Thursday, December 26, 2013

Fun Facts for New Year's Day

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.

8 comments:

  1. Good luck with your presentation! Thanks for the freebie!

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    1. You're welcome and thank you for the well wishes!

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  2. I'm a little slow here. Can you please explain how you would do this mustache activity for New Years. I didn't see directions.

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    1. I don't always include directions in my packets depending on the activity. Basically, you read the cards and the student has to either repeat the sentence or answer basic wh questions about it. The gold cards are general things about New Years and the silver ones are American specific. You can also use the cards to identify the different parts of speech in each sentence. Hope this helps!

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  3. Ok I had a feeling but I got confused with beat the Clock and the mustache page. I thought I was missing something. I can't wait to try it out this week upon my return from the break.
    Roxana

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    1. Nope! Those two are just extra pages in case you want an open-ended game for articulation students or to write up some goals for the New Year. :)

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