Cyber Monday Sale – What’s in My Cart?!

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For the past couple weeks, I’ve been attempting to buy less on TpT in order to fill fill fill my cart for the big sale! It was only half successful as I have no self-control on TpT but alas, I have some amazing recommendations for YOU! Click on the image above to go back to the original linky party to see all of the posts!

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Whole Body Listening Larry at School Activities by Caitlin Kramer

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Articulation Homework Packet by For His Glory

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Old Lady Craftivity Bundle by Jenn Alcorn (Crazy Speech World)

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Itty Bitty Book for Articulation Practice by Schoolhouse Talk 

Of course, I’d LOVE for you to check out my store during this sale as well. My two most recent products are linked to the pictures below:

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Or, click here to check out my entire store! Happy shopping!

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2nd Blogiversary Celebration Day 7

Welcome to day seven: grab (a) bag day!

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I’m IN LOVE with the giveaways today!

First up is this amazing farm animal beanbag set! You can purchase it on Etsy here. Check out the whole set below:

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The front of each bean bag has an animal (or a tractor or farm) on it and the backs have a matching polka dot print as shown below:

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You can see their approximate size in the picture below:

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I had a bunch of ideas of what to do with these bean bags before I got them, but since I’ve gotten them, I’ve used them a ton and keep coming up with more and more ideas of fun things to do! Not sure what you can do with the bean bags? Click here to get some inspiration!

The best thing about these bags is that they have withstood SO MUCH abuse. I mean, these things are meant to be thrown and they have been thrown, a lot, and hard. They still look like new!!

Again, click here to check them out on Etsy. And save that link because you’ll need it for the giveaway below.

Want to see a product that pairs PERFECTLY with these bean bags? Then you have to check out this Apraxia Packet with a farm theme!

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By far, my favorite part of this packet are these foldable mini books that increase in difficulty. They are just the perfect level for so many of my kiddos!

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They are all equally as adorable and simple and great and motivating. Click here to check out the packet on TpT. There are also ones with different themes available, and a bundle!

For some reason, I do a community helper theme throughout the year as my “Oh shoot I haven’t planned let’s grab this bag of materials that I can make work for any goal/kiddo” theme. So this packet was just perfect!

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This packet is 32 pages of goodies including a great following directions section, worksheets, and my favorite: WH questions with visuals:

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I’m obsessed with visuals so I really appreciate when sellers incorporate them! It takes so much more time but I can use them with so many more kiddos then! Click here to check out this amazing packet on TpT.

Last but definitely not least is this pre-k packet. I LOVE that it is print and go!

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I couldn’t pick just one favorite page so below are two that I’ve used quite a bit:

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This packet has saved me so much time and makes it easy to target some of the most common pre-k topics including plurals, possessives, and vocabulary! Click here to see the packet on TpT and check out everything it targets!

Want to pamper your materials closet and win the bean bag set AND all three products above? Enter the giveaway below:

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2nd Blogiversary Celebration Day 6

What? Day 6 you might say?! Yes! Time flies when you’re having fun! Scroll back through some older posts to enter giveaways (that haven’t ended yet) and stay tuned the rest of the week for more fun!

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I’m kind of obsessed with all of the giveaway today so definitely click around and check them out!

First up is this incredible magnetic fishing set! Click here to check it out on Etsy.

One of my favorite things is how portable it is. Everything wraps up into this:

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You can undo the Velcro to open it up and unwrap “the pond”.

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The fish and fishing poles are kept in a zippered bag that is attached to the left side of the pond fabric.

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Look at how cute the fish are. I love that they come in a variety of colors so my little guys can describe the color of fish they catch.

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The fishing poles connect to a magnet in the “face” of the fish.

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Below is a close up of one of the fish. They are made extremely well! I’ve used it weekly for a month now and it all looks brand new. And these kids aren’t going easy ;)

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Below is the whole, beautiful set:

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Here is an example of how I use the product. I love pairing it with a sentence strip from my Interactive AAC Visuals product.

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Two of my youngest kiddos are absolutely in love with this and request it each time. I have heard more language from playing with this set than anything else I’ve done! It is a mega hit! There are so many ways to use it and I could not be happier. Check it out on Etsy here. For only $35 it is well worth it!!!

