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SLPs Sharing Kindness (with a Freebie)

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Do you love freebies? The Frenzied SLPs sure do, and we have a special treat for you! In the spirit of spreading love and kindness throughout our lives, we have linked up to share a variety of kindness themed resources for you to use with your students. To gather all of your goodies, just use the link below to hop to the next blog. Each blog has a kindness themed resource for you to download for FREE. You could have the next few weeks of therapy covered with all of the fabulous materials you gather!  How amazing is that?!

One of the ways I think people can demonstrate kindness is by helping in their communities. No matter where you live…big city or small town…there is always work to be done. Our communities thrive when we take care of each other and our towns. From helping neighbors with yard work to picking up trash, there is something for everyone to do to pitch in.

My free resource focuses on this idea of being a community helper. Your students will love reading about how Martha spent a day showering her community with extra kindness. Your download will include a short narrative with sequencing, context clues, and comprehension activities. This 2-page no prep product is great for older students to work on reading for details, sequencing, vocabulary and more. 

You can download this special freebie in my Teachers Pay Teachers store by clicking HERE.

For your next freebie, click on the image below to hop to the next blog, All Y’all Need.

http://www.allyallneed.com/.../sharing-kindness-slp-way.html

Back to School Freebie!

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This time last year I was preparing for back to school, going through a blog overhaul and prepping for my first ever Disney cruise.  It was a crazy August for sure.  This year, I’m less overwhelmed as I prepare for back to school, but I still find that last year’s post applies to me now.  I don’t think the first day jitters will ever go away, and I’m not sure I want them to.  I love the excitement of back to school.  That’s why I’m sharing this post again.  I hope you find it helpful!

From Aug. 2015:
As the school year quickly approaches, I find myself growing a little more nervous each day.  I have to admit, I have some first day jitters!  This year, I will be starting at a new campus, and I will be on my own (mostly).  For the past two school years, I have been an SLP assistant and graduate student with quite a bit of supervision.  Even when I wasn’t being directly supervised, my SLP mentors were always nearby.  Things are changing this year.  I will be working as a CF, which requires much less supervision.  I am so excited, and I feel very prepared, but those jitters are still there. {Update: I now have my CCC!!!}

Even as a teacher I experienced first day jitters each year.  It’s really a combination of excitement and the unknown mixed together.  Starting at a new campus is a  little scary.  Will they welcome me?  What will my caseload be like?  All the unknowns make me a little nervous.  So I try to channel my nervousness into productivity.  🙂

I’ve been thinking a lot about this school year and what I can do to be the best SLP this campus has ever had (it’s good to have aspirations, right?)  Thinking back to my years as a teacher, and conversations I have had with my SLP supervisors over the past 2 years, I know that communication with the teachers is a key part to having a successful year.  To help with this, I have created a FREE teacher communication packet which will hopefully make the communication a bit easier.

SLP-Teacher Communication Forms

My packet includes the following:
*A blank “Notes From the Speech Room” page
*A “Today in Speech” page for sharing what students are currently working on in speech
*A blank “Important” page
*A blank “Reminder” page
* 1/2 sheet “Speech Meeting Reminder” pages (for IEP meetings, conferences with teachers, etc.)
*A speech schedule page to help teachers keep track of when their students will be going to speech

All of the pages are in black and white for quick printing.  There is an editable file to use when you would like to type directly on the pages.  There is also a pdf file if you prefer to hand write on the forms.

This product is a freebie that I hope will be useful to other SLPs, assistants, and graduate students as they start the new school year.

You can download the file in my TPT store by clicking HERE.  Please leave feedback and let me know if this product helps you as you get ready for the new school year.

🙂
Kristin

First Day Jitters (with a FREEBIE)

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As the school year quickly approaches, I find myself growing a little more nervous each day.  I have to admit, I have some first day jitters!  This year, I will be starting at a new campus, and I will be on my own (mostly).  For the past two school years, I have been an SLP assistant and graduate student with quite a bit of supervision.  Even when I wasn’t being directly supervised, my SLP mentors were always nearby.  Things are changing this year.  I will be working as a CF, which requires much less supervision.  I am so excited, and I feel very prepared, but those jitters are still there.

