Cyber Monday is one of my favorite sale days. Between Black Friday and this, I always try to grab as many of my holiday gifts as I can.  I also love to get ready for the coming weeks and the first few weeks in January so I can enjoy my downtime with family. This year I am prepping for the Winter theme.  Here are some goodies that I am using this year and that you can grab at the TpT sale on Dec. 2 and 3 (Monday and Tuesday) for 25% off when you use the code CYBER19. I am making sure that I have all of the pieces for my interactive books and making sure all of my worksheets are printed for my Preschool Language Theme Kit: Winter .  This is a fun set of interactive books and activities to work on during sessions.  There is even a two page parent handout to send home. If you just want a couple of interactive books with the winter theme without all of the extras, I also have these Winter Interactive Books that have had great feedback. My students love moving the pieces ...
I've been working with preschoolers who are brought in to me for speech therapy for over a year now.  When they arrive to my room we always play first, and then end our sessions with play.  So, with an average of 60 kids on my caseload, I've seen a LOT of play!  What I have found during this play time is that my students gravitate to a few of my toys most often.  While you may not have all of these toys available, you may have something similar that would engage your preschoolers too. Here is my list of 5 tried and true toys for preschool speech therapy: Play Kitchen So many of my kids gravitate towards the play kitchen.  We have so many great "meals" cooked here!  I'm waiting to get a cabinet that is on back-order so that I can organize my foods by category.  I'm hoping this will help with learning how to categorize a bit in a real-life way.  I love that all of my students whether they are boys or girls love to play in this kitchen.  It g...
Reading books with my preschool speech and language students has truly been the highlight of my year.  Each week we have a new book that we read.  Most are big hits with my little friends.  I decided to start keeping track of our books in a very visual way- my bulletin board. Bulletin Board This honestly started out as a way to fill up a rather large board in my room, but has turned into so much more.  I have students who come in each week and look up at the board to see if our book of the week is up there.  They get so excited when they find it.  When we first started, we weren't sure that we would be able to fill the whole board.  We probably should have started the books in the middle of the board, but, live and learn!  We'll definitely do that next year. Read With Me I started out with the simple words "Read With Me" in the middle of the board.  Then, each week the paraprofessional in my room copied the cover of the book, placed it on a small frame ...
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! 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...
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 sup...