Cindy L. Meester's Blog- Speech Therapy with a Twist


Theme Units

**This symbolizes materials I created- Enjoy!

1/19/10~ I am adding a new link under Themes- Winter. It is a link to a bear den in Ely MN. It has a live web cam and the bear is expected to have her cubs any day. It might be a great way to talk about hibernation. 1/22/10- Lily had her cub today!

Units-

  1. Worksheets, Printables, Activities  http://www.abcteach.com/directory/theme_units/
  2. Theme Units  http://www.libsci.sc.edu/miller/unitlink.htm
  3. Theme Unit Calendar  http://www.speechtherapygames.com/calendar.htm
  4. Theme Units some files may need Boardmaker to open http://autism4teachers.com/autism4teachers_049.htm
  5. Theme Units – Activities for all letters of the alphabet  http://www.alphabet-soup.net/alphabite.html
  6. Theme Units List of fun inexpensive themes to order http://www.speechtherapygames.com/themes.htm
  7. Theme Units- Variety of Seasonal units http://www.prekfun.com/prekfunprintables/prekfunprintables2.htm

Animals 

  1. Animals http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/curriculum/pep/teachingideas/anim.htm
  2. Animal Lotto Game http://www.speechtherapygames.com/animallotto.htm
  3. Animals http://www.zoobooks.com/

Archaeology 2/16/10 

  1. **These are vocabulary cards. Print the definition cards and cards 1-5 then print the card backs on the backs of all. You can match the definition to the picture cards  archaeology definitions 2 archaeology definitions 1 archaeology cards 1 archaeology cards 2 archaeology cards 3 archaeology card backs

Back to School  little yellow school bus

  1. Back to School – http://www.speechtherapygames.com/barrier%20game%20sets.htm
  2. Back to School- Inexpensive Back to School Game Set http://www.speechtherapygames.com/back%20to%20school.htm
  3. Back to School-Planning guide http://teacher.scholastic.com/lessonrepro/k_2theme/bktoschool.htm
  4. Back to School  http://www.dowlingcentral.com/MrsD/fun/BACTOSCH.HTM
  5. Back to School -Lesson Plans, Printables http://atozteacherstuff.com/Themes/Back_to_School/index.shtml
  6. Back to School http://www.education-world.com/back_to_school/index.shtml

Birds 1/20/10cardinal

  1. Webcam of humming bird nest- http://cam.dellwo.com/
  2. http://www.easyfunschool.com/article1281.html
  3. Enchanted Learning Unit- http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/birds/
  4. Birding Projects for kids http://birding.about.com/od/birdingbasics/a/kidsprojects.htm
  5. Fun bird facts http://www.kidzone.ws/animals/birds1.htm
  6. Bird Migration Facts http://idahoptv.org/dialogue4kids/season8/birdmigration/facts.cfm
  7. Bird Day Activities http://www.apples4theteacher.com/holidays/bird-day/
  8. wild about birds http://www.proteacher.com/110008.shtml
  9. Bird Nesting Habits http://www.instructorweb.com/lesson/nesting.asp

Bugs animated ladybug

  1. Bugs 3-D INSECTS Welcome to the world of virtual insects!  http://www.ento.vt.edu/%7Esharov/3d/3dinsect.html
  2. Bugs – Insect Farmers http://www.highlightskids.com/Science/Stories/SS0398_insectfarmers.asp
  3. Bugs – Insect Songs http://www.songsforteaching.com/insectbugsongs.htm
  4. Bugs- Insectclopedia Research Portal http://www.insectclopedia.com/
  5. Bugs -Insects on the Web http://www.insects.org/

Camping Tent Clipart

  1. Camping  http://www.alaboon.com/camping%20theme%20unit.htm
  2. Camping- Ideas for Teaching, Resources for Lesson Plan  http://www.proteacher.org/c/498_Theme_-_Camping__Outdoors_Theme.html
  3. Camping – http://www.lightplanet.com/mormons/ywc/camp/campthemes.htm
  4. Camping – http://www.perpetualpreschool.com/preschool_themes/camping/camping.htmCamping > http://www.perpetualpreschool.com/preschool_themes/camping/camping.htm
  5. Camping – http://stepbystepcc.com/camping.html
  6. Camping – Lesson Plans, Printables, Worksheets  http://www.atozteacherstuff.com/Themes/Camping/index.shtml

