Bats Theme Therapy Plans

Welcome back to installment number 2 of visual lesson plans! This week is all about BATS!

Funny story, my mother HATES and is TERRIFIED of bats. During my childhood our next door neighbors were a deaf family. My dad was at work and my mom found a bat in my house. She is TERRIFIED of bats so she went to go ask the neighbor dad if he could come help. She was pretty proficient in ASL, but he was not understanding what she was saying. Turns out she was signing "Help! Butterfly!" and he thought it was hilarious. Point being, we are going to learn the sign for bat this week because of my mom!

You can grab thee PDF version of my lesson plans with clickable links HERE

  • My itty bitties are going to keep targeting the core word - GO, I am switching out my cars with a whole bunch of wind up toys in my core word caddy 
  • My preschool friends are going to be talking all about BATS, particularly the PARTS of a bat. We will be reading the interactive book "All About Parts" from my describing interactive book sets and reinforcing parts with my smash mats and glow in the dark bat toys 
  • My Kinders/First Graders will be reading Stellaluna, answering comprehension questions, and describing bats using my EET FREEBIE
  • My Articulation students will be using these two freebies - the Bat Hat Template from Texas Speech Mom and the Batty About Speech craft from Peachie Speechie 

Interested in any of these resources? You can download the PDF HERE, click on any picture, and it will take you right to the resource. Nifty huh! 

Fire Safety Therapy Plans

Hey there speech people!

I was inspired by Scarlett over at Speech is Sweet to share my weekly lesson plans with you all! I created these handy little PDF documents with links to the various resources and products I plan to use. Hopefully you find it useful!

You can download the PDF HERE

  • My itty bitties are continuing to target the core word go. We have been having tons of fun reading about things that go and making cars "go" down ramps! I can't wait to incorporate halloween themed songs next week during circle time. 
  • My preschoolers are talking all about fire safety with my Fire Safety Preschool Language Pack. We will be learning important vocabulary like "fire alarm" and "fire extinguisher" as well as reviewing fire drill procedures. In our second session we will be reviewing spatial concepts and practicing them with my interactive book as well as with our bodies (like stop, drop, and roll)
  • My kindergarten/first graders will be reading thee story "The Firefighter" by Jenny Goebel, answering WH questions, and reviewing story grammar to build up to retelling. During their second session they will be practicing multi step directions by making this Firefighter craft from SLPNow. 
  • My Articulation/Fluency students will be playing this super cute and FREE game from Primary Punch and during their second session they will be creating this cutie Fire Speech badge craft from Speech is Sweet. 

Check out my instagram all week for more ideas for a fire safety theme and the core word go! I hope you found this new series useful! 

Here's some links you might find useful 

Back to School Theme

Hey there speech friends! It's been awhile since I blogged. After a long and difficult school year last year I decided to take the summer off from most things itty bitty speech and only create when it was filling and enjoyable for me. I start school next week and I'm feeling refreshed and ready to jump back into itty bitty speech to share as many resources, tips, tricks, and ideas to make therapy with your itty bitties fun and engaging this year!

Like I said, I start next week (eep), students start after Labor Day, so I thought I would pop by and show you what's inside my Back to School Preschool Language Unit

You can grab it HERE (Hint: It's 20% off for a couple more weeks) 

Bugs Preschool Language Theme

This week has been all about bugs in my speech room and it has been soooo fun! I'm a little late in sharing this (after the fact) but Bugs can be used any time so I hope you find this useful!

Grab my Bugs Preschool Language Unit here

Weather Preschool Language Unit

Guys, the weather has been WILD around the country, right? Here in the midwest I am just ready for real sunshine and Spring weather. Speaking of weather, I thought I would pop by and give you a peak at my Weather Preschool Language Unit. Did you know that it is FREE in my store. You read that right. It's. Free. It is one of my biggest language units and I wanted to share it for free to show you guys how awesome these units are. If you have been hesitating to buy one and do theme therapy along with me, this is the time! Grab this one for free and see what you think!

Grab my Weather Preschool Language Unit: HERE

Easter Preschool Language Unit

It's almost Easter friends! I don't know about where you are, but where I work we HAVEN'T. HAD. SPRING. BREAK. YET. My kids are so done, I am so done, but we have one more week. Of course, we are doing an Easter theme. Eggs and bunnies and baby chicks galore! Take a peek inside my plans for Easter week.

Grab my Easter Preschool Language Unit HERE

Core Word: Stop

Hey speech friends! Better late than never on sharing my April core word of the month, right? To be honest, I was a little nervous about this one. I know how important words of protest are for our itty bitty communicators, and also what an important safety skill being able to follow the direction "STOP!" is. I wasn't entirely sure how I was going to structure an entire month's worth of sessions around it a protest word. But guys, I think I did it! We have been working on "stop" for the last week and my kiddos have been LOVING it, and it has been so functional!

Grab the Core Word Kit for Stop: HERE

April Visual Recipes

Just wanted to pop by and give you look inside my April visual recipes pack.

You can grab it HERE

Spring Preschool Language Unit

Hey there! It's been awhile since I have posted on here, blame the flu that's been going around here. But I am back and ready for some warmer weather, dresses, sandals, and SPRING speech. Take a peek inside my Spring Preschool Language Unit!

Grab it HERE

Core Word: Open

It's March! Maybe the snow will start melting where I am? A girl can dream. This month in itty bitty speech we are focusing on the core word "open". Take a look inside my caddy and see what we are up to in March

Grab the Core Word Kit for Open HERE 

Picture Communication Starter Kit

Hey there!
 I've had a few questions about how I set up my Picture Exchange books, so I thought I would give you a look at one of my itty bitty's actual books. Now this is her actual book that I pulled off the wall in her classroom. It isn't perfect but that's real life. I will leave the actual explaining of the stages of PECs to the professionals. Check out PECS USA and I highly recommend taking a training if you have the chance!

Grab my Picture Communication Starter Kit HERE

*It's about to receive a big update, so grab it soon for the best price! 

Three Little Pigs Theme

I always gravitate toward cute/seasonal themes like Valentine's Day, Thanksgiving, etc.. Can anyone else relate? #typeaslp . However, whenever I stray "off season" and target a fairy tale I find that my students absolutely ADORE it and I get so much language practice out of it. Last week I began a Three Little Pigs unit and I plan to continue it for at least another week. Take a peek at my plans!

First, of course, I created a Three Little Pigs Preschool Language Unit. I found that these Fairy Tale Units are a great in between when students seem too high for interactive books but aren't quite ready for full story books yet.

Grab the Three Little Pigs Preschool Language Unit : HERE

Easy Adapted Valentine's Day Cards

Happy Valentine's Day sweet speechie friends!

I just wanted to pop by and share an easy peasy craft idea for Valentine's Day. The "recipe" is inclued as part of  February Visual Recipes, but it is also included as a freebie, just because I love you. Grab the adapted pieces as a freebie at the end of this post as well.

I cut out a variety of heart sizes and colors. Gave my students a choice of red, pink, or white paper, and cut out some adapted writing for the inside (see freebie). We folded, glued, color, and wrote. We even decorated with stickers! So easy and so many possibilities. PLUS they are super adorable and my kiddos loved giving them to their classroom teachers, my heart burst with joy!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Grab the Freebie HERE