Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Speachy Feedback Linky!

It's the most wonderful time of the month!! It's time to reward you for all that stellar feedback you leave on my products. This month is a little different though. This month, I'm choosing TWO winners- yep two! One for some awesome feedback left on a paid product, and one for just as amazing feedback left on a freebie.

So here's my winners for this month! If your TpT username is listed below, email me at with a product of your choice from my store.

You can find Listening Detectives here, and my newest freebie, Very Opinionated Penguins! here. Be sure to check out Allison's Speech Peeps to see if you were a winner in a different store! And as always, keep that feedback coming :)

Friday, December 13, 2013

ABC's of my Speech Room {H is for...}

"H" is for one of my favorite things- Highlighters! I have about 5 or 6 different colors and use them for literally everything. I highlight IEP due dates in my planner with yellow. When the meetings are actually scheduled, I write them in my planner and highlight them with pink (and white-out what I had highlighted in yellow). Things like early dismissals, team meetings, and special school events are highlighted in blue. But that's not all. I have post-it notes all over my desk, and, you guessed it, things are even highlighted on those!

My students love using highlighters, too! We use them on their artic pages, highlighting their sound in each of the words. They highlight words with their sounds in their Reading A-Z books. For my language kids, we highlight vocabulary words in their texts (obviously on photocopies, I do not condone highlighting things in their actual textbooks), the main idea, synonyms and antonyms, etc. We've even used them to color just to have some fun. 

How have you used highlighters in your room??

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Listen Up! An Auditory Processing Pack

I've got a fun new pack for your older students working on auditory processing skills! 

Pages 3-9 include the Auditory Discrimination Cards

16 Same/Different Cards- Each card contains 4 word pairs. One word pair is the same, the other three words pairs are different. Say the word pairs and ask the child after each pair if the words are the same or different.

16 Syllable Awareness Cards- Each card contains 4 words. Say the whole word, then ask the child to say the word without the indicated syllable.

24 Sounds in Words (Initial, Final, and Medial) Cards- Each card contains 4 words. Ask the child if they hear the specified sound in each word. Two words include the sound, two words do not.

Pages 10-16 are the Auditory Memory Cards

18 Numbers Cards- Each card contains 3 number sequences: 3 numbers, 4 numbers, and 5 numbers. Have the child repeat the number sequence after you. You may say the sequences either forward or backwards. 

18 Words Cards- Each card contains 3 one-syllable word sequences, 3 words, 4 words, and 5 words. Have the child repeat the word sequence after you. You may say the sequences either forward or backwards.

27 Sentences Cards- Each card contains one sentence with either 7, 9, or 11 syllables total. Have the child repeat the sentence after you.

Pages 17-21 are the Auditory Integration Cards

24 Following Directions Cards- Includes both 2 and 3 step directions.

24 Listening for Details Cards- Read the sentence to the child and have them answer the questions about what they heard.

12 Inferencing Cards- Read the sentences to the child. Ask them to infer who/what is happening.

Pages 22-24 are blank card pages. There is one blank page for each different section (Discrimination, Memory, and Integration).

Use these cards with your favorite open-ended game! Please note that each category of card (Discrimination, Memory, and Integration) are different sizes due to clipart. 

Does this look like something you could use? You can find it here

Friday, December 6, 2013

ABC's of my Speech Room {G is for...}

Whew! It's been a while since I've had any sort of blog post. I could give you a million reasons why I've been MIA, but I'll spare you the four page list and just let you know I've been busy. It's no excuse. I know many other bloggers are way busier than me, and they still get posts and products out every week. I guess I'll just insert here that all bloggers are different and that's what makes us all special and unique :)

But on to what this post is really about....

Ohhhh the Germ-X. I have the biggest bottle I could find at Wal-Mart. And it's already almost all joke. I haven't been sick yet this year and I want to keep it that way! 

I'm naturally prone to seasonal allergies and the occasional head cold, so I'm no stranger to the friendly bottle of hand sanitizer. (I might also have small travel size containers in my purse and therapy bag...) 

Any time of my students blows their nose, I make them go straight to the Germ-X. Cough in your hand? Germ-X. Use your finger to wipe and/or pick your nose? Germ-X it is. Even put your hand anywhere near one of the orifices of your face? You got it, Germ-X. 

I know I'm not alone when I say that I don't want their germs on all of my pencils, playing cards, and game pieces. Spread the love, not the germs.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Cyber Monday/Tuesday Sale and Linky!

It's time for the HUGE TpT Cyber Monday (and Tuesday) sale! I've got my entire store set to 20% off December 2 and 3. Use code CYBER at checkout and save a total of 28%- now that's a bargain!!

A few recommendations from my store include:
My best-selling "Idiom of the Week". I'm working on getting more idioms added, so get it at this locked in price before it goes up after the update!

"Language Boxes for Older Students" is a great way to target those upper level skills with your upper elementary and middle school students in a fun way.

I also just added two more versions of my Articulation Jenga- Vocalic R Edition and R/R-Blends Edition, be sure to check them out!

You can find my entire store here!

I'm also linking up with Speech Room News to show you "what's in my cart"!

Talking QR Codes for Auditory Memory and Processing from Mia McDaniel

Inferencing for a Year from The Speech Bubble

Articulation Battle Boats from Sublime Speech

And some clipart, but you'll have to wait to see that :)

What's in your cart??