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the month of December we have been celebrating the holidays of Hanukkah,
Christmas and Kwanzaa at our preschool. The holiday of Kwanzaa, like any holiday,
embraces certain symbols that embody the message and purpose of the holiday.
Here you can find a complete
of these symbols, one of which is corn. I decided to use ...
Happy December everyone -- one of my most favorite
months of the year! Time with family and friends, gift-giving and baking
holiday treats fill our days and nights with fun!
Today's recipe is one I would like to share that
really represents what the holidays are all about! My 4-year-old nephew made
this yummy treat at home with his ...
Today I have two fun activities that can be easily
incorporated into your Thanksgiving curriculum sessions!
OUR THANKSGIVING TABLE
First is a language-based lesson that talks all about
''What We Eat On Thanksgiving Day!'' Using boardmaker pictures, I put together a
sentence strip that reads, ''I EAT ____ ON
THANKSGIVING DAY,'' and ...
Here is a timeless fall treat that is both half healthy
(made with apples!) and is easy to make in a classroom therapy setting! Enjoy!
1 14 oz bag of caramels
1 tablespoon of water
Spray butter for greasing
Foods for dipping (e.g., crushed Oreos, crushed M&M's,
You will ...
Earlier this past week, one of the teachers I work with,
Jamie Zarmanian, shared with our preschool classes this fabulous recipe for
pumpkin spice Play-Doh. The entire classroom smelled like cinnamon cookies! The
texture was perfect - soft, but not sticky and children really seemed to enjoy
using a different type of Play-Doh to roll, ...
This is the last week of my Piccolini Perfecto Pasta
creations. Please take a look at my previous two recipe posts for ideas on how
to create a delicious rainbow of flavors and nutrients using Barilla's
Piccolini vegetable pastas. The third and final recipe includes the Mini
Rotelle (aka mini wagon wheels), wonderfully made with spinach ...
This week instead of a recipe, I would like to share a fun
lesson that expands on the apple theme from last week's recipe
post. This is a lesson I created and implemented with my occupational
therapist colleague and is an imaginative mix of communication and sensory-enriched
The Story of Johnny
The lesson began with a ...
...is perfect throughout the entire month of September! Apples
are in season; why not use them in your speech and language lessons? There are
so many different types of apples...Granny Smith, Fuji, Red and Golden Delicious,
McIntosh, Rome Beauty and the list goes on. They vary in color, shape and
texture. Some are sweet, others sour. This ...
As promised, today is the first ''Good Eater Secrets'' post!
Good Eater Secrets is a series of questions
designed to investigate the ''secrets'' behind children who are good,
healthy eaters and the moms (and dads!) that feed them! The purpose of this
search is to help both parents of ''picky eaters'' and speech
therapists who work with ...
Over the last few months I have mentioned my newfound love with Greener Partners, a local CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) and community organization that visits our school once a month bringing fresh fruits and veggies. All of their recipes have been healthy, easy to make and very exciting for both the teachers and the students. I asked Amy ...