January 21, 2016

It's Raining Cats and Dogs, An Idiom Activity

Idioms can be challenging for many students, why not make it fun and engaging! Students can either color in the rainbow or draw lines to match the idiomatic phrase to its meaning.  Some of my older students opted to color!  Coloring is fun for all ages!  However, they also had to write sentences using the idiomatic phrase.

January 14, 2016

School Climate Commitee

Are you on a committee at school?  At my school, I participate in the School Climate Committee (aka The Sunshine Fund).  We are responsible for facilitating celebrations, as well as sending condolences.  We strive to let each staff member know that they are a valued member in our school.  This year, I decided to implement a staff year book.  The goal is to "catch" our staff in a memorable moment, thus creating a keepsake that will last for years.

January 6, 2016

This week in speech we are reading The Mitten, one of my favorite folktales.  After reading the story, we talked about the characters, setting and vocabulary.  I made a giant mitten out of brown paper and had the students place pictures in the appropriate category.  After finding the words in the book, students practiced creating sentences with vocabulary words.
 Are you looking for activities to use in RTI groups?  This activity contains 60+ pages specific to early developing speech sounds in the intial and final positions of words. Each slide contains 3 parts:  say it, circle it, and write it.