Friday, October 31, 2014

Another Friday FreeBEE!

It's that time of the week again! Friday FreeBEE day! This week we are sharing our "The Ugly Pumpkin Mini Companion." The Ugly Pumpkin by Dave Horowitz is one of our favorite books and our kids enjoy listening to it. If you've never heard this book, check it out on YouTube. It's a great story about a lonely pumpkin that no one wanted. He wanders around looking for a place to fit in and gets a big surprise! We think once you hear this story, it will be one of your favorites, too.

We've been doing an Ugly Pumpkin lesson for the past couple of years.  During this time, we discovered many of our kids did not know what a squash was. To help them understand more about squash, we created this mini vocabulary lesson. Just click the picture below to download "The Ugly Pumpkin Mini Companion" for FREE! While your at our TPT store, check out "The Ugly Pumpkin: A Language & Literacy Lesson," too!
Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Trick or Treat!

Trick or treat, trick or treat! Give me something good to eat! The other SLPs and I love chocolate. We need our daily chocolate fix to get us through the day. In honor of Halloween this week, we decided to share our candy addiction with our students by letting them Trick or Treat during therapy. To make the activity more interesting, we came up with this SmartBoard Trick or Treat Game. After taking a speech turn, the students spin the spinner to see which candy they get to pick. The spinner is divided into eight sections: chocolate, lollipops, gum, hard candy, and 4 sections of monsters. If the spinner stops on one of the sections with candy, the student gets to pick that item from our bucket. If the spinner stops on a monster, then the student gets no candy. We picked up some inexpensive treat bags at The Dollar Tree for our students to put their candy in. You could also use a sandwich bag if you don't have any treat bags handy. This is a great motivating activity for the students. It also allows you to get in lots of therapy practice. We will gladly share this SmartBoard game with you. To get this game for FREE, please follow our blog and comment below that you'd like to have this game and we will email it to you!

Friday, October 24, 2014


Yay! It's Friday! Fridays are great, but they are also busy, busy, busy for us! Evaluations, meetings, planning, paperwork . . . the list is endless, but what's the good thing about Fridays? You guessed it! Friday FreeBEES! Here's a Monster Madness activity just in time for Halloween. This activity includes a fun game and an art activity. Click the picture below to visit our TpT store and download it for FREE!
Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Practical Magic

Halloween fun continues this week with some Be"witch"ingly fun activities! Our pre-k, kindergarteners, and 1st graders are busy making good speech sounds while being creative and making these super cute witch feet.

We've having a blast helping Wendy Witch find her lost black cat on our SmartBoard Game. You and your kiddos will love it, too. Just click the link below and you can download the game for FREE from our TpT store.

While your at our TpT store, check out our Halloween Speech & Language Therapy Pack. This product is packed with tons of games and activities that will keep your students busy through the entire Halloween season. Included in the pack are activities for Following Directions, Comparing & Contrasting, Sequencing, Answering "Wh" Questions, Identifying & Labeling, Describing, Basic Concepts, Would You Rather Cards, A Monster Give & Take Game, A Candy Corn Find the Sticker Game, a Candy Pass & Go Again Game, a Halloween Pass the Prize Game, a Pumpkin Roll & Color Game, a Scarecrow Roll & Color Game, a Halloween Bingo Game, and Articulation Word Lists for /r, r blends, s, s blends, l, l blends, sh, ch, k, g, f, b, p, m/.

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Friday, October 17, 2014

Time for a FreeBEE!

Getting presents is so much fun! I think giving is just as good as receiving, don't you? Last week was our first Friday FreeBEE and we couldn't wait for this week so we could do another one! We hope you enjoy our Be"Witching" Halloween Activities. This FreeBEE includes activities for listening comprehension, following directions, critical thinking, open-ended homework sheets and a fun draw-the-witch activity. Click the link below to go to our TpT store and download this FreeBEE now!


We hope you enjoy!
Tuesday, October 14, 2014


Things are getting scary around here! We are gearing up for Halloween and making some ghostly creations this week. Join the fun by making these cute ghost necklaces with your students. Girls and boys alike enjoy taking a speech turn then stringing a bead. This activity is not only good for practicing speech, but helps with fine motor skills as well :)

We used a sharpie to write articulation words on the back
of the ghosts for students to practice at home.

Visit our TpT store and take a look at our Inside a House That is Haunted Companion.  This language and literacy lesson contains listening comprehension questions, vocabulary extension targeting a higher level vocabulary word from the story, a phonological awareness activity focusing on initial sounds in words, a cause and effect language activity, and a fun summarizing activity which includes a rhyming poem and art activity. This is a great lesson for a small or large group!

Friday, October 10, 2014

Our First Friday FreeBEE!

Woohoo! We love free and this is our first Friday FreeBEE, just in time for Halloween! Our kids have a great time playing this Haunt the House SmartBoard game. The game is perfect for reinforcing any speech and language skill. Just divide your students into two teams, a yellow team and a red team. The students then take a speech turn, roll the dice, and move a ghost to either the orange or yellow haunted house. At the end of game, the team whose house is haunted by the most ghosts is the winner. Visit our TpT store by clicking the link below to download this game for free! Did we mention we love FREE???!!!!

Happy Hauntings! We hope you enjoy this game!
Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Fire Safety Week

While planning our lessons for Fire Safety Week, we were searching the web to find out why Dalmatians are always associated with firefighters. We came across this cute story on and it sounded just like an answer we would get from one of our students -- A fire truck with a Dalmatian sitting in the front raced past a grandfather and his grandchildren.  The grandchildren began arguing about the responsibilities of the dog. The first child declared, “Dalmatians keep the people away from the fire.” The next child replied, “I think he is good luck charm for the firemen.” However, having the best understanding of dogs, the last child ended the argument, “No, the firemen use the dog to find the fire hydrants!” So with this story in mind, we designed a cute, quick, easy activity to complete during therapy and then send home for homework. After taking a speech turn, the students used paint markers to paint spots on their Dalmatians. Pictured below is an example of the activity. Also, in the picture is another easy art activity for Fire Safety Week.
If you would like either of these sheets, let us know in the comment section :)
 Our students have had a great time playing our “Find the Fire Truck” SmartBoard Game.  This game can be used as a reinforcer for any speech and language skill. It is also perfect for any subject, including sight words, math facts, vocabulary, etc. Students take turns putting out a fire by touching a flame & making it fade out. The student who finds the fire truck is the winner. The best part of the game is the siren sound effect that plays when the fire truck is found! Click the link below to download the game “FREE” from our Teachers Pay Teachers store!

The Fire Safety Assembly at our school was so entertaining and educational! As a "Thank You" to the firemen for visiting our school, our students colored pictures and wrote letters to the firemen. We found these super cute pages for free!  Thanks, Seusstastic.blogspot!