Spring Articulation Ideas!

Spring articulation ideas for speech therapy sessions.

Spring is coming!!!!  I don't know what it is about this winter, but I have never been more ready for spring before.  I can't wait for warmer temperatures, the smell of rain and flowers, and some warm sun on my face.  I also can't wait to use all of the cute ideas I have been starting to collect with my preschool articulation/phonological students!

Bunny Ball Poppers!
I found these bunny ball poppers at The Dollar Tree.  What a great find!  $1 for ball poppers!  Definitely going to keep this in mind throughout the year.  Hopefully they will continue to put out more of these for my collection.
My students LOVE to pop this little guy!  I have my students say their word multiple times or in a sentence before they get to pop the popper.  Then they have fun taking target practice!

Spring articulation ideas for speech therapy sessions.


Chick Wind-up Toys!
Another Dollar Tree find was this cute chick wind-up toy. My preschoolers have really been getting into my wind-up toys, so I thought I would try this one out with a simple activity.  I laid out my articulation cards and wound up the chick.  Whichever cards she touched I had the students say.

Spring articulation ideas for speech therapy sessions.

Glue and Say Spring Articulation!
Glue and Say Articulation: Spring is a new activity that I created to go along with my Glue and Say series.  I have every sound you need to target in this packet in all positions of words.  Students cut out the pictures (I do this for my preschoolers to save tons of time) and then glue them into the boxes provided. Head over to my TpT store to grab this no-prep activity.

 Glue and Say Articulation: Spring

 Glue and Say Articulation: Spring

Here is a spring bulletin board that I made that used articulation words placed on flowers.  My students made a whole garden!  

Spring Bulletin Board for Speech Therapy

Have fun getting ready for spring in your room!  I know I can't wait!

How I Structure My Preschool Speech and Language Room

Are you looking to organize your room for drop in speech and language services for preschoolers?  Here are some tips of how I have organized and structured my room for the PreK crowd.  #prekslp #speechtherapy #preschool

I have been working exclusively with preschool students for a little over five months now.  I currently have a caseload of 57 preschool students age 3-5 with a variety of speech and language disorders.  The students are brought in to me by their parents at an Early Childhood Center.  I see a few students individually, but the majority are seen in small groups of 2-4 (I only have one group of 4 right now).  I am lucky enough to have a wonderful paraprofessional helping out in my room too!  With that many students and smallish groups, you can imagine that my scheduling is pretty tight.  You would be right! About 50% of my students are seen in hour long groups, and the other 50% are seen in half hour chunks. I try to group my students as closely as I can with age and goals, but with parents schedules and preschool schedules to work around, the groups can get a bit mixed.  Luckily, I have found a way to structure my room so that I can work on a variety of skills in any group.  I am super lucky to have a full size classroom as my work space, and I have clearly defined it to move through our sessions.
Are you looking to organize your room for drop in speech and language services for preschoolers?  Here are some tips of how I have organized and structured my room for the PreK crowd.  #prekslp #speechtherapy #preschool

When students arrive, they are able to play in my toy area for about 5-10 minutes (depending on length of their session).  I am able to engage with them while we wait for anyone who is running late.  It is so fun to see all of the language opportunities during these play times!  I've been using a digital timer to warn students that play time is almost finished, ad that has been working great.  Once they get used to the warning and then the timer going off, transitions are easy for most.  I do have some visual schedules too in case I have a student who isn't so keen on the auditory warnings.
Are you looking to organize your room for drop in speech and language services for preschoolers?  Here are some tips of how I have organized and structured my room for the PreK crowd.  #prekslp #speechtherapy #preschool
 Are you looking to organize your room for drop in speech and language services for preschoolers?  Here are some tips of how I have organized and structured my room for the PreK crowd.  #prekslp #speechtherapy #preschoolAre you looking to organize your room for drop in speech and language services for preschoolers?  Here are some tips of how I have organized and structured my room for the PreK crowd.  #prekslp #speechtherapy #preschool



Are you looking to organize your room for drop in speech and language services for preschoolers?  Here are some tips of how I have organized and structured my room for the PreK crowd.  #prekslp #speechtherapy #preschool
After play, we usually go over to the smart board for some movement and songs.  I have a couple of different boards for this, and right now we are using a board that contains different winter songs that I have found.  The kids love getting to choose the song from my selections.  The songs help get some wiggles out before we move on to more seated activities.  Some of my favorites are on the Jack Hartmann Kids Music Channel, Dr. Jean, The Learning Station, and of course, an occasional Pinkfong favorite.

Are you looking to organize your room for drop in speech and language services for preschoolers?  Here are some tips of how I have organized and structured my room for the PreK crowd.  #prekslp #speechtherapy #preschool

After our one or two songs, we move over to the book area.  My students love to sit in these mini seats and pick their color.  Amazingly, I have very few fights over the color chair.  The paraprofessional in my room always copies the front cover of the book of the week so that we can display it a couple of different ways.  We put one copy on the easel in the book area, and one copy on the bulletin board in our room.  My students love looking at the board and talking about their favorite books that we have read.  The board is really filling up!



Are you looking to organize your room for drop in speech and language services for preschoolers?  Here are some tips of how I have organized and structured my room for the PreK crowd.  #prekslp #speechtherapy #preschool
Next, we move over to my work table.  Who am I kidding, the students usually run (preschoolers don't walk) over so they can get their work done and play some more!  Plus, they love that we usually have some sort of fun activity or game to go along with their goal work.  I usually try to have a game or activity that allows me to focus on a variety of goals.  These are usually pretty open ended games/activities such as Pop the Pig, using bingo chips, fishing games, and really any other open ended game/activity that doesn't require specific answers.  I love that I can target both articulation/phonological processes and language skills during the same activity.


After our work is done, we usually try to play for another 5 minutes, and at this point I may go out and talk to parents while the paraprofessional plays with the students.  I may give parents things to practice at home or just update them on what we did for the day.

This is how I have organized my longer sessions.  For my shorter half hour sessions, the students are typically younger language students, and we spend more time on play.  I also skip the book with some of my half hour articulation students.

I have to say that I have been loving how this has been working out, and I have been loving working with preschoolers!  They definitely keep me on my toes!