Sunday, March 17, 2013

SLP Spring Fever Blog Hop: Welcoming the Cherry Blossoms

Welcome to the SLP Spring Fever Blog Hop! 

You will get the chance win prizes and get freebies by touring 12 fantastic blogs. Here is the lineup: 

1. Figuratively Speeching SLP
2. Just Wright Speech
3. Queen's Speech
4. Putting Words in your Mouth
5. Straight Up Speech
6. The Speech Umbrella
7. Miss Thrifty SLP
8. Rae's Speech Spot
9. Speech2U
10. Word to the Wise
11. Let's Talk Speech Language Pathology
12. SLP for Me – guest posting on Figuratively Speeching SLP

12 winners will receive a goodie basket of one Spring-themed activity from each participating blog owner/page owner in the blog hop.A grand prize winner will receive the following in addition to the activities:Codes for 3 Hamaguchi Apps (see Figuratively Speeching SLP’s reviews)A code for a Mobile Ed App (undetermined at the moment)4 songs from A green Big Grips iPad 2 case

Now, on to a little bit about the freebie I created.....I have been fascinated by Japanese culture since 6th grade (yes, I used to watch anime for those of you in the 20-30 year old crowd) and studied some of its history in college. My favorite images of Japan come from the beautiful spring blossoms of the cherry trees. In 1912, the Japan sent 3,020 cherry tress to America as a sign of friendship that we continue to celebrate today in spite of WWII. It amazes me. I want to share that amazement with my students by introducing them to D.C.'s Cherry Blossom Festival. The freebie includes a little bit of history for reading comprehension, synonyms, and pronouns. Be sure to look for a little green frog and his very special message in the download!

Grab your copy of Language Blossoms here. I hope you and your students will enjoy it!

The rules of the contest are simple: You must decode a secret message. In order to complete this task, you will need to visit each of the 12 blogs and download a freebie. The freebie will contain a word that is part of the code. When you enter the contest through rafflecopter, you will be asked to type in the secret code. Have fun and enjoy blog hopping with us! The contest will run from March 17th  to March 23.


  1. Love seeing multicultural tx items! Thank you!

    1. You're very welcome! I hope you enjoy it. :)

  2. Thanks so much for creating such a great cultural activity!! I love incorporating activities from around the world. Beautiful graphics. Thank you!!!

    1. Thank you for such a sweet comment! I hope you will enjoy it. :)