2015 flew by for me. It was truly a fantastic year and I’m optimistic that 2016 will be just as good. Our 2015 was full of big events for my family:
*I graduated from grad school.
*We took our first Disney cruise (first cruise ever).
*My 8 year old daughter went on her first solo plane ride to San Diego.
*My husband graduate from college.
*We began working on our new home floor plans.
*I attended my first ever ASHA Convention.
*I really began to put more time and effort into my blog and Teachers Pay Store.
Now it’s time to look forward to the new year and start making some plans. It’s always good to set goals and make plans to try new things. One of the things I plan to try this year is themed units for speech sessions.
There are many great reasons for using thematic units in therapy. Twin Speech Language and Literacy wrote a great guest post over at Crazy Speech World outlining the benefits and explaining how to use themed therapy units. You can read that post HERE. It’s an older post (from 2013), but still full of great info.
I have seen so many great book companions and themed lesson ideas on blogs and Teachers Pay Teachers, but I haven’t had time to really sit down and plan any for myself. As a new grad and CF, I have been pretty busy. My speech sessions have not been too creative. So for 2016, I am planning to try incorporating themed units into my lesson plans. I’m very excited about this and I’ll let you know how it goes later in the school year.
What new thing are you planning to try this year? To see what some of my blogger friends have planned, you can head over to All Y’all Need and read some of the other blogs that have linked up.
Happy New Year!