This week in speech, we had a fall theme since we are now “officially” in the season…I use this loosely because it is 90 degrees around here and flip flops and shorts are still in full swing 🙂 Nevertheless, I busted out some fun activities to get us in the mood! Here is what we did….I had a BUNCH of different shaped leaves in fall colors (and even some white ones for decorating). For artic, I had the kids write speech words on each leaf and then they glued it to a piece of construction paper. They worked on this while I drilled and it was perfect!
Once they got all their words on the leaves and glued it down, I let them decorate it. Then, they took it home for practice! This is what I call perfecto! Lots of practice in the session and at home!In my language groups we were also able to use the leaves to work on describing. I had the students pick one fall noun…my example was apple. Then they traced their hand/forearm as the tree base for their noun (I know you can’t tell by the pic, but this makes a pretty good bare tree!) and had to write one describing word on each leaf, then glue it on. Describing Trees! This was a great activity and I got lots of wonderful language going with it! Again, they had something they could take home to show mom & dad!
Some of my own freebies were in on the action this week too….
Acorn categories was a big hit! We played it as a game and students had one minute to name as many items in the category as they could on their whiteboard, and they got extra points if their answers matched one on the acorn!
I also dug out my Caramel Covered Apple Words for my artic groups…they got a kick out of these graphics 🙂
My book of the week was “Ten Apples Up On Top”, which is always a big hit with the little guys! We talked about quantity concepts and used some die cut apples to do less/more, many/few, most/least, etc.
Some other activities I used that I found on Pinterest…
- A dice game freebie called Roll a Sammy the Scarecrow!, which you can download for free HERE…but I think the freebie might be ending soon so grab it quick!
- A fall themed inference game, also a freebie! You can download it HERE. This was great for my first graders, plus it is CCS aligned. Woo!
I didn’t realize I had so much going on until I type it all up 🙂 What do you think? Can you use any of these activities in your room?