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Happy Halloween! The only think I don't like about October is that I have waaaay too many activities to do to manage to use everything! Here's how I wrapped up Halloween this week:
For my independent center, I used the bat page from Speech Room News' companion packet for There was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bat (Lucille Colandro).
I read Bat Jamboree (Kathi Apelt), then used Batty Associations (Teach Speech 365) to go along with it. It was a perfect pairing!
I brought in some leaves for another student so we could act out the book Fresh Fall Leaves (Betsy Franco) to work on verbs. Then, I read Jungle Halloween (Maryann Cocca-Leffler). If you're not familiar with this book, there's a lot of rhyming and vocabulary. At the beginning of the book, the animals are "hiding", so there was an opportunity to work on the carrier phrase, "I see a ____" as well as answering "where" questions.
She answered yes/no questions from Miss Speechie's Witch's Hat Yes/No Questions with Visuals (Free!). Then, I took it a step further and made the following sentence using Custom Boards from Smarty Ears (best app ever!). After she answered all of the questions, I pulled out the "yes" questions. The "yes" pictures are stapled in a stack on the sheet so she can flip through the pictures while she's practicing at home.
We finished off the week with Where is the Pumpkin??? ( Sara Munsterman) to work on concepts. I modified the book to target on and under.
She found what the witch wants using Structured Sentence Building (Queen's Speech) and using the carrier phrase The witch wants a _____.
I have a couple of students who are in 1st - 2nd grades who have difficulty with social language. Miss Speechie's Good Witch vs. Bad Witch (Free!) was perfect for them.
Since my students are really having difficulty with idioms, we continued using some of the Halloween Idioms (Speech Room News). I paired this with Magic Potion Madness (Mia McDaniel).
On Monday/Tuesday for my Kindergarten and students I see individually, I used the "bat page" (see the 5-minute day activity). We used it to see who could color all of their bats first.
Zombie Out (Dean Trout's Little Shop of SLP) was a huge hit on Wednesday/Thursday!
My Kindergarten Students stuck foam stickers on a Halloween Foam Board after saying their target.
I just about panicked Wed. night when I realized that I forgot to bring the foam shapes & stickers to my mountain school for my Kinders & walk-in, but then I remembered Crazy Speech World's post on a pumpkin craftivity.
My preschooler read Spookley (Joe Troiana and Susan Banta), and then we made Spookley pumpkins and put targeted words in them.
This was a little bit of a repeat from last week, using Sublime's Speech Spooky Speech Halloween Articulation Lists and Activities (another free item!) and LyndaSLP123's Fall Themed Open Ended Articulation and Language Worksheets. I actually used some sheets from this packet last week...I just gave someone else credit! (Sorry, LyndaSLP123!)
For my language kids working on idioms, I used some of the idioms from the cards used during the activity, and made a worksheet with some of the ones that were giving them trouble.
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