=”robots” content=”noindex”> =”robots” content=”nofollow”> the peachie speechie: March 2014

Monday, March 24, 2014

Easter Egg EET

I know a lot of SLPs use the Expanding Expression Tool (EET) in their therapy rooms. It is such a great kit!  I've also seen a lot of SLPs make their own mini-versions of the EET strand for their students to use. Consonantly Speaking has a blog post about this you might want to check out.

Since Easter is just around the corner, I have been trying to incorporate all things springy and Eastery into my therapy sessions. I decided to create an Easter version of the EET strand! It turned out adorable if I do say so myself:

Please excuse the blurriness of this picture - my 6 year old is my photographer!

Anyway, in order to create your own Easter EET, you'll need to pick up a few kinds of eggs. The traditional colored plastic eggs can be found anywhere. I got the white eggs at Walmart, and the wooden one at JoAnn Fabric. You'll also need a sharpie and an old egg carton. 

Since there are 7 EET balls/eggs, you'll need to modify your egg carton a bit. First, cut the carton in half so you have one row of six egg-holders. Then, cut apart one little section and hot glue it to the set of six so that you end up with a row of seven. Like this: 

Then, you'll need to use your sharpie to add an eye to one of the white eggs, a question mark to the orange egg, and a smiley face to the green egg. 

Then, just arrange them in the egg carton! That's it! A super cute, festive, Eastery EET!

Thursday, March 6, 2014

St. Patrick's Day in the Speech Room

March is here and we are all about shamrocks, rainbows, gold, and leprechauns in the speech room!

There are so many cute St. Patrick's day ideas popping up on blogs and on Instagram this month.  My list of March activities to try just keeps getting longer and longer.

Here are a few of the things I have planned/created for my students.

1. BOOKS! My favorite St. Patrick's Day books include Jamie O'Rourke and the Big Potato, Ten Lucky Leprechauns, and That's What Leprechauns Do.

2. Shamrock Challenge! It just isn't a holiday in my classroom without a Peachie Speechie Articulation Challenge! This one requires no candy or color ink. Just print, grab a green marker, and go! Color a shamrock each time your say your target sound. Will you be lucky enough to get to 100?

3. St. Patrick's Day Reinforcer Game! I happened to find some adorable shamrock gold coins at Michael's for 40% off. It is impossible for an SLP to pass up a sale like that so I stocked up. Then, I made a little reinforcer game to go with them. It can be used with any learning target and the kids love collecting coins.

4. COFFEE FILTER SHAMROCK CRAFT! I remember making these as a child! Apparently coffee filter crafts were popular in the 90's because I also remember making coffee filter flowers, hearts, and snowflakes! Simply fold a coffee filter in half, cut into a shamrock shape (see step by step picture below) and then paint with watercolors! Great for targeting sequencing events, following directions, and describing! 

What St. Patrick's Day activities are you doing in your speech room?!