Guys I made another freebie and it’s up on my teachers pay teacher account for you all!! It’s a Halloween themed bingo where your kids have to guess the correct answer to the WH- question 🤓. I like to use these yummy chocolates from target as the chips. The winner (or all players) gets to eat one at the end!
Go download it and tell me what you think! Link is in my bio 👻🎃
Don’t wait until you’ve reached your goal to be proud of yourself. Be proud of every step you take to get there. ✨
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When I’m having a bad day all I have to do is go through my pictures & look at this sweet girls face to cheer me up.💕
For those of you who don’t know, this is my little sister. She’s turning 6 soon & though we might have a few years difference between us (15 nbd) I feel like we have such a close bond. I strive to be her role model and to be someone she can always look up to. When I go home she’s the first person who runs up to me to give me a great big hug & I miss her all the time. She’s the sweetest soul and has the best sense of humor, she could make just about anyone smile.
Anyways, all throughout growing up I ALWAYS wanted a sister (or two or three). I was an only child and lived in a small town with only one or two other kids my age living near by. Luckily one of those kids turned out to be my absolute best friend, & we remain still to this day. She was literally the sister I never had growing up and we were in separable. Then one night after school I was just sitting at home with my mom having dinner. Out of the blue she leaves the room for awhile and comes back into the kitchen grinning ear to ear. Honestly guys, I had no clue what she was up to bc my moms totally crazy (in a fun and good way) so I just kind of watched her make her way back to sit down at the table with me. She then told me that she was pregnant. WHAT?! Like i literally couldn’t freaking believe it. I was 14 years old & was gonna have a little sibling?! I was so shocked but so excited, like this is what I had been waiting for for so long but never thought would happen.
We obviously didn’t know if it was a girl or boy yet, but I was so hoping for a little sister. The next few months were the longest ever because I wanted to know if I was having a little sister or brother already. Finallly we found out & I was 10x more ecstatic! And then I’m sure you know the rest of the process but like this was a huge moment in my teenage years and I feel like it’s a rare thing (with the age difference) ya know?! So I just wanted to share with you guys & see if anyone else has a story like this & if you’re close with your siblings or not 💕
Our NSSLHA officers are here at the Army Retirement Center collecting donations for the ALS association. If you would like to volunteer at the Walk to Defeat ALS in San Antonio on October, 27th, contact our events coordinator, Dora Magallanes.
"Consistent is more important than perfect", She repeats to herself daily... Consistency is my big word that I'm gearing up for my last ninety days of the year. It has been my priority to get into better routines both professionally and personally so that I empower myself to tackle each day. One thing that deterred my focus was the elephant in the room about posting EVERYDAY. We all know the insta algorithm and we all have different feelings about it. I personally have a goal to post every day at least once a day; granted, I have days where I'm better than others. When I'm inconsistent in this area I tend to have negative self talk and guilt because of the pressure I put on myself. This is why I'm altering the way I do social media content to plan it out for the week on Sundays and not to sit down each day and post. I feel that I'm in my creative element when I can focus on one type of task for a set period of time rather than task switch each day. I think this will provide more thoughtful content and will reduce stress to "keep up". I'm feeling more like myself by taking steps toward alleviating some of the daily pressures. What is your focus word that you're considering working on in the last 90 days? What is one step you can take now that you'll thank yourself for tomorrow? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Have you ever used the Cheerios book? I love it for therapy and home!! Oh the things we have been able to target! Receptive and expressive language, pointing, rote counting, pincer grasping, following directions, sharing, vocabulary, and so much more! Plus, the kiddos are eating and having fun, and have no idea that they’re working! Even better....they have books for Halloween, Christmas, and animals too! (Item is linked in my stories!)