Castles 

  1. Castles and Kings- An inexpensive set to order http://www.speechtherapygames.com/castles.htm
  2. Castles -Build a Castle: Dress-up Game on-line http://www.highlightskids.com/Magazine/Feb07/h1magazineFlashObjects/h10207FebruaryArtist.asp

Circus 4/12/10- Our curcus tents are the most poularSee full size image

  1. Circus Unit http://www.swlauriersb.qc.ca/schools/crestview/ls/Teacher/Teacher_Circus.htm

Cooking/Food  sandwich

  1. Cooking/Food- Preschool Cooking Activities  http://www.creativekidscrafts.com/preschoolrecipes.html
  2. Cooking/Food- Food & Nutrition Theme – Lesson Plans, Thematic Units, Printables, Worksheets
    http://atozteacherstuff.com/Themes/Food___Nutrition/
  3. Cooking/Food- Four Food Groups Mobile  http://www.dltk-kids.com/crafts/miscellaneous/mfoodgroups.html
  4. Cooking/Food-Online Jigsaw Puzzles http://www.dltk-kids.com/puzzles/theme.asp?tid=53
  5. Cooking/Food- Teaching Kids How to Cook  http://www.dltk-kids.com/articles/teachingkidshowtocook.htm
  6. Apples & Food- inexpensive fun set to order http://www.speechtherapygames.com/Apples.htm
  7. Apples and Johnny Appleseed Crafts and Coloring - http://www.dltk-kids.com/crafts/miscellaneous/apple.html
  8. Banana Theme http://www.first-school.ws/activities/numbers/countbananas.htm
  9. Fruit Mini Book http://www.dltk-kids.com/nutrition/fruit-book.htm
  10. Fruit – Activity Idea Place http://www.first-school.ws/theme/coloring-pages/fruits.htm
  11. Make a Place setting with food- http://www.makingfriends.com/dinner.htm
  12. Vegetable in a Bottle- http://home.howstuffworks.com/backyard-activities-for-kids1.htm
  13. Vegetable Puppets- http://familyfun.go.com/recipes/vegetable-puppets-709305/
  14. Vegetables – Little Explorers http://www.enchantedlearning.com/food/vegetables.shtml
  15. Vegetables Coloring Pages -  http://www.first-school.ws/theme/coloring-pages/vegetables.htm
  16. Vegetables matching game http://www.anglomaniacy.pl/vegetablesMatching.htm

Cowboy/girl cowgirl clipartcowboy clipart

  1. 2/16/10 **These are vocabulary cards I created. Print 1-5 and turn over to print the cowboy card backs on each. You can print pairs to play games. cowboy cards back cowboy cards 5 cowboy cards 4 cowboy cards 3 cowboy cards 2 cowboy cards 1
  2. Cowboy/girl- An inexpensive fun set to orderhttp://www.speechtherapygames.com/cowboy_game_set.htm

Fall

  1. Fall-Inexpensive set to order http://www.speechtherapygames.com/fallactivities.htm
  2. Fall-  http://bogglesworldesl.com/fall_worksheets.htm
  3. Fall – http://www.fvsd.ab.ca/stm/autumn%20Themes.htm
  4. Fall- Fall Flashcards http://bogglesworldesl.com/fall_flashcards.htm

Farm   

  1. Farm- Inexpensive set to order  http://www.speechtherapygames.com/farm.htm
  2. Farm -Farm worksheets for kids  http://www.kiddyhouse.com/Farm/farmwsheets.html
  3. Farm- Ideas for learning about farms, farm animals, and crops  http://www.prekinders.com/farmunit.htm

