Hello and welcome to our blog hop! My name is Heidi Britz and I am a school based SLP with more than 20 years of pediatric experience. I prefer the term “seasoned SLP” to “old speech lady”, but that’s just me 🙂 My professional love (some might call it an obsession) is social language. My goal is two-fold, to reach my students with social language impairments, and to provide support to my fellow SLPs, CFs and teachers in my community. It’s a win-win for everyone!
My blog, Smartmouth, is focused on connecting social language with the common core and helping the kids who struggle with both. Full disclosure, I am an unapologetic groupie of Michelle Garcia Winner’s work, so don’t be surprised if I toss about the terms expected/unexpected frequently! My weekly posts include therapy freebies, lesson plans, TPT materials and discussions about the changing dynamic of social language. And speaking of social, you can also find me on Instagram: @Smartmouth_SLP!
I hope you enjoy my FREE “What’s Bugging You?” Idiom activity today HERE from my TPT store. It has a bug themed idiom activity, extension activities suggested and a butterfly template (example included) to make visual representation of the literal and non-literal meanings of the idioms.
I also have several social language packets in my TeachersPayTeachers store that include inferences, main idea, expected/unexpected behaviors, comparing good/better/best choices, prediction, point of view, and the concepts of “think/ feel/say”. Please take a peek at these thematic packets including: “It’s Your Lucky Day”, “April Fools”, “Party Time Pragmatics” and my newest Spring packet, “What’s Up Peeps?”.
One of the things that I think we SLPs do best is collaborate and share, so I am very excited to link up with the other bloggers in our hop (don’t forget to sign up to follow their blogs )! Click on the Hop To The Next Blog link below to head over to Keri’s fantastic post! If you have popped up in the middle of our bloggie bonanza, click on the Hop to the Beginning button so you don’t miss any of the great freebies!
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