A February Full Of Fun In Speech Therapy!

Monday, January 30, 2017
February in my speech room is full of fun! As I was sitting down to plan my month out, I thought I'd share my plans. SO much is going on, Super Bowl, Valentine's Day, President's Day, Black History month, and I am presenting on social media and hosting a booth at TSHA at the end of the month! So, read on and grab some ideas...and a few freebies of course!

Last year I was SUPER excited because my beloved Peyton Manning was in the Super Bowl. Although I don't have anyone I'm rooting for this year (the Cowboys were oh so close), I still love watching the game and I have SO many boys on my caseload, I enjoy incorporating football into my therapy room. I created a Lap Book that incorporates many therapy goals (synonyms for vocabulary, blank cards for articulation target words, and writing prompts) did I mention you can download it for FREE?! 
Download it HERE!

Another fun idea is an open-ended quick play football game. I love it because ANY target can be used in speech. I use it primarily with articulation. They say their target word or phrase a few times, then we take a turn in the game. This comes in color (I like to laminate) or black/white- perfect for coloring and sending home for extra practice!
 You can download the Football open-ended game HERE!

You can get some other ideas for incorporating football into your speech therapy room with this post.
Ok! Valentine's Day is coming!! So many opportunities to teach LOVE and KINDNESS to our kids. Last year I wrote THIS blog post about how I celebrate in my speech room. You can get some great ideas and a FREE Valentine's Day Lap Book similar to the one above! I have a great Pinterest board for Valentine's Day Activities you can get some more fun craft and activity ideas from as well. Need some articulation resources? Here's a LOVEly one in my TpT store.
I love giving my students a little treat - this year, I grabbed the "BE MINE" Tic Tacs from Target. They are only $1.00! You can download these labels to stick on and put your signature on the back! 
Download the Tic Tac candy labels HERE!
The 3rd Monday of the month we celebrate President's Day. I LOVE teaching history. I LOVE teaching vocabulary. So I tied the two together and created this President's Day Lap Book. It's one of those stand alone projects that you can send home with students that they will be proud of. Lap books give the opportunity to target so many goals (following directions to assemble, writing prompts, vocabulary, etc.). I know you will love creating this with your students. It's a great way to tie in curriculum as well.

Black History month is celebrated in February. If you would like to find some great books you can incorporate, check out some that I have on my Reading Ideas for Speech Pinterest board. One of my favorite books is Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters by Barack Obama.
To finish out my month, the last week of February, I will be heading to present on social media and host a booth at TSHA (Texas Speech and Hearing Association) with several other Texas SLPs. Be sure to follow on Instagram where we will be showing what we're up to that week - and look out for some fun giveaways we have planned!

1 comment

  1. Hi Ashley,
    I just have to tell you what a perfect activity your Super Bowl lap book is! I chose that activity for a language group of boys who love football, and one is a die-hard Falcons fan, so I knew he would love it. It just so happened that our SpEd director was at our school today doing observations and he came to my room when we were doing this activity. He was so impressed with it - how the students were engaged with it, the variety of activities, and how we were able to brainstorm ideas on the description page! He told me it was one of his favorite learning activities he had seen in a while!!
    Thank you for making such a great product!!
    Amy Roberts


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