Back in December I posted about using the Elf on the shelf in therapy (ours was named Lucy). You can see the post here: Elf on the Shelf in Therapy
You may remember that Steve the dwarf was also visiting the speech room at the same time.
Well after the winter break our therapy sessions discussed why Lucy and Steve were no longer in the speech room. Lucy had flown back to the North Pole and would not be returning but might visit again in the winter. Steve has decided it was just too cold in MN and left for someplace warmer. This led to brainstorming what places might be warmer, how he traveled etc. So time passes and spring break finally arrives!
I was lucky to have the same spring break as my granddaughter so we used free airline tickets to fly to Las Vegas. Plus we stayed at a resort for the week for 59.00! Yes we had a warm relaxing trip with a few sightseeing adventures. But the best of all is who we ran into…. STEVE!
I made sure to take pictures so I could share them with my students. It was so fun to see their faces when I posted the pictures in my room. This too led to a lot of fun therapy twists. Such as:
- How did he get there?
- Does he want to come back? (No- he likes the warm weather there- Plus I think he may enjoy gambling but don’t tell my students!)
- Where does he live?
- Will he come back here next year?
- It also was a way to bring some idioms into therapy- “ran into,” “loafing around,” “dead-end” (some kids thought he might live at a dead-end street), etc.
So have you run into anyone that let you add a therapy twist to your speech sessions?