Even as a teacher I experienced first day jitters each year.  It’s really a combination of excitement and the unknown mixed together.  Starting at a new campus is a  little scary.  Will they welcome me?  What will my caseload be like?  All the unknowns make me a little nervous.  So I try to channel my nervousness into productivity.  🙂

I’ve been thinking a lot about this school year and what I can do to be the best SLP this campus has ever had (it’s good to have aspirations, right?)  Thinking back to my years as a teacher, and conversations I have had with my SLP supervisors over the past 2 years, I know that communication with the teachers is a key part to having a successful year.  To help with this, I have created a FREE teacher communication packet which will hopefully make the communication a bit easier.

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Teacher-Communication-Forms-for-the-SLP-Editable-1966347

My packet includes the following:
*A blank “Notes From the Speech Room” page
*A “Today in Speech” page for sharing what students are currently working on in speech
*A blank “Important” page
*A blank “Reminder” page
* 1/2 sheet “Speech Meeting Reminder” pages (for IEP meetings, conferences with teachers, etc.)
*A speech schedule page to help teachers keep track of when their students will be going to speech

All of the pages are in black and white for quick printing.  There is an editable file to use when you would like to type directly on the pages.  There is also a pdf file if you prefer to hand write on the forms.

This product is a freebie that I hope will be useful to other SLPs, assistants, and graduate students as they start the new school year.

You can download the file in my TPT store by clicking HERE.  Please leave feedback and let me know if this product helps you as you get ready for the new school year.

🙂
Kristin

Hopping into Spring – Newbie Blog Hop {with 14 FREEBIES!!!}

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Happy spring and welcome to my blog!  I am absolutely thrilled to be a part of this blog hop (Thank you, Jen and Chelsea)!  Blog hops are a great way to get to know bloggers, and I’m so excited to share my blog with all you “hoppers.”  Plus, I have a great freebie for you at the end. In fact, every blogger in this hop has a freebie to share, so make sure you “hop” through and grab up all the great spring themed goodies!

About me:  My name is Kristin and I am currently a licensed SLP Assistant working in the public schools.  I also am a 2nd year graduate student.  I am in a fabulous grad school program in which I get to work as a full-time assistant while I complete my degree.  It’s a lot of work, but I am getting so much experience.  Even though I don’t start my CF year until the fall, I have gotten a good taste of what it will be like because of the nature of my program.  I have been able to do therapy, write reports, conduct IEP meetings, and everything else an SLP does (with supervision, of course).  It’s been really great and I feel very prepared for my CFY. 

I started blogging because I LOVE reading speech blogs and they inspired me to start my own.  I think it’s so great that other SLPs are willing to share their great ideas and experiences.  I learn something new from every blog post I read.  I’m just so thankful for all of the great posts I read that help me to become a better therapist.  I am also a Teachers Pay Teachers addict!  I have a huge wishlist and spend many nights browsing through products, marking my favorites.

Now for the freebie!!! It’s my spring themed, Print and Go Simple & Compound Sentences Pack.  This product will be great for students working on compound sentences.  There are 4 different no prep, printable activities targeting conjunctions and compound sentences.  You can print and use them right away, or laminate and use with a dry erase marker. You can grab this awesome freebie in my TPT strore by clicking on the link below.

Compound Sentence Freebie
Freebie! Compound Sentences

The other fabulous speechies participating in this blog hop also have freebies for you!  Use the links below to continue on to the next blog, or hop back to the beginning.  You definitely don’t want to miss out on all the great FREE products being shared…and meet some great new bloggers, too!

http://www.schoolslp.blogspot.com/
Continue on to Kim at School SLP

http://www.speechtherapyfun.com/
Start at the beginning with Jen at Speech Therapy Fun

Freebies!

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I have been swamped with grad school projects and report writing, so I haven’t had much time to blog or work on new products.
I have created a few items that I’ve needed for my own students, and I’ve decided to share them!  You can find these products for FREE in my Teachers Pay Teacher store Beautiful Speech on TpT.
First up: prefix and suffix worksheets
Next: /k,g/ sentences – this product is to use with those articulation kiddos working on /k,g/ in structured sentences.  I’ve included picture/word cards for initial /k,g/, medial /k,g/ and final /k/.