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!
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I created this binder when the district I worked for had progress reports due every 5 weeks. EVERY 5 weeks! That meant for my 70+ caseload I would stay until about 9:00 to finish those reports. I knew I HAD to get good at efficient data collection. Enter my data binder. Addresses goals in over 30 areas and provides multiple opportunities to quickly and effectively gather current data (4 out of 5 trials anyone?) Scroll through to take a look and see the Synonym Level 1 And Level 2 examples. Link in profile or www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Ultimate-Data-Collection-Binder-for-Speech-and-Language-K-5-1... . .Flowers from my amazing husband still hanging around from VDay 💗 @jesseallisonrealestate . . #datacollection #data #slpeeps #instaslp #slpbloggers #speechtherapy #schoolslp #teachersofinstagram #iteachtoo #teacherspayteachers #ashaigers #teachersofinstagram #smalltownslp #iheartspeechtherapy #allisonspeechpeeps #speechtherapy ... See MoreSee Less
On the one hand this issue is so multi-faceted it’s overwhelming. One the other hand it boils down to simply valuing life and education. If every child walked into school tomorrow feeling loved and understanding the value of education, I think school shootings would be a thing of the past. . . #armmewith >Parents who value children and education >Legislators who value children and education >Schools that value children and education >A society that values children and education Thanks @asuperheroteacher @missbertels_ ... See MoreSee Less