Thursday, August 15, 2013

Back to School Bundles at Teachers Notebook-UPDATE!

August 13, 2013 - UPDATE
WOW! This just keeps getting better! If you were excited about the Back to School Bundle Sale, then you're going to flip over this news!

The folks at Teachers Notebook have introduced the "Build a Bundle" option. Now you can customize your bundle from the products offered by participating teacher shops.

Load up on what you want, erm... what your students need
this school year! :-)

Also, check out the sales going on all over the site,
including The BonBonSpeecher Store.
EVERYTHING is 25% from August 12 until August 19th.

Remember, The BonBonSpeecher Store is featured in bundles 16 and 22 which are intended for 3rd-5th grade. Click the numbers to go directly to those bundles, but search the site for other amazing offers from tons of other teacher shops!


Monday, August 12, 2013

Back to School Bundles at Teachers Notebook!

Oh, my goodness! I'm so excited to help promote the
Back to School Bundles Sale at Teachers Notebook.
About a week ago, the staff and team over at TN asked all shop owners to submit products to be bundled and sold at $20-30.
Over 3,000 products were submitted and the staff carefully assembled the bundles to give you the best deals in the following categories:
Common Core Math
Common Core Reading
Common Core Writing
Classroom Decoration
Classroom Management
Special Education
Educational Technology
What this means is when you purchase a bundle during this sale, you'll be getting over $100 of high quality, Common Core aligned, super cute and fun activities for your classroom for only $25!
The BonBonSpeecher Store is featured in bundles 16 and 22 which are intended for 3rd-5th grade. Click the numbers to go directly to those bundles, but search the site for other amazing offers from tons of other teacher shops!


Friday, August 9, 2013

Mmmore sushi, please!

So, I'm really loving this clipart from Lettering Delights. It's so stinking cute!
I created a little Articulation Bonus and included it in the download of the
Sushi Reinforcement game you can pick up at Teachers Pay Teachers or Teachers Notebook.
Today, I want to give you a little something extra. I whipped up this
Sushi Language Freebie to go along with the set.
Click here to download color and B&W versions.
It's a one page print out of some WH questions that focus on eating at a restaurant. I've provided both color and black & white options for printing. I hope this will be useful to you at some point over the school year.
I'll be hanging out in the England and Ireland with some of my best friends over the next two weeks. I have some new things in store for back to school though... AND
Stay tuned for some amazing news from Teachers Notebook tomorrow!!

Saturday, August 3, 2013


What can I say? I'm a fan. I enjoy a good sushi roll from time to time. Connoisseurs would say I know nothing about sushi and don't really eat true sushi. Nigiri? Sashimi? Rice - inside or outside? Wasabi? Soy? Raw? Fried? I respond with this: I'll try anything once, and I know what I like!

I made this quick little reinforcement game because I saw the clip art at Lettering Delights and had to have it. I enjoy reinforcement games almost as much as my students. I think they keep the drill more interesting for my articulation kiddos and they provide an opportunity to introduce a new topic of conversation at the speech table for the language students.

This one is pretty simple in gameplay, but will be challenging enough for your groups to complete so it's really a win-win.

There are eight different types of sushi and four special cards. The goal of the game is to collect ten matching pieces to complete your sushi roll. Each student gets a plate/placemat with a picture of the sushi roll they are trying to complete.

The cards will be placed in a Chinese take-out box or bento box. After each talking turn the students will draw a sushi piece and see if it matches the one that's on their plate/placemat. If the card is a match, they keep it. If the card doesn't match, it's returned. If the student draws a special card, they will follow the directions to draw another card(s), return card(s), or lose a turn.

Printing instructions are included in the product download. I've provided backing for the cards, but it's not always necessary to print double sided. I usually do print my cards with a backing in case I decide to use the cards for another purpose or with new rules for the game. For example, you could hold up the cards and have the students pick from your hand or arrange the cards in a round on the table and call it the conveyor belt like in the picture below. For my wiggle worms, I like to play games with cards in different locations around the room so they have a chance to move about and use up some energy. The backing is nice in these situations, but you're free to choose how you want to print your file.

Also included in the product file is a FREEBIE BONUS articulation word list with sushi themed words. I hope you and your students will enjoy this fun game in your classroom. You can purchase Sushi at Teacher's Notebook or here at Teachers Pay Teachers.