"Elmer" sequencing activity

Several of my groups did this fun sequencing activity for the unit we are doing on "Elmer".  I often simplify the books we read using pictures.  Next, I have the students put the pictures in order and use them and Braidy The Story Braid to retell the story.  We had a great week in speech and hope you did too!

Elmer sequencing




I love doing literacy units!  You will find that I do them often with my students.  It is a great way to work on many language goals and objectives.  Right now I am doing a unit on "Elmer" with my early elementary students.  Elmer is a colorful elephant that learns it's okay to be different.  We are currently reading the book.  As we read we will discuss the different story grammar elements.  We will be  learning new vocabulary like "herd", "patchwork", and "different".  Additionally, we will also sequence and retell the story and discuss the different feelings the characters experience.  It is common for a unit to last several weeks in speech because there are so many things that we can do with a book.  I hope that the year is starting well for you!  

Getting Geared up for Speech!

I hope that everyone is having a great first week of school!  We have been very busy getting our caseloads together and scheduling our students.  We are beginning speech therapy and will be familiarizing students with their goals and objectives, expectations, how to earn rewards, and their speech folders.  In several of my groups we are going to be starting literacy units.  I'm looking forward to a great year!  Stay tuned for more updates!

Welcome Back!

Welcome back to school and to the Speech and Language program at Due West Elementary!  I hope that everyone had a fun and relaxing summer.  This is my third year at DW and I have been an SLP for nine years.  I am looking forward to another exciting year at DW!

I am currently working on a home communication system for my students.  I will be sending speech folders home weekly.  Students will be rewarded for returning their folders and for working hard during speech sessions.  

I am thrilled to be job sharing with Ms. Anna Masoudpour.  I will be at Due West on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays.  Do not hesitate to call me or e-mail me if you have any questions or concerns throughout the year.    I am very excited to work with you and your child.  See you soon!