Archive for February 2014

What Am I? Spring Edition

Thursday, February 20, 2014
Spring Edition of What Am I? is here!
Targets: A fun guessing game targeting receptive language, expressive language, and semantics!

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Ages: 3+

--Page 1 title, Page 2 Information
Receptive Language skills (pages 3-6)= 20 Spring vocabulary cards. SLP or students may lead (you decide). Use the light green vocabulary cards to target receptive language! Read each clue to students and wait. See how many clues it takes for them to guess the object. If this is difficult for the students, place all the big picture cards (teal) on the table, so the students can guess based on the pictures available.

Expressive Language and Semantics (pages7-14): use the light blue cards to have students come up with descriptions and lead the game themselves. Have students think of a word for each category and let the group guess. This will expand students descriptive vocabulary skills.

Bingo Cards (pages 15-19): use the receptive/expressive/semantics cards to play bingo!
Descriptive Mat (page 20): To practice how to describe the object as a group, place a teal picture card in the middle, as a group talk about the attributes of that object!
Other fun uses: Place the big picture cards face up on the table. Have students pick one or more cards and create sentences or stories! Print two copies of big picture cards and play memory.
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Winter Olympic Day!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

I am an Olympic junky! If I could I would have them on TV 24/7! It doesn't even matter the sport! I talked with my students about the Olympics and found out that many of them did not know what they were! So we did some trivia games and learned about the Olympics.

I did a search for some Olympic TpT Activities and found some great ones!
Language Winter Sports by Speech Room News 
This is a great product! Only 4.50 and includes WH questions (great to start with if they don't know much about the Olympics), Multiple Meaning words, vocabulary, and verb tenses! 

 Sochi Winter Olympics Games by 3rd Grade Life
This is targeted for older students. Includes make your own flag, where are the Olympics? Motto of the Olympics, word search, cross word, and list of sports and writing task for each one! 

A little book that is perfect for introducing the Olympics to younger students! Talks about the sports and has students color and talk about them all!

I found a freebie for medals! We played a game and at the end everyone took home a medal. For the medals visit  It's free!!! 
I made Olympic rings out of paper plates and the kids LOVED this! We hadn't played something where they got to get up a MOVE!
  • Quickly water colored the plates, I am talking 2 mins and done!! Really water down the paint, just takes a splash!
  •  I stapled the rings together and then held them up with strong magnets. 
  • Bean bags could be used if you have small ones, I used regular crayola markers! The students had 3 turns to throw the markers after answering a question. I later used ribbon and moved the rings to an easier place that was higher up. 
  • I keep track of score with an app called Score Keeper XL. It's free and the students enjoy the noise and how their name moves up if they are in first place
Hope this inspires you to get up move and learn about the Olympics! 

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The Day It Rained Hearts Part 2! Book Companion!

Thursday, February 6, 2014
 Finally finished my first book companion available here for 2.00! 
Thanks to Olivia Joiner who gave me permission to use her adorable graphics!!
Targets: sequencing (3 part and 6 part), story re-tell (can also target syntax this way), WH questions, semantics.

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Ages: 3+
Includes: 14 pages

1-Title Page
2- Info
3- WH question match up (Who? When? Where? (with pictures) and Why for higher level thinking.
4- 3 part sequencing for younger students
5- First Next Last match up for another way to sequence the story
6- 6 part sequencing (glue the two strips together)

7- Pictures to go with the 6 part sequencing
8- Match the animal to the valentine card!
9- WH questions related to the story
10- WH questions related to the story
11- Vocabulary words-ask older students to define them or define together as a group
12- Umbrella Worksheet
13- Open ended game board!
14- TOU

NOTE: Book NOT included. Must purchase the book to use this companion.

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The Day It Rained Hearts!!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

It's February! Which means HEARTS! I have a student teacher this Spring and we are planning great things together! Here is a look at what we did today!
She read the book "The Day It Rained Hearts" by, Felicia Bond. I bought it on Amazon for $5.11 with free 2 day shipping through Amazon Prime! 

Then I found a great freebie from the ever amazing ThePeachieSpeechie. Let me tell you guys, she has amazing FREE resources! Love her 100 challenges too.  
Grab the freebies for "The Day It Rained Hearts" HERE
The older students really enjoyed drawing pictures of what it would "rain" and then writing about it! 

For the younger crowd, I found some FREE graphics on TpT from Olivia Joiner.
Update: I WILL be posting this in my store tonight! Will post a link later! Olivia Joiner gave me permission!!  
Here is a 3 part sequencing. I cut out the pictures, shuffle and have them sequence 1, 2, 3. 
I am trying to use "First, Next, Last," more often in conjunction with the Story Grammar Marker (see below for the Who, What, When, questions, use those first then use "First, Next, Last"). 
6 step sequencing for higher level students
Then...I decided I wanted to see if the students could match the animal to the correct Valentine card.

Last are the WH questions that go along with the First, Next, Last sequencing. Ask WH questions first to get the Character and Setting!
Note: I always like to throw a Why question in there. Why did she send Valentine cards? Why did she think it was raining hearts? Why do we give cards on Valentine's day? and so on! 

Go buy the book and make an easy sequencing task! I had fun and so did the kids!

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Valentines, Syllables, and a SALE! oh my!

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Haven't posted info about my new products in a while! So here are a few, plus a giveaway!

 The 7th in my series of What Am I? games! Great for receptive/expressive language development and semantics! Purchase the bundle and get the new editions for free as I make them!

I needed this in my therapy for so many students! Happy I made these!

4 syllable Word Pack with 64 words! 
I can never seem to have enough 4 syllable words, I use this one often as well!

Giveaway time! 
Win all three of these products:
What am I?  February Edition, 3 syllable pack and 4 syllable pack
Enter below!

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