Happy New Year Sale!

Happy New Year!  My entire TPT store is 20% off starting right now until tomorrow at midnight!  I hope your New Year's Eve is fun and safe!  See you in 2016!

Check out these great New Year's Eve products on sale!


Holiday Gift Tags {FREE}

Just popping in real quick to let you know that I have posted my gift tags (for FREE!) by request!  You can click on either picture to download them from TPT.  I hope you find them helpful and they add a little something extra to your gifts this year!


Candy Cane Gift Tags

I don't know about you but the last few weeks have been a whirlwind!  Christmas seems to come faster and faster every year!  In all the hustle and bustle I managed to make a new gift tag for my sweet kiddos.  Since I have  50+ kids this year I went with good ol' candy canes as their holiday gift!  You can download the gift tag for FREE by clicking on either picture below!


Build-a-Beard

Hi friends!  I hope you all had a relaxing Thanksgiving break!  I had the cutest idea over break and can't wait to share it with you guys.  For my speech kiddos this month we will be making build-a-beard's to practice our speech/language targets! Santa is missing his beard and we have to help him grow a new one.  I have a pack for articulation skills and for language skills.  Here's how it works.

First print a build-a-beard depending on the skill you're working on.  Color the hat and the skin. We were working on the /p/ sound with this one.

Next, practice the word (or language skill) before gluing on each cotton ball. We said the word three times each and then used it in a sentence.

Continue until Santa's beard is back!

Here are a few of our Santa's hanging in the hallway!

Want to check it out for yourself?  Click on either of the pictures below to get it on sale today and tomorrow! 
    

You can also grab other great resources on sale today and tomorrow during the site wide Cyber Smile sale!

Synonym or Antonym?

I had the best session today using this new FREEBIE!  We are really trying to gain understanding of antonyms and synonyms. It went so well I wanted to share it for FREE so others could possibly find some success using it too.  Plus, my kids just can't get enough of my "Don't Wake the Monster" games! Click on the picture below to download it from TPT!

Preschool Language Screeners

My teachers have been on a roll identifying and referring the kiddos that are in need of a speech/language screening. Unfortunately, I don't have a preschool language screener that I like (or money to buy one) so I decided to make one! I have been using this with a few of my kiddos and found it gives great informal assessment information to determine whether or not a full evaluation should be recommended. Here are a few pictures of the screeners.
Let's look a little bit closer!  The scoring is simple, give a 1 if the child gets the answer correct and a 0 if it's incorrect.  You add up all the 1's at the end and if the average score is 80% or higher the student has passed the screening.  If the child scores 79% or lower further evaluation is recommended. 



It has taken me about 10-15 minutes to complete both sections of the screener (expressive and receptive) with my preschool kiddos. The best part is that they are only $3.00 on TPT!  You can click on any of the pictures to check them out!

Happy Halloween Sale!

Happy Halloween weekend!  I hope you're gearing up for lots of spooky fun this weekend!  To celebrate my entire store will be on sale, 20% off for tomorrow only!!  Click on the picture below to check it out!  

What's new??

Hi friends!  Well this year is just moving right along isn't it??  I can't believe the end of the first nine weeks is tomorrow.  As I'm working with my kiddos I have been putting things together that we need in our therapy sessions.  Here's a little bit of what's new in my store! You can click on any pictures below to check them out.
{Hint there's a lot of no prep going on when you're planning for 50+ kiddos!}
This pack was designed for speech therapy and has no prep fun for 10 different phonological processes and great minimal pair cards!

This pack was designed for speech therapy and has tons of WH- questions including pages with mixed WH- questions!

This pack is more geared towards the general ed. teacher in grades 1-3.  The best thing about this pack (besides the fact that it's FULL of engaging activities and printables) is that it is FREE! Grab it now so you'll be ready to teach all about Veterans Day before November 11th. 