Language therapy wouldn’t be complete without some amazing TpT products. Check out two of my favorites below:

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If you haven’t used Natalie Snyder’s Progress Monitoring Tools you should probably check them out. Below is a picture of one of them that I printed out to use:

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My favorite part is that they come with a screening and super easy data sheets. I can reuse the screening pages and keep the data sheets student specific to save on ink! Click here to check this one out on TpT.

This next product has also been a major, major hit in my therapy. Like the name says, it truly contains sequencing activities for the entire year.

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As you can see in the picture below, the pages are black and white for easy printing.

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My personal favorites have been the pages where you cut the scenes out and glue them in the right order. I love sequencing materials because they can be used in so many different ways! Click here to check it out on Teachers Pay Teachers.

Want to add these THREE products to your speech room? Enter the giveaway below.

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Easy EET Thanksgiving Turkeys

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Looking for a super easy idea for Thanksgiving? Try making these adorable EET turkeys!!

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I used a FREE downloadable template that I found on Teachers Pay Teachers and printed directly onto the construction paper. No tracing necessary! Download the template here.

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I gave each kiddo a pile of paper strips as shown above and had them pick the feathers they needed to make an EET turkey. They even added an eyeball on one of the white feathers!

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Below are two turkeys, one for the EET and one that I made with another kiddo. Crafts are fantastic because you can target so much with them including concepts and following directions!

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How cute are they? And it took about 10 minutes to prep a few of them!

PS: I have my students glue the feathers onto the backs of the body first. Silly me (it was early on a Saturday) forgot to reverse the order. When I do it again, I’ll put the green feather to the left most side and reverse the order so it makes more sense! :)

Happy Thanksgiving and enjoy making some fantastic turkeys!

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2nd Blogiversary Celebration Day 5

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 I dig activities based on books! It not only makes therapy easier to plan, but it often gives meaning to flashcards and worksheets for many of our kiddos!

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Enter in the Peekapak. Peekapak is a monthy subscription services that delivers a book with corresponding creative activities each month! The box contains activities, crafts, and other creative things that go along with an included book.

Below are some images of the Peekapak I recieved:

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My box, book, activities, and crafts were all about shapes.

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Everything (even the needed scissors) was included which is super nice! Just grab and go! No prep work necessary.

The included activities were simple, but very appropriate and related to the topic of shapes. My box included: a tangram puzzle, a kaleidoscope spyglass, and make your own parachute drop experiment. Additionally, a book and a set of scissors were included.

Interested in the Peekapak? Click here to head on over to their website and use the code SPECIAL10 to save $10!

There are also tons of amazing resources on Teachers Pay Teachers for SLPs to use with books. Check out two fun ones below:

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1) This is a fantastic packet for the book Rainbow Fish and the Big Blue Whale! This packet is super thorough so I can’t even list everything included but some of my most used parts have been the game board, character and setting cards, and the sequencing cards. And who doesn’t love the Rainbow Fish books? Interested? Check it out on TpT here.

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2) This packet is mine so I don’t want to weirdly talk it up too much but its fun and great and this book (The Great Fuzz Frenzy) is the best. Check it out on TpT here.

Want to win a month of Peekapak and these TWO fabulous book companion packets. Enter the giveaway below:

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2nd Blogiversary Celebration Day 4

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Today’s “theme” is all about social skills and FOOD.

The product up for grabs is this lunch bag, which is seriously perfection.

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I have been in a Costco kick lately and typically pack the exact same lunch every day: a Naked juice, a container of soup, and chicken salad.

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This lunch bag fits all three of the items shown above perfectly. It has a small pocket on the inside that I haven’t used yet but might be nice for a napkin, a card, or to put a spoon or something in!

Need a lunch bag upgrade? Click here to check out the beautiful lunch totes from Carried Away Bags. Keep the link up if you want to enter the amazing giveaway below for your shot to win one!

A blogiversary celebration wouldn’t be complete without some reviews of amazing TpT products. Well don’t worry, I have THREE for you today!

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1) Describing Donuts: You can tell when a product is awesome when it’s prepped and used right after you get it! That was this product for sure:

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I love how it provides tons of visuals and uses some of the same parts as the EET, something many of my kiddos are already familiar with. Wanna see more? Click here to check it out on TpT.

