Thursday, August 21, 2014

S...peachy Feedback Linky Party!

It's time for another linky party! Today, I'm joining the feedback linky hosted by Nicole Allison of Speech Peeps.

I’ve said this before, but I'll say it again - I have received such amazing feedback from some truly amazing people. So, narrowing this down to just two was difficult, but CONGRATULATIONS TpT users: Alana V. and Ashley M.! Your comments really warmed my heart. Thank you for taking the time to read my blog, purchase my products, and provide awesome feedback. I am truly grateful! Please email me at: to claim a single product of your choice (bundles not included).

If I didn't select your feedback, don't fret! Keep it coming! As always, I LOVE reading it and I am so thankful for each and everyone of you!


Sunday, August 10, 2014

Back to School Favorites

Well, it's finally time for me to set an alarm clock, get dressed in the morning, and head BACK TO SCHOOL. So, I thought I'd share a few of my MUST have products for the first few weeks of school. Please note I've included a few Amazon Affiliate links for more information on each of the books in this post. Enjoy, friends! Let's make it a GREAT year!

Book Companions: 

1) Bear's New Friend, by Karma Wilson (Check out a throw-back post on this set here)

2) If You Take a Mouse to School, by Laura Numeroff (Check out a throw-back post on this set here)

3) There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Book, by Lucille Colandro (Check out a throw-back post on this set here)

Other Activities:

1) Roll and Cover BTS Set (FREEBIE)

2) Vocabulary Sheet (FREEBIE)

3) Articulation Ladder (FREEBIE - Check out a throw-back post on this set here)

4) Pirate Pronouns  (Just in time for International Talk Like a Pirate Day - Sept. 19th)

Monday, August 4, 2014

It's time for another HUGE sale!

The TpT Back to School site wide sale is BACK! Everything in my store will be marked 20% off now through tomorrow (August 5th). Add additional savings from TpT when you enter the promo code BTS14 at checkout. So now is the time to stock up on all those BTS materials you've had your eye on! I've listed links to some of my best selling BTS products below. Enjoy!

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Argh! I'm a little ahead of the game...

Well, I'm trying really hard to stay ahead of the game this month. I've been semi-successful. I just finished a new pronoun packet in time for International Talk Like a Pirate Day (which falls on Friday September 19th). I've got a few more book companions in the works too, so be on the look out. Happy August, friends. My new school year is right around the corner!


Sunday, July 27, 2014

Wrapping up my summer break!

Hello friends! My summer is coming to an end and I can't believe it's time to start gearing up for a new school year. I just posted a new Roll and Color FREEBIE for you all to download. It includes BTS and fall themes. As always, enjoy! 

Sunday, June 22, 2014

My Favorite Things - Bloggy Birthday Giveaway #3

Another one of my FAVORITE places to shop for new therapy materials is Teachers Pay Teachers of course! :) So, to wrap up my weekend of giveaways, I'll be giving away one $50 gift card to Teachers Pay Teachers. 

For your chance to win, enter the Rafflecopter below. Entries will be accepted through 10 pm this evening (06/22/2014 CST).

Good Luck!

Saturday, June 21, 2014

My Favorite Things - Bloggy Birthday Giveaway #2

When I'm getting ready for a new school year, I start looking for great deals on new therapy supplies. One of my FAVORITE places to shop is Amazon (especially with the Prime option). Whether it's story books, games, puzzles, I can typically find it all here. So, this is the next stop on our Bloggy Birthday Giveaway!    

I'm giving away a $20 Amazon gift card to two lucky winners today. For your chance to win, enter the Rafflecopter below. Entries will be accepted through 10 pm this evening  (06/21/2014 CST).

Good Luck!

Friday, June 20, 2014

My Favorite Things - Bloggy Birthday Giveaway #1

If you know me, or have followed me on social media for very long, you know I love coffee! My very FAVORITE coffee drink is a Starbucks Peppermint Mocha (nonfat, no whip). I am a very happy lady when I get to start my day with one of these. So, what better way to start our giveaways than with a Starbucks gift card!

