Sunday, August 11, 2013

Back to School Blog Hop

Welcome to the Back to School SLP Blog Hop!

School has started for some, and is just around the corner for others. In this Blog Hop, you will get the chance to collect great back to school ideas for SLPs, win prizes and get freebies by touring 17 fantastic blogs!
Use the Linkytools at the bottom of this post to hop around 17 blogs, collect ideas and the clues!

This year I am going to be at a new school with new students. Seeing a "new" face on campus is hard for some students. In an effort to make the first day of speech fun, I like to do activities that will help me learn about the students, and also get an idea of what motivates them. To me, knowing what motivates and what is fun for students is key! Children learn best when they are having fun! I have created an activity to use during my first speech sessions. This activity is child centered an allows the students to draw themselves, and draw/write about their three favorite things. I will then use this information the rest of the school year to challenge and engage them with their own favorites! I hope you find this activity useful as well. It is in black and white to reduce the use of colored ink, and to make it easy to copy. (Should you have an alternate idea, suggestion, or want the activity tailored to fit your needs, feel free to email me at

The freebie can be found in my TPT store, here!
Also, find me on FB for more ideas and activities as they are created! Just Wright Speech

The activity I am donating to the goodie basket of TPT products is: Understanding Negation , and can be found in my TPT store by clicking the link. Take a minute to download the preview of the activity for FREE!

Now back to the Blog Hop: 
5 WINNERS will receive a goodie basket of TPT products.

1 GRAND PRIZE WINNER will receive the basket of TPT products and the following:
* TpT Gift Card for $50!
*School of Multi-Step Directions App from Virtual Speech Center
*Articulation Station App from Little Bee Speech
* Kid In Story App from Locomotive Apps

The rules of the contest are simple:
* You must decode a secret message
* In order to complete this task, you will need to visit each of the 17 blogs and find the OWL CLUE
* The OWL CLUE will include one word that is part of the code. * When you enter the contest through Rafflecopter on any of the blogs, you will be asked to type in the secret code. Have fun and enjoy blog hopping with us! The contest will run from: August 11- 17, 2013.
Enjoy reading through the blogs, downloading the freebies, and participating in our Blog Hop! Good luck everyone!

Here is my Owl Clue:

a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. I love finding out more about my students. Thanks for the freebie!


  2. Getting to meet our new students, or welcoming back previous kids is one of the best times of the year. This is a nice getting to know you activity.

  3. We love our getting to know you games don't we?! I love it b/c it gives an insight into everyone of our students we wouldn't normally see if we didn't take the time. So thanks for sharing!

  4. Getting to know you is so important. Thank you!

  5. I love this idea! It can be used with many grades too. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Good luck at your new school this year! Love that you kept the freebie simple so I can use it with my older kiddos!

  7. This is really cool. Thanks for sharing!