Lodi School District
My co-worker and SLP (Molly) was incredible this year! She
involved the whole school in several activities. For the first
week of May, she sent out an informational sheet that was
included in the May school newsletter. The second week, I sent
out the websites to teachers for listen to your buds and the
voice academy. For the third week, we had an announcement with a
BHSM challenge for the kids: Monday was "Opposites"
day, Molly created picture cards showing one part of the
opposite. The kids could lift the picture up to find the answer
and these cards were posted all around the school. Tuesday was
"Category" day. Kids were to look for things that go
with the school category (a few examples were given). Wednesday
was "Syllables & rhyming" day. Molly created
posters with pictures and then asked the kids to either see how
many syllables were in the words pictured or think of a word that
rhymed with one of the pictures on the poster. Thursday was
"Sign language" day, Molly took pictures of staff
members (including teachers, assistants, custodians, secretaries,
school nurse, etc) doing various signs. She made a poster showing
and saying the sign the staff member demonstrated and then these
were placed all around the school. Friday was "S sound"
day. Students were challenged to spy for things around the school
that have the /s/ sound in them (any position) and were reminded
to keep their tongues behind their teeth for this sound.
The last day of May was "Save your hearing" day. We
discussed how people can safely participate in loud activities
and had students dress like their favorite musician. Molly wrote
up the plan & had it distributed to all of the students in
I just thought she did an outstanding job!
Ivy Anderson, CCC-SLP