Friday, January 31, 2014

The Weekly Wrap-Up: Imagination, Chalk, Wild Things, and a Freebie!

Happy Friday, Everyone!

It's a wet and chilly one here in FL, but it's a Friday nonetheless!

I missed last week's Weekly Wrap-up, so I'm doubling up this week. It worked out, though, because we've been doing the same things for two weeks now. This is what we've been up to for the past two weeks in therapy:

One of our units this month is "Imagination." Oh the fun you can have imagining with a student in Pre-K!

First, we read "This is the Sun...Or is it?" It's a simple, adorable book which shows how one picture can turn into other things when you use your imagination. Then, I had the students turn different shapes into other things, just like the illustrator did in the book. You can see that some of the little 4 year-olds were very creative!

A smiley face, an egg, a house, a trash can, a semi, and a kite!

A smiley face, a lady bug, a robot, a can of soup, a planter, and a baseball diamond!

A sun, a man, Sponge Bob, and Wall-e!

You can download this freebie in my TPT store here:

Next, we read a really cool book called "Chalk," by Bill Thomson. Ok, so we didn't really "read" it, because it's a book with NO words! These books are awesome, because the students get to look at the pictures and make up their own stories! In "Chalk," kids are walking by the park on a rainy day and find a bag of chalk. They start drawing, and anything they draw comes to life! They play with butterflies and hide from dinosaurs until they rain washes the drawings away and the "real" things are gone. This book is wonderful for talking about imagination!

You can find "Chalk" on Amazon by clicking the affiliate link below:

Because it's been raining off and on here all week, we had the students draw with chalk on construction paper instead of outside. Then, they told everyone a story they imagined about what they drew: 

We finished up our "Imagination" unit by reading one of my favorites, "Where the Wild Things Are" by Maurice Sendak. 

I used Speech Room News' book companion to work on comprehension questions, word associations, adjectives, and articulation! You can find the book companion in here TPT store by clicking HERE.

We also did some good 'ole artic drilling for that dreaded /r/! 

And finally, we read Bear Snores On, and used my book companion packet on the iPad for NO PRINT, instant activities: 

You can find my Bear Snores On packet here:

And non-speech related, but this little girl turned 5 months old this past week! She is sitting (although wobbily), feeding herself, babbling like crazy, playing with toys, chewing on everything, and she has three teeth. It's amazing how fast they grow and change! 

I'm off to spend the weekend with family! Hope you guys have a great weekend too!

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