Don't Wake the Monster! {No Prep Speech Therapy Games}

I have always been a fan of card games that are super easy to prep and play.  I have played versions of "Bang" or "zap" for years and I've carried this over into speech as well.  In speech this past week we've been playing "Don't Wake the Monster!". Color ink is expensive and hard to come by at my school so I prefer black/white printables that I can make colorful by printing onto colored copy paper.  Since I often have a group of kiddos working on different goals I have been printing each kiddo's cards on a different color paper so we can all play together but work on different goals!
I also set the iPad timer from anywhere from 5-7 minutes depending on the group.  They LOVE the timer, it makes them work harder and stay on task.  Plus they love being able to tell when time will be up!   I have put together two different packets, one with articulation games and one with language games. If you're looking for quick and easy articulation or language games you can check them out by clicking on either picture below!

Apraxia {No Prep}

Working with kiddos with Childhood Apraxia of Speech can be challenging and yet so rewarding.  I have also found it is pretty difficult to find materials for apraxia that don't cost an arm and a leg.  Since I don't have an extra arm or leg to spare ; )  I have been slowly putting these things together and finally put them all into a new packet.  This packet practices production of vowel sounds and different syllable structures (CV, VC, CVC, CVCV). 

I had a sweet kiddo yesterday who LOVED the "Don't Wake the Monster" game with the printable picture cards. She loved it so much, I am working on making the game for other articulation sounds too, coming soon! She asked to take it home and play it with her mom (hello homework!). Check it out by clicking on the picture below.

Ways to Show a Number {Flipbook}

Hi friends!  I hope your school year is going well!  Mine has been busy, busy as I'm sure yours has too.   I was looking at my "Ways to Show a Number" anchor chart the other day and thought that would be great to turn into a flip book!  So, here it is! The file has two flip books; one to teach and one to practice.  Click on the picture to check it out!
Head over to my Facebook page to enter to win a free copy!!

Where am I? {Clip Chart}

Happy Saturday!  I have a large mound of paperwork to work on today, just wanted to pop in to share a new freebie! Now that the school year is underway kiddos are starting to attend a variety of classes.  I put together a clip chart to help keep track of who's going where!  Click on the picture below to get it for FREE!
Have a great weekend!

Smarty Symbols {Review}

Hi!  I hope everyone's school year is off to a great start!  Mine has been wonderful and crazy busy at the same time. My new kiddos on my caseload this year have come to me with some goals that I haven't tackled much in the past.  Several included communication boards or low tech AAC options.  I quickly realized I was going to have to make some language or communication boards to go along with therapy.  I didn't have a subscription to board maker or any other clip art that would be needed to make communication boards without buying individual clip art packs and that was going to be expensive! Please know that I am a beginner when it comes to making communication boards and I know these aren't perfect but Smarty Symbols has definitely made my job much EASIER!  Let's dive on in!

What is Smarty Symbols?  Smarty Symbols are a clip art service for teachers, speech-language pathologists and parents.  They are very seller friendly in that you are allowed to make and sell things (such as on TPT) with their images.  And let me tell you, they have a TON of images.  They also add more and more everyday.  I began playing around with it by using the printing center which I found out will pretty much make a communication board for you!

In the printing center they will give you a blank communication board template.  You can choose how many rows/columns.  I stuck with the 4x3 board to show you what it can do.  


You can also change the thickness of the squares as shown below.  On the right there is a search engine to quickly find whatever symbol/image you want to put on the board. 


I started making a demo board to show you what it looked like and just to play around with the features. When you find the image you want, you can drag and drop it easily into the square.  You can also drag and drop pictures around on the board if you decide you want them in a new place. The word below each picture was automatic (scroll down a little bit and see that you can change the word if you want).


Another cool thing about Smarty Symbols is that you can download each piece of clipart if you like to save them on your computer. My computer is pretty full of clipart so I don't plan on downloading a huge amount but it's nice to have the option. 


I really like the option to easily change what is below the pictures so you can really personalize it.  Also, a variety of skin colors, gender and hair colors are available for the images too.


