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Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Match it! An Associations Game

Match It! An Associations Game 

I made a new product and you know how I love associations! 
Its that time of year when I am starting to get tired of the same old stuff... I've spent a small fortune on TPT! :)

You print it off, laminate and then cut out the pieces but leave the mats as entire pages.
If you have nothing but time and money you can use velcro too! That will make it easier to keep it together and hopefully  you won't misplace the pieces.



I made this and if you grab it quick you can get it for free!
Please leave me some feedback!!


Have a great day! 
Mindy

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Vocabulary

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Vocabulary-Associations-What-Doesnt-Belong-and-Categorization-578985

Hey Everyone!


One of my favourite goals to work on is vocabulary, especially associations. I made a Vocabulary pack a while back and got to thinking... I would like the kids to be able to take something home to practice their new skills with mom and dad!

In my vocabulary pack I added a black and white booklet that the kids can color, daub, or use bingo chips ( or chipper chats).
I added 6 more pages to my pack.
Take a look and I hope you like it!
I also put it on sale this week for $2!

Great deal!


Cheers,
Mindy

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Saturday, 18 March 2017

Supports for Special Ed

  This year I have some kids on my caseload that are nonverbal and some are on the Autism Spectrum, and some are both! I am always open for a challenge so I went on the hunt to find some things that would help these kiddos communicate and for some goodies that staff would need!

 

Here is what I found.

1. Visual Supports for Autism MegaPack

Visual Supports for Autism Megapack - Assists Behavior and


I love this resource! It has a visual support necklace, visual schedule and some schedules for reinforcement! Love this!



2.Morning Adapted Work Binder (for Special Needs)

 Morning Adapted Work Binder (for Special Needs) 

 

Although this resources is a bit to make, it is unbelievable! There has been so much work put into this resource! 

What skills does this binder practice?
• Spell and Write Name
• Birthday and Age
• Address
• Phone Number
• Calendar Counting
• Spell and Write Month
• Spell and Trace Days of the Week
• “Yesterday was, Today is, Tomorrow will be”
• Weather
• Monthly Weather Graphing
• Seasons and Seasonal Clothing
• Temperature (Write # and thermometer) F and C include

 

 3. Paraprofessional Binder for the Special Ed Classroom


Paraprofessional Binder for the Special Education Classroom  

This is a really good one for aides! Some great information and reminders!

Sunday, 12 March 2017

Luck of the Irish!

March Speech and Language Package 

Here are some cute, cheap ideas to use in speech therapy this week.


First is my speech and language pack

that targets articulation, beginning sounds, past tense, plurals, comparing and contrasting.



It has 14 pages and its only 0.50!!


Here is another home reader that you can use for literacy, prepositions and vocabulary and the best part is, it's free!!

 Leprechaun Home Reader

May the luck of the Irish be with you!!

Mindy

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

SLP Must Have!




My SLP must have product this month is my 

Category Clips!


 Category Clips


There are 2 levels
First is the basic categories for your little guys-
 animals, food, transportation, & clothing.


Then there are sub categories
Like different kinds of transportation-land, sea and air.



https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Category-Clips-2964812




Sunday, 26 February 2017

OT with a side of Speech!


Kindergarten Fine Motor Kits
That target pincer grasp,  strength, bilateral coordination, and object manipulation.
Credit: Chantelle Robertson, Occupational Therapist.

****Note: we did not reinvent the wheel here, we just put all the stuff you need (directions and letters in one spot- FOR FREE!!)

Fine Motor Kit 1- Pincer Grasp
Kit- Letter outlines and beads
Objective- improve pincer grasp and learn letter formation.
Task: have students place beads along the outline of the letter starting at the tip of the letter (to reinforce proper letter formation). The student will use their thumb and index finger (prince grasp) to pick up the beads and place them on the line. Having a strong pincer grasp is important in promoting the tripod grasp, its also important in self-care tasks (zippers and tying shoes).

 
Fine Motor Kit 2- Strength
Kit-Playdoh and small toys and other manipulatives
Objective: improve hand strength
Task: have students dig in the playdoh with their hands and pull all of the playdoh of each toy. Hand strength is important when completing classroom skills like using scissors and also when completing daily tasks like opening jars. When the student finds an item, have them talk about the item. For example where the item is found, what it does, what group it belongs to,  its parts and what goes with the item. You can also use concepts like place the car on the bin, in the bin, behind the bin, etc. 

For speech therapy- you can use this with articulation and have the student say their target every time they put down a bead.

Fine Motor Kit 3- Bilateral  coordination/ 2 hands
Kit-pipe cleaners and beads
Objective: improve bilateral coordination  and numeracy

Task: have students  a number and identify it. String the same amount of beads onto the pipe cleaner.
Ex number 2 pipe cleaner: string 2 beads.
Using 2 hands together

For speech therapy- you can use this as a great way to develop vocabulary skills!



http://creatingcommunicators-mindy.blogspot.ca/2017/02/kindergarten-fine-motor-kits.html



her is important during printing and cutting tasks and two hands need to work together. One hand holds the paper and the other the tool.

Fine Motor Kit 4- Object Manipulation
Kit-blocks and cups
Objective: introduce sorting, patterns, object manipulation, turn taking and cooperative play skills.
Task: have students  sort blocks by color into cups. Once each student has several blocks in their cup they can take turns adding to a tower. They can work in groups of two to create ABAB patterns in their block towers. Have the student count how high their tower is. Object manipulation is important when completing puzzles and craft projects. Cooperative play is a developing skill in 4 and 5 year olds which some student may find difficult.

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Jack & Jill




Everything you need for a week with Jack and Jill!




A story for printing and reading practice.


A center to work on sequencing

  
Individual sequencing activity that you can use pictures or text
  Pronoun practice and possessives


This pack is prefect for speech therapy or a kindergarten theme!

Be sure to check out my Facebook page and website for freebies you can't find anywhere else :)
 https://www.facebook.com/creatingcommunicators.net/