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Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Rhyming Clips

Rhyming Clips 


I love centers! I love hands on activities that keep the kids engaged! The kids get so much more out of learning when they are having fun. 
I made this rhyming clip activity to target rhyming (obviously!) but it also target some of those fine motor skills for all of my OT friends out there!
There is cutting, coloring, clipping and play-doh.

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You can also leave them as mats and let the kids cover up the yes or no with playdoh.

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You can use just plain clothes pins but I was lucky enough to find these really cute snowmen from the Dollar Store. You never know what you can find at the Dollar store, I am a definite addict of that place :)

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And for the notebook version, you can work on cutting and coloring...


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Monday, 12 December 2016

Freebie- Letter Identification Mats

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My biggest question from teachers is "do you have anything that targets letter knowledge?" Well, yes I do! The kids may be able to identify the beginning sound but aren't sure what letter goes wit it. I made this fun activity center to target just that! You get some playdoh, laminate the free mats and let each student grab a few pages and then cover the letter that goes with the beginning sound. I have made every sound including vowels. No diagraphs though! 

  You can grab this freebie here and please follow my shop and leave me some feedback~
 Beginning Sound & Letter Identification Mats

Thanks for checking in!!

I also have Beginning Sound Mats for a $0.50!


 Beginning Sound Mats

Tis' The Season To Be Giving!!
 
Cheers,
Mindy

1 Month of Speech Therapy Giveaway!!


Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Santa's Workshop!

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Here is Speech is Sweet's Santa's Articulation Workshop that I won last week!
Woo HOO! I was so excited to win something, and something I can use in speech therapy, that I like, is an extra bonus!!
It has so many sounds that you can work on in articulation! You can use dabbers, chipper chats, or even crayons to reinforce those sounds! I highly recommend it! I also have purchased one of her Halloween Artic. packs and really found it useful too!
Thank you, Speech is Sweet, I am so grateful!
 
Santa's Articulation Workshop 

You've probably seen one of her many giveaway from her Facebook page! If not, check them out and hey while you're there check out my FB page as well!
Tis' the Season!!!
Thanks!!!!



Saturday, 3 December 2016

Promise No. 1 - Education as a Treaty Right







Some days I feel sorry for myself and then it doesn't take long to see that everyone, at some time, is facing an up hill battle. Some hills are steeper than others. We all need to work together, support each other and remember "were here for the kids...."

Creating Communicators provides speech language and occupational therapy to (predominately) First Nation Schools. As an aboriginal woman who was born and raised in Alberta, I see these issues first hand. It makes me sad that these school have many students who struggle with the basic skills they need to succeed academically and socially. The teachers work hard and don't always feeling supported or valued. 

I started Creating Communicators to bridge this gap. When I go to schools, I work hard to build a rapport with students and teachers, and help teachers and aides with training, and give them as many resources as possible. I want to do as much as I can to support of First Nation students and staff.

I want all of staff and students to know that I will go above and beyond what is expected to help make their role easier and support them in anyway I can possible!


With that being said, many of our educators are doing an excellent job! Here are some examples of activities that are being used in a K4 classroom. 

Tina is using Pete the Cat as a theme and has made hands on centers that target vocabulary, math, language and other important concepts. She has done it an an excellent way so that she is promoting language through play, which is exactly what the 4 year olds need!  


I am so proud of her and the work she has done at the school!






 She uses these laminate cut outs for the students to talk about vocabulary, colors and to help sequence the story. 


Tina uses these buttons to work on number sense.

And then she has them practice fine motor skills tracing the numbers in the book.
 

She also has all of her Pete the Cat books displayed in her class so the students can "read" them!


Great job!

I want to thank Lisa Thunder for taking a chance with Creating Communicators and working so hard for all of the staff and students of Bigstone Cree Nation at OPK school! 

Thank you Mrs. Bishop for letting me come in and do activities with your class! Thanks for being so open and welcoming!

Thank you all!
I am so grateful to be a part of your team!!!
Cheers, 
Mindy

Monday, 28 November 2016

Winter Speech Pack

Winter Speech Pack 


Do you need a quick activity for a reasonable price? 
Take a look at my Winter Speech Pack! 

It has everything you need for a week in speech therapy (or more) or for kindergarten literacy centers. 
It includes 
Pronouns, Categorization, Phonemic Awareness skills and Following Directions.
There are even some extra
Coloring pages for reinforcement or conversation starters. 


All this for $0.80 while the sale is on!!






Monday, 21 November 2016

Moustache Smash- Articulation Edition

Moustache Smash Up- Articulation Edition 

We all have a huge articulation caseload and get tired of the same old games, maybe the kids don't but I definitely do!

I made a fun new game!
Have you ever heard of Moustache Smash? Yes, then you know what to do! It's a fun game where kids hold a moustache at their face and then slap all of the cards that are the same as their moustache. 
I made it a little different- you just choose the child's target sound and then lay them on the table. The child then says the word (5 or even 10 times) and slaps the card with their moustache. 
You can also say the word, they copy you and then slap the word then they find the card. 
It is a fun way to get a lot of repetitions- just make sure the child says the word 2, 5 or even 10 times! 
I have included all of the common sounds- f, k, g, s and s blends, l and l blends, sh, ch and th. All of the sounds have most of the examples in the initial position and a few in the final position.


Get it quick while its only $1.25!!!
 
I am going to work on a vocabulary edition too, so keep an eye out for it!


You can buy the game here