December 29, 2014

January Materials Round Up!

Hey everyone! I really hope you had a fabulous Christmas and will have a Happy New Year! I have already made my lesson plans for January and thought I would share all the wonderful TpT materials I have found.

Also, I am updating my Snowy WHO Owls to Snowy Owls WH Question Pack this week.  It will include Who, What, When, Where, Why questions now, rather than just Who questions.  It is currently $2 in my TpT store and the update will be FREE. BUT - I will be raising the price after January 1st, so grab it now while it is cheap and download the update this week.  You can find it right here in my TpT Store. 

Alright! Now for the Wonderful Winter materials I have found!

January Language Homework from Super Power Speech
Falling Flakes Phonology from Speech Room News
100th Day Articulation from Teach Speech 365 FREE
Eskimo Articulation (R,S,L) from Crazy Speech World
Snowy WH Owls from The Speech Umbrella (ME!)
January Game Boards from Putting Words In Your Mouth
New Year's Sequencing from Home Sweet Speech Room
Penguin Craftivity from Crazy Speech World
There Was A Cold Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow from Crazy Speech World
Arctic and Antarctic Animals Language Unit from Crazy Speech World
Interactive Vocabulary Books: Winter from Speech Room News
Winter Language Data from Crazy Speech World
Winter Speech Glyphs from The Speech Bubble SLP
Build A Snowman from Putting Words In Your Mouth
Winter Fun Pack from Putting Words In Your Mouth
Martin Luther King Unit from Speech Room News

I am so excited about using these materials with my kids in speech! Look for pictures on Instagram, Twitter, and my Facebook page!  Are you also following me on Pinterest? I have lots of SLP boards.  And, here's my TpT store so you can follow there too.

I am really looking forward to creating more materials in 2015! It's a goal of mine to blog more and make great products, so let me know what you need!

December 23, 2014

Merry Christmas and Materials Update!

Hey everyone! I have been getting ready for Christmas and I'm using my break from school to work on some TpT materials a little.  I have been planning and working on this update to Apraxia Island forever!  I really hope you like it.  If there is anything you would like added to it, don't hesitate to email me and let me know. 

 Included in the update are full color photos to accompany each target word for language and articulation.

New cards for a simple point game are also included.
 A brand new homework page.
 And a revised board game.

If you have already purchased Apraxia Island, please be sure and re-download for free!  This pack is available for purchase right here in my TpT store. Or, enter the giveaway below for a chance to win it for free! 

I really hope you enjoy this update and this pack in general. I am always open to materials/game suggestions anytime at

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November 30, 2014

TpT Cyber Monday SALE and What's in Your Cart? Linky Party!

I hope everyone had a blessed and restful Thanksgiving. Mine was a little more hectic than I would have liked it, but it was so very nice to have a week off of school and be with my family.

Now it's full-swing Christmas around here and also on TpT!  The Cyber Monday sale begins tomorrow, December 1-3, 2014, and my entire store will be 20% off in addition to the TpT discount.

I'm linking up with Jenna from Speech Room News to share what's in my cart!

Ok, ok, so I know I haven't been cranking out products lately, but all that is about to change with the new year coming up.  I do have one seasonal product in my store that I'd like to share with you. Snowy Who Owls is a great little language game that is easy to play and easy on the printer ink too!

So now for what's in my cart…. I cannot wait to use these products!!!

Remember to use the code TPTCYBER at checkout to get extra % off!

And check out what is in other SLP's carts at Speech Room News. Happy Shopping!

November 19, 2014

December 2014 Materials Collection!

Hey everyone! Been a looooooooooooooooooooooong time. But, I have been so busy with family and holidays that I really haven't been ignoring all of you.

I am so excited about the materials I am using in the month of December.  I hope this will be a monthly blog post so I can share all the wonderful materials I have found for my students with you.  Would you also like to see my lesson plans?  Here are the materials I will be using with each age group with the links to the stores where you can find them.  Many of them are FREE! Let me know how you like them.  I will be posting pictures on my Instagram Feed (@karen_slp) of these products in action. Hope you have a great month!

Oh and please let me know if any of these links do not work.

