I'm cognizant enough to tell all of you that I never thought I would last this long. I am the queen of starting something and never finishing. It's an awful characteristic that I work on daily to change. That being said there is only one reason as to why I've done this blogging thing for this long and plan to continue....wait for it, wait for it (How I Met Your Mother reference there) it's you all.
We SLPs have one of the most wonderful communities out there. My CF year was let's just say stressful. I had not a single material in my hands on my first day and I had to come up with things fast. I would not wish that situation on anyone, so that's why I do this. I love lesson planning. It's a weird guilty pleasure that I have. On work nights when I'm at home, I can pretty much tell you that I'm watching awful reality television, pinteresting, drinking wine and coming up with ideas to use in therapy. If you've ever seen a post with one too many grammatical errors it's probably because the wine was more a priority then anything else and I got a little "publish" happy.
Looking back over the year and what I have published so far, I strive to create more ideas that are multi-purpose and are there to target a range of goals your students may have. I want to create a site that is easy to navigate and provides you all with free materials. I have to make this stuff for my students anyways, so why wouldn't I share my goods?!?
Needless to say, yet important for me to say is that I appreciate all of you. You all are so supportive, encouraging, inquisitive and just plain old wonderful. So in honor of Speech Lady Liz's birthday, here are the most looked at posts over the past year. Enjoy and THANK YOU!
All time favorite book with a language lesson plan and articulation lesson plan.
A personal favorite...maybe it's the title of the post that makes me happy, or the plethora of transportation ideas.
Sometimes I feel like this Very Hungry Caterpillar
And my all time personal favorite and one that I got the most wonderful comments and emails about...
Make sure to leave comments. I look at all of them and truely enjoy seeing what you have to say. Thanks for sticking with me this past year and here's to many more years to come!