It’s Thanksgiving time and we can smell the turkey and sweet potato pie already 😋. Don’t let the holidays stop you from working with your kids on their language skills. It’s a perfect time to incorporate vocabulary and describing by using simple, every day materials from your house like paper plates, and crayons.
The Activity: Work with your kid(s) on describing different types of food that you’ll see during Thanksgiving.
1. Using a paper plate, have the kids draw their own Thanksgiving Day plate. (Cut & paste is another method that can be used)
2. Have the kids explain as much as they can about the food items such as colors, shapes, categories (vegetables, desserts, etc)
3. Optional: Take another step by having some foods readily on hand to taste and describe textures (sweet, salty, crunch, soft, etc).
This activity is a fun way to keep your kids busy and help them work on their language goals and vocabulary during the Thanksgiving break. Happy Thanksgiving 🦃🍁🍽...
Here is a fun “sensory box” activity to try. Using a sensory box is a great way to engage students while working on their language and articulation skills. Any materials can be used in a sensory box (leaves, rice, dried noodles, beans, Mardi Gras beads). Kids can dig through the sensory box for their articulation cards for drills. Or they can work on using verbs such as ‘dig’ ‘bury’ ‘find’ ‘feel’ while they are interacting with the sensory box. Virtually anything can be put into the sensory box to make your therapy session more interactive and fun! Red Beans have multi purposes here in NOLA ⚜️😉
💕 This month we all come together to spread awareness, support, love, and educate ladies around the world about #breastcancer and self care! #Jointhefight 💕
“Give yourself a breast self exam once a month. Look for any changes in breast tissue, such as changes in size, feeling a palpable lump, dimpling or puckering of the breast, inversion of the nipple, redness or scaliness of the breast skin, redness or scaliness of the nipple/areola area, or discharge of secretions from the nipple.
If you discover a persistent lump in your breast or any change, it is very important that you see a position immediately the 8 out of 10 lumps are benign, all require evaluation to confirm that they are not cancerous.
Mark it in your calendar to remind yourself to check every month. It’s best to check 7 to 10 days after your menstrual period starts (which is also when your breast tissue is the least tinder and lumpy), or if you don’t menstruate, try and select the same day of the month first of the month for example.”