March 28, 2013

Where I've been

Hey everyone!

So sorry I've been MIA lately. In our school district, we have ALL our IEPs at the end of the school year every year. So, I have 60 students and have been preparing for all those meetings. Also, my 2 year old has been in the hospital. She was there for 3 days last week. She woke up on Tuesday very lethargic and unresponsive. No fever and not vomiting or diarrhea. So we ran to the ER where they tested her for all sorts of yucky things but the only thing they could come up with was dehydration due to a virus -- but not a stomach virus, so it was very confusing there for a while. Anyway, she is better and home and we are on Spring Break.  Which is another reason I've been quiet here lately, I've been basically "unplugged" all week until now. Spending time with my family has been wonderful! We are going to the park tomorrow for a picnic lunch for our last day off of school. The weather is supposed to be bad here for Easter so we will be soaking up the sun tomorrow instead.

I am still working on the fluency pack and hopefully I will get that and my school paperwork done by the end of the weekend.

Thank you all for the so successful Spring SLP Blog Hop! And congrats to the winners. It was so much fun participating in that event.

March 15, 2013

SLP Blog Hop!!!

Welcome to the SLP Spring Fever Blog Hop
You will get the chance to win prizes and get freebies by touring 12 fantastic blogs. Here is the lineup:
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 Education Store App
4 songs from 
Music Therapy Tunes
A green 
Big Grips iPad 2 case

 My freebie is my Busy Bumble Bees game for early developing sounds. The freebie is in my TpT store right here!  – Karen

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 Giveaway Tools on Figuratively Speeching SLP's blog, you will be asked to type in the secret code. Have fun and enjoy blog hopping with us! The contest will run from Sunday, March 17, 2013 through Saturday, March 23, 2013.

Enjoy reading through the blogs, downloading the freebies, and participating in our Blog Hop! Good luck everyone!

March 13, 2013


KathySLP email me at to claim your prize! Congrats!

Here's our little St. Patty's Day display in the hallway at school. Look for a blog post tomorrow on the materials I used!

March 12, 2013

Featured at Hear My Hands

I was honored to be asked to guest post over at Hear My Hands. Go check out my post on working with children with hearing impairment.

March 11, 2013

Giveaway time!

This is going to be a quick giveaway because it's for BOTH of my St. Patrick's Day packs! I wanted you to be able to use them this week (or next) with your kiddos.

Luck O' The Irish /r/ is available right here for preview.
St. Patty's Day book unit is available here.

Also, don't forget about the FREEBIE! You can pick that up here.

To enter to win the St. Patrick's Day bundle, simply comment here on the blog about what types of spring activities you would like to see soon.

GOOD LUCK! I'll pick a winner Wednesday, March 13 at 8pm central time!

March 9, 2013

The Winds of Change

Things are about to change around here, y'all!

How do you like my new blog? When I found out that another blog was using my former name, I changed to The Speech Umbrella. Then, I decided to give my blog a whole new makeover. I am just so happy with the way everything turned out and I hope you like it too. It has inspired me to blog more and bring more materials, games, and information to everyone.

So what have we been doing in my speech room lately? I have two awesome student interns this semester and they have loved using all the digital materials I have gotten from TpT. We have started our St. Patrick's Day Unit and we have used St. Patrick's Day Preschool Language Activities from Carrie's Speech Corner, Luck O' The Irish /r/ Cards by Yours Truly, and St. Patty's Day Worksheets/HW Packet for Speech Therapy by Busy Bee Speech.

Do-A-Dot Clovers from the St. Patty's Day Worksheets/HW Packet for Speech Therapy

The kids had a great time with these activities. Look for some more guest posts coming up and another review of more St. Patty's Day materials next week!