Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Summer Homework Calendars!

There are calendars for articulation (speech sounds) as well as language. Please make sure to work with your children this summer! Thank you again for a wonderful school year.



Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Sound Production Tips are up!

I have updated the Sound Production Tips tab. Please feel free to use this as a reference to help your child produce their target sounds correctly.

Summer homework will be posted on June 1st. There will be Preschool and K-6 homework calendars on their respective pages. Have a great summer! I have loved working with your kids this year and am impressed with their hard work.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Leo the Lightning Bug Activity

Print 2 jars, cut out and staple together (except for the top). Cut out and color lightning bugs and words. Glue a word on to the back of each bug. You can make duplicates to make a matching game, or you can hide the bugs and find them. When you find a bug (or a match) place the bugs in the jar as you practice the word on them. Find all the bugs (or matches)! Have fun! Remember to get your tongue up for your /l/ sound!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Beginning Sound of Words

Color by Number

Grouchy Ladybug Activity

Make a matching game. Print two pages of ladybugs (on red construction paper if you can). Print two copies of the words, and choose 2 words that you will not use. Glue the remaining 6 pairs of words to the 6 pairs of ladybugs. Play a matching game and practice that good /l/ sound! Remember to get your tongue up!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Head to Toe Activity

The May calendar should be up tomorrow. Here is one of the activities for this month!

Cut out 2 copies of dice page, so you should have two different dice. Print out animals and color them. Glue one animal on each square of the two dice. Assemble dice by gluing or taping on the tabs.

To play: Pick which dice you want to roll on your turn. If you roll the penguin, say "I can (turn my head)" and do the action with your child. Then it is your child's turn to do the same thing. Make sure they get a good /k/ sound in the word "can" and help them to say all the words and not leave any out. Have fun!

May Speech Homework Calendar

Be sure to check back this summer for monthly homework calendars too!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Farmer Ham Activity

Make a crow puppet to eat some corn! You'll need a brown paper bag in addition to these paper templates. You will need two wings, I attached a two wing template in case that is easier for you to use. Assemble the crow- you can put a slit under the bag's flap (in the crow's mouth) so it can actually eat the whole ear of corn. Color the beak, feet, etc. Glue an /f/ word on each ear of corn and practice them  as you feed your crow! You may need to print the words a little smaller (maybe half size) so they fit on the corn better.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Animal Strike at the Zoo Activity

We are making keys so your child can be a "zookeeper" just like the one we read about in our book. Have your child color these keys and cut them out. Punch holes the top and put on a key ring or tie with yarn or string. Help your child practice their words while they play with their keys! 

Monday, April 4, 2011

My Daddy Snores Activity

Color and cut out all pictures. Have your child close their eyes (or leave the room if necessary!). Put an /sn/ word under/behind each of the 7 place pictures, and hide them around the room (or on the table if you want, place picture face up). Choose one to hide a mommy behind. Have your child open their eyes and try to guess which one the mommy is "sleeping in." They can use a flashlight to shine it on the picture to make it more fun, and say "Is mommy sleeping in the bed?" and then flip it over. Say the /sn/ word underneath. If mommy is there, then your child gets to hide mommy while you close your eyes and then you get a turn to guess. If the mommy is not there, your child gets to keep guessing until they get it. 

Monday, March 21, 2011

Way Down Deep in the Deep Blue Sea Activity

Make a book full of sea creatures by printing and cutting these pages into fourths. Staple together, and you can use construction paper for a cover. Help your child know the names of all the creatures, and they can color them to make them silly. Ask your child "What do you see in the sea?" They will say "I see a shark in the sea", etc. Help them to make their good /s/ sound by "keeping the tiger in the cage" (aka keeping their tongue behind their teeth).

Monday, March 14, 2011

Too Loud Lily Activity

Lots of variety here. Print two copies of the hippo page and two copies of the /l/ words page. Cut out hippos into cards, and glue a word on the back of each picture.

1. Play a matching game! Have your child say the /l/ word two times each time they flip a card over, and when they get a match they say it 5-10 times.

2. Play Go Fish with the cards, and when they get a match they have to say the word 5-10 times. If you get a match, have them still say it 5-10 times to get the practice.

3. Hide the hippos, and have your child "look" for them. Give directions, "look under the table" or "look on the couch." Emphasize the /l/ sound. Take turns hiding and giving directions.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Mushroom in the Rain Activity

Print out one of each of the following three pages. Read the story, your child can help you read it by reading the picture symbols in the story. After you read the story, cut out the animals and re-tell the story by placing them under the mushroom to get out of the rain. Make sure your child uses their good /r/ sound!

Monday, February 28, 2011

Go Away Big Green Monster

Build a monster, just like the one we read about! Here are the pages to print off. There is an example of what the monster should look like in the corner of the page with the body/face.

You and your child can take turns hiding the monster and letting the other person find it. When you find it, say "Go away big green monster!" and then the person who found it will hide it again. While you're playing, you can talk about the monster's body parts and colors (ex. "look at his yellow eyes! What color are his eyes??").

For older kids (or for more of a challenge), print off 2 copies of a page from my blog with words that have your child's target sound. Play a matching game and when you find a match that means its your turn to hide the monster for the other person to find. 

Friday, February 25, 2011

March Speech Homework Calendar

This is fairly similar to last month's calendar, but repetition is good! Always feel free to add your own activities or find new ones on the blog. Thanks for all you do!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Cows Can't Fly Activity

Activity 1: Make a paper bag cow- glue the head to one side and tail to the other so that it can stand up. Cut out all the words on the next two pages. Practice saying each word with your child with their good /k, g/ and /t, d/ sounds at the beginning of the word. If you say the first sound at the front of your mouth (/t, d/) then put the word in front of the cow. If you say the first sound at the back of your mouth (/k, g/) then put the word in back of the cow. If this is too difficult, just have them say the word with their good sound and put it in the bag.

Activity 2: Print the last two pages (the cow, and the tails and words). Glue a word to the back of each tail, and have your child color the cards. To play, hide the tails all over the room. When your child finds one, have them say the word on the back, and then stick the tail on the cow! You can blindfold to make it more silly :)

Monday, February 14, 2011

Fat Cat Activity

Print off the cat and make it into a headband (see example in corner) using construction paper and staples. Have your child (and you!) wear the cat head band- there are two options for activities:

1. Play musical chairs. When the music stops, sit down. Have a word on the chair, and say "What did Fat Cat sit on? (read word)" Have your child practice saying at least the word, or even the whole question too!

2. Just place the pictures around the room, run around and sit on them, and repeat "What did Fat Cat sit on? (read word)"

Have fun! Tip: if you can print on construction paper or card stock it will be sturdier. Or you can glue the printer paper onto heavier paper before cutting out.


Monday, February 7, 2011

What Color Is Your Underwear Activity

Make a flap book! Cut the four pages apart (first picture) and then attach (staple/glue/tape) the appropriate flap to each animal (see example). We printed on colored construction paper, but you can just have your child color each flap. Staple pages together. Have your child color some underwear on each animal, so when you are reading your book you can open the flap and see what  color they are wearing! Good practice for asking/answering questions, and learning colors.