Summer break is over and I’m ready to jump into a brand new school year! I started attending professional development sessions last week, I’ve been organizing my speech room since mid-July, and I’ve been plugging away on some brand new materials off and on all summer! I’m ready, ya’ll. Nothing beats the excitement of a brand new school year. I’m ready to have my best year ever (I’m on year six now!).
I’m also excited to bring back my little blog series A Slice of Speech! I provided visual lesson plans on a weekly basis for awhile to share a little “slice” of my speech room. This year I decided to share my lesson plans on a monthly basis! So make sure you visit my blog on the first of every month to get some ideas for your speech room! If you have a blog or a speechie FB page, feel free to link up and share your lesson plans too! Please use the image below and link back to my blog!
I know many of my friends down south have already returned to school, so I made sure I provided resources for the first two weeks of August too! We can never have enough ideas! My students start back next week! I have a few more days of professional development, home visits, and then I’ll be diving right back into speech. I can’t wait! So here’s what I have in store for my students:
In articulation, my students are going to create a cute banner that I’m going to use to decorate my speech room (and maybe the hallway too!). I just finished this up today and I’m super excited to have some functional decor that my students will help create! They’re going to love it! We are also going to warm up our fine motor skills with some color, cut, and glue activities to prepare for our interactive notebooks!
I currently just have one student who stutters on my caseload and we will be learning about the different types of stuttering and practicing fluency shaping strategies with August’s Fluency In a Snap and A Dab of Speech and Language! I can’t wait to dust off those bingo daubers!
During the first week of speech, I’ll be reading There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Books with my kindergarteners! I’ll be reading The Kissing Hand with my first and second graders and using my literature flip books! We are also going to be cracking open our new notebooks and start diving into language interactive notebooks! So excited about these!
If you’re not familiar with visual lesson plans, they’re so much fun! You’ll just download them by clicking HERE. Then just click on each one of the resources and it’ll instantly take you to where you can find it!
What do you have planned for speech and language therapy in August? I’m always looking for new resources, books, and activities! Comment below and let me know! Or link up! 🙂
I hope you have a wonderful school year! Make sure you click on the links below to find more visual lesson plans by other speech-language pathologists! 🙂