May 28, 2015

My Favorite Things (Linky Party!): Early Intervention Toys

I am linking up today with Miss Speechie from Speech Time Fun for her monthly summer series, My Favorite Things! This months topic is Early Intervention toys.

Here are a few of my favorite EI toy and ways I use them to promote language.

- Baby doll: This toy is excellent for teaching body parts, clothing, verbs, following directions, etc. The possibilities are endless. I built a kit for myself that included different outfits, bottle, pacifier, diapers, sipper cup, brush, bib, small toys, a bowl with a fork and spoon, and baby powder. I like to get baby dolls with soft bodies.

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- Play Food: I LOVE play food and kids do too! My favorite is the kind you can cut up or peel. We can pretend to go shopping, be a chef, have a picnic, or serve the baby dinner.

-Bubbles: My absolute must have! Who doesn't love using bubbles. I especially like scented bubbles and no spill bubble containers.

-Sesame Street Count and Crunch Cookie Monster: Kids love using this toy. They enjoy requesting cookies, searching for where they went, counting how many cookies he ate, and watching him eat.

These are a few of my favorites. I would love to hear from you. What are your favorite EI toys?

To see what others like to use with their EI kiddos head back over to Speech Time Fun

Weekly Summer Link-up- My Goals For The Summer

Summer has officially begun for me as of Friday. Woohoo!!What better way to kick off my summer than to set some goals for myself. I am so excited to link up with I Heart Grade 3 for her Weekly Summer Link Up.

Weekly Blog Linky - May 24

Rest & Relaxation
Need I say more. What teacher doesn't need this? I would have to say I had a pretty awesome year this year, but phew, glad to see it go. I AM TIRED! Not to worry, I plan to sleep late (yeah right, not with kids in the house) and spend lots of time with my family. First weekend of summer we spent hiking at Fall Creek Falls which was amazing.

I hope to spend time updating many of my older products and giving them a new fresh look. And of course, like most teachers, I will be planning for the upcoming school year. Which  means be on the lookout for new materials.

I began my blog in March and have done a few posts here and there, but really haven't devoted the time to it. So, my goal for the summer is to give it some much needed love and attention.

And that brings me to my final and most important goal....SCHOOL. I began school two weeks ago and will be in school for the entire summer. I will be devoting plenty of time to studying this summer, hopefully by the beach!

Well there you have it, my goals for the summer. What are your goals for the summer? I can't wait to hear from you!

May 4, 2015

What's In Your Cart? Linky Party Teacher Appreciation Sale

It's time to party! Teachers Pay Teachers is having their last MAJOR sale for this school year for Teacher Appreciation Week. WOOHOO!

Today I am linking up with Jenna from Speech Room News for her What's In Your Cart? Linky Party for the Teacher Appreciation Sale at TPT. The Teacher Appreciation Sale will occur May 5th and 6th! Everything in my store will be 28% off  when you use the TPT code: Thank You. 

Before I show you what's in my cart, here are a few must-haves from my store to make the next few weeks of planning a little easier.

First up- There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Shell! My students can't get enough of the crazy old lady. This pack covers so many skills: comprehension, verb tense, counting syllables, labeling nouns, matching, rhyming, and sequencing.

I have lots of students with grammar goals and this pack is full of activities to cover them with an adorable camping theme. 

Lastly, I highly recommend the newest addition to my store, my summer interactive book bundle. These books are excellent for early learners. They are adaptable and cover a variety of skills.

Now, what's in my cart? I have tons of goodies that I have had my eye on for awhile. 

Inferencing & Vocabulary for Upper Grades

Pronoun clips by The Speech Bubble

Pronoun Clips

Pizza Smash by Courtney Gragg

Interactive Play Dough Pizza - Articulation

I'm sure I will add many more things to my cart before tomorrow. So, head back over to Speech Room News to get a glimpse into some other carts. Thanks for stopping by and happy shopping!