Can you smell them? Fall is my favorite season and I love all the smells that go along with it.
Pumpkin spice lattes
Crisp brown leaves
Cinnamon oatmeal cookies
Sweet smelling mums
Yum! Fall is great for baking and you can tell I have food on my mind! Another great fall activity (according to my husband) is riding his new motorcycle. This past Sunday, he finally felt comfortable taking me for a ride around the block! And yes, in case you’re wondering, I felt pretty cool in my leather jacket! =)
Fall is also perfect for those crafts you’ve been wanting to do. For some ideas around your house (sorry-this is non-speech related for a moment), check out these cute front porch crafts I created this year!
A welcoming pumpkin….
And my wreath…
Okay, now onto speech-related crafts. My kiddos are having a blast right now creating these and I hope yours do too!
1. This year, I wanted each and every one of my kindergarten students to be able to decorate their own pumpkin. It was sort of a little goal I had this fall. These tiny pumpkins won’t break the bank and they’re easy to decorate using permanent markers. I’ve been using them to talk about emotions and social language. My students have even been naming their pumpkins and having conversations with them. What a great (and fun) way to incorporate language! Have them even use their “pumpkins” to practice their articulation sounds!
Here’s Mrs. Allison’s pumpkin!
2. Fall trees. Make sure to check out my previous post on these adorable (and easy) fall trees! Kids can practice their articulation sound with every dot they make!
3. These little spiders (craft idea from Pinterest), are great when working on prefixes (and they’re not scary either!) The kids love getting a little messy with finger paint. I simply cut strips of paper and wrote prefixes on them before they attached them to their spiders.
Also, don’t forget to check out my Halloween activities!
This bundle now includes K-3rd grade and I’m currently working on the 4th grade Toolkit hoping to get it finished before baby 😬. I love hearing how so many of you are using it to collect those baselines and for Response to Intervention. . If you don’t own it, here’s how it works: 1. Administer Screening 2. Score it. 3. Deeper Assess areas of need 4. Present REALLY good data
I can struggle with this. Sometimes it’s hard to find the joy in mundane tasks such as washing the dishes, changing diapers, or writing progress reports. But when I really step back and think about it, it really IS about all the little moments and my attitude while doing them that make up the bigger picture. Little eyes are watching. If we’re faithful with the little things, we’ll be trusted with the big things. So tomorrow, even though it’s Monday, take joy in those tiny moments 💗 . . . . #Slpeeps #instaslp #slpbloggers #speechtherapy #schoolslp #teachersofinstagram #iteachtoo #teacherspayteachers #ashaigers #allisonspeech ... See MoreSee Less