Friday, September 27, 2013

Happy Fall, Y'all!!

Well, it's officially fall, and we've been celebrating in my speech room this week!
(Even though it's 90 degrees as I type this!)

We did lots of talking about fall (a.k.a. autumn) and what happens in the fall. We described fall/autumn using EETchy (I'm just starting the EET!).  We played some Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel Game.  We also read my favorite fall themed book, The Biggest Leaf Pile by Steve Metzger.  Anyone else love that book?  It's a great book not only for learning about fall but for talking about getting along with others, etc. 

AND we did a fun art activity I want to share with you!!

Lemme just say, I LOVE fingerprint art!  As a mom, I always loved when my boys brought home an art project with their hand prints, footprints or even itty bitty fingerprints. (sigh....the good ole days)

Interestingly enough, most kids in our area don't really know what fall trees look like in "real life."  Our trees are GREEN most of the year, and then, the leaves just turn brown (die) and fall off the trees.  Basically, our fall trees are just BARE, but we did look at pictures on the internet of beautiful fall trees. Sadly, a trip to New England to experience the changing of the leaves wasn't in the cards (or the budget) for us. 
Google did the trick, though. 

THEN we made a fall tree of our own!  We started with this bare tree.....
The one shown above has a little poem, "On this fall tree you can see, I've left little parts of me!"  but I actually had three choices of trees for the students to choose from....

We used stamp pads in green, brown, red, purple, orange and yellow, and we used their fingerprints to make the leaves.  If you don't have stamp pads or don't care to use them, leaf stickers or leaf stamps work great, too.   

For some of my students we read the book, The Biggest Leaf Pile, and as we "met" each color leaf in the book and added leaves to our tree.  At the end, we added leaves that were falling to the ground. 

With other students, I just did articulation drill and allowed the students to add 3 leaves to the tree after each round of drill.  The possibilities really are endless. 

In the end, they turned out to be beautiful, and while many of them insisted they take their masterpiece home to show off, a few let me display them proudly on my wall. 

One of my little girls even insisted I take her picture with her tree and "text it to her Mom." WHAT? 
Well, I obliged. I'm a sucker. 

I thought you might want to have a little fall fun in your speech room too, so you can download all three versions of the bare little fall tree HERE.  
Hope yours turn out just as cute!  

I'd love to hear your feedback if you download. 
Even better... 
I'd love for you to post photos of your little masterpieces on my facebook page! 

Happy Fall, Y'all! 


Monday, September 23, 2013

It's another feedback party!

I've said it before and I'll say it again.... nothing makes my day like feedback! 
(well, blog post comments DO make my day, too, so feel free to comment away!!)

When I'm having a rough day....and hear that certain little chime on my phone...and see the little message pop up that says, "You've received feedback on an item" it's like little Christmas cards year round! 

Thank you thank you thank you thank you to everyone who browses my little TpT store and big XOXO to all of you who leave feedback.  

I'm linking up again with Nicole Allison over at Speech Peeps  to spread some gratitude to my followers who take the time to leave feedback.  
I had said this would be my  new monthly "thing" but I missed August.  
Y'all, August and the back to school commotion almost DID ME IN.  

Well, it's September so I'm back in action :)

Reading through all of my feedback again was so fun!! 
It was soooo hard to choose who would get the shout out this month.   
drumroll please.....

MEAGAN JONES,  are you out there?   
I LOVE reading your feedback!

Here are some that made my day! 

And for my 

/l/, /l/ blends, /w/,/j/ Sound Targets for Articulation Therapy {coarticulation}

Again with
 and the last one, I promise, for Happy Trains Quick Drill

MEAGAN JONES,  wherever you are, here's a big, fat thank you from me! 
email me at and tell me what product you'd like from my store.  It's the least I can do for all the times you made my phone chime with your oh-so-thoughtful feedback! 

 Let's do this again next month!! Thanks Nicole Allison for the feedback linky party!
In the meantime, keep that fun feedback coming :)


Monday, September 16, 2013

Who's ready for SLP Trivia Night?

It's no secret that I LOVE trivia!
  I have several trivia products in my TpT Store, and 
I'm one of those geeky people that still thinks Trivial Pursuit is fun! 
In a nutshell, I'm so excited that tomorrow night is SLP Trivia Night at my 
Your favorite SLP bloggers have all been taking turns hosting trivia night and tomorrow it's my turn!

Nooooo, my trivia won't be that hard! Instead of Genius Edition, it will be the Speech & Language Edition
I'm ready to test your knowledge and your SLP skills (you know you have skills!) 
- maybe even a little about what you know about me, my store, and my blog. 

Join me on facebook at 7:00 PM Central Time for the first round of trivia! There will three rounds throughout the evening- each with 5 questions. Post your answers by commenting on my facebook post, and after 10 minutes, the names of everyone with the 5 correct answers will be entered at - which will randomly choose a winner!

Winners will receive their choice of product from my TpT Store 

Thanks to Kristin over at Simply Speech for setting this up!  Thanks also to Carrie over at Carrie's Speech Corner for the too-cute owl graphic!

Hope you will all come and play with me! 
See ya there & Good Luck! 


Wednesday, September 4, 2013

1,000 facebook followers THANK YOU giveaway!!

Yesterday I came home from a very trying day at work to find  I HAD 1,000 facebook FOLLOWERS!
WHAT!!??? Are you kidding me?


I'm beyond blown away and grateful that 1,000 (now over 1,000!) of you are remotely interested in what I have to say.  Thank you for everyone to clicked LIKE on my little PuttingWordsInYourMouth Facebook page

I'm feeling the ....

I absolutely love reading each and every one of your comments both on my facebook page AND my blog posts! 
So in honor of YOU - all 1,002 of you who gave me your clicks of approval on facebook

2 lucky facebook followers will win $10.00 worth of products in my TpT store
(whatever they choose totaling 10 bucks!) 

Enter below and Good luck!!!  
and thanks again! 


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