PreK Materials:

Week 1 Reindeer Craftivity FREE


K-5 Materials


                Christmas NonFiction Text

                Christmas Board Game

                December Multicultural Holidays

                Hot Chocolate Cause and Effect

                Christmas Trivia Pack


                Holiday Reinforcer Sheets FREE

                Merry Christmas Quick Drill

                What Does the Fox Say: Yum Yum Yum!

                Hot Chocolate Phonological Awareness

                O Christmas Tree Quick Drill

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February 27, 2014

TpT Sale and a Giveaway!

Are y'all enjoying this awesome TpT Sale? I wanted to show you what I purchased today and also share some of my products with you.

I have a St. Patrick's Day book companion available as well as a Luck O The Irish /r/ pack!

I also wanted to let you know about my book companion bundle. It's on sale too!

Now for what I bought today! Here are the links to the GREAT products I bought!

Who's Got The Baby by Mia McDaniel -- Getting ready for Mardi Gras!
St. Patrick's Day Quick Drill by Mia McDaniel -- LOVE the Quick Drill games!
Happy Easter Quick Drill by Mia McDaniel - like I said - love Quick Drill games!
No Print I Mustache You A Question by Sublime Speech -- been on my wish list for a long time!
There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Clover by Jenn Alcorn - Adore these book companions!
There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Chick by Jenn Alcorn - yep, love them!
No Print Grammar Pack for Speech and Language by Nicole Allison - I will get so much use out of this
Luck O The Speechies: A St. Patrick's Day Homework Packet by Simply Speech - always need homework!

Wow I bought a lot! And it was really for not much moolah at all! I'm set up until May! What are you purchasing?

Now how about a little giveaway? If you would like to win my two St. Patrick's Day materials, just enter the easy giveaway below! 

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February 23, 2014

Bloggy Birthday Giveaway #5! GRAND PRIZE!!

FINAL giveaway!!! Amazing products from All Y'all Need, Straight Up Speech, Crazy Speech World,  Busy Bee Speech, MrsTSLP, Putting Words in Your Mouth, and Simply Speech!

Good Luck!

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February 21, 2014

Bloggy Birthday Giveaway #4!!

Great products from Natalie Snyders, Teach Speech 365, Kristin Minden, and Wordnerdspeechteach!!

Good Luck!

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February 19, 2014

Bloggy Birthday Giveaway #3

Awesome products from Speech2U, Figuratively Speeching SLP, Queen's Speech, and Rae's Speech Spot!!

Good Luck!

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February 17, 2014

Bloggy Birthday Giveaway #2!!

Giveaway #2 is ready to go! Awesome products from DeanTrout on Etsy, SLPrunner, Twin Sisters Speech & Language Therapy, and Speech Time Fun!

Good luck! 

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February 15, 2014

Bloggy Birthday Giveaway #1!!

Today it has been one year since The Speech Umbrella began! I have had so much fun getting to know all of you and it has been a great adventure creating materials for my speech room. I am having a HUGE giveaway and my bloggy buddies have been so generous in donating wonderful products for the grand prize!

Check this out…. I have a TON of products for the winners of my giveaways. They include:

1/2 sheet of Jamberry Nails from Carrie Manchester
SLP charm bracelet from DeanTrout on Etsy
Multisyllabic Words: Artic, Phonological Awareness, Apraxia, Speech Therapy Pack from Speech2U
Taking Perspective: A Social-Cognition Activity to Work on Empathy Training from SLPrunner
CV & CVCV Words with PreK Concepts from Twin Sisters Speech and Language Therapy
I "Mustache" You A Question… Can You Sequence? from Speech with Sharon
Preschool Speech Therapy Activities: Printable Materials - Basic Concepts from Speech Therapy Games
Articulation Placemats: Homework Sheets and Drill Activities from Figuratively Speeching SLP
Owl's Multiple Meaning Words from Queen's Speech
Cut, Sort, and Glue! Activities for the Entire Year from Speech Time Fun
Where is the Butterfly? Prepositions for Speech & Language from Rae's Speech Spot


There will be 5 giveaways and you can enter all 5! So be sure to check in every day and make your entries! Here's the first one! Good luck!


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February 2, 2014

Jamberry Nails {The Posh SLP}

There is a major event going on over at my other blog The Posh SLP! Go check it out for more details (not speech related)

January 29, 2014

TWO weeks Under the Umbrella

I'm so sorry that I am late on the MLK activities! I hope you find them interesting and will put them on your wish list for next year. Or, you could also use them in February for Black History Month.

First up is Speech Room News' MLK Language Activities. These are great and both the kids and I learned a lot. 

Next up is a new activity for me and it's a creativity! I love these! MLK puppets were a hit in my speech room and we used these for both artic and language. 

Now for this week -- Friday is Chinese New Year! Actually, it should be called Lunar New Year. I love celebrating this holiday and we had all kinds of activities in speech beginning with Super Power Speech's The Great Race Unit.

(side note, check out my sweet student's nails! She always has the prettiest nail polish. I should introduce her to Jamberry Juniors! More to come on this on Sunday!)

I also used crafts out of this book

Greeting cards!

 So that is my brief two weeks. NEXT week, I have something very special for all of you and all my fans over on The Posh SLP. Stay tuned!!!

January 16, 2014

My week under The Umbrella

This week was fun, rough, busy, tiring, and basically fabulous.  I started the week with a phonemic awareness book companion for The Snowy Day. Sorry I don't have any pictures for that, but it was crazy busy. BUT - here is the link to the unit from Speech Universe.  It is a great unit that I really enjoyed using with the kids and it's inexpensive too!

Then, I had an "ah-ha" moment on Thursday while I was working with some first graders.  Most of my students need help with sight words. Either they have trouble with a specific sound in them, or they are having trouble with the reading of them all together. So I did some searching on TpT and found a set of games for sight words that is geared to K and 1st grade and uses Dolch words.  The kids did great with them and were so excited to practice those words! What's more the games are FREE. Here's the link.

Ok, ok, ok. So, not all of the game boards had all the sounds in them that I wanted for artic. Back to TpT I go.  Never fear…. I found these!

These games are geared toward specific articulation sounds AND they use sight words! SCORE. Here is the link for the Z unit, which includes a homework page and both black and white game boards.  Here is the link for the R game board (1 page). Both are FREE! Karen Pritchett is the creator of these units and she has created more sounds as well and bundled them here. Those are on sale right now for $8.50 and are ON my wish list! 

Do you use sight words in speech therapy? How do you feel about it? I have heard some speech therapists say, "I'm not a reading teacher." But, come on! We have to all work together and give the students what they need in my opinion…. and if I can work on artic AND sight words, I think that is a win/win!

So, look what I saw at Target this week:

Its a little tee shirt that would be perfect for my 3 year old! I thought it was such a cute image and just wanted to share.  I love my life under The Speech Umbrella!

And just another little side note… did y'all know I have another blog? It's called The Posh SLP and it is all about beauty, fashion, reviews, family, classroom design, and whatever else! It is not about speech materials or TpT haha! That's what The Speech Umbrella is for! ;-) Anyway, follow this link and give me a like on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin'! 


January 11, 2014

Who is hibernating? And, my week under The Umbrella

Did y'all think I had dropped off the face of the earth? Haha! Well, I had back surgery and have spent some time away from my blog while recuperating.  I went back to work this week and I wanted to show you a little about what we did in my speech room!

Who is hibernating???

This little craft is quick and easy to make.  What you need: 
black construction paper
white paper
googly eyes

1. Draw a cave opening on the black construction paper with a pencil
2. Cut icicles from the white paper
3. Tear ice cubes from the rest of the white construction paper
4. Glue the icicles across the top of the cave outline
5. Glue the ice cubes all around the cave to make a kind of igloo shape
6. Glue the googly eyes so they are looking out of the cave

The kids loved making this craft and we got so many language goals accomplished by talking about who was in the cave and what hibernating is. Hope you have a fun time with this craft too!

This wasn't the only activity that I used in my speech room this week. I gave lots of winter themed homework with the Winter Worksheets & HW Packet for Speech Therapy from Busy Bee Speech. I also used There Was A Cold Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow: Language Unit from Crazy Speech World (check out her NEW website!).

This is a glimpse at my therapy table this week….
From left to right…
3. 2013-2014 SLP Planner (CANNOT live without it!)
4. iPad

All in all it was a great week back! How was your week?