Don't stress about back to school plans. This unit includes our favorite resources to get you started. While this back to school theme unit can be used at any time during the year, it is especially great for August/September! All resources have been designed by a Licensed Speech Language Pathologist to help facilitate language opportunities and development in your speech room or at home!
This Money Saving DIGITAL Bundle has all of the resources created for this theme in one place!
5 Adapted/Interactive Books (Value: $ 26.00)
School Supply Functions Book: Teach object functions with common school supplies. Sample Prompts pages "I read with a ____", "I write with a ____".
Morning School Routine Book: sequencing, functional routines, pronouns, and actions. Includes an additional set of icons. Icons for he/she and icons for actions to interact with the book.
Where Can I Sit? Book: Introduce the concept of flexible seating and positional concepts with this book.
School Vocabulary Book: matching pictures of common school words. Depending on the level of the child, ask to label the picture. If they don't label the word by themselves, model the label and try to elicit imitation of the word.
Bathroom Rules Book: Functional book about bathroom rules and sequencing.
Theme Guide + Recommendations (Value: $ 3.00)
Theme guide: play, sensory, gross/fine motor, cognition, emotional/social
Parent/Caregiver Handout: introduce the theme to the home/daycare provider by giving this one-page letter highlighting vocabulary that will be taught and helpful quick ideas to implement the theme in other environments and promote understanding.
Book + Play Recommendations: Like to add play items or books with your theme? I've compiled lists of my favorites with direct links (affiliate) to the resources to support your students without requiring you to have to search for #allthethings. Included are Amazon books, play items, and Usborne books.
Exclusive Handouts (Value: $ 2.00)
App + Educational Video List: a Compiled list of theme-related apps and kid-friendly videos to learn more about the vocabulary!
Skills & Standards: list of skills to target and common core standard associated.
Planning Calendar (Value: $ 1.00)
This one page printable is great to help you jot down ideas for your activities ahead of time. Don't like to plan in advance? Use this to track the activities you do each day to make sure you rotate some out and don't get stuck in a rut!
All About Me (Value: $ .50)
Get to know your students with this one page Printable to record information about the student! If the student is able to write have them complete the activity page and share it in a small or large group. If the child requires assistance talk about these topics (name, class, birthday, goal, toy, color etc.) and then write it with them. After, they can color the page.
School Theme Vocabulary Cards (Value: $ 4.00)
Set of 20 Cards (including the cover) to teach labels for common school-related vocabulary words.
Social/Figurative Language Cards (Value: $ 2.50)
Coloring/Activity Pages (Value: $ 1.50)
Five printable activity pages with school theme puns/saying! "a cut above the rest", "you're sharp" "stick together" (etc.)
Single + Multi-step Direction Pages (Value: $ 1.50)
2-page download. Black and white coloring and following directions activity.
Match Mat Activity (Value: $ 3.00)
Students engage in the picture to picture matching with 2 sets of 12 icons. Recommend using velcro with this activity. Can also use the icons and put into a sensory bin activity
I'm Working for Cards (Value: $ 3.00)
Comes with the clip art coins to put on the templates. Great to use to help motivate your student who needs to see a visual. Start with 1:1 reinforcement and gradually build up to 10:1 as the student requires less and less reinforcement.