Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Seuss-tastic Activities (Part 2)

I'm loving everyone's awesome Dr. Seuss activities! I'm already looking forward to next year to try out everyone's ideas! Here are a few of the activities that will round out my week. Hope you find them useful!

Activity #1: There's a Wocket in my Pocket! Pockets!

This is one of those super easy and versatile activities! I made pockets out of paper and laminated them so they'd last longer than one session. Then, I got out my trusty flashcards and filled each pocket with a few flashcards related to each student's goals. Next, we started reading the book. When we found a "crazy word" (which conveniently, occurred on every page!), the student who was the first to hold up their pocket and yell "crazy word, crazy word" got to pull out their cards and go through their flashcards!

Activity #2: One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish Same and Different

I have a lot of students who are working on same and different, so this activity has already gotten a good workout this week! I made fish bowls out of construction paper and glued pictures of items to be compared and contrasted onto the fish bowls and wa-la! Easy peasy same and different activity!

Activity #3: Put Me in the Zoo Game

My students seem to like any activity that seems remotely like a game, so that's exactly what this last activity is! My friend's very artistic son drew four different pictures of the character from Put Me in the Zoo and I cut out circles with numbers 2-6 as well as plus and minus signs. Instant game! Here's how it works: Students take turns selecting dots and saying their word (in any position and at any level) as many times as the number on their dot. If they get a plus, they draw another dot and a minus means they have to put one dot back. The student with the most dots collected on their zoo character wins!

I hope you are having an awesome Dr. Seuss celebration week! If you found these activities useful and would like to stay up to date with all of my activities, please "like" my facebook page that you can find here! Also, if you are looking for additional activities, please check out my TpT store here!

As always, thanks for reading!

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Seuss-tastic Activities (Part 1)

Dr. Seuss week is one of my favorite "therapy theme weeks"! I've been prepping quite a few activities for this week, so I decided to share a few in case you'd like to incorporate them (or your own variation) into your therapy room.

First up, The Cat in the Hat Artic!

This activity is super easy and versatile! All you have to do is cut white paper in the shape of the cat's hat, cut a few red strips of paper, and grab your artic pictures. You can add tons of pictures for extra artic practice too!! As a variation to the activity, you could always read the book together while the students look for words that include their sound and include them on the hat.

Next up, Oh, the Places You'll Go artic!

Oh, the Places You'll Go is my absolute favorite children's book, so you just know I had to include it this week! I'll be using this book and activity with my older artic students to verbalize and write goals that they have for themselves in the future. I started my own hot air balloon filled with my own goals to give them an example of the activity. Writing down our goals will help us collect our thoughts and ideally slow down and monitor our own speech. (Fingers crossed!) :)

Last up, Fox in Socks wh-questions!

I have tons of students working on wh-questions, so I found an easy sock template and wrote "who", "what", "where", "when", and "why" questions on the socks. I like this template by Twisty Noodle. Students can add a little bit of decoration to the socks once they have answered each question too!

I have a few more Dr. Seuss activities planned for this week, but they're still in the "prepping process" right now, so stay tuned for "part 2" of "Seuss-tastic Activities"!!

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“You're never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child.” ― Dr. Seuss

Monday, February 18, 2013

Happy President's Day!

Happy President's Day! For those of you who still have to work this week, here are a few President's Day ideas for you...

This is actually an activity that we used for Veteran's Day, but it would certainly be a great one for Valentine's Day too. I cut out red, white, and blue hands, but certainly, you could have the kids trace and cut their own out as well. Then, we wrote anything related to each student's goals on the hands. In the picture, you can see that a few students were working on /r/. My language students were also working on describing items with attributes, stating similarities and differences, and determining a category given 3 items that belonged to the category. Obviously, you can really use this activity for any artic and/or language goal, so go to town incorporating your own goals! Here's a picture of the finished product.

If you're looking for more activities to finish off your President's Day week, you could also check out my TpT store for a few materials...

President's Day Listening Comprehension and Context Clues
This leveled activity includes 22 president cards that each have a short story about the president, a context clue question, and a listening comprehension question. One set of 22 cards include multiple choice answers for the context clue question and the other set is open ended without choices to target multiple levels.

President's Day by Anne Rockwell: A Companion Pack
Target interrogative reversals/question asking, listening comprehension, character description, story retelling, regular past tense verbs, irregular past tense verbs, tier 2 vocabulary, subjective pronouns, possessive pronouns, and auxiliary verbs (“is” vs. “are”) with this 67-page pack!

President's Day Asking Questions and Interrogative Reversals
This activity includes 24 short stories about United States presidents, as well as 21 question word cue cards. Every story also includes three cards that state a topic (related to the story) that the student must ask about.

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If you looking for other materials, you can check out my entire TpT store here!

Hope you find these ideas and materials useful! Thanks for reading!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

A 'Thank You' and a FREEBIE!

Thank you so much for your wonderful TpT support over the last few days!! You all are amazing! As a 'thank you', please enjoy this FREEBIE, "Star Power /s/-Blends"! This activity includes 24 /st/ cards, 24 /sk/ cards, 24 /sp/ cards, 16 /sm/ cards, and 16 /sn/ cards with super cute star graphics!!

Here are a few examples of the cards...

/st/ cards,

and some /sp/ cards!!

You can grab this FREEBIE at my TpT store HERE!! Enjoy! Thanks again for your support!