Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Fire Drill

Started to teach a language lesson to the functional skills class about firefighters when a fire drill went off. How ironic. It was a great way to start the new theme unit.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009


So, I was working on synonyms with a student today when we got to the word "sparkle". The student's response? "Blingy" in reference to bling bling. Do I count that as right? lol, at least he got the concept down.

Friday, March 06, 2009

Hello from Jo Lynne

Hi Friends and Former Classmates,

This is your long lost pal JoLynne. As some of you know I currently live in Nova Scotia, Canada and my husband Curtis is in his 2nd year of dental school. We had a handsome baby boy in June and I am staying home playing the mommy role. I will continue to do so until we move back to the states.

I am currently a member of CASLPA. It is the Canadian version of ASHA. I want to stay as currents as I can so that when I do move elsewhere I can find a job and not feel completely in the dark. There are a few things I don't know that I would like to get a better grasp on. Does anyone have any information on lisps they can send my way as well as info on tounge thrust? I am going to study on my own in addition to the continuing ed credits I am required to learn so I can be even more prepared to jump into work. Does anyone have any advice on where I should start or areas you wish you would have been more prepared for before hitting the work force? I am interested in preschool/elementary, possibly middle school age.

I am willing to make materials and use this time I have at home wisely. Your thoughts would be greatly appreciated! Has anyone bought any books they absolutely love?

Here is a picture of our little Samuel (Sammy as I like to call him)

Jo Lynne

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Too many IEPs

So, for you who aren't in the schools I just thought I'd make you feel better about yourself. Okay, so I have 9 IEPs next week. None of them that I schedule so they are almost all during my therapy time. /sigh. Luckily 4 of them are preschool transitioning IEPs which I don't have to do any work except show up.

Anyway, where setting are you working in? What are the pros and cons with your setting? I think overall the high amount of paperwork is probably a con across settings (like IEPs).