Have Fun Teaching needs your help! They have just launched a BIG IDEA on KickStarter that will help kids all over the world learn how to read! Join The Movement - Click Here.

If this project is funded during the month of MAY, Have Fun Teaching will be creating 220 Sight Word Music Videos that will give teachers and parents a fun and effective way to help children become better readers!

Here is a sample video for the Sight Word, "IS":

Every little bit helps and you can even receive awesome Rewards for backing this project!

Have a great weekend!

All Y'all Need on TpT is 20% off today-Wednesday! Use the code TPTXO at checkout today and tomorrow for 28% off!

This is Kimmy Longbotham.
18 years old. Killed in a car wreck on Friday night. These are her words to a friend recently.
Just love life.
The good.
The bad.
The indifferent.
It all shapes who you are.
And who you will become.
You can find out more about this amazing, wonderful, life-changing girl here and, if you would like to consider donating, here.
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo by grabbing the 20 freebies in the SLP FB Frenzy! The frenzy ends at 10 p.m. EST tonight. I went through today and found TONS to finish my school year with! You can start with All Y'all Need: Family Business, look for the SLP Frenzy tab, and follow the instructions!
The SLP Facebook Frenzy, that is! TWENTY SLPs have teamed up to bring you some freebies to help you welcome in May!
Just click on this map. It will take you to a Google doc that will connect you with our FB pages.
You can start anywhere. Just click on the image, in our case, All Y'all Need. Then look for the SLP Frenzy tab and click on it:
Hopefully, you've already liked our page and will get this message:
If not, you will be prompted to click Like and then be able to download.

Here are a few tips from questions we have gotten from past frenzies:
1. We highly recommend going through the frenzy on computers. If you use phones or tablets, make sure you have the appropriate program for saving downloads.
2. We have tried very hard to make everything work for you. If there is a problem, let us know, and we will try to fix it quickly.
3. In some cases, you may need to click the sign above the flower to go to the next FB page rather than the flower itself.
4. The frenzy will end at 10 p.m. EST. We cannot extend the time or email the products later.
5. We have tried to set up our products to open in different windows, but you will still need to be aware of whether you need to hit the "back" or "close" buttons.
6. If someone is interested in a product after the frenzy, guide them to our Teachers pay Teachers stores. There will be previews available for the products we are featuring. Freebies are intended for frenzy participants only and are not intended to be shared later.

Happy frenzying and thanks for following us!

Teachers pay Teachers hosted their last sale during TSHA, and this time it will be during Better Hearing and Speech Month! TpT may claim their sales are to celebrate 1 Million Strong and Teacher Appreciation, but I think they are surreptitiously spreading the SLP love. Luckily, our store combines both! So head on over to All Y'all Need to fill up your wish list! On May 6-7, our store will be 20% off. Use the code TPTXO at checkout for a 28% discount overall! And if you're wondering what you need to buy, keep reading and then click on over to Jenna's linky party at Speech Room News.

Right now, I'm finding the Organizational Binder for The ASHA Clinical Fellowship particularly helpful. In January, I started supervising a bright, witty, hilarious, sarcastic, knowledgeable CF. (Yvonne - did I get everything you requested?) I quickly realized my scattered notes needed some organizing. The binder comes in both B&W and color. It's perfect for both graduating SLPs and mentoring SLPs preparing to supervise the CFs. And if you want a sneak peek before you buy, stop by All Y'all Need on Facebook on May 4-5 for a free sample!
I will be buying a few things. I think my take-home sheets are in need of a makeover, and 1sparklleslp has a Thematic Open Ended Articulation Worksheets packet with tons of themes that looks perfect!
And from a fellow Texan, Speech Sprouts has a game that will appeal to lots of grades, Grammy's Gummies:

Does it get any better?!?! We have TWO big announcements!
TWENTY SLPs are participating! Like All Y'all Need: Family Business to find out what an SLP Frenzy is all about, starting Sunday at 8 a.m. EST!

And… Teachers pay Teachers is throwing a Teacher Appreciation Sale! All Y'all Need will be 20% off, then use the code TPTXO at checkout for a savings of 28%!

Want a flexible fairy-tale unit? Amy has been busy creating several, and this week, I've been using Goldilocks and The Three Bears with my younger Functional Academics class.
The FA class has 11 students, 1 teacher, and 3 parapros. Most of the students have either Downs Syndrome or are on the autism spectrum. And they are all Kg-2. I usually do a group activity and then, when they go to centers, work with them individually or in pairs for a few minutes each.

Goldilocks and The Three Bears seemed like a great idea to adapt for them. It's a fairy tale, has structure, a predictable pattern, and some familiarity. On the first day, each student had a character card which they held up when their word was read.
Then, each student got two cards, a fact and opinion, and had to match it up to The Three Bears or a real bear.

We reviewed the book on the second day and then decided if the card was a problem for Goldilocks or was "juuust riiiight".
The packet contains B&W cards so that each student can cut out the cards and paste them on, but I colored, laminated, and Sticky-Tac'd them to turn it into a group activity.

Thanks for taking a look! What did you do this week?

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