Food 

  1. Food- inexpensive fun apple set to order http://www.speechtherapygames.com/Apples.htm
  2. Food -Apples and Johnny Appleseed Crafts and Coloring  http://www.dltk-kids.com/crafts/miscellaneous/apple.html
  3. Food- Banana Theme   http://www.first-school.ws/activities/numbers/countbananas.htm
  4. Food-DLTK’s Fruit Mini Book  http://www.dltk-kids.com/nutrition/fruit-book.htm
  5. Food – fruit – Activity Idea Place http://www.123child.com/UBB/showthread.php?t=6329l
  6. Food -Fruit – Little Explorers http://www.enchantedlearning.com/food/fruit.shtml
  7. Food -Fruit From Washington  http://www.fruitfromwashington.com/calendar/holiday/kids.htm
  8. Food -Fruits and Vegetables http://www.enchantedlearning.com/themes/fruit.shtml
  9. Food – Fruits Coloring Pages for Preschool and Kindergarten http://www.first-school.ws/theme/coloring-pages/fruits.htm
  10. Food -Make a Place setting with food  http://www.makingfriends.com/dinner.htm
  11. Food -Printable Vegetables Word Search Game http://www.apples4theteacher.com/word-finds/vegetables.html
  12. Food – Vegetable in a Bottle http://home.howstuffworks.com/backyard-activities-for-kids1.htm
  13. Food -Vegetables – Little Explorers  http://www.enchantedlearning.com/food/vegetables.shtml
  14. Food -Vegetables Basket Craft | Nutrition | Printable Preschool Lesson Plan Activities  http://www.first-school.ws/activities/nutrition/veggiebasket1.htm
  15. Food -Vegetables Coloring Pages for Preschool and Kindergarten  http://www.first-school.ws/theme/coloring-pages/vegetables.htmFood -vegetables matching game  http://www.anglomaniacy.pl/vegetablesMatching.htm
  16. Food- Pizza -between the pages; pete’s a pizza  http://www.uwex.edu/ces/4h/pubs/showdoc.cfm?documentid=4109
  17. Food- Pizza -Family Literacy Backpack Project  http://www.buddyproject.org/backpack/info.asp?id=141
  18. Food- Pizza- Mama Mia’s Pizzeria pizza unit  http://www.thevirtualvine.com/pizza.html
  19. Food- Petes A Pizza An activity guide for the book  http://www.liveoakmedia.com/client/guides/27394.pdf
  20. Food- Pizza Pizza Unit   http://www.kinderpond.com/pizzapizzaunit.html
  21. Food- Pizza Theme  Book list, songs, crafts, and more   http://stepbystepcc.com/foods/pizza.html
  22. Nutrition and Food Lesson Plans – Lots of ideas, lessons, games and more

Jungle lazing around

  1. Jungle -Inexpensive Jungle Set to order  http://www.speechtherapygames.com/jungle.htm
  2. Jungle -Animals: Jungle Animals | eThemes   http://www.emints.org/ethemes/resources/S00001626.shtml
  3. Jungle- Jungle Book, Fun Facts, Information  http://www.funtrivia.com/en/Movies/Jungle-Book-The-12349.html
  4. Jungle -Planet Earth : Jungles: Discovery Channel  http://dsc.discovery.com/convergence/planet-earth/guide/jungles.html
  5. Jungle -Preschool Jungle Fast Facts http://www.everythingpreschool.com/themes/jungle/encyclopedia.php
  6. Jungle -The ChildFun Family Website – Jungle Activities  http://www.childfun.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=84
  7. Jungle – The Rainforest: People, Animals & Facts http://www.christiananswers.net/kids/rainforest/home.html
  8. Jungle -YouTube – in the jungle http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6iLwdv-MeiE

Monsters  alien or monster?

  1. Monster Madness at The Virtual Vine  http://www.thevirtualvine.com/monsters.html
  2. Monsters -Inexpensive fun set to order  http://www.speechtherapygames.com/monsters.htm

Native American

  1. MSU Mankato Native Peoples of MN http://www.mnsu.edu/emuseum/history/mncultures/links.html
  2. eJournal USA(articles about Native Americans and other indigenous people)http://www.america.gov/publications/ejournalusa/0609.html
  3. Indian Affairs Council of Minnesota (links to each nation’s website) http://www.indianaffairs.state.mn.us/index.html
  4. In the Footsteps of Our Ancestors- http://www.dakota-march.50megs.com/index.html
  5. Dakota Internment at Fort Snelling  http://shop.mnhs.org/moreinfo.cfm?product_id=860
  6. The Dakota Conflict Trials 1862 http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/dakota/dakota.html

