Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Fact or Fib: Can You Guess? SLP Blog Hop Fun

Two Facts and a Fib SLP Blog Hop



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Think you can be a good detective? 


Are you good at finding out the truth? Well, I am so glad you are here! A group of my SLPeeps got together to bring you this hilarious blog hop. We had so much fun sharing our Two Facts and a Fib, I hope you will enjoy them too!

Here's what you do: Read the three statements on each blog, and decide: Which is the fib? I can tell you, it's not easy. I was amazed at some of the "facts" my friends shared that were really true. 



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Write down your answer (A, B, or C) for each blog. At the end of the hop, you will get the chance to enter a raffle. The person with the most correct guesses will win a $50 Amazon Gift Card! In the event of a tie, the winner will be determined by random.org.

You can print and use this  recording sheet to help. Just  head here to download.



Want to start at the beginning?  Head to  Speech2U!



Be sure to follow me on Facebook and Instagram, where I will be posting hints to help you get the right answer. And don't forget, if you click the arrow next to "Like" on Facebook and choose "get notifications" you won't miss a thing. 



Ready? Here are my Two Facts and a Fib: 



A. One day, when I was in kindergarten, I forgot to put on my underwear in the morning, and I was wearing a cute little dress. Guess what we did for gym that day? Somersaults! They sent me to the nurse.

B. When I was a kid, I wanted to be a forest ranger when I grew up. 


C. At 18, I drove to NYC to attend a concert with 3 girlfriends. We were super cautious about finding a place to park on the street, even stepping out to see how far from the curb we were. The “No Standing” sign? Well that meant people weren’t supposed to loiter, right? Car. Towed.



So there you have it. Which one do you think is the fib?


Don't forget to enter the raffle at Speech2U with your answers by April 6th.


Click the image to hop to the next blog. Have fun!



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Friday, March 20, 2015

11 Spring Speech Therapy Freebies You Won't Want to Miss!

Need some fresh spring freebies for your speech therapy room? Join us for the TpT Hop and Hunt!



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Hello friends! I am excited to see my plum trees blooming, the thermometer rising and the bluebirds building new nests. Spring is in the air here, and I hope it finds you soon too!


To celebrate spring,  I am getting together with some very awesome SLP friends on TeacherspayTeachers to bring you a some freebie fun. 


From March 20th through March 27th, a group of 11 SLP's will be each offering a great spring freebie for you to grab. Organized by the creative minds of Activity Taylor and LyndaSLP123, it will be easy to hop through, because you will be able to click the banner in each store to go to the next stop. But that's not all!

Hidden inside each freebie is a secret code. 

After downloading your freebies, and finding your secret codes, you will want to head over to Activity Tailor and enter the Rafflecopter for some great prizes!

For the full scoop, head over to Activity Tailor HERE.

This spring, I have created some adorable froggy-themed resources and a cute new freebie for you to grab during the hop!


Frogs and Flies Freebie


Have fun with your littles teaching the language of quantity concepts so important for learning math skills. Five dough mats featuring hungry green frogs are ready for your students to roll some "flies". Put them above the lily pads, and decide which frog has "more", which has "less". Then count and figure how many there are "altogether." There is also a student mini book for home practice.


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Frogs and Flies Quantity Concepts Freebie



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I confess, I kinda love frogs! When I was a little girl growing up in the Catskills, we had a tiny brook in front of our house. Every warm summer day, I waded barefoot in that brook and looked for my favorite little brown frog. I named him "Speedy" because he was much faster than the green ones. So Speedy, being more of a challenge, had to put up with me catching him every single day. We looked at each other eyeball to eyeball for a few minutes, and then I returned him to the cold water where he dove quickly under one of the smooth slippery rocks. Every day. Poor frog!

In honor of my summertime playmates, I created Five Green and Speckled Frogs Interactive Flipbook and Reader


This cute flipbook re-tells one of my favorite nursery rhymes. The children pull the frogs off their log as they dive into the pool. Ribbit! Follow up the story with the interactive student reader/minibook, or send it home for home practice.


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Want more speech and language in the pond? 

There are more pond friends to love in this companion pack. Turtles, ducks, dragonflies, fish and swans join the adorable frogs in 20 more language and articulation activities. Be sure you save the tadpoles in the open-ended Leaping Lily Pad game.


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Ready to get hopping? 

You can start at my store, Speech Sprouts HERE, or any other store on the list in my freebie description. Click the link at the top at the top of the page in my store for my featured freebie.

Don't forget to find all 11 secret codes in your freebies, and enter them in the Rafflecopter drawing at Activity Tailor.


I have donated some Rootin Tootin Fun for you to win: Basic Concept Cowboys: Quantity, Position and Sequence.



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As always, we absolutely love getting your feedback after you download. It helps so much when we are ready to start creating our next resource for you, to know what you found useful, and what you would love to see in future creations!

I hope you have tons of fun, and don't forget to share this hop with your friends on Facebook so they can join in the fun too!

Happy, Happy Spring to you. I hope you enjoy the hop!

Thursday, March 5, 2015

How to Get this Awesome Free IPA Font for SLPs

Speech Language Pathologists, do you need a cool IPA font?

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Jazz up those reports and practice sheets!


I am a huge fan of  Kimberly Geshwein Fonts, and she has recently sent some love to speech language pathologists with her new IPA font. The regular letters are really cute and are used like any other font. But she has also included the complete international phonetic alphabet. Yipee! Head over to Teachers pay Teachers and download KG Miss Speechy IPA Font.


How do you use the symbols after installing the font?

I use Microsoft Word or Publisher. Here's how I do it: Choose insert symbol. Then choose your font: KG Miss Speechy IPA. Open the subset box and choose IPA extensions. You will find all the symbols there!

If you love fonts, all Kimberley Geshwein's fonts are free for personal use or for a small fee per font, it can be used commercially too. So many great fonts to choose from! You can dress up your notes to parents and resources you make for your kids. But a word of caution- there are so many cute fonts you will be spending a lot of time trying to choose the perfect one for your project.

After you download, be sure to leave Kimberly some feedback in appreciation. Have fun!