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2) Froggy Friends

I have SO MANY social skills kiddos so I was super excited to check out this product! There are three sections including manners, social situations, and feelings. Check out some example cards from each section below:

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Thus far, I’ve just used this product on my iPad but I really want to print it soon. It’s fantastic and I know will continue to get a lot of use! Click here to check it out on TpT.

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3) Who Wants to be a Social Skills Superhero

Who doesn’t love superheros? This product combines three popular topics: TV shows, superheros, and social skills. Great, great, great. Like with the last product, I’ve primarily been using this on my iPad. I just printed it and cannot wait to laminate and assemble everything!

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To check out this product on TpT, click here.

Wanna amp up your lunch time social group? Enter the giveaway below for your chance to win!

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2nd Blogiversary Celebration Day 3

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Who loves being an SLP?! ME ME ME. The giveaways today are all perfect for YOU.

First, is this tumbler which is SLP perfection in my opinion! Check them out:

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Click here to check them out on Etsy! They make perfect gifts and can be customized (the color + a name) if desired. Also, because Dana from 2MBowtique is fantastic, she has provided a discount code good through 12/15/14 for $2 off. Just use the code SPEECHY when you checkout. :)

Also, I have giveaways for two fantastic products for SLPs!

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First up is Common Core Task Cards for Speech & Language (K-2) from Busy Bee Speech which has been an amazing grab and go resource!

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Obviously I hadn’t prepped it yet in these pictures but imagine each desk of cards attached to binder rings so you can grab and go grade specific resources that are adorable and aligned with the CCSS. Click here to check it out on Teachers Pay Teachers.

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 Next is this invaluable resource from Allison’s Speech Peeps. I use it all the time! My current favorites are for /b/ and /p/ to work on adequate lip closure!

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I love how there are both student and teacher copies available so I can take data as my kiddos use the worksheets. The stories are pretty silly and definitely keep the attention of my kiddos. Check it out here on Teachers Pay Teachers.

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2nd Blogiversary Celebration Day Two

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Welcome to day two of my blogiversary celebration!! Have an iPad? Love using technology in the speech room? Then todays giveaways are PERFECT for you!

The first giveaway is for an amazing product that I’m so, so, so thrilled to share with you. I work with a ton of kiddos who utilize AAC to communicate. It is always hard to find appropriate cases and ways for these kids to keep their device on them at all times. Enter in Chat Bag, a solution to this problem.

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Chat Bag is a truly amazing company founded due a need for a case that their daughter could use to hold her iPad and carry it with her. Chat Bag are great because they can fit around the iPad by itself (how I have it in the pictures) or around a case to make it more shockproof/durable.

Chat Bags have an adjustable strap so it can fit a variety of sizes of people! They are made so the screen is always accessible which is important when it is your voice! It fits me just fine (and is actually awesome to carry my iPad around with) as well as several children I’ve seen it on. After much testing and use, I can say that the Chat Bag definitely holds the iPad in place! No falling out or moving around!

One of my favorite things about Chat Bags is the the variety of prints you can get them in! Finding a device that is exciting and personal to a child is super important and this is one way to do that!

Below are some pictures of the Chat Bag in use. See the front and back pictures below:

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I picked this print because I think it’s a great gender neutral one for me to use with a variety of clients. I also love polka dots!

Below is how the Chat Bag can easily be worn.

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Since I put the Chat Bag on to try it out, it hasn’t come off! I just love how easy it makes carrying the iPad around. Instead of leaving it on the floor, I hang it up with my coats!

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Overall, I would definitely recommend the Chat Bag to those of you who work with AAC kiddos, have a child who uses AAC, or anybody looking for a way to make their iPad ultra-portable. The Chat Bag is made very well and fits like a glove. It doesn’t hurt that it can add a little flair to a child’s iPad either! ;)

To learn more about Chat Bags, the story behind the company, or to see all of the fun prints, click here!

Chat Bags can be customized in several ways and also made for other AAC devices like a GoTalk!

Moving on to another topic, APPS. If you have an iPad, you absolutely need to check out the My Playhome app. It is super engaging, functional, and you can target so much with it!

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Teach Speech 365 made this fabulous packet to go with one of my all time favorite apps. The part of the packet I use the most is the following directions pages (as shown above) but there are so many other topics targeted including great pages for targeting concepts! Two great things I’ve noticed: you can take data right on the sheet and it prints great in both color and black & white. Click here to check out this product on TpT.