Ocean  clam animation

  1. Ocean Adventure Inexpensive set to order  http://www.speechtherapygames.com/ocean%20adventure.htm
  2. Ocean – Under the sea word find  http://www.dowlingcentral.com/MrsD/fun/sea.htm

Olympics- 2/1/10 olympic rings PNGOlympic Medal Count-  2010-FINAL Olympic Medal count

Olympic Card Game**- Directions: Print out pages 1-4 then turn over and print page 5 on the backs. Use these cards to play memory by matching pictures to definitions or give the clue and guess the answer or find the picture that matches or use with any game board. I’m sure you can think of other ways to play too! Winter Olympic cards**

  1. 2/4/10- **These are 8×11 pictures of the 2010 Winter Olympic Events. I am posting them in the hallway at my school. I am going to add vocabulary words that are sport specific and see if the students can match it to the sports (ex: checking matches hockey).2010 Winter Olympics rings**  Alpine Skiing**  Biathlon**  Bobsleigh**  Cross Country Skiing ** Curling ** Figure Skating**  Freestyle Skiing**  Hockey**  Luge**   Nordic Combined** Short Track**  Skeleton**  Ski Jump**  Snowboard**  Speed Skating**   2/5/10- What Sport is this cards**- Print and tape the vocabulary question card over the answer- lift up to reveal the answer-Card 1 Card 2 Card 3 Card 4 Card 5 Card 6 Card 7 Card 8
  2. 2/10/10 List of participating countries
  3. 2/10/10 Post this to keep track of the medal counts for each country- medal count You can find the results on the link below this.
  4. The Official 2010 Winter Olympic Site- http://www.vancouver2010.com/
  5. 2/7/10- Olympic quiz- http://holidays.quiz.kaboose.com/79-what-s-your-winter-olympics-iq Be sure to look at the other Olympic activities on this site too
  6. 2/8/10- Winter Olympic Teaching Theme- http://www.teachnology.com/themes/seasons/winoly/
  7. E-Books to order- http://www.schoolebookstore.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=6_988_844
  8. Sports Illustarated- http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/olympics/2010/
  9. Enchanted Learning- http://www.enchantedlearning.com/olympics/
  10. U.S. Olympic Committee Kids Base Camp  http://www2.lhric.org/pocantico/olympics/activities.htm
  11. Olympics through the years- http://www.infoplease.com/ipsa/A0115110.html
  12. Go for the Gold- http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/athens_games/index.htm
  13. An Olympic hunt and more  http://www.teachers.ash.org.au/researchskills/activity.htm
  14. Olympic Games and Crafts http://www.first-school.ws/activities/firststeps/olympics.htm
  15. Olympic Lessons http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/lesson/lesson201.shtml
  16. Olympic Printables & activities- http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2474516/winter_olympic_2010_printables_and.html?singlepage=true
  17. Lots of Activities- http://www.teachervision.fen.com/olympic-games/physical-education/64877.html
  18. Olympic Vocabulary- http://www.englishclub.com/vocabulary/sports-olympics.htm http://www.teachervision.fen.com/tv/printables/WinterOlympicsAlphabetize.pdf http://homeschooling.about.com/od/freeprintables/ss/olympicprint_2.htm

Paralympics 3/7/10 FINAL 2010-paralympic-medal-count-3-21-10

What is this cards** Print and tape the vocabulary question card over the answer- lift up to reveal the answer 1 para** 2 para** 3 para** 4 para 5 para** 6 para**

Pirates 3/9/10 

  1. Fun online games- http://www.shnoozles.com/PirateMapMenu.htm
  2. Inexpensive Pirate theme to order: http://www.speechtherapygames.com/pirateset.htm

Space landing on the moon?

  1. Space and Alien Set to order  http://www.speechtherapygames.com/space%20and%20aliens.htm
  2. Space -Amazing Space http://amazing-space.stsci.edu/
  3. Space -Cassini-Huygens: Kids Space-Activities http://cassini-huygens.jpl.nasa.gov/kids/index.cfm
  4. Space -Funschool – Space – Games, Printables and Crafts for Kids  http://funschool.kaboose.com/globe-rider/space/
  5. Space -KidSites.com – Great Sites for Kids – Space Sites http://www.kidsites.com/sites-edu/space.htm
  6. Space -NASA – Students K-4 http://www.nasa.gov/audience/forstudents/k-4/index.html
  7. Space -Outer Space Crafts and Coloring Pages  http://www.dltk-kids.com/crafts/space/space.html
  8. Space-Outer Space Theme | Online Activity | Astronaut | Astronomer | Preschool Lesson http://www.first-school.ws/activities/onlinestory/science/space1.htm
  9. Space -http://www.tooter4kids.com/Space/Spaceindex.htm

Spring Animated brown bunny

  1. Spring Writing Paper http://www.dltk-holidays.com/spring/mspringpaper.html
  2. Spring -an inexpensive Easter set to order http://www.speechtherapygames.com/easter_game_set.htm
  3. Spring -Describe the Rainy Day printable (3 – 4) http://www.teachervision.fen.com/creative-writing/printable/5576.htm
  4. Spring- Listen for Sounds of Spring printable (K – 2)  http://www.teachervision.fen.com/nose-and-throat/printable/34227.html
  5. Spring -Bells of Springtime http://www.highlightskids.com/Science/Stories/SS00301_bellsofSpringtime.asp
  6. Spring -Bird nest craft http://kabubble.com/ac_birds_nest.htm
  7. Spring information and printables http://www.apples4theteacher.com/holidays/spring/

Summer  beach trip

  1. Summer Word Find  http://www.dowlingcentral.com/MrsD/fun/SUMMER.HTM
  2. Summer set An inexpensive fun set to order http://www.speechtherapygames.com/summer.htm
  3. Teacher Planet: Summer Theme Page http://www.teacherplanet.com/resource/summer.php

Veterans Day animated U.S. flag

  1. Veterans Day http://www.theholidayzone.com/veterans/printable.html
  2. Description of Veterans Day http://www.abcteach.com/free/r/rc_veteransday_elem.pdf
  3. Crafts http://www.enchantedlearning.com/crafts/veterans/
  4. Printables and Lessons http://www.enchantedlearning.com/crafts/veterans/

Weather/Volcano

  1. Cloud Types: http://eo.ucar.edu/webweather/cloud3.html http://ww2010.atmos.uiuc.edu/(Gh)/guides/mtr/cld/cldtyp/home.rxml http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/astronomy/planets/earth/clouds/ http://media-2.web.britannica.com/eb-media/02/93302-004-A0C64C83.jpg http://educate-yourself.org/cn/PO%20Cloudscapesedit850w.jpg
  2. Volcano  – volcano mini book Volcano vocab list**  volcano fact book make a volcano

Winter penguin and a snowman

  1. Inexpensive Winter Activity set to order http://www.speechtherapygames.com/winter.htm
  2. Winter -Billy Bear’s Winter Activities  http://www.billybear4kids.com/holidays/winter/fun.htm
  3. Winter -December Monthly Helpers Workbook  http://www.teachnology.com/gold/dechelp.html
  4. Winter -Ice and Snow  http://www.units.muohio.edu/dragonfly/snow/
  5. Winter – PowerPoint Story Writing Template – Sample Winter Story Writing Template http://presentationsoft.about.com/od/powerpointlessonplans/ig/Seasonal-Story-Writing/Winter-Story-Writing-Template.htm
  6. Winter -Rainbow Magic   http://www.rainbow-magic.com/holidays/winter/
  7. Winter  -Simple Snowflake Patterns  http://www3.ns.sympatico.ca/dstredulinsky/kids_patterns.html
  8. Winter -Snow-Snowmen printables  http://makinglearningfun.com/themepages/SnowSnowmen.htm
  9. Winter  -Winter color pgs, etc   http://www.dltk-holidays.com/winter/index.html
  10. 1/19/10- This is a link to a bear den in Ely MN. It has a live web cam and the bear is expected to have her cubs any day. It might be a great way to talk about hibernation. http://www.bear.org/website/visit-us/lily-den-cam.html

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