Binders and Planner Organization

10494491_10103507178782635_5191280318522245246_o

My goal for the last 14 years has been to be an organized SLP. I am getting there. Slowly. One binder and bow at a time! Here are my updated Super Planners for this year (color, black/white). My planner is already in a binder and ready to go for the fall. I will use it for all my to-do lists

It’s Always Fun in Speech!

Screenshot 2014-07-05 15.33.09

Or is it? It started with a conversation between my friend and I about my awesome speech parties.  She then commented that we sure seemed to have a lot of fun in speech! So that, along with a fun post by The Speech Bubble here, inspired me to make a poster for my room next year! This is a great

Dirt Cheap Goodies for Speech

Screenshot 2014-06-24 15.52.31

As a self-proclaimed thrify-a-holic, I love to find a good rummage sale. Please note. I did not say garage sale. Garage sales are a waste of my time because: You have to travel to multiple locations. The sellers are emotionally attached to the items so they charge too much. There is not enough variety, sizes, supplies. Rummage sales, on the

Summer Bucket List

Screenshot 2014-06-15 15.50.29

Last summer felt rather unsatisfactory to me. My kids were on screens for waaaaaay too many hours. Although we did “Summer Home school” last year with some success, I still felt guilt about all the screens. On the other hand, as a mostly single-parent, with three jobs, my counselor assures me that I’m doing what I need to do to

Royal Start to Speech

Screenshot 2014-06-15 14.09.39

Believe it or not, I’ve already started working on what I’m going to be doing in speech in the fall! I’ve decided to go with a new room theme this year (insert shocked gasp!) and it is….. Dragons, Princesses, and Knights, OH MY! I’m even seeing if I can get a special half-apron made with this theme! Here is a

A good dad vs an amazing dad

Screenshot 2014-06-13 13.31.06

It is very hard work to be a good dad under any circumstances. But when you are literally crippled by pain day in and out for years, hazed by medical conditions, and unable to work or even sit for more than an hour, it is REALLY difficult. And yet, even with all the cards stacked against him, Professor X is

June Lesson Plans

Screenshot 2014-05-20 16.27.50

Summer is coming! Summer is coming! But… I still have to get through a few weeks of June first. Here are my June lesson plans. Hope you find some useful ideas! As always, these are divided into levels: Language Level 1 (approx K-1st grades) Language Level 2 (approx 2nd-3rd grades) Language Level 3 (approx 4th-5th grades) PreK (I will actually

Waiting for Summer…

Screenshot 2014-05-17 17.31.28

…is exhausting! Why I’m so very tired and unmotivated… Too much yard work Too much housework Way, WAY too much paperwork Basement is currently a construction zone Husband keeps getting worse, with no ending point or plateau in sight Sick. Literally. Coughing, sneezing, sore throat, sick. Started an additional part-time job selling Jamberry nails (but ooooooh! check out the nails

What’s in Your Cart? May Sale!

Screenshot 2014-05-04 12.41.26

Big TpT sale is back to help Appreciate Teachers! Yeah for teachers (and SLPs! don’t forget us!)!!!! Recommendations from my colleagues’ stores: Here are some things I highly recommend adding to YOUR cart during this sale! (Disclaimer: I already have these that’s how I know they are great!) Social Language and Pragmatic Rubrics by The Speech Bubble. This is an

May Lesson Plans

Screenshot 2014-04-27 19.15.28

I realize that it is almost May already and I am very late in getting these out… but I feel like I have some good excuses! The following are my “please feel sorry for me” excuses: 36 meetings/IEPs/conferences and 2 half-day Task Force meetings so far this month (and more to come this week). Soccer games, violin lessons, Tae Kwon