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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

2 Facts and a Fib Blog Hop

Thanks Kelly at Speech2U for putting together this Awesome April blog hop.  
We had a blast behind the scenes as we played 2 Facts and a Fib with each other and shared some wild stories from our pasts.  We came up with our best facts and fibs and are excited that you're joining in on the fun!

If you're just joining you may want to start HERE for the map and instructions.  
Grab your answer sheet and take your best guess at mine: 
Keep an eye on my Instagram, Twitter,  and Facebook 
pages for clues! 
Answers and winner will be revealed on April 7th.  
Good Luck!

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Top 3 April Fool's Pranks

My top 3 April Fool's Pranks 

Countdown!

3.  Trick 'em with food! Ask your students if they want some ice cream.  They say yes: you scream!  Well that wasn't nice so share some brownies.  Check out Teaching In The Tongass Freebie:
2.  Post a "Please Use Other Door" sign on your office door.  Obviously this will only work if you have one door like me.  I am excited to peek out my door to see staff and students pause at my door.  Grab your free sign HERE.
1.  Challenge your students to an eye-hand coordination test.  You'll need a quarter, pencil, and paper for this trick.  Ask your students to firmly trace a quarter with a pencil to make a circle on the page.  Students need to roll the quarter down their face from their forehead to chin and try to drop the quarter in the circle.  Wait until your students look up to see everyone's face covered in pencil marks, including their own!
Here's my good sport daughter who agreed to let me post this pix.  In turn I had to agree to help her trick her sisters on Wednesday.

I'm a sucker for holiday and seasonal idioms.  Here's a list of April Fool's Idioms that I'll post on my board and review.
  • Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.
  • A fool and his money are soon parted.
  • Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.
  • A man who is his own lawyer has a fool for a client.
  • Fool’s paradise or Fool's gold.
Check out my post from last year HERE for another idea with a freebie.  

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Life's a Beach ~Cabin Fever Freebie!


It's cabin fever week at my school and I went all out with my speech room luau!  Complete with  Hawaiian music, island food and festive decor, my office made quite the splash.  It was a treat to see the reactions of my students as they showed up for their sessions!
I found pomegranate coconut juice and offered healthy snacks of pineapple and watermelon.  Many of my kids tried the fruits for the first time and even ventured out to sample the macaroons.

Beach balls were bouncing, shades and leis were donned, but no current party would be compete without photo props.

I contacted Linda from Love the Day and she gave me permission to share her way cool Photo Booth props.  I look forward to sharing my students' pix with their parents at our open house this week.
Students worked on summertime games and activities while relaxing in their lounge chairs.  
It's funny how mixing it up a bit can really cheer everyone up and help with the hum-drum of the same ol'.  If you're sick of feeling stir crazy with cabin fever shake it up with a luau!

Time for the FREEBIE!  If you haven't tried language logic tasks with your students, you're in for a treat.  I made a cabin fever themed logic puzzle for you to enjoy.  

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Favorite Blog Posts from February

I'm participating in Old School Speech's linky party to highlight some of my favorite February posts. 
Sublime Speech was honest in her post "What I learned about that parent."  It highlights the importance of putting aside self and opening up our minds to being good listeners and better clinicians. 
 HERE
Mia, from Putting Word in Your Mouth, linked up with my Creative Storage linky party to highlight some of her storage ideas.  This is a fun post that shows a bit of my buddy's wild personality. 
 HERE
Nicole Allison, from Speech Peeps, expresses that it's time to be clear and honest about our employment with our high school students. I appreciate this perspective, especially in our world today as jobs become harder to find.  
And for a great series on dyslexia, check out Tatiana's (Smart Speech Therapy LLC) posts. This three part series covers an array about the often confusing topic of reading disabilities.   
HERE.   
 You can't go wrong grabbing a cup of coffee and reading Old School Speech's  blog for tips, app reviews, and fantastic products.  
Be sure to head back to the linky party.