Wow! It has been a whirlwind adventure so far in my speech and language room! I can’t believe that October is already behind us and we are moving on to November! I love this time of year- the weather gets cooler and the leaves start to change colors… there is so much for us to talk about during sessions! The students have been having a blast working on their communication skills, while learning new vocabulary and concepts through lots of fun, literacy-based units. We have just finished our October/Halloween unit, which included books such as “Wee Witches’ Halloween” by Jerry Smath, “Albert’s Halloween: The Case of the Stolen Pumpkins” by Leslie Tryon, and “Pumpkin Town! (Or, Nothing Is Better and Worse Than Pumpkins)” by Katie McKy. We learned the parts of a pumpkin and talked about different emotions by drawing our own Jack O’Lanterns!
Our next unit will be guided by the book, “By the Light of the Harvest Moon: A Story of the Autumnal Equinox” by Harriet Ziefert. This is the perfect book to describe the changes that we are experiencing during Fall, to talk about the seasons, and to learn some new vocabulary. We will be completing some fun activities to go along with this unit as well- Halloween may be over, but I still have some tricks and treats up my sleeve!
As always, please feel free to contact me if you have any questions regarding our upcoming unit!
Marissa Keyser, M.S., CF-SLP
Nickajack Elementary School