Do they match? 

When introducing nonverbal language to students I felt like I needed a quick assessment of their skills. Can they match facial expression & body language (nonverbal cues) to a social situation?

As a result Lets Babble On’s TPT store just made  this activity available.  It is perfect for pre- and post assessments, homework or take a few pages as exit tickets.

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The best part is that this activity elicited more conversation around nonverbal language and social situations then I expected!

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For example, in the picture to the left a student said, ‘No.’ By saying “no” they were saying that the emotion of happy does not match going on a field trip all day.  When I asked the student to explain he said, “I’d rather be in school all day then go on a field trip to the zoo.” This was a great teachable moment. We preceded to have discussions around people viewing situations differently.

Please let us know what you thought of the activity!

My Feelings Coloring Book on TPT

In our last post I mentioned that Lets Babble On’s feeling graphics were available on TPT and that we were working on activities/items that incorporated the graphics.  Today we posted a feelings coloring book for just $2.00.   There are 16 feelings included in this coloring book (excited, happy, proud, calm, frustrated, bored, focused, mean, out of control, sad, sick, silly, surprised, terrified, tired and worried)

This coloring book is great to introduce students to feeling words as you are developing their robust vocabulary.   You can use the back of the coloring sheet to discuss strategies to use when you are feeling a certain way or to describe specific facial expressions (ex. frown, eyes are squinted), etc.   This is also a great activity because they can bring it home to color as well for a carryover activity.   You can also download the coloring pages, have your students each color one and use them for a ‘feelings bulletin board!’  ENJOY!

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Feelings Clipart Available on TPT

We have made our feelings clipart available for use on Lets Babble On’s TPT Store.  Visit and purchase 16 color and 16 black and white feelings pictures.  The images are high resolution PNG’s ideal for printing and resizing.  You can … Continue reading

Pencil & Eraser Clip Art Activity

I love using Lets Babble On’s Synonym Pencil Activity  as an exit ticket and a way to collect data for my students.  For the graphics on this activity we designed a traditional pencil and block eraser.  We have been working on … Continue reading

Oldie but Goodie: Mr. Potato Head

We all love Mr. Potato Head.  Kids love Mr. Potato Head.  Parents love Mr. Potato Head.  Why wouldn’t we use something that everyone loves?!? I found these stickers at The Dollar Store and immediately knew I must do my next … Continue reading

Teacher Appreciation Week TPT Sale May 5th and 6th

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I am in the process of making several activities to put up on my TPT store.  In the meantime, in honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, visit my store and get 20% off the 3 products I currently have up for sale along with several free activities.

ENJOY!

What to do with the Super Duper catalogs….

**This activity can be used with any catalog** I don’t know about you but, every month I get a Super Duper catalog in my mailbox and often put it in the recycle bin.  I love Super Duper products but there … Continue reading

Speech / OT Version of an Easter egg hunt-weeks later

Although Easter has passed, our preschoolers still love going on Easter egg hunts.  This year I decided to buy a whole bunch of plastic Easter eggs (from Amazon) to use throughout the year.  Im pretty sure my younger students would open and … Continue reading

Articulation Mountain Climber- getting students excited about their progress

For my students working on articulation skills I have found three things imperative to their success and quick mastering of target sounds. 1. Drill-focusing more on the students having the maximum number of trials per session verse focusing on whether … Continue reading

Quick Articulation Activity

My school had an assembly today and a few sessions were cut in half from 30 minutes to 15 minutes.  By the time my students came down to my office we had about 10 minutes left in the session.  They … Continue reading