet with such a wonderful bunch of kids.

Making: To go with the plants, my kids are going to finish making homemade cards for the grandmothers.  I always have a picture in my head, which of course, is never the same picture that my kids have in their heads.  I don’t mind (most of the time anyway, LOL), the cards will be cute no matter what!

Happy Mother’s Day to all of the moms out there!

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Teacher Appreciation Week -- Speechie TpT Link Up

Hi everyone!  I wanted to try my hand at a link up party for Teacher, or should I say Speech-er Appreciation Week!  If you have a TpT store, and you would like to participate, link up below!

I have a few items you may want to check out during the sale.  

Link away!  

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Product review: Queen's Speech Owl's Multiple Meaning Words Are a Hoot!

Note: For some reason blogger is not allowing me to post pictures, I will edit when I can get them in…

I love being able to review activities from other Speech Pathologists!  Not only does it allow me to see what others are doing, but it gives my students a chance to address their goals in a different way.  I have been looking for additional ways to focus on multiple meaning words, so when Rachel, from Queen's Speech, posted about her Owl's Multiple Meaning Words, I knew I had to try it out!  
What is there to love about this product?
1.   Ok, I don’t know about you, but I think these owls are absolutely adorable.  My students love the graphics!
·         2.  I love the mini posters and the poster that explains the three types of multiple meaning words!  So useful for our students!
·         3.  A variety of activities are included: Bingo, a game board, cards you can use for matching, and more! 
·         4.  Each word has the definition for both meanings, as well as a picture for each, which my students need to help them make a connection.
·         5.  Carryover pages….  Thank you!  It is always wonderful to have homework pages to send home, or a great activity to use as an exit ticket….  See the last two pages in the packet.  One page has an area to list words for homonyms, heteronyms, and heterographs, the other has students choose three words and write them in sentences, list words that have multiple meanings that are not included, and then draw a picture of them.  The last page can also be used as a sorting mat with her included pictures, but I did have them write examples in each section at the end of the session so I could see what they remembered.  My administrators love exit tickets, so I am always searching for materials that can be repurposed for that.

This is definitely a must-have activity in my speech room.  To view her activity, please go here.  Follow her on Facebook here, and her blog here!  Enjoy!