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Another fun way to incorporate technology is to use to to motivate your kiddos!! This packet is FANTASTIC for your articulation students who are into Facebook. Let’s be honest, it’s way more fun to practice articulation words when it looks like you are reading off of somebody’s Facebook timeline. I sent home some of these pages in my articulation notebooks and had my kiddos design their own page!

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Blogiversary Celebration Day One!

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CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?!!? Speechy Musings has almost been around for two.years. Um what?! That is seriously insane you guys. For those of you who’ve been with me since the beginning, I cannot thank you enough. For those of you just joining the fun, you are amazing. For everyone reading this, the next two weeks are for you. They will be filled with giveaways on giveaways, limited time freebies, products galore, and more! So stay tuned!

It is definitely getting to the time of year when it’s white white white everywhere here in Wisconsin! I always love the change in seasons and was so excited to wake up this weekend to this:

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So beautiful.

It’s only fitting that the first day of blogiversary fun is centered around all things winter!

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First up is this super fun game by Blue Orange Games. It is the Spot It! Frozen game. How many kiddos on your caseload are just obsessed with Frozen? I’d be willing to bet a large number of them. This is also the most portable game ever!

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I’ve used this game for tons of therapy objectives including comparing and contrasting, describing, story retell, and as a general reinforcer.

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For those of you unfamiliar with the Spot It! games, game play is simple! You flip over two cards and the first person to spot the one item on both cards gets to keep the cards. There are letters on these cards too so its great to sneak some letter identification in as well!

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Can you find the matches below?

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Not sure what the items are called that match in the second picture? Don’t worry! I didn’t either but Blue Orange Games thought of that and also includes a guide :)

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It’s super easy to learn and really motivating!

If that wasn’t enough fun planned for the month of December, I have been busy prepping some fantastic products including these three that I cannot wait to start using with my kiddos!

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I’ll be using this product primarily in my homework notebooks for my articulation kiddos. I really like the monthly calendars that detail activities to do each day! It is different than the other activities I typically put in their notebooks and I know my kiddos will enjoy that! Check out this product on TpT here to see all of the other things included such as a parent letter and no prep, black & white homework pages.

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Another awesome product for your articulation kiddos is Jingle Bell Speech! The included black and white sheets are my favorite – they are SO cute. There are also super cute cards for /r, s, l, k, g, f, v/, SH, CH, TH in the initial, medial, and final position. Click here to check out all of the other awesome goodies in this packet including game boards!!

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Last but not least are these fun Interactive Vocabulary Books for winter. My kiddos benefitted from the fall and Thanksgiving ones so I am super pumped to prep these!! How perfectly does the “Build a Snowman” interactive book fit with the Frozen theme? Click here to check out the product on TpT and read the awesome feedback if you’re not convinced yet!

Want to get ahead in your winter session planning? Enter the Rafflecopter below to win Spot It! Frozen and all three fabulous TpT products shown above!

PS: If you don’t like Speechy Musings on Facebook you probably should because some awesome freebies, giveaways, and announcements will be happening all week and I wouldn’t want you to miss anything! Click here to join the fun!

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Looking for more winter activities? Check out some from my store below. Click on the images to check them out on Teachers Pay Teachers!

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Pinterest Boards for SLPs

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My favorite of favorite ways to find speech therapy ideas, materials, and activities is Pinterest. While you can come up with tons of ideas just following your speech loving friends, following these awesome Pinterest boards will make sure you’re seeing the best, newest, and most creative ideas out there! So get following, and pinning!

1) Speech-Language Therapy Blog Posts: My personal favorite Pinterest board for great speech therapy ideas!

2) SLPs on TpT: A great board to find new speech and language materials for sale on Teachers Pay Teachers.

3) Speechie Freebies: A board for FREE speech and language materials!

4) Speech and Language Collaborative: More great pins all about speech and language ideas!

The next few boards are for a variety of SLPs, regardless of the setting. Thanks to Consonantly Speaking for setting most of these up!

5) Pediatric SLP Bloggers

6) Preschool SLP Bloggers

7) Early Childhood SLP Bloggers

8) School-Age SLP Bloggers

9) Speech Therapy: Middle School and High School

10) Adult Population SLP Bloggers

While you’re over on Pinterest, I’d love you to follow me!! Just click here to check out my boards!

Any other great collaborative SLPs boards I missed? Let me know in the comments! Happy pinning!

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