Monday, March 28, 2016

Spring break continues!

David and I have traveled from Mexico City to San Cristóbal de las Casas. I have a entirely new appreciation for the country and people. Here are just a few images. I apologize for brevity here. It's hard to blog into a smartphone!

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Ciudad de Mexico

My husband and I are on a spring break adventure to Mexico! It was too dark to sightsee last night but I promise some pictures soon! For now here is Mexico city from above!
My Spanish is really bad as we discovered when trying to communicate with the taxi driver. Try saying "hotel catedral" with proper accents.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Dinosaurs! Literacy/Activity Packet

Lots of my kids really like dinosaurs, even my one little student who barely says anything!  He showed me he could say, unprompted, 'volcano', 'dinosaur', and 'stegosaurus'.  He loves these interactive books in this TPT packet, and was using the sentence frames to go through them page by page.  Yea!!!    This pack is actually 44 pages and can take some time to go through.  Supplement with dinosaur toys, and play time, and you have a winner!

screenshot of 'Dinosaurs Everywhere'

This is an literacy/activity pack for a dinosaur theme. This pack meant for the more linguistically challenged students and is perfect for speech/OT or speech/special ed collaboration. This is nice for integrating literacy and hand-on activities. You are purchasing two interactive books, Dinosaur Preposition Bingo and a craftivity with an assortment of visual supports for all. Most clipart by Smarty Symbols ©2016 and Creative Clips Clipart by Krista Wallden

screenshot of 'Dinosaur, Dinosaur, What do you Hear?"

Dinosaurs Everywhere!” clever interactive book with manipulative icons and sentence frame ( pages 3-17)
Dinosaur, Dinosaur, What do you Hear?  interactive book with simple text and icons and a sentence frame for matching and building simple sentences.  (page 18-27)
Dinosaur Prepositions Bingo (pages 28-32)
9 page step by step booklet for making a Dinosaur Card (pages 33-41)
Communication board for the craft  (Page 42)
Yes/No and Wh-questions to go with the Dinosaur Card craft  (page 43)
Sequence worksheet for Dinosaur Card craft (page 44)