Saturday, October 29, 2016

Take a Look at the November Visual Lesson Plans I Created

As October comes to an end I realized that writing monthly plans has made planning and therapy for the month so much easier.  I actually over planned for Halloween and had activities left over. I love not having to worry about what I am doing throughout the month.  The long term planning is keeping me focused on each groups goals for the month as well.  So, here are my plans for the month:

This month I am so excited to use my new book "The Old Lady Who Swallowed A Turkey" by Lucille Colandro.  I added vocabulary cards and comprehension questions to my Old Lady Book Companion series.  My groups are going to be focusing on answering "wh" questions, retelling the story, identifying the rhyming words, associating items in the story, categorization skills and the basic concepts first and last.

                                          There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Turkey


 It made me think this was the perfect month to address food vocabulary with my functional skills class. This should go along nicely with the "Old Lady Who Swallowed A Turkey" and Thanksgiving.

My articulation and apraxia groups will be using ipad games, dot art, chipper chat and my latest craft, a Thanksgiving Turkey this month.
                                                           Thanksgiving Turkey Craft


I will be targeting categorization skills with my language processing groups this month.  I will be using the functions, associations and category cards from my Language Processing Quiz game.  We will also be completing the Thanksgiving Describe it book. My groups will be describing a turkey, Pilgrims, a log cabin and the Mayflower.

                                             
                                                        Describe it for Thanksgiving


I am excited for November to arrive thanks to my new book.  It also feels great to have my month planned.  Once I prep my activities I will be all set.   I hope that you and your students have a productive and fun filled November.

Enjoy your Thanksgiving with your family.
Cathy




 


Monday, October 3, 2016

Join Me in Looking at the October Visual Lesson Plans I Made

Wow!  Can it already be October.  September flew by for me.  I can't wait to get out all my Halloween decorations for both school and home.  I am joining Speech is Sweet again this month posting my lesson plans.


I plan to use a lot of Halloween based activities this month.  I love Halloween books and  plan to use There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bat and Spookley the Square Pumpkin .  We head to the pumpkin patch on October 14th, which is one of my favorite days of the year. They have a Spookley corn maze, so I always use that book with my Kindergarten student.  I hope that you all have a great October and get some ideas for your caseload from my visual lesson plans.
These activities are available at my tpt store Speech Gems

See you next month.

Cathy