Wednesday, May 31, 2017

{App Review} Endless Alphabet

This must be the week for wonderful apps!  I have yet another app review to share with you!  "Endless Alphabet" by Originator, Inc. is an interactive educational app that is great for younger kids, older kids, or as a fun, reinforcing app for any child!


This app includes 100 words to spell!  Students can choose any word that they'd like!


First, monsters run in and scatter all of the letters.


Then, as the letters are dragged back to their correct place, they each say their sound (over and over) as they go!  This is an AWESOME way to work on letter sounds!


Hooray, all of the letters are back where they belong!


Once all of the letters have returned, the word is defined.  


What a great way to work on vocabulary, since the definition is given verbally and a picture of the definition is also included!


I can tell you that this app is definitely kid-approved!  My 3-year-old stole my iPad and played this app for almost an hour before I even got a chance to explore it!

You can find this fantastic app for $8.99 HERE!


Disclaimer: This app was given to me for review.  No other compensation was provided.  The opinions expressed here are solely my own.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

{App Review} Social Detective Intermediate

You know I LOVE anything Social Thinking, so I am very happy to share an awesome new app with you called, "Social Detective Intermediate"!


This app is FABULOUS!  I have a group of rather rambunctious energetic spirited 2nd graders and this app has held their attention throughout multiple sessions over the last few weeks as I have been checking out this app!

So what is included in this app?  Each social situation includes a video, which is awesome for engaging students!


Following the video, students must answer a few questions about the social situation.  First, they must make a smart guess.  This is basically like inferring information about "expected behaviors".


Students must also determine emotions within the app.


Additionally, students must make guesses as to what the people are thinking in the videos.

This app really gets at all of the common social skill areas that I feel I work on with my students!


This app is so easy to use!

Pros:
* The videos are incredibly engaging, even for students who sometimes have difficulty with attending, in my opinion.
* Each video targets basic social skills and is super easy to use.
* Videos can be replayed, so you can stop and start them as needed.
* There are a bunch of videos, so you can definitely use this app session after session after session.

Cons:
* I wish there was a way to go back to previous videos because sometimes my students would quickly push buttons instead of having conversations about why they were choosing their answers.

This app is currently $19.99 and you can find it HERE!  In my opinion, this is a WONDERFUL app for anyone who teaches social skills!

Disclaimer: This app was given to me for review.  No other compensation was provided.  The opinions expressed here are solely my own.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

My Gingerbread Color Book {FREEBIE}

This time of year, who has time to prep?!?!  Here's a simple, fun, no-prep, free holiday activity for you!


"My Gingerbread Color Book {FREEBIE}" includes 10 half sheets that can be used to teach/reinforce colors, requesting, syntax, etc.


Simply print one set of books for each student.  Cut the pages in half on the dashed line, stack in numerical order, and staple together.  Then, read the sentences with your students and have them color the gingerbread men to match the sentences.  Students can work on syntax with the repetitive sentences, request various crayons to color the gingerbread men, etc.


You can find this versatile and easy to use activity HERE!

Sunday, October 9, 2016

(FREEBIE) No Prep Find and Fix Syntax Activities for Halloween

Happy (almost) Halloween!  This is one of my favorite times of the year!

I have a lot of students working on syntax skills, which is why I have added a free sample of one of my go-to products to my TpT store!


 "No Prep Find and Fix Syntax Activities for Halloween" includes 5 no-prep (just print!) sheets that can be used during therapy sessions or can be provided as homework!  


After reading the sentence, students must determine if the sentence makes sense or not.  Then, they fill in the thumbs up if the sentence does make sense and the thumbs down if the sentence does not make sense.  Students can then fix any sentences for which they have colored in the thumbs down.

You can snatch this not-so-scary treat at my TpT store!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

*FREEBIE* Cut and Glue Articulation Sampler for Fall

I have a feeling that this is going to be a very busy school year, which is why I LOVE minimal prep activities that are interactive!  


Today, I have a "Cut and Glue Articulation Sampler for Fall" to share with you.  This product is a selection of a larger activity, "Cut and Glue Articulation for Fall".  This product includes pages for /p/, /b/, /t/, and /d/ in the initial and final positions of words.  (The entire product includes worksheets for all sounds in the initial and final positions, as well as the vocalic /r/, /l/-blends, /r/-blends, and /s/-blends!)


Simply have your students color and cut out the apple pictures on the left side of the page.  Then, they can glue the apples on and around the tree!  (Students can even take their picture home for additional practice!)


Saturday, June 18, 2016

My Community Helpers Book: Emergent Reader Freebie

My newest product, "My Community Helpers Book: Emergent Reader Freebie", can be used as an emergent reader or it can be used to target vocabulary skills!


This resource includes 10 half sheets that each include a community helper.  Students can dot or color every picture!  Then, just cut the pages apart, stack them, and staple them together to create a small book!


You can find this FREE activity HERE!

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Zoo Animal Smash Mat FREEBIE

Zoo animals have invaded the speech room!  I love working on this theme with my preschoolers and kindergartners.  Since they love hands on activities, I created "Zoo Animal Smash Mats" and decided to share them with you as a FREEBIE!!


This product includes four zoo animal smash mats (each with 12 animals) for tons of fun with vocabulary skills!

First, print each sheet.  Laminate them all or put them in page protectors.

Then, have students label each animal or name an animal and have students point to the correct animal.  Last, roll a small ball of playdoh, place it on top of the appropriate animal, and smash it!!