I'm giving away a $10 Starbucks gift card to four lucky winners today. For your chance to win, enter the Rafflecopter below. Entries will be accepted through 10 pm this evening  (06/20/2014 CST).

Good Luck!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Can you believe it? This blog is turning ONE!

Well friends, this first year has been a whirlwind! I can't believe just twelve short months ago I decided to take the BIG plunge into cyberspace. I know over the last few months I've been MIA...between finishing up the last semester of school and starting ESY, finishing up the gymnastics season for one kid, and putting the other one through driver's ed (YES, my daughter is DRIVING now!), I've been a little neglectful of my blog. I hope you all will forgive me. My hope is to devote more time to it, and to making my products, in the upcoming weeks. Thank you all again for your kind words, feedback, and support. You all make this worth it!

Starting tomorrow EVERYTHING in my TpT store will be 20% off. The sale will run through Sunday. You'll also want to come back and visit the blog everyday this weekend for some awesome giveaways of my favorite things! I feel a little like Oprah, but on a much smaller scale. ;)


Monday, May 5, 2014

It's time for another TpT site-wide sale!

Sorry friends, I have been MIA lately. Last semester craziness has gotten the best of me! So, who's ready for another TPT site-wide sale?!? This girl is! Fill up those wishlists, the TPT site-wide sale starts tomorrow (TpT code: TPTXO)! Everything in my store will be an additional 20% off! You won't want to miss it! Enjoy!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter!

"Before long, the world will not see me anymore, but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live." John 14:19 (NIV) He is RISEN, friends! Have a blessed day with your loved ones today!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Spring is FINALLY here!

I've been enjoying some much needed R&R with my family this week. And by R&R I mean, renovating a bedroom, purchasing furniture, and cleaning out a storage room. Whew! Good thing I'm on "break." I've also had a few minutes to sit down and finish some book companions I've been working on for awhile. My most recent, Caps for Sale, is now posted in my TpT store. It's a SUPER cute story. If you haven't read the book, you'll want to check it out! Link below.

I also finished up the spring/summer edition of my Roll and Color sets. This FREEBIE can also be found in my TpT store. Link below.

As always, enjoy! Happy Spring!

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Roll and Color: St. Patrick's Day FREEBIE

Just posted a new Roll and Color set. This one is for St. Patrick's Day! It's FREE to download in my Teachers Pay Teachers store. Again, they are quick and easy (no color) worksheets I've used in therapy and for homework. Enjoy!

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Roll and Color: Valentine's Day FREEBIE!

I just posted another round of roll and color sheets! This time it's a set for Valentine's Day! My students LOVE these sheets. Use them during therapy, or send them home for homework. Like my FB page to download the FREEBIE!  Enjoy! **AS of 03/01/2014 this can now be downloaded for FREE in my TpT store!**

Saturday, January 18, 2014

App Review: VowelViz by Complete Speech

I was given the awesome opportunity to trial the new app, VowelViz, created by Complete Speech. VowelViz can be purchased through the iTunes app store for $29.99. I know...a bit pricey; but if you have students who need real-time visual feedback on their vowel productions, this is an app you'll want to check out.

Per the description on iTunes - "VowelViz is an innovative speech mapping tool that displays vowel productions in real-time. With applications in speech therapy, accent reduction/second language learning, and home practice, VowelViz is a versatile and easy to use tool for practicing vowels."

When you open the app you will see the Vowel Quadrilateral (displayed below). As you all know, this chart represent tongue placement in the mouth during vowel productions. As your student produces each vowel sound, VowelViz captures their productions through the iPad’s microphone, then displays a bouncy orange ball to show them where their vowel productions are falling. Your students goal is to have the ball hover within the area of the targeted vowel sound.

This app was very easy to use, and involved very little set-up to get started. I do wish there was an option to track data and record student responses, but overall, if you have students on your caseload who struggles with vowel productions, this is a nice tool for them to self monitor, and adjust their productions. It can be used with a wide age range of students. I had pre-school students trial, as well as 5th graders, and both age groups were able to follow the concepts of "getting the ball in the goal."

Complete Speech offers a variety of tutorials, and how to videos on their website, check those out here. If you're interested in purchasing this app, you can find it here in the iTunes app store.