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A trip to McKays on Sunday = new reading material = happiness
A little #MondayMotivation reminder during a stressful week of midterms and papers!🤓 I used to think getting straight A’s in college was impossible- but looking where I’m at now I know that anything is possible if you set your mind to it. So here’s to not only getting through this week or this semester, but getting through grad school apps and crossing the finish line (aka graduation) in May! #futureSLP#SLP2be#csdstudent#slpstudent
📚 BOOK of the week! This ones perfect for consolidating the following goals learnt in therapy: ⠀
•Adjectives (tall, woolly, warm, cold, sleepy, hot) •Prepositions (through, in, on, over, under)
•Why questions #HappyReading
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This app NEVER gets old (for me or my kids). I upgraded to the paid version and think it was worth the couple of dollars
Make sure you collaborate with your OT! My student uses ProLoQuo2Go and today his OT asked me if I could add these symbols into his device! For our students who need help with sensory integration and regulating their emotions, having the words to say when they need breaks or input is essential. #RelatedServicesTeamwork
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It is raining ☔️ nonstop here. How about by you?
Of course, it was also picture day 📷 in our school. I’m expecting those to turn out fabulous 🙄 since I had to run 🏃♀️ back out to my car in the rain 🌧 twice to get materials I forgot to bring in BEFORE I took my photo. .
Are you working on conjunctions this week? Here a few fun activities I’m doing that you might also enjoy (bookmark 📚 these ideas 💡 if you’d like):
1️⃣ Play a color coded game, like Uno or Simon. Each color/ card stands for a target conjunction. When your stand lands on that card or color, they can make a sentence about a picture using the target 🎯 conjunction. Pair it with the Pogg app
2️⃣ Draw a quick tic-tac-toe board and write the conjunctions you want to target in the spaces. Your students can answer questions or make a sentence about a picture when they land on a space.
3️⃣ Write conjunctions on index cards (2 each). Turn over on a table and play a memory game. When you find the match, make a sentence.
4️⃣ Play pin the 🍎 on the 🌳. Make pieces out of construction paper. Write ✍️ conjunctions on 🌳 and glue pics on 🍎. Place an 🍎 on the 🌳 and create a sentence.
5️⃣ Play conjunctions 🎳. Write conjunctions inside of solo cups then stack. Roll a ball to knock over the cups then create sentences. .
I hope 🤞 these ideas 💡 make your week easier 💜
In the pic is my newest conjunctions “chip flip” packet. It was worth the wet hair 😂 at least, since my student had fun. Link in profile if you’re interested!
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Want your students to write more in speech? Do they really have to use pencils? I am all about using fun writing tools! I am a huge fan of smelly ones too! They are fun and elicit so much language! Do you have a favorite smelly writing item? I think I have them all!
I’ve had several people ask me about my weekly planning and data method lately, so I thought I would share the link again to the form that I use. It’s a FREE and completely editable Powerpoint file here: bit.ly/weeklydatasheet (or click the link in my profile @slpnataliesnyders). It just makes sense in my brain to have everything for the day on one page, with space to circle the goal I want to target that day and quickly jot down notes and data, without spending a ton of time on it. I’ve used this for the past decade, and it’s served me well! #Slpnataliesnyders#schoolslp#slpeeps#slp2b#slp2be#speechies#speechlife#speechtx#speechtherapy
Ever have a caseload full of goals you haven't worked on in awhile? I've never done so many Wh questions, so I've been beefing up my materials.
Here's what's working now for What and Who questions for my young clients:
Questions Hunt App (Virtual Speech Center)
Wh Questions blocks (Melissa and Doug)
If you have a resource or material you like to use, please share it below!
Did you know about paint sticks?
These are called Chunkies Paint sticks, they are perfect for preschoolers who can't yet hold crayons. When the color goes on, it looks a lot like watercolor. Best yet, they are no mess.
Vocabulary targeted: open, color names, help, turn (you have to twist the handle to get the color to push up), open, close, and mine.
My last post on the CELF-5 had many of you sharing your frustrations (and also brought so many new followers - hiii👋). Unfortunately, I don’t have any other assessment in my building (except an outdated CASL). I have been really interested in the TILLS after reading many great reviews, but due to funding, I doubt I’ll get it in my hands anytime soon. What formal assessments are your favorite for the 6-12th age range? If you could have ANY assessment, which would it be?