It’s October and we will be reading The Boy Who Cried Wolf (K-2) and The Teacher From The Black Lagoon (3-5).  We will focus our instruction on story retell, answering questions related to the story, descriptive words, vocabulary and following multi-step directions.  Our articulation practice will center on our vocabulary words from the books.

Ahoy Mateys!

This month in Speech we are learning ALL about Pirates, using two of our favorite Pirate books: “Pirates Go to School” for K-2 groups, and “How I Became a Pirate” for grades 3-5. We are focusing on vocabulary, similarities/differences, adjectives, pronouns, sentence structure, identifying story elements, story retell, sequencing, articulation and other objectives to address our students Speech-Language skills! If your child has returned their folder, folders will be going home at the end of the month for September. Please remove your child’s papers and return the folder in October so that we can fill them up with more Speech-Language activities!

Funny of the month:

“How do Pirates prefer to communicate?”

Answer: Aye to Aye!

Welcome Back

Welcome back to Speech at Pitner Elementary!  Mrs. van der Heijden and Mrs. Tomberlain will be working as a team to provide fun and effective therapy to our Pitner students.  Speech folders will be sent home at the end of the month, containing your child’s work over the month.  Please return the folder after you have a chance to remove your child’s completed work.  Speech Progress Reports will be sent home at the same time as report cards, at the end of each nine week period.  We are looking forward to a wonderful school year, where we are TEAMING UP for EXCELLENCE through improved Speech and Language skills!