Besides a communication board, you could also make picture schedules for kiddos who like to know what's coming next.  (For some kiddos I realize clip art may not be appropriate and real photographs may be a better fit but if you're looking for clip art Smarty Symbols probably has it!)


That wraps up the tour!  Overall, I am very glad I went with Smarty Symbols over some other communication symbol companies (Boardmaker, Symbolstix, etc.)  The terms of use that comes with the commercial license also allows you to sell and share items you make (which you all know I love to share!) and the price is lower than any competitor I found.  I plan on making a few AAC resources with Smarty Symbols so stay tuned!  Now to put those communication boards to use!

***Please note I was not paid for my review of Smarty Symbols, but I was given the yearly subscription at a discounted rate.***

#SeptSLPMustHave SALE!

Every 7th of the month during the school year a huge group of SLPs throw a sale and offer one of their products for 50% off!  Well, tomorrow is the first sale of this school year!  My Speech Sound Homework and Handouts will be only $2.50 starting RIGHT NOW until Monday at midnight (or Tuesday morning when I wake up). : ) Be sure to put the hashtag #SeptSLPMustHave into the TPT search engine to check out all the other fabulous must have speechie products on sale!

Back to School Giveaway!

To celebrate the new blog look and the new school year I have teamed up with some of my BEST bloggy friends to bring you a giveaway!  Check out the cool prizes and enter below using the rafflecopter!  
One lucky winner will win everything listed below.  Please note that two items will need to be mailed to the winner so we will need a physical address if you win.  I will e-mail the winner once the giveaway has ended. : )

Check out more from Blair Turner HERE!




Good luck and happy back to school!


I want to send a huge THANK YOU to Jen at Hello Literacy, Amanda at A Perfect Blend, Sandy at Soaring, Amanda at One Extra Degree, Ashley at Teach, Create, Motivate, and Anna at Simply Skilled in Second for donating to the giveaway and for being such AWESOME friends!  Check them out, they are amazing!

Question Word Posters

Surprise!!  How do you like the new and improved Primary Punch?!  I am thrilled with how the design came out, all thanks to the amazing Designs by Tenille! I have something BIG in the works to celebrate next week so stay tuned! We started with teacher workdays this week.  Did I forget to mention I'm back with the school system this year??  I am thrilled to be returning to the school system as a school-based speech-language pathologist this year!  I feel right back in my element and can't wait to get started.  This week has been spent in PD meetings and trying to wrap my brain around the paperwork.  I have also been working on my cute speech room too!

 Our kids first day is next Tuesday and I have ALOT to learn before then.  I have been trying to figure out some housekeeping items and what I want to put on the walls is one thing I've been working on. Here's what I have so far. If you follow me on instagram these are old news : )  and sorry for the burliness, not sure why they seem so fuzzy.  
I have been laminating, cutting and then repeating the process!  Here's my big ol' mess from today.

I put together a "where am I?" sign since I will be roaming the halls quite a bit picking up and dropping off kiddos.  I LOVE this one from A Perfect Blend but I needed more places so I tweaked it a bit.  

I needed a new alphabet and THIS ONE from Jen Jones is just beautiful, plus she incorporated my love of all things Kate Hadfield!  Does anyone else use the floor to try to align it on the wall so that it's centered?  I still somehow manage to make it just slightly off centered. 

I went with a monster theme for my door this year after seeing THIS from Reagan. We aren't allowed to decorate the actual door due to fire marshal code. My OCD self had to make the monsters on the wall match the monsters in the banner so I made my own banner.  I also made those SUPER HUGE monsters following THIS tutorial.  It was very easy!

And here's another view of the banner, sorry for the lamination glare.  I love how it turned out.

I also put together some question word posters which haven't made it up on the wall yet but will very soon!  As a THANK YOU to all who shopped in my store during the sale yesterday they are available for FREE!  You can grab them by clicking the on the picture below!  Hope you're off to a great school year!