Christmas is over! I've survived shopping on Christmas Eve and the day after without a scratch. Serena is the proud owner of a new sheep squeak toy and I have a few more keepsakes from Old Salem, NC. The countdown is now on for my first ever professional presentation to teachers at the district's second professional development conference. (I have to say that I really didn't enjoy last year's meager offerings, but this year the list looks huge!) Luckily, I will be presenting with two other district SLPs in front of a group of only 25 teachers. We will be talking about our role in the schools and how we address Common Core.
Speaking of countdowns, I decided that I really wasn't too happy with my lack of materials for New Year's day. The majority of the afternoon was spent scouring the internet for interesting facts and activities related to the topic. The final result is a packet aimed at getting my older students back into the routine. It includes cards about the New Year, an open-ended dot sheet for reinforcement, and resolution bookmarks. You can grab your copy of it here.