Quick, money saving tip--shop post-holiday sales for items you can repurpose year round! Using golden eggs, and putting them in a carton rather than a basket, turns Easter eggs into a fairy tale activity for the golden goose! 💰🐥
Fee, Fi, Fo, Fum! Next week is all about Jack and the Beanstalk and I felt like I was in the giant's kitchen when I visited the Broad museum in L.A. yesterday! A real life #SLPfairytale! This installation (No Title, Under the Table, Therrian) was HUGE! I wish I could bring my little guys here to experience it! I'm thinking we might be able to recreate my experience using an action figure or their favorite stuffie....
I'm sightseeing in Los Angeles today and exploring The Broad. I'm a sucker for modern and contemporary art museums and have a sweet spot especially for unfinished works. I love the idea that unfinished doesn't mean lacking or less than. (painting by Edward Ruscha)
Uh-oh. Violet and Will were playing cards. Violet started losing and got upset. So....she said he was cheating. Now they're both yelling. This is a (free) sample of how I use stories to address both sequencing AND emotion words. Understanding cause and effect has even higher implications when we talk about behavior and feelings.
I bumped into a teacher friend who commented on how fast the summer was going by (stop!) and that she'd be back in school in a month (already?!). I'm not quite ready to dive into BTS, but I can print out fresh attendance and data collection sheets (free). Even a small preparation makes me feel like I'm on top of my game.
Long, very early morning flight this morning. Unfolded my crossword and, hello, 37 Down! It's a good sign 😀✏️🌟
Quick tip: if you use brown bags in therapy for sorting cards or crafts, placing a small handful of flat marbles in the bottom will help them stay upright. I have a large jar full of colorful flat marbles. They're perfect to stand in as game markers, pacing markers, counters...you name it! And my older students LOVE when they earn one to keep.
Brushing teeth, washing hands, putting on shoes...do you work on sequencing skills as often as I do? And are these skills really that important? Yes. Not only do they help with following directions, anticipating outcomes and understanding patterns, but they are important pre-reading skills. For our kiddos that struggle with regulating states, sequencing skills can be particularly helpful for understanding cause and effect. My latest blog post has tips for incorporating emotion words and sequencing skills, including a freebie!