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Speech and Language Therapy Lesson Plans for Back to School & Fall

  1. alison says:

    What a comprehensive product!! Back to school fun… I like to play a guess who game with my kids where they all write three facts about themselves and we post on the bulletin board… the other students make guesses… its fun and a good way to get to know each other =)

  2. Judy Hale says:

    Such a nice, complete packet that would make planning for therapy sessions a breeze! At the beginning of the year, I always do a ‘get to know about me’ page and take a picture of each student. Then we put it up on a wall in my room, so the kids can see it and they love seeing what the other kids write. I also plan a fun ‘pirate’ themed unit for September and it gets the kids excited to come to Speech!

  3. Great packet! I try to bring in photos from my summer and talk about what I did. This often leads to the kids sharing too. It’s a fun way to work on listening, making comments, asking questions, sharing information and getting to know each other.

  4. Amy C. says:

    I always have so many ideas running through my head! I have a hard time narrowing them down. This year, I kept the first week pretty simple. I took baseline data and just spent time visiting with the kids about their summer.

  5. What a fantastic product! I like to do a bingo game with different summer activities to get my kids talking about what they did over summer and get to know each other!

  6. Susan S. says:

    I hang everyone’s birthday up on one of my bulletin boards, and we talk about our birthdays.

  7. Jaime says:

    At the beginning of the year I love to have the kids draw pictures of what they did over the summer and describe it to the group.

  8. Karen reinacher says:

    At the beginning of the year I always use an All About Me theme paired with What I DId Over The Summer activity so that I don’t have to stress too much the first few sessions.

  9. Jamie says:

    I like to do a language sample on my first day back, while the students draw a picture. After that, I use the picture as their “sticker chart”.

    Great looking Fall packet! It would be a huge time saver. I’m looking forward to you other theme/craft packets. No pressure πŸ˜‰

  10. Erin says:

    This would be great to add to my beginning of year materials! I like to show pictures and share about my summer and ask students what they did over the summer. I’ve also started using the SGM during our sharing!!

  11. Jenna says:

    I started theme planning two years ago to make things easier at back to school time and it really does help (especially now that I’ve got materials for a lot of themes already printed out)! This year I’m spending one morning each week pushing in to a full day preschool classroom, and the teacher and I are planning theme based language and literacy activities for those mornings. These plans would be a great starting point for us!!

  12. Becky S. says:

    I always start my first day with some sort of craft with my students (this year it was decorating an “all about me” puzzle piece) while we chat about their summers. It also gives me an opportunity to see students one-on-one to collect some baseline data while the others in the group work on their craft.

  13. Kylie says:

    I am actually a grad student and am always on the lookout for fun back to school ideas, tips, and tricks! This packet looks great! You make it look so easy! πŸ™‚ Can’t wait to put all of my ideas & resources I’ve gathered into practice once I graduate πŸ™‚ Thanks for creating this, and for all the great content on your blog! πŸ™‚

  14. Lynley Cazier says:

    I need this terribly! I’m not a very creative soul, but I’m really good at carrying out predetermined activities! I like starting with open-ended activities to see where their language is after summer. I also love using games they are used to (candyland, jenga, etc) and adapting those using great tpt products.

  15. Sherry says:

    Wow, what an amazing looking product! I have been doing themes to help keep me organized and the kids interested. I also try to make copies of all worksheets/homework at the beginning of the month so I can just grab what I need out of my monthly folder.

  16. Lauren says:

    This is so beautifully creative! This would be amazing to have as a CF while I’m starting out my first school year! To make back to school more fun I got large pieces of crepe paper (used for door decorating) and had the students lie down on a piece of paper and traced around them to make giant life-sized pictures of themselves. Then they decorated the picture with smaller pictures of their favorite things/facts about them and what they work on during speech.

  17. Caitlan says:

    I like to start off the year with decorating bookmarks. After the kiddos decorate them, I use the bookmarks as positive reinforcement/rewards. They get a sticker on their bookmarks whenever they have a good day in therapy. When the bookmark is filled with stickers, I will laminate the bookmark and return it to the student! This way we can all have a stress free conversation while crafting πŸ™‚

    This packet will help will help me stay very organized!

  18. Sara says:

    This looks like such a great product and a big time saver! Hoping you’ll make one for the other seasons too πŸ™‚ The teachers at our school made a Back to School funny video for the kids and they loved it! It really got them and us excited to be back. The first week back I also have my students do some type of “Welcome Back” activity (draw a picture of their favorite thing about summer or I’ll have new students draw a picture of their family and share) and I also have them decorate their speech folders. That gets them more excited to take them home and bring them back πŸ™‚

  19. Sarah says:

    This looks lovely. I can only imagine the amount of work that goes into something like this. I am so grateful to people like you who create things like this and make them available to someone like me.

  20. Alexis says:

    This product looks great! I’d love to have some basic plans in place for the first few months of school!

    My first couple of weeks are all about building rapport while taking data. The students decorate folders for their speech work and complete “get to know me” activities while I also take baseline data. After that, I always do a pirate theme. This keeps the beginning of the year planning down to a minimum so I can tackle all the craziness that seems to pop up those first few weeks! πŸ™‚

  21. Lisa says:

    I work at an 11-month, residential school. I like to talk with my students about school activities and schedules then compare that with summer or home activities and schedules. We talk about how things are different and that’s not just okay but good!

    Your lesson plans look fabulous!

  22. Bianca Lucatino says:

    As a cf slp with very little materials except for what I made in grad school, this packet would be so helpful! For my first week with the kids, we played a “get to know you” version of bingo but I used real bingo stamp markers that I had collected from my casino trips.
    The kids loved it!

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