Saturday, November 22, 2014

This Week In Speech


We had a great time in my speech room this week.  I love using holiday themed materials and craftivities in therapy- it always makes things more exciting!  Today I'm linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for Five For Friday and also with Old School Speech for the Week in Review, to talk about my week (sorry it's a day late- but better late than never, right!?)

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We've been reading Bear Says Thanks, by Karma Wilson, all week and have been using the book companion that I made to go along with it. You can grab it in my TpT shop here

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The kiddos made turkeys!  I found this craftivity on Pinterest (I adapted it a little to make it easier)- it was very simple. I ONLY do simple crafts since we have so many other things to focus on in speech. I pre-cut everything to have it all ready- strips of brown paper that we glued into a ring shape (so the turkey could stand on it's own), a variety of colored feathers, small white circles for eyes and small orange triangles for the beak. Articulation students wrote two words on each feather, fluency students wrote what they are thankful for (and we practiced saying each by using easy onsets), and language kiddos wrote synonyms/antonyms/multiple meaning words on their feathers.  It was a hit!

The turkey above is my absolute FAVE!! This student is the sweetest thing ever- he's thankful for so many great things, including speech and me!! Precious :)

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I just finished up a winter themed book companion to go along with the book, Snowmen All Year, by Caralyn Buehner.  I'm so excited to start using this in therapy soon! Winter themed activities are almost as fun (if not more fun!!!) than fall themed activities. You can find it in my TpT shop here

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I was able to use and review some great speech-language materials this week. The reviews will be out on those soon!!

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Speech Made Simple hit a mini-milestone this week on TpT.  100 followers- yay!  When I first began this whole process of making materials, blogging, social media, etc. I was extremely nervous and unsure as to where it would go.  So far, it has been a great adventure, and I'm loving every minute of it!  It is awesome to be able to create materials to use in my own speech room and to be able to share with others, and I am so grateful for everyone who has been following Speech Made Simple on this journey. :)

That's it for this week! Be sure and check out Doodle Bugs Teaching and Old School Speech for other great weekly reviews!
I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving and enjoy your break- I know I will!!!! 


  1. Congrats on your mini-milestone on TPT. You'll realize that what you do is so helpful to others, so you just have to share :)
    Have a great weekend!
    -Lovely Nina

  2. Congratulations on your milestone!!! Your companion book looks like something I could definitely use...I have the book, but need a companion packet.
    Thank you for linking up!

  3. Congrats on the mini-milestone! Yourbook companion is amazing and I can't wait for everyone to the review of it on my blog tomorrow!

    1. Thanks so much, Elizabeth!!! I am so glad you like the book companion- thank you for all the kind words!!!! :)