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Dino Lovin’ in Speech This Week

The PreK classes at my campus are deep into a dinosaur theme this month. My kids are walking, talking and sometimes ACTING like dinosaurs! With Valentine’s Day fast approaching and all the “LOVE” talk, I wanted to combine the two…

It’s School Counselor’s Week

What would we do without the one who intervenes when it is necessary to calm an out of control child? Who would we tell when we have a student who reports disturbing information that needs more investigation? Who would be…

Valentine Asoociations Practice in Speech Today

So many of my kids lack categorization skills. One way to target that is to improve their understanding of how words are related or associated. I was happy to find this word association game by Communication Station in a quick…

WH Question Flip Strips

Flip Strips are easy to make and can be sent back to class or home. This one was made from a freebie of WHO cards made by Jenn at Crazy Speech World.  I simply printed out her cards and cut…

Pete the Cat Giveaway on my FB page TODAY!

Find MS GARDENIAS SPEECH ROOM on FB, LIKE the page and comment on my GIVEAWAY post with your EMAIL address (VERY IMPORTANT). The first 15 people to follow these two instructions will get a FREE copy of my Pete the…

Playing Go Fish IS effective in Speech Therapy after all!

If you happen to walk into my speech room and find me playing go fish with two or three students, please know that we ARE doing something related to their IEP, not just playing games. Today I played go fish…

Today in Speech Therapy: Verb and Pronoun Bingo

Today I visited one of my self contained classrooms to see a few kids who have a variety of goals to work on. Some of them work on simply participating in an activity with peers, attending to an activity, tolerating…

Target Final Sounds and Asking WHO Questions

For several of my groups in speech therapy today, I used the Penguin and Polar Bear “I have, who has” Game by Jennifer Drake at Crayons and Cuties in Kindergarten. Jennifer’s free version targets the short ‘a’ sound, but we used it…

What’s Outside My Door: January

Last month, I talked about the wonderful idea that my friend the reading specialist gave me to put things outside my speech room door for the teachers to use while their students are waiting in line for the bathroom. This…

Twas the last week of Speech: Day Three

It’s the last week of speech before Christmas break and today was the day to just have a ball (ornament pun)… So we got out the iPad once again and got busy talking about Santa’s Hair with this  language companion…

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