The new speech office is a work in progress, but it is slowly coming together! Looking forward to showing students around next week.
As the summer is coming to a close, I am looking forward to seeing all of my students in a couple of weeks! I hope that everyone has had a wonderful summer, filled with lots of time to relax and maybe a few adventures ;)
I have had a summer full of adventures. To start out the summer, I celebrated my big brother's wedding in Virginia. I squeezed in a little bit of time to do some sight seeing in Washington D.C.
I also went on an amazing trip to San Francisco. I did a ton, but a few of my favorite activities included getting to ride an authentic San Francisco street car and touring Alcatraz. I also ate a lot of really good food!
I also loved my time back home in Chicago, enjoying lots of activities with friends and family. I loved going on adventures with my 2 nephews and niece.
It's been a busy summer, but I am ready to get back to Indian Trail and see all of my students! I will be in a new speech office this school year right across the hallway from where the speech office used to be, so make sure you stop by to say hi and see it in the first few days of school :)
Summer is almost upon us! We've had a great year in speech. Super Duper recently published their summer speech calendar to help students keep practicing their good speech/language skills over the summer. You can access it here.
As everyone is looking forward to Spring Break and the upcoming (hopefully) Spring weather, I wanted to share that Ms. Kelly Deters will be joining speech starting April 3rd through the end of the school year. Ms. Deters will be completing her student teaching in speech pathology here at Indian Trail and will be working along side Ms. Barrett. Ms. Deters is getting her master's degree in speech-language pathology from Northwester University.
From Ms. Deters: I am a second-year speech pathology graduate student at Northwestern University. I will be graduating in June after my clinical placement at Indian Trail Elementary. I am originally from Northeast Iowa, and I moved to Chicago several years ago. I enjoy trying all of the restaurants the Chicago area has to offer and jogging by Lake Michigan to burn off all those calories! I am excited to start working with the students at Indian Trail this spring!
Ms. Barrett is joining the 21st century and is now on Twitter! Feel free to follow me at @SBarrettSLP to stay current on speech room happenings :)
This week, a lot of students have been practicing their giving of directions as well as their listening to directions with a Valentine's Day barrier activity. We've used this activity to talk about the importance of using specific and descriptive language, taking our listener's perspective, and asking follow up questions to directions that confuse us.
Students had fun lifting the barrier to see if their paper matched their partners!