Friday, October 31, 2014

Bats, Cats and Rats! Final blends and Plurals.

A Peek Inside in My Speech Room:

This week we worked on final -ts plurals.

We read stories about cats and bats and rats!  Just right for Halloween, although I think kids would love it all fall!

We watched the Pied Piper of Hamlin

The Pied Piper of Hamlin is sound-loaded for final /ts/. Lots of rats in this story!  We watched this youtube version from Speakaboos. See it here: Pied Piper

 I like to stop the video after every few minutes and ask wh? questions or discuss the vocabulary. After, we re-tell the story.

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The Pied Piper

I have also some plastic rats on hand (grab them now in the Halloween aisle!) We answer Where? as those little guys turn up all kinds of places!

We stamped some spooky bats.

After learning the Five Black Bats rhyme and doing it on the flannelboard, it was time to make our own bats. 

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The stamper was made by cutting out bat's wings from felt. It was glued onto a piece of plastic (you could use stiff cardboard too) to make a sturdy wing. A square of dry sponge was hot-glued to the wing as a handle. Of course we needed the opposite wing too!

You can see the list of final /ts/ words we practiced as we made the bats. We have the child practice a word before completing each step of the project!

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Paint the body with black paint, then add ears.
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Dip the wings in the paint and stamp them on the body.
Stamping Bats craft- teaching plurals in speech therapy
Google eyes makes everything adorable. The kids loved these!

 Finally, we feed my monster plurals cards.

What does he eat? He eats all kinds of strange things! Rats, boots, plates, there's no telling! But watch out, sometimes he bites! The kids love this guy made from a tissue box with some hot-glued teeth. They squeal with delight as I make chomping sounds or move the box when he bites!
Feed speech therapy cards to this tissue-box monster!
The plurals cards are from my Monsters Munch! Bundle

Happy Halloween, everyone!

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Sweet Treat for SLP's: Frenzy Freebies!

Do you love Facebook Hops and Frenzies? Freebies at each page stop, what's not to love?

Unfortunately, they may soon be a thing of the past, as Facebook is changing it's rules So, be sure to  visit this super Sweet SLP Facebook Frenzy coming up on Sunday October 26th to Monday October 27th. This may be your last chance !
SLP Frenzy Freebies!
Twenty-three talented SLP's on TpT are teaming up to bring you the fun. Here's how it works:

You "like' each page, then download a freebie created especially for this event! You will then be directed to the next stop in the Frenzy, to grab another awesome free resource! There will also be a Frenzy map posted, with all the participating pages. Twenty-three participants =23 awesome free creations for your therapy room or classroom!

To be ready, head to my Facebook page here: Speech Sprouts "Like" my page. Then, click the little arrow next to the like button and choose "get notifications." This will ensure you get a reminder of the start of the event. 

Woo Hoo! I can't wait. See you there!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Linking Up for October Speechy Feedback!

I am linking up again this month with Nicole Allison over at Allison's Speech Peeps, to say thank you for the wonderful comments left at my Speech Sprouts Store.

There were so many great comments, it was very hard to choose! See what Kim S. and Meghan P said about my Monster's Munch Bundle:

Monsters Munch Speech Therapy Bundle from Speech Sprouts
Monsters Munch Speech Therapy Bundle by Speech Sprouts
 Kari Radovich left  a wonderful review of Apple, Apple Where Can You Be? It really helps me to know what aspects of a product you like. Read Kari's detailed comments:
Apple, Apple Where Can You Be? by Speech Sprouts

 Thank you ladies for putting a smile on my face! This time of year is busy, busy for SLPs, and it's kind words like your yours that keeps me going! I would be delighted to send you a thank-you product, so please contact me with your e-mails.

Didn't see your comments? Follow my blog and Facebook page to see if I feature yours next time.

Are you a Bingo Riddles fan? Watch for my Halloween Bingo riddles which should be posted this week!
There are more surprises coming soon, so stay tuned.
Happy October Everyone!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Is it your Lucky Day? SLP Must-Haves


 Which Must-Have Product is On Sale at Speech Sprouts?

Today from 7am to 10 pm CST,  my Monsters Munch! Speech Therapy Prepositions Game is 50% off!

  Click here to head on over to my store and grab it at this awesome price.
50% off today only!

My students always need extra practice with position concepts and Where? questions. They love, love the monsters in my Monster's Munch! products.

I found that so many commercial products I have seen combine several prepositional/ position concepts at once in their games and activities. There may be the concepts of behind, under, beside, far, over, near, in front and between all in the same activity.

This was too difficult for many of my students. They needed to practice one concept pair at a time.

To meet this need, I created Monsters Munch! Speech Therapy Prepositions Game. 

It features 4 games with preposition cards and game card mats to match them to, This game mat is for behind/ in front.
Behind/ In Front Position Concepts

This product has three games that  target one pair of opposite positions at a time:

1. Under/Over
2. Between/Beside
3. In Front/Behind

 and one targets mixed practice to use after the pairs are mastered!

I also included:Sorting Mats for quick drills:
Use the Sorting Mats with the preposition cards!

Dry Erase Practice Sheets and
  • BW version of the practice sheets for home practice.
Children circle the picture described with dry-erase markers.

Stop by and grab it 50% off today at Speech Sprouts.

Need more Monster fun? Check out my other Monster's Munch products:

Ready for more bargain-hunting for great products! I'm heading over to grab these must-haves from other creative SLP's:

Click, Clack Boo Book Companion by Speech to the Core

Articulation Placemats by Figuratively Speeching SLP

Concept Mini-Book Bundle by Lindsey Karol

Community Helpers Mega Pack by Kari Radovich

Ahoy! Following Directions by the Pedi Speechie

Happy Shopping!


Sunday, October 5, 2014

What's the Mystery? Monthly SLP Must-Haves Sale!
A got-to have-it product will be on sale 50% off!

Will seven be your lucky number this month?

I have joined in the fun with other fabulous  SLP's on Teachers pay Teachers to bring you a little mystery: Must-Haves Sale! Each month on the 7th  (October 7th is next)  we choose a product from our store to go on sale for 50% off, one day only!

Here's the mystery... you won't know which product will be on sale until I announce it on the 7th of each month.  Will it be the one at the top of your wishlist? I hope lucky seven is your number!

Be sure to visit all your favorite shops and update those wishlists. To take a peek at my store, Speech Sprouts. Click Here.   On October 7th, my must-have product will be on sale from 7am to 10pm CST.

Then check out some of these other shops: Natalie Snyder, Nicole Allison, Lindsey Karol, Kari Radovich, The Pedi Speechie, Autumn Bryant, KristinM12, Stright Up Speech, thedabblingspeechie, Miss Speechie and many more!

Hope you have fun and grab some awesome products at a great price!