I ADORE Springtime! It is easily one of my favorite seasons.  I really do not know which I prefer, Spring or Autumn.  I think both seasons have such a wonderful child-like sense of wonder about them.  One season gives us costumes, colored leaves, apple-picking, and spooky nights.  The other season gives us colorful flowers, warm days, colored eggs, and scavenger hunts! Springtime to me represents new beginnings and fresh starts. I can always feel the change in the air too with my kiddos.  Two of my new beginning adventures include this blog and my TpT store.  To celebrate, several of us joined up to participate..........(drum roll, please)...................(are you filled with anticipation yet?)....................(If not, you might want to be)..............(lots of FREE goodies for your Easter basket!)........................................................................................................................

Originally, I planned on providing just the following items in my TpT store to celebrate:
Basic Verbs and Prepositions Easter Bingo                                     Easter Preposition and Basic Verb Three-in-a-Row

But then I thought, I ADORE Spring!  Therefore, for a short time I have put ALL Easter items in my TpT store as FREE! This includes my Interactive Speech and Language Activities Pack: Consonant Sequences L, R, & S!  Be sure to grab it while you can.  It will only be free for a short time before I put it back up as a paid item. 
Interactive Speech and Language Activities: Consonant Sequ
Then I thought, why stop there?! I want to help make sure your Easter basket is OVERFLOWING with GOODIES that you can use in therapy.  Therefore, I put my Interactive Speech and Language Activities Pack: Multisyllabic Words on Sale.  For a short time, you can get it for MORE than 50% off! Grab it quick, if you are interested.  It won't remain this price for long!
Interactive Speech and Language Activity Pack: Multisyllab

If you do download any of the above items, please consider leaving me some feedback.  By doing so, you are helping me to continue to make quality materials and it is greatly appreciated!  Thanks!




Lately, I have been a busy little bunny with the Easter spirit running through me. So much is happening and I have had to learn as I go.  Let's start by talking about my speech room.  Last week, we put clovers in a jar.  I gave examples of how I used it with articulation and phonology kiddos but I also used it with my fluency kiddos.  While I read the story about the boy with the lucky clovers to them, I pseudo stuttered upon occasion.  They not only had to identify that my speech was bumpy but they also had to identify the type of disfluent speech.  They then wrote it on the clovers and put it in the jar. 

This week, I have been test driving my new product.  Interactive Speech Sound and Language Activities: Consonant Sequences L, S, & R.  Of course, I had it double, triple, and quadruple checked by others too! I was so honored that they all liked the stories and activities.  I like to get the biggest bang for my buck when I buy or make materials.   How many areas can I target with it?

This pack contains 2 interactive stories that are packed with consonant blends. One story is at sentence level and the other is a more in-depth story with greater details.  This pack also contains comprehension questions (who, what, where), following 1-2 step directions,  and a color/dauber picture for carry over and homework practice. It covers more than just multiple opportunities to practice consonant sequences.  It is a wonderful tool to have in your speech bag to elicit language skills: basic vocabulary, prepositions, asking and answering questions, sequencing, etc..!
Both Stories also contain mini barrier games so that students can practice following and/or giving directions. I'm very excited and pleased with this story pack. I'm currently selling it in my tpt store for
50% off!  I should also have my Interactive Speech Sound and Language Activities: Multisyllabic (3+ syllable words) up in a day or two also!

Now, the other reason why I am hopping around with excitement! Be sure to come back and check the Newbie Bog Hop on March 20th! There will be a lot of freebie goodies to put into your basket! 

A wonderfully talented SLP in our district, Monae Maruyama, began making interactive books several years ago.  In the best interest of the kids in our district, she shared her creations with us.  Today, I read one of her stories about a little boy who had a jar of lucky clovers with my kiddos.  We worked on prepositions, wh-questions, following directions, descriptions, and more! 
We followed it up by making our own jars of lucky clovers using green printer paper clovers, and a jar picture by Felice Clark from Dabbling Speechie.
   The kiddos had a great time making their jars and enjoyed having a list of practice words to take home for homework.  Very simple and festive! It looked like so much fun that my daughter who is in Pre-K wanted to make one!  Well, she isn't working on any specific sounds, phonological patterns, or syllable structures.  Therefore, to include her in on the fun, during lunch time we used her Lively Letter tile cards to create and make new words and put those words on her clovers.  Very proud Mommy moment there!
http://www.attainmentcompany.com/everyday-readersMany of Monae Maruyama's stories are being recreated using real life pictures.  I have not had a chance to review her new set with the real life pictures.  However, if you are interested in learning more, you can find her Everyday Readers Curriculum through Attainment Company.What are you doing to celebrate Saint Patrick's day festivities in your classroom or Speech room?

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