Wednesday, November 16, 2011

November/December Theme for Ms. Padolina's Class

During the months of November and December our theme will be Fall/Winter Holidays.  Lessons will focus on skills in the areas of :

Answering WH questions about stories
Following directions with various concepts
Identifying and labeling thematic vocabulary including parts of objects and categories
Increasing sentence length
Making requests
Taking turns
Using voice output devices as appropriate to the student

Idiom of the Week 11/14

Don't let the cat out of the bag
Really Means: Don't tell the secret

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


On behalf of the Speech-Language Therapy Department, I want to personally thank the Schools Foundation Committee for funding a grant,  I Can Communicate, for the purchase of iPads to be used in speech/language therapy.  The grant money will be used to purchase iPads and apps for Higland Drive School, Chippewa, Middle School and High School.  With the addition of these iPads, I am proud to say every speech-language pathologist will now have an iPad to use in therapy with our students at all levels across the district.

Idiom of the Week 10/24-10/31

Down in the dumps
Really means: very sad

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Monday, October 10, 2011

Idiom of the Week October 10th

Butterflies in his stomach
Really means: being really nervous

October Theme for Ms. Padolina's Classroom Language Lessons

The theme for October is Harvest  Time, Pumpkins, and Halloween.  We will be doing many activities on the Smartboard that incorporate a variety of speech and language skills.  We will also be reading some adapted books (both paper copies and electronic interactive books on the Smartboard) and doing some cooking activities.  Language targets include:
Answering WH questions
Story comprehension
Receptive and expressive vocabulary
Following directions
Social skills

Monday, October 3, 2011

Monday, September 19, 2011

Idiom of the Week

September 19th:
They're in hot water
Really means: They're in big trouble

Monday, September 12, 2011

Idiom of the Week

Idioms are figurative expressions that mean something other than what they sound like.  Some of our third graders will be learning idioms in speech-language therapy this year.  I will be posting an Idiom of the Week at the beginning of each week.  The Idiom of the Week for September 12th is:

It's raining cats and dogs.
It really means: It's raining really hard.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

September Language Theme for Ms. Padolina's Class

The language theme for September is Back to School and Apples.  We will be reading several adapted books about school and apples throughout the month.  We will incorporate cooking activities and games centered around the theme as well as IPad and Smart Board games and activities.  Some of the language targets include:

Following directions
Answering questions
Story comprehension
Interactive play
Taking turns
Understanding basic concepts
Theme related vocabulary
Using switches and voice output devices as appropriate

Monday, September 5, 2011

Using the IPad in Thearpy

Last year we began using an IPod in theray.  This year, we have begun using an IPad in therapy.  Check out my IPad/IPod page for a list of apps we use.

Sunday, September 4, 2011


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