Friday, December 12, 2014

Merry & Bright Freebie

Our kids did such adorable activities this week, we wanted to share them with you. Not only did they turn out super cute, they were so easy to prepare and the kids thought they were really fun, too! We hope you will enjoy our Merry and Bright: Print and Go Christmas Activities. This Freebie includes activities for listening comprehension, following directions, and critical thinking, a present drawing activity, and two open ended activities to target any skill.
Here is the sheet before the scrapbook paper was added.

And here is the finished product! So darn cute!

The kids had a blast making these colorful Christmas lights with paint markers.
Click this link to go to our TpT Store and download this FREEBIE!
While you're at our store check out a few of our other Christmas activities. The Ugly Christmas Sweater Reinforcement Game has been a hit with our students this season! The game is designed for up to 4 players. Each player picks one of the 4 ugly Christmas sweater cards. The remaining cards are shuffled and placed in a pile facedown. After taking a speech turn, the student takes a card from the stack. If the card contains an item needed to make the player's sweater, he keeps the card. If not, the card is placed back in the bottom of the stack. Play continues until one students collects all the items needed to make his sweater. So Much Fun!!!!
Make one of these ugly Christmas Sweaters using our Ugly Christmas Sweater Reinforcement Game
Another great Christmas item available is Vocabulary Higher Order Graphic Organizers: Christmas.  This low-prep, low-ink activity includes graphic organizers targeting higher order thinking skills and Christmas vocabulary. Each graphic organizer is divided into four sections: 1) Word 2) Illustration 3) Definition and 4) Sentence. Rather than giving the student the vocabulary word each time, various sections of the graphic organizer are filled in requiring the student to inference, make connections, and use visual imagery. There are also free Christmas Vocabulary Cards available for your students who may need a color visual.
Thanks for looking! Merry Christmas!!!
Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Holiday Fun!

Christmas is the MOST wonderful time of the year! There are so many fun and creative ideas to do with your students during therapy. We especially love reading books and doing activities related to the books with our kiddos. One of our favorite books this time of year is Olive the Other Reindeer by J. Otto Seifold & Vivian Walsh. This story is about a little dog named Olive who thinks she is a reindeer. She heads out to the North Pole to help Santa and has a grand adventure. Because our students always want us to read this book to them, we developed a language and literacy lesson to go along with it. This lesson includes listening comprehension questions, a targeted vocabulary word, a phonological awareness activity sheet targeting beginning sounds in words, a language activity with flash cards for practicing comparatives & superlatives, and a fun Guide the Sleigh Roll & Color Game that can be used to reinforce any skill.  Head on over to our TpT store by clicking the link below and take a look at this lesson.

While you're at our store, if you have a SmartBoard, download our Ho!Ho!Ho! Santa Knows! Game for FREE! This Smartboard interactive whiteboard file includes a Santa Claus game that can be used as a reinforcer for various lessons and subjects, including sight words, math facts, vocabulary, speech sounds, etc. Students take turns choosing a Santa to reveal whether they are on the naughty or nice list. We reward those on the nice list with a sticker. This is a quick and easy way to make any lesson fun.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Christmas Freebies!

Today we are linking up with Speechie Freebies to offer you our What's in the Stocking? An Adapted Interactive Picture Book. Adapted, interactive books are tremendous therapy tools and have many uses, such as expanding vocabulary, recalling details, increasing mean length of utterance, and increasing attention. Not only do these books promote literacy, they actively engage the student kinesthetically in the reading process by increasing tactile access to the book.

Suggestions for using this book are provided below:
  • Use the picture cards to preteach Christmas vocabulary before reading.
  • Read through the story first for clarity & fluency.
  • When using vocabulary pictures, begin with only two picture card choices and increase the number of choices as appropriate.
  • If using in a small group, pass out vocabulary picture cards and as you read have the students match the cards to the story.
  • While reading the story, allow the students to fill in the missing word (target vocabulary word) verbally or by adding the picture card.
  • Use the picture vocabulary cards to retell the story.
  • Use the vocabulary cards to have students answer questions about the story.
  • Define or describe vocabulary and have students label or identify picture cards.
Click the link below to go to our TpT store and download this book for free!
Happy Friday! We hope you enjoy this FreeBEE!

Monday, December 1, 2014

What's In My Cart Linky Party

Good Morning! We just found this linky party with some great links to sale items on TpT for the Cyber Monday sale.

Follow the link below to take a look at our How the Grinch Stole Christmas Companion: Language & Literacy Lesson. This lesson includes listening comprehension, vocabulary extension, phonological awareness, a targeted language skill, and a summarizing activity. This lesson is only $2.00 during the sale :)
Here's what's in our cart:
The Speech Peach has some super No Prep Print and Go Language Sheets on sale today. These sheets are Christmas themed and perfect for the holiday season! Click the link below to take a look at this great product!

Cyber Monday Sale!!!

We hope you didn't spend all your money on Black Friday, because we are having a huge Cyber Monday sale in our TpT store! Click the link below and take advantage of the great bargains available. Every item in our store will be 20% off with a special flash sale from 12 noon to 1:00 p.m. Eastern time. During the flash sale, our Christmas Therapy Pack will be marked down even more!
Happy Shopping!!!