These Are a Few of My Favorite Things

Christmas is almost here and busy schedules are full of report cards, Christmas shopping, wrapping gifts, and consuming vitamin C in an attempt to stay healthy. As I sit on my couch, watching my sleeping kitty in the glow of the Christmas tree, I am thinking back to a year filled with blessings. My husband and I  are very blessed to have a nice place to live, wonderful jobs, and finances to support my newly opened teachers pay teachers store.

This time of year, I always enjoy watching The Sound of Music for which I know many of the songs by heart. So, in spirit of the holidays and an amazing song, I am sharing some of my favorite TPT related things from 2015.

1) Parts of Speech Sentence Flips by the Dabbling Speechie
The uses for this product are endless. I have seen my students make so much progress in a very short amount of time with the help of these sentence strips. The visual presentation gives students the cues they need to make great sentences and the number of cards allows for lots of repetitions!

Parts of Speech Sentence Flips

2) Smarty Symbols
Where would I be without Smarty Symbols? In May, I was able to scoop up a year's subscription on sale for better hearing and speech month and I have not regretted it.

3) Prompts on a Stick by The Peachie Speechie
A visual for every situation. These have been perfect to have around when practicing carrying over skills into the classroom or during conversation. It's a great way to fade verbal prompts and encourage students to monitor their own speech and language skills.
Prompts on a Stick: Visual Reminders for Speech Therapy

4) Stuttering Mini Unit by Natalie Snyders
I'm still trying to figure out how this is a mini unit. I have several new students with fluency disorders and I started using this unit earlier this fall. I still haven't made it through the unit and there are so many wonderful portions of this product.

Stuttering Mini-Unit for Speech-Language Therapy

5) Speech Scripts by The Peachie Speechie
One of her newer products, Meredith has made a fun and interesting way to practice articulation for my students who are almost ready to graduate from speech.

Speech Scripts: Articulation Acting {No Prep!}

6) Grab 'n Go WH questions by Kristine Lamb
How many questions are there in this packet? Too many to count. For my students who have difficulty answering questions, having 3 visual options allows my students to be successful answering questions.
Grab N' Go "WH" Questions
7) High Stakes Testing Vocabulary Jr. by Natalie Snyders
Vocabulary is hard to target and having this product is wonderful! I had the upper grades version last year and now having the version for my younger students is giving me the opportunity to better support them in the classroom and prepare them for tests and academic activities.

High Stakes Testing: Vocabulary Builder:  1st - 4th Grades

9) Interactive Vocabulary Books by Jenna Rayburn
Jenna keeps making these wonderful interactive vocabulary books. At first, I was hesitant to purchase these because I don't work with very many younger kids. However, I am so very glad I did! These books work well for my younger students who really struggle with language concepts. They are wonderful for my English Language Learners as well.
Interactive Vocabulary Books: Turkeys
There you have it! Several of my favorite things. And to round it off at a nice even 10, here's my favorite project creation and blogging buddy.

10) Odin
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