Preschool Speech

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The Jacket I Wear In The Snow

This week we will be reading The Jacket I Wear In The Snow  by Shirley Neitzel. We will focus on winter clothing vocabulary and winter concepts. Below are visual supports to go along with the book for your use at home.

The Jacket I Wear in the Snow Vocabulary

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Snowmen at Work by Caralyn Buehner

This week, in our Nickajack preschool classrooms, we are going to continue with the book that was scheduled for last week, Snowmen at Work by Caralyn Buehner. Below I have included lots of vocabulary visuals. Please keep in mind, that some of the vocabulary is not necessarily included in the book, but is included within our Community Helper theme. This a fantastic unit to work on ‘who’ and ‘where’ questions! Ask your child questions like, “Who checks your teeth to make sure you have no cavities?” or “Where does a teacher work?” There are so many possibilities! And if visuals are needed to assist with these questions, please feel free to print out the vocabulary visuals below to assist. 🙂

Community Helpers

Community Helper Where and What

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Snowmen at Night by Caralyn Buehner

Happy New Year Families!!!! I hope you all enjoyed a relaxing break. 🙂

Now that we are back into the swing of things, our literacy units continue! In the Nickajack preschool classrooms, we will reading the book Snowmen at Night  by Caralyn Buehner this week and next.  Below are vocabulary visuals that we will be focusing on throughout this unit. Please review these at home to ensure carryover.

**Afternoon speech students, please note that we will continue with this book until January 26th.

Snowmen At Night Vocabulary



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If You Take a Mouse to the Movies by Laura Numeroff

Throughout the rest of this week and next week we will be reading If You Take a Mouse to the Movies by Laura Numeroff. I apologize for the delay (the snow day got me behind!). Below are vocabulary visuals that correspond to the book. Please feel free to print/cut these out to encourage carryover at home! Happy reading! 🙂

**Students that do not attend preschool at Nickajack, please note that we will continue to focus on the Gingerbread Man vocabulary for the remainder of December. Thank you!

Mouse to the Movies Vocabulary

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The Gingerbread Man

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This week, December 4-8, we will be reading The Gingerbread Man by Mara Alperin. I have included an image of the book above because I know there are various versions of the fairy tale. This is the version we will be focusing on in speech (SNP classrooms are using this version as well.).  Vocabulary visuals are provided below using

The Gingerbread Man by Mara Alperin Vocabulary



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Food Drive

“Thanks for Giving”

November 6-14, 2017

Nickajack will be collecting food items for The Center for Family Resources, which provides over 1,500 Thanksgiving baskets to Cobb families each year.  Thanksgiving week can be even more financially stressful when students are home from school for more than just the holiday meal.  Through participation in the annual Thanks for Giving food drive, our generous community captures the true spirit of Thanksgiving.  With harvesting hands and a helping heart, please consider donating one of the following items to our food drive:

  • Canned Gravy
  • Canned Cranberry Sauce
  • Canned Potatoes
  • Canned Green/Yellow Vegetables
  • Canned Pumpkin Pie Mix
  • Canned Milk
  • Canned Meat, Tuna, or Ham
  • Canned Fruit
  • Canned Soup

Beginning November 6th, please send any food items that you would like to donate to school with your child.  There will be collection barrels located outside the main office.  Thank you for your generosity!  If you have any questions, please contact Nicole Weber at 678-842-5814, ext. 230.

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November Literacy Books

Hello again!

Happy November! 🙂 The next couple of weeks leading up to Thanksgiving Break we will focus on our “Food Unit.” We will talk about everything food related! This will include, but is not limited to vocabulary of food (i.e. every day food items, some food we may see at Thanksgiving dinner, utensils we see in the kitchen, etc.), what we do with food (i.e. focusing on verbs such as cook, stir, chop, cut, wash, eat, measure, etc.) concepts (i.e. size, temperature, color, etc.), the possibilities are endless!

Below are the books, by week, that we will be reading.

November 6-10: Mouse Mess by Linnea Asplind Riley

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November 13-17: I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie by Alison Jackson

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Great carryover to incorporate at home is to talk about food you are preparing (i.e. the name of it, what it looks like, tastes like, how it feels, how you are going to prepare it, etc.). Most of all, have fun with this unit! 🙂

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Remaining October Literacy Books

Greetings parents! If you haven’t noticed already, our October theme has encompassed a “Fall” and “Halloween” theme mixed with some emotions! To give you a heads up, below are the books that we are working on in speech therapy for the remainder of the month.

The rest of this week (October 16-20) Glad Monster, Sad Monster by Ed Emberley and Anne Miranda.

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October 23-27: The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams and Illustrated by Megan Lloyd

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October 30-Novemeber 3: Skeleton Hiccups by Margery Cuyler and Illustrated by S.D. Schindler

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Happy reading!!!

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September- December Speech Calendars

Below is a link for monthly speech calendars! Each week a different speech and/or language skills is targeted throughout the whole week (repetition, repetition, repetition!). Please keep in mind, this is a general calendar made for all ages, so some of the tasks may be more challenging for preschoolers. Therefore, I suggest picking an activity 3 days a week and that way you have some left over boxes that you can choose from on the weeks that the target skill may not apply to your child.

Have fun practicing these skills with your kiddo!! 🙂


Fall and Winter Super Duper Calendar

**Calendars are courtesy of Super Duper Publications




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Book of the Week

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I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More Vocabulary

This week we’ve continued our “All About Me” theme and have begun incorporating vocabulary for our upcoming unit… “Colors!” Please click the link above for vocabuary visuals for this week’s book.

As a heads up… Next week’s book will be I Know a Wee Piggy by Kim Norman.


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