Archive for July 2013

TpT Tuesday- Stoplight Emotions

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Today's TpT Tuesday review comes from Kelly of Speech2U
Kelly is an ASHA certified SLP of 15 years from Minnesota, she has worked with children of all ages in clinics, charter schools and even telepractice! She has developed so many great products in her TpT store! Today I will be reviewing her Stoplight Emotions product! (PS Her husband did some of the graphics!)
What's included: 16 pages
  • 70 emotion vocabulary cards
  • 20 body part cards
  • Emotion faces for: mad, sad, scared, happy for 3 different cartoon characters.
  • 4 teaching slides
  • Extension activities
  • Stoplight graphic organizer 
Kelly has an entire page of activity ideas for this packet! Woo hoo!  For example, review the different emotion sheets with students, put the emotion cards in container (she suggests Ned's Head, fun!) students take turns pulling out an emotion.
I love all the different emotions! I feel like I often get stuck using the same basic emotions. Kelly has included 70 cards. You can really get involved with each different emotion and talking about them as a group.
Students then identify each emotion, sort them onto the graphic organizer (included). 
Also play a dice game!
She has also included three different pages of emotion faces, here is an example: 
I think my absolute favorite part are the writing pages! She includes a description of what each emotion involves as far as your body parts! Happy = "The corners of my mouth are pointing up" etc.

Why I think this is a great buy:
I love her approach to using body parts to explain each emotion. It uses explicit teaching, and for students on Autism Spectrum this would be fantastic! Students can pick an emotion and then take turns picking body parts and explaining what the emotion looks like in each area of the body. This is so important! I also love the reinforcement of the writing page! Then the students can share! I wish I was back at school so I could try this out with my groups! Best part, it's only $4.00!

Love this and want to win it!? Speech2U is giving 1 copy away! Hop over to her blog HERE and enter to win! (She is reviewing a product of mine enter to win below)
Also don't forget to check out Speech2U's 

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Disclosure Statement: I did receive a complimentary copy of Stoplight Emotions for this review.  However, the opinions are my own. 

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July Link Up

Friday, July 5, 2013

I love doing these link ups from All Y'all Need! I feel like I just did the June one! Where is my summer going?

Just walking: In the last year and a half or so I been a more active human-being! I ran my first 5k last April and then ran another one last June. In the process I found out I have pretty bad exercise asthma, due to terrible allergies! Now, I don't run as much (bought an elliptical for cardio), but I walk and walk and walk everywhere! A friend of mine got me hooked on a FitBit It's worth the money, I am completely addicted. It tracks, calories, steps, elevation, and even your sleep! You can also see your friends' progress and it makes it competitive! At work I average about 7,000 steps, so I have to walk extra in the summer!  I am only about 10lbs away from my goal weight. WOo hoo!

Using glitter, glue and paint: some of you may or may not know that I used to have a craft blog! I don't do it anymore, because I usually ended up posting my crafts on Facebook! I needed a blog that would marry crafts and SLP, thus Queen's Speech was born! Anyways "bride brain" has me frazzled, back on topic.... I have been using glitter, glue and paint on all kinds of wedding crafts, like making my own wedding favors. I will post pictures after the wedding, promise.  It's kind of nice to be taking a little break from things Speech-Language.

Loving my fiancé: Why? Well for one, I am marrying the guy, and I can only call him that for a few more weeks! After 10 years of calling him my boyfriend, transitioning to calling him my fiancé was weird! 3 weeks from now he will be my HUSBAND! It's all so exciting!

Yummy carne asada: Yesterday was the 4th of July, and here in Southern California we celebrate the "American" way with TACOS! Yep, yummy yummy carne asada, guacamole, and salsa! Nothing better in the world, especially when you have a cold drink in hand and the warm sunshine of the beach!

How are you enjoying your summer? Doing anything fun?

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SLP TpT Sale Link-Up

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

There are so many awesome SLPs on TpT these days! It's hard to keep them all straight! So some of us though a link-up was in order! Below you will find a list of SLPs participating in big Fourth of July SLP Sale! 

 Thanks to Natalie Snyders for making the graphic!

SLPs that are linking up, please be sure to link to your TpT Store!

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TpT Tuesday- Straight Up Speech

Today's TpT product comes from Jenn Bell of Straight Up Speech

Jenn is a fabulous SLP from Indiana who works in outpatient pediatric rehab. The road to becoming an SLP has taken her a few years.  She is now happy to officially have those letters, CCC-SLP after her name! So exciting! 

The product that she has let me review for all of you involves Quantitative Concepts 0-10 and Making Comparisons. I can relate to this, especially when giving the CELF-4. Many of my students need work in this area, so I am thrilled to review this product! 

What's included: 
• Gumballs in Gumball Machines 0-10, both with and without numbers.
• Numbers 0 through 10 (with numerals and words) This is great that she gives you the option for numbers or not and then has cards with both the number and the word spelled out. Great for developing math sense!

• Goldfish in Fishbowls 0-10, both with and without numbers
• Fingers on Hands 0-10, both with and without numbers
              Can I just tell everyone, these goldfish are SO CUTE. Anything involved sea creatures and I am there. Love it! 

• Comparison cards (more, most, few, many)- this is a great skill to practice with these cards! You can go over the counting skills, then you can compare using the cards which one has more, most, least, etc.
• Cover Cards for each deck are so helpful in keeping things organized! Here is an example of one  of the decks: 

Jenn even included ideas for activities:
•Receptive Activity – Ask students to point to picture representing each quantity (Ex: Point to the fishbowl with 2 fish.) This is great for developing following directions skills!
•Expressive Activity – Ask students to identify how many items are represented in each picture (Ex: How many fingers do you see?)
•Comparison Activity – Use selected cards to allow students to identify concepts including few, more, most, many (Ex: Of these three fishbowls, which one has the most goldfish?)
•Matching Activity – Match numbers/word cards to correct number of items in each picture. Love this idea, print out two sets and use the cards to develop more quantitative skills!

Why I think this is a great buy:
Only $3.00 and it gets you tons of use! Includes all three decks of cards, number cards and so many options for practice. The graphics are adorable and the directions are clearly written! I am sure if you add this to your resources you will not be sorry! 

Love this and want to win it!? Straight Up Speech is giving two copies away! Hop over to her blog HERE and enter to win!

Also don't forget to check out Straight Up Speech's 

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