A Goal Mind!!!
So September is here and almost gone. I have started my scheduled, tweaked it and swallowed a few aspirin but generally it is working out. I just wish I had more time to work with my 41 boys and 9 girls. As some of you may remember I work with K-3rd grades with a very diverse population (98%). So many of the students are coming to school with limited English, limited vocabulary base etc. but they all come with big smiles, energy and an eagerness to learn. The wonderment has not vanished from their eyes and I hope to keep the spark there. And that’s why I come back each day.
This month we learned about each other and fought off pirates. Who knows what next month will bring?!!
You can find the All About Me sheet here.
Check out an earlier post on pirates here.
Now to the Goal Mind!
At my school the teachers work on Hopes and Dreams with their students. Our principal also had staff think about our own Hopes and Dreams for the year. I decided I wanted to work on helping students understand the reasons they come to speech. All staff had to create an apple with their own Hopes and Dreams- these will be placed on a tree in the school hallway.
So now that I have my Hopes and Dreams I needed to do something about it. I knew most of my students needed pictures or visuals rather than words. I used Custom Boards. I created these with the students so they could help decide on the symbols. I printed these and put them in clear sheet protectors and use as “place mats” for each student to use in their sessions.
Here are some examples:
I only have 3 articulation only students- this is what we decided to use for goals. I kept it simple. I want them to know their target sounds. We will talk about levels in therapy sessions ( words, sentences, etc.).
These are examples of what we used for some of our language and social goals.
My hope and dream for you is a schedule that works and allows time to dream up some fun ideas to share.
Now go put your own twist on these ideas!