Wednesday, December 31, 2014

The Flying Snowball Over and Between---Check out this new book!




Happy New Year everyone!

I've had a nice vacation (except for the flu), and am looking forward to a few more days off.

Here's a free item for you---a book made with Boardmaker, and published in both Boardmaker and pdf. You can target simple sentence structure, prepositions, and simple winter vocabulary. The ending is funny, and features the concept of 'broken'.  The kids will like it. At the end, practice throwing homemade snowballs from rolls of socks!   Links to the book, and other pages of winter items are at the end of this blog post.







Click here to download this book in pdf

Click here to download this book in Boardmaker.

Click here to check out my other winter items on TPT, .   




 Go Here for a page of winter items.

Go Here for the 'Verbs of Winter' book.





At the end are icons for you to cut out for the kids to manipulate as they read it.  The blue ones are a sentence strip.









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Friday, December 26, 2014

Verbs of Winter--New Printable Interactive Book

Happy Winter, Everyone!    I hope this post finds all of my school SLP buddies well-rested, and searching for materials to start off the new year!

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I've made a new interactive book---Verbs of Winter.  This is posted (by me) on Tarheel Reader, and downloaded to Google Drive, with some icons added to make it a bit interactive.  This is a nice book for Verbs, Pronouns, Simple Sentences, and Literacy.

See for yourself and download for your class.


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 Kids can use the icons to select the correct pronoun, and then use the pronoun and verb icons as a simple cue to produce a sentence to describe the pictures.  Each picture features a different verb.


The ending is a surprise, and will help to be a springboard for a discussion about seasons, bears, and hibernation.
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Happy winter everyone!

Click here to download the book.
Print, laminate, velcro if you wish.



If you want more winter materials, go HERE

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Ho! Ho! Ho! Tree Decorating Time!

Tomorrow will be a fun day!  It's time to decorate with our extra special little ones!

Our OT will bring in her family tree, and I'm bringing in my old box of ornaments from our trees past.  Kids will take turns choosing and hanging!  It should be fun!



These are a small sampling of my kids' old tree trinkets.  Can you guess which one was homemade?


My question is how will the kids choose the ornaments.  I went online for ideas, and found this nice communication board at Speech Room News.

This is great for fringe vocabulary, although there is a little bit of core on there.  I'll also have a core sheet.  Kids that need it have a binder with the same core words on the left, and fringe on the right.  It's all described here.


I'll post a final picture soon of our creation!

Three more days!





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Sunday, December 14, 2014

Snowman, Snowman, What do you See?

A while back, I posted an interactive Smartboard lesson entitled "Snowman, Snowman, What do you See?". It went with a book that another blogger had posted. She, unfortunately, has taken the book down, and so I made one of my own.

(C) Annie Lang anniethingspossible.com
 Since I paid for the adorable graphics (only a few of the items are shown here, so if you like them, go here to this seller), I listed this book, along with a snowman poem and manipulatives at a very modest price on Teachers Pay Teachers. 
I also used this set of graphics. Those graphics were multicolored snowmen which could be used for many different materials.  That seller listed them as free! 



This book is meant to be interactive---cut out the manipulatives, laminate the pages, and use velcro.  The kids can find the shovel, hat, gloves, sled, hot chocolate, and other winter items.  Happy winter!

Another item included in this bundle are the manipulatives for a '5 Little Snowman' poem.
Count backwards from 5 as the snowmen fall off the sled.  Read about that here.

Then use the free smartboard lesson to reinforce their literacy and vocabulary skills.




I also created a very simple snowman colors Bingo game using some nice graphics from here.




Go here to purchase the interactive book, interactive poem, and the snowmen colors Bingo game. 

 It's a modest price, but if you are unable to afford it, send me an email, and I'll send you the link.
( speech40@gmail.com  )  Like, let's say you are a graduate clinician in a practicum setting. Or let's say you are an SLP working in NC schools.  No questions asked--you can have everything I have.


Family update---Peace Corps daughter is on an amazing vacation in Flores, Indonesia.  Wish I were there!





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Monday, December 8, 2014

Opposites Bingo---New download of an Old Game

Kids need to make associations and connections or they won't learn new vocabulary.  Opposites, synonyms, categories, features, functions----they all need taught.  To help you with this monumental task, here is a small December present to all of you speech people out there.

It's Opposites Bingo!!!

Easy game---kids each have a Bingo card.  The calling cards have an opposite word, and tokens are then placed on the players' cards when named.

There are other opposite Bingo games out there in internet land, but if you want mine, here it is!  Merry Christmas! 






Click here to download Opposites Bingo in Boardmaker

Click here to download Opposites Bingo in pdf.
    For the pdf version, I converted these to Smarty Symbols (I paid for a commercial license).
    You can download this version here, along with an interactive book.  There is a small fee since there   was a cost to me.


Some of you may remember that my daughter is in the Peace Corps in Indonesia.  She's enjoying a vacation there on the island of Flores.   The pictures are stunning.





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Sunday, December 7, 2014

Basketball Bonanza---The season is here!

Since we only have 10 school days left before the holidays, I thought I would get a head start on basketball season!   I live a quarter of a mile from the UNC Tarheel Dean Dome, so it's big here.  Basketball nearly shuts down education in the local schools when the NCAA tournaments are going on.

Many of my students can barely speak, but they know basketball.  I found a great book on Tarheel Reader. It's not adapted, but if your students are wanting to learn words like 'layup' and 'dribble', you may want to take them to the playground and demonstrate.  No Boardmaker icon can really show it.  This is actually a nice reading book for older students reading on about a first grade level.



 Click here to download this book on Tarheel Reader.


If you are a Duke fan, sorry!!!!!







I have taken the plunge and created some other items for basketball fans that are posted on TPT for a modest price.  This includes 'Basketballs Everywhere' and 'Basketball Preposition Bingo'.  Download individually, or get a discounted price for two.



You can get Basketball Prepositions Bingo HERE

You can get Basketballs Everywhere HERE

You can get these bundled for a discount HERE




Important note:  I know some of you don't have funds, and all of your students are poor.  If you feel you need the bingo game and Basketballs Everywhere, but can't afford them, send me an email.  I'll send a link for downloading, no questions asked.   If these help children become better communicators, then I'm happy.
 ( speech40@gmail.com)