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!