Monday, September 16, 2013

Avast, me Mateys!

I don't know where or when or really even how it started, but I do know that it's FUN!

September 19th is International Talk Like A Pirate Day and in celebration, I'm running 
sale and a giveaway on
Pirate Parlay: Phonological Awareness Activities at Teachers Notebook.

 This product targets 12 different phonological awareness skills and is Common Core aligned. 

The graphics are from Scrappin Doodles and the font is called "Amazing Ruler" from

The download includes 40 pages of cards designed to target the following phonological awareness skills:

Syllable-structure awareness tasks

Blending and Segmenting

Onset-rime awareness tasks

Spoken word recognitionSpoken rhyme detection or rhyme oddity
Spoken rhyme generation Onset-rime blending

Phonemic awareness tasks

Phoneme matchingPhoneme isolationPhoneme blending with wordsPhoneme segmentation with words

I hope you and your students will enjoy working with this product. It was loads of fun to create!

I've linked the game board here as a free download. Just click the picture to grab it!
If you liked this, then you should head over to SLPRunner's Facebook page. She's got a list of Pirate themed activities from other speechies and teachers.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

A Whole Month?! + a FREEBIE

Whew! Where has the time gone? I can't believe the last post was almost a month ago! It's like school started or something :-)
I am so excited about this school year. After having some unintentional time away from the world of speech therapy, I feel like I'm rediscovering myself. I'm getting to know what professional happiness feels like again.
My fellow teachers and students are getting to know
Mrs. B, too. It's always interesting figuring out how the new school works and what the norms and mores are for that particular staff and faculty. Like a lot of you SLPs out there, I'm split between campuses this year so, I've got to get to know two of everything!
One thing I've come to know with my intermediate level kiddos is that some of them understand why they're coming to speech class and others have no clue. I think it's important for students to know the purpose of their learning, and speech goals are no exception. I'm loving the Common Core "I can" statements I've been seeing on Pinterest, Teacher's Notebook, and Teachers Pay Teachers. My district hasn't moved to Common Core yet, but we'll be getting there soon.
In the meantime, I've created this little activity to help my students get to know one another and facilitate some conversation about speech therapy goals and outcomes. You can grab it here free by clicking on the picture below.
Once again the graphics are from ScrappinDoodles
(I just love her stuff!) and the font is called "Follow You Into the World."
I hope you're all having a great start to the school year. Come back soon for loads of Sweet Speech Halloween themed games and activities.