My SLP Therapy Holiday To-Do List, 2011
Hello fellow SLPs! I really love this time of the year...the
soft glow of Christmas lights as you ride through the neighborhood, familiar
holiday tunes playing everywhere you go bringing a sense of nostalgia and
anticipation to the air and of course the buzz among my students as they begin
the countdown to December 25th!
In order to adequately prepare for the upcoming weeks and to
ensure therapy lessons are both fun and pertinent to the time of year and the preschool
curriculum, I have created my very own SLP Therapy Holiday to do list, which I
hope brings inspiration and good cheer to your lessons as well!
my office and office door (in other words, get into the holiday groove)!
stock in some really fun snowman and Christmas/holiday stickers (snowmen
are always nice because they can carry you through January and February)!
through my classroom materials and pull out anything that has to do with
Hanukkah, Kwanza and Christmas!
my holiday articulation file and begin preparing my articulation lessons
for the month. Kids always love when artic has a festive theme and fun
pictures to go along with the lessons!
up with three delicious, kid-friendly and easy-to-make recipes for (once
again) Hanukkah, Kwanza and Christmas (I will keep you posted on the
out my Christmas music and jingle bells and start caroling with the kids!
my trusty Santa Sack (which I created during my days in homecare), stuffed
with fun winter and holiday items, such as an angel figurine, jingle
bells, a pair of mittens, a red and white Santa hat and much, much more.
The children always love reaching in and seeing what is hidden in Santa's
face-paint for our winter wonderland celebration, which is the last day of
school before Christmas break (I offered to do the face-painting because I
thought it would be a nice way to do some indirect oral motor for my
sensory-sensitive kiddos and the children can practice their speech and language
skills by making a choice and asking for the type of design they want
painted on their face)!
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these ideas and lessons with the parents so that they can know and
reinforce the lessons and vocabulary that we are working on at school!
enjoy baking a few extra cookies to share with my co-workers and the
children for our holiday celebration on our final school day of 2011!
Are your therapy
lessons holiday ready? Share your ideas here!