I love using my free product called Spring People Sentences .  It was one of my first free products, and something I actually use all of the time (during the season).  Last week, I was using it, and realized that I had some great new spring clip art that I would love to see used on the mats.  Well, this turned into me completely revamping the product! This is a free product that targets third person pronouns in a really simple way.  There are mats with sentence starters, and mats that are blank.  Both sets contain a boy, a girl, and a pair (they).  The mats with sentence starters simply state: He/She/They have a ______.    There are 24 different items for the student to comment about. This activity targets not only the pronouns of he, she, and they , but can also target a variety of spring vocabulary.  My students love picking a picture to use in their sentences! So, while I was revamping my spring pronoun packet, I decided to redo my Summer People Sentences also.  This has...
Hi everyone!  I am super excited about these books that I am going to show you today!  These books are very similar to my Winter and Spring Interactive Books  that have been very popular with my students.  I don't know about you, but I am so ready for summer!  I am going to start using these books in the next few weeks to get my students interested in summer too.  So, here are my... Summer Interactive Books! These are fun, simple books that can be used in a variety of ways.  They are pretty easy to assemble with a little lamination and Velcro.  Complete instructions for how to assemble these books are included in the packet. The first book is called  What Do You See? In this book, students use the interactive pieces to complete sentences about things that they can see in the summer.  Examples include a bike, a sand castle, a pool, and sunscreen.  Here is an example of a page: The second book is called  Summer Activities. There are two additi...
Thanks to Natalie over at Natalie Snyders, SLP  for hosting this fun linky! Who am I? My name is Jen, and I live in southeast Michigan with my husband and our two boys ages 7 and 8. The boys keep us super busy!   I have been a speech-language pathologist for 15 years, the majority of them in public schools.  I have been blogging and on TpT since November 2012, when I started on kind of a whim.  I had no idea that I would be able to meet and interact with so many amazing SLPs! What do I offer? The tagline on my blog says "A Place to Explore Speech and Language Ideas."  My blog is mostly ideas and activities that help me out in my practice as a school based SLP.  I love to use apps in therapy, so there are often app reviews.  I highlight new products that I have produced for my therapy room and my TpT store.  I also have a new feature where I am highlighting some simple tips and tricks  that help me out in my everyday SLP life.  Once in a while I will also talk ...
Have you ever had a few tiny pieces that were cut up, but that you really wanted to laminate.  So many times, I have put loose pieces into a laminating pouch and then placed them in the laminator, only to have them move around, fall out, or end up on top of each other.  What a mess! I have discovered a quick, easy way to get these tiny pieces laminated with no mess, or frustration.  Two words...glue stick. I simply take a glue stick and put a small dot on the back of whatever I want to laminate.  Then, I put it into the laminating pouch and press down just like I would to make the piece stick to paper. When I am done, I have a whole sheet full of loose pieces, but they won't fall out when I move the sheet to the laminator. When I get it to the laminator, I can just place it into my laminator and can turn away.  The pieces will not fall out, and they will not move. WOO HOO!  An easy peasy way to laminate those tiny pieces that always drive me crazy! Hop...
I love to find new and fun activities on TpT, and last week there was a great blog hop where I scored some awesome spring finds.  I found this Spring Yes/No Questions Freebie from Speechasaurus during the blog hop. I love using these kinds of questions with a couple of my students, so was excited to try them out.  There were two large cards per page, but I wanted my cards a little smaller.  I decided to print multiple pages on one page.  WHAT????  Didn't know you could do that, did you? Check it out... When you go to print, Under Page Sizing and Handling, look for a box that says "Multiple".  Click it. After that, you can decide how many pages per sheet.  Both my printer at home, and my printer system at school offer a variety of choices from 2-16 pages per sheet, plus a custom option. Here is how it looked when I printed four pictures to a page vs. one page by itself: I was able to print the whole 20 page packet on only 5 pieces of paper! Sc...
That was so much fun!!!!  I hope you had a great time going through all of the blogs and reading the facts and fibs! My Fib: A) No, I didn't really "hang out" with Martha Stewart. I went to Northern Arizona University for grad school.  We went to Las Vegas a few times.  One time in October, 1998, my mom was there for a business trip and offered us a room, so of course we took it!  It happened that while we were there, they were having the grand opening of the Bellagio.  We were able to see the first fountain display at night.  We were standing behind the red velvet ropes that were set up for the VIP guests.  From what I recall, there were a few celebrities that we recognized, but right in front of us was Martha Stewart.  Ok, so we didn't talk or actually hang out, but I can say I was at the opening of the Bellagio with Martha Stewart. Click on the picture to see the fountain show. My Facts: B) Yes, I really did go hang gliding at Kitty